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Rome Burns: Part III

There is no proven model for what type of owner most successfully runs a professional sports team in the long run. There are teams owned by corporations and investor groups. Some are family owned, sometimes on their second or third generation running the team. Then there are owners as individuals who own the team and call all…

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Many things need to change

It is December 2nd, and once again the Oilers’ hope of a playoff spot is officially over. The Oilers have accumulated a paltry 16 points in their first 25 games. They would need 76 points over their final 57 games to reach 92 points, the current pace for 8th place in the west. It isn’t…

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UFA Goaltenders

Of all the problems the Edmonton Oilers have had this season – and yes, they have been myriad – the struggles of goaltenders Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth should sit at the top of the list. Craig MacTavish compared this year’s team to the 2005-06 edition of the Oilers over the summer; what nobody realized…

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Oilers Power Play By The Numbers

The Oilers are a team much improved by number in their 5v5 play. They are still the Oilers though and that means mind boggling blunder after mind boggling blunder, but they are getting better at keeping shots and shot attempts even at least. But what about that Power Play? It is ranked near the bottom…