You can’t trust *some of* the people who cover the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2015 12:45PM

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Dallas Eakins did an interview with TSN’s hockey analytics show this weekend, and the man who until recently coached the Edmonton Oilers offered an interesting perspective on the team and some of its most notable individuals. Matt Henderson put together an excellent breakdown of that interview earlier today, so I'm not going to try and recap the whole thing.

Instead, I'd like to focus on one piece of that interview, a segment which (unfortunately) should undermine public confidence in the people covering the team.

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February 03 2015 10:44AM


For the past six years, some friends and I have been lucky to be part of a bus trip to Calgary to watch the Oilers lose. From what we remember, it's always a blast, and this year we caught the afternoon Oil Kings game too! I decided to (try to) keep a travel log of the experience, to share with the Nation. Enjoy!

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February 03 2015 08:30AM

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Back when OilersNation started in 2007 there was a vibrant series of Oilers blogs that were busily churning out content on a near daily basis. A young Wanye wanted to be so badly a part of this scene that he carefully sent each blog a note asking if they wanted to join up and contribute to OilersNation in exchange for good old fashioned cash money.

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Eakins Talks Oilers

Matt Henderson
February 03 2015 07:20AM

Over this extremely busy Super Bowl Weekend the fine people at TSN Analytics had former Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins on their program. The show aired on Saturday the 31st before the Oilers took on the Flames (and got beat down after being dominated most of the game) and can be heard right here. It's worth a listen as Dallas Eakins is a relatively engaging speaker and since there are some interesting topics covered. I don't think it will change your mind on Eakins as a coach, but he covers things from being sold a bill of goods when it came to joining Edmonton, to the structure of the roster, to hiring and using Tyler Dellow.

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GDB 51.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Sharks

February 02 2015 11:42PM

That was emotional. Final Score: 5-4 Oilers in the shootout.

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