NHLE

Lowetide
July 16 2010 06:59AM

I promise not to bore you with too much math here at ON. However, based on my early experience it looks as though math is regarded as a guide along with observation at Oilers Nation, so there's an opportunity to discuss some very useful tools that some very smart people have created or derived over the last few years.

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(Updated) Coaching carousel: Bucky stays, Nelson buys the farm and Smith comes back ...

Robin Brownlee
July 15 2010 09:24AM

EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 5: Assistant coach Kelly Buchberger, Shawn Horcoff #10, Robert Nilsson #12 and Andrew Cogliano #12 of the Edmonton Oilers rest on the bench against the Minnesota Wild on March 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Starting today with the announcement Todd Nelson will be named coach of the Oklahoma City Barons, we're likely to know who fits where behind the bench with the Edmonton Oilers in the next 24 hours.

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Nelson, Nelson, who the $%*@ is Nelson?

Jason Gregor
July 15 2010 09:19AM

At 12:30 MST the Oilers organization is expected to announce during a press conference in Oklahoma City that Todd Nelson will be the head coach in OKC, and if you are like me, you’ll be wondering who is Todd Nelson.

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Six Degrees of Separation

Lowetide
July 14 2010 08:20AM

Earlier this week, I was listening to NHL radio on XM/Sirius. They're running old playoff series during the summer, and this particular day it was G1 SCF 2006. I turned the radio so quickly it startled the passengers. I don't know that I'll ever be able to watch or listen to G1 SCF 2006. However, there are some things to be learned from that hockey club.

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Steve Tambellini And Depth

Jonathan Willis
July 13 2010 10:52PM

MONTREAL- OCTOBER 15:  Shawn Belle #34 of the Montreal Canadiens skates during the NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche on October 15, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Avalanche defeated the Canadiens 3-2.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

It’s been a relatively busy off-season for Steve Tambellini, who has shunned the pursuit of big names in favour of a slower, more long-term rebuilding work. The one place where he has made significant changes is at the bottom of the NHL roster and to the makeup of the Oilers’ AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons.

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