DRAFT ODDS AND ENDS

Lowetide
October 17 2014 06:00AM

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This week was a big one for the 1990 Edmonton Oilers' draft. Why? With the NHL debuts of Leon Draisaitl, Darnell Nurse and Bogdan Yakimov, every Oilers draft has at least one player who has made the show—save 1990. More draft trivia after the break.

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The Oilers need to make better decisions

Jason Gregor
October 16 2014 08:40PM

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The Oilers simply need to play smarter. They played decent for long stretches against the Flames, Canucks and Coyotes, but when they made a mistake it usually was a major gaff that resulted in a goal against.

Right now, the Oilers issues are more about a lack of focus and concentration than the system.

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What now for the Edmonton Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
October 16 2014 11:20AM

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The Edmonton Oilers are 0-3-1 through their first four games. It’s an ugly time for a franchise that absolutely could not afford another slow start. Where does the team go from here?

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GDB 4.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Coyotes

baggedmilk
October 15 2014 11:20PM

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I could have been sleeping! Final score: 7-4 Coyotes.

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GDB 4.0: Howling for a win

Jason Gregor
October 15 2014 08:02PM

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When you give up 15 goals in the first three games of the season, for the second year in a row, it is extremely valid to question if the defensive system Dallas Eakins and Craig Ramsay have put in place, and players Craig MacTavish provided them with are good enough.

I realize it is only three games, but even the Buffalo Sabres defensive game looks better. The players, coaches and management all need to be better of this season could be over before the snow flies.

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