Is Patrick Maroon for real?

Jonathan Willis
January 20 2017 04:30PM


One commonly cited statistic with regard to Patrick Maroon’s transformation in Edmonton is his goals total. After scoring 26 goals in 204 games with Anaheim, he now has 26 goals in just 63 games with the Oilers.

The other way of putting that is that after scoring 26 goals on his first 300 shots (8.7 shooting percentage) he now has 26 goals on his last 144 shots (18.1 shooting percentage). Normally, this sort of thing does not end well, but is there reason to think that Maroon could be an exception to the rule?

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Jason Gregor
January 20 2017 02:23PM


(photoshop: @NewfieMikey)

The Edmonton Oilers will close their six-game homestand on a five-game winning streak. They did not play well on Wednesday despite defeating Florida, and head coach Todd McLellan and the players are looking to respond with a much better effort.

McLellan has chosen to start Cam Talbot, the right move in my eyes, and he said tonight's game will have some impact on who starts in goal tomorrow in Calgary. However, the Oilers are focused solely on the Nashville Predators, and once again they need to take advantage of an injury-depleted lineup playing their second game in as many nights.

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January 20 2017 07:00AM

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The Edmonton Oilers spent the first decade of this century striking out in the first round, but finding quality NHL players in the later rounds. The current decade seems to have seen a flip—mostly successful first-round selections but day two is a bit of a wasteland. One of the repercussions of this drafting issue is about to make itself known at the deadline this year. What's in the cupboard? Not as much as you think. (Brandon Davidson photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved).

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 20 2017 05:00AM


Should the Leafs or Oilers chase Shattenkirk, the Canucks point streak affecting long term goals, Dylan Larkin's struggles, Draisaitl's fantastic season, Mikael Backlund's case for the Selke, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

In the Roundup we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it's good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn't have found otherwise.

Note* This article is posted  across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report - January 19, 2017

Chris the Intern
January 19 2017 04:00PM


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Has everyone recovered from the game last night? Good thing Canadian medical care is good, cause I'm pretty sure all of Edmonton was nearing a mass heart attack. Despite the odd, but amazing last second win, we lost a couple soldiers yesterday. Let's get into it. 

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