Gone by the Deadline

Jonathan Willis
August 27 2015 12:16PM

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Peter Chiarelli made some headway this summer, but the Edmonton Oilers’ roster remains flawed in many ways. The goaltending is uncertain, the defence is loaded to the gills with third-pairing types and even the forward corps has some discernible weaknesses.

In short, the general manager isn’t close to finished yet, because realistically there are a finite number of things he can do in a single summer. Chiarelli does have a history of making in-season moves though, and I’d expect that a lot of the names on the opening night roster for 2015-16 are long gone by the time game 82 rolls around.

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Professor Fancystats Presents: Corsi

jeanshorts
August 27 2015 08:00AM


Whether you like it or not it's a fact of life in 2015 that analytics, or advanced stats, have started to take hold of the conversation in all circles of hockey. For those of us who are not well versed in anything mathematics related understanding these concepts can seem fairly daunting. But fear not, our old friend Professor Fancystats is here to help guide you into the exciting world of hockey statistics! Our first post in an on-going series will talk about all things Corsi. Please enjoy and we hope this helps you get a better understanding of how these statistics work, and make you sound smarter at dinner parties or work functions!  

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SCOUT'S HONOR

Lowetide
August 26 2015 08:16PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have had a busy summer. Peter Chiarelli's appointment as the team's GM signaled change and we saw plenty in the weeks after he was hired. We should expect more and there are signs the scouting staff shuffle continues.

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The Condors Defence

Scott Zerr
August 26 2015 05:17PM

Condors

More than half of the defensive corps for the 2015-16 edition of the Bakersfield Condors is pretty well set in stone.

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WWYDW: Andrew Ference and the Captaincy

Jonathan Willis
August 26 2015 10:00AM

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One of the subplots of this fall’s Oilers training camp will be the role of team captain Andrew Ference. The defenceman took a step back last year and saw his ice time reduced as the season wore on; arguably he isn’t among the top-six defencemen on Edmonton’s roster at this time.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask if he should or shouldn’t play, and what should happen to the captaincy in either event.

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