Losing and the long walk through hell

Jason Strudwick
November 24 2014 04:30PM


Saturday night after the Oilers lost to the Blackhawks, I witnessed an event that unfortunately we have seen here too often and one that I have been on the receiving end of. Oilers fans loudly booed the players the last minute of the game and it did not stop there.

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Why fire Chabot now?

Jason Gregor
November 24 2014 02:45PM

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The Edmonton Oilers fired goaltending coach Freddy Chabot earlier today and replaced him with Dustin Schwartz. This isn't a surprise, but why did Craig MacTavish wait this long?

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Oilers fire Frederic Chabot, hire Dustin Schwartz

Jonathan Willis
November 24 2014 11:19AM

Chabot, Frederic

The Edmonton Oilers made a coaching change on Monday, but perhaps not the one that might have been expected. Goaltending coach Frederic Chabot was dismissed from his position, suffering the consequences of his charges collapsing in consecutive seasons.

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Monday Mailbag - November 24th

baggedmilk
November 24 2014 10:19AM

Mail

Another dreadful Oilers week is in the books, and now you're all seeking answers. Whether or not the answers in the mailbag will apply? That's another question. If you have something you'd like to ask, email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Now sit back, relax, and waste as much company time as possible. Have a good week, everybody.

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Oilers have no unity

Jason Gregor
November 23 2014 11:05PM

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The Oilers are in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought, soon to be nine.
They've already had losing streaks of five, four and six games and the season is only 21 games old. Things look very bleak.

Those stats illustrate a bad hockey club, regardless of what any analytics tell you, but for me the most disturbing sign from the Oilers hockey club came late in the second period of Saturday's 7-1 drubbing by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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