The Oilers must sign Jeff Petry

Jason Gregor
November 18 2014 03:21PM

The Oilers can't officially re-sign Jeff Petry until January, 2015, but when you look at the lineup, organizational depth and the potential free agent market it is obvious they must sign their 2nd round pick from 2006.

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November 18 2014 02:00PM

Yesterday, the Nation was abuzz with news that the Minnesota Wild were putting Josh Harding on waivers. From the reaction on Twitter, a lot of you thought that claiming him was an obvious choice. When you think about it, was it really that obvious?

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If the Oilers’ advanced stats are so good, why don’t they win hockey games?

Jonathan Willis
November 18 2014 11:59AM

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The comments section on this website was a little testy yesterday, and analytics in hockey were a target for many. It’s understandable; there has been a lot of talk about the Oilers’ improved underlying numbers while at the same time the team isn’t winning hockey games. So what’s going on with that anyway?

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Play Martin Marincin

Jonathan Willis
November 17 2014 05:45PM


Something funny happened on Sunday. With the Edmonton Oilers down a goal and the net empty, Andrew Ference was sent over the boards to try and help the team make up the difference. It was suggested that this was evidence of how thin Edmonton was on the blue line (it certainly is) but it was that moment that I recognized that on merit Ference was the best left-shooting defenceman at Dallas Eakins’ disposal.

That’s a problem.

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The Oilers: Do they have a losing culture?

Jason Gregor
November 17 2014 02:35PM

Do the Oilers have a losing culture?

The NHL is a results driven business, and right now it is impossible to say they don't.

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