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Let’s Talk Positive

Even after an impressive win against the Boston Bruins, the mood around the Edmonton Oilers has been rather negative, and there’s good reason for that negativity. The team sits six points back of the second wild-card spot and needs to jump five other teams to get there, all of whom have played fewer games than…

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Weekend Update: November 27, 2017

It was a busy week for Oilers’ prospects across the hockey spectrum with good news on all kinds of fronts. The AHL Condors are finding the range and the junior scorers are ripping it up. Ziyat Paigin and the Oilers have parted ways, Paige Bednorz had the story here. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS (AHL) G Nick Ellis…

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Monday Mailbag – How much leash for McLellan and Chiarelli?

Another Monday is upon us, the Oilers have had another tough week, and that means it’s time to get down to business and solve all of the world’s problems in this here mailbag. Well, either that or argue with us depending on whether or not you agree with the answers held within this here mailbag. If…

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Around The Pacific: The, uh, Golden Knights are in first now

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. After a big week, the Vegas Golden Knights have taken control of first place in the Pacific Division. And they’re actually playing well! Elsewhere, the Flames welcomed in a new goalie, a Canucks rookie joined…

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It comes with the gig

Jordan Eberle’s comments to veteran writer Tim Pannaccio about the pressures of playing for the Edmonton Oilers ignited quite a debate among fans here Saturday. It’s a debate I’ve heard countless times over the last 25 years and one that almost always splits opinion into two very distinct camps. Only the names change.

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Game Day Notes: Edmonton Oilers at Boston Bruins

The Edmonton Oilers arrive in Boston today with about 30 percent of the season complete. If we were to write a country song about this campaign, I’d recommend stealing the line “the money ran out and the engine blew” or “are we rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell?” but your mileage may vary….

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Is Cam Talbot elite, obsolete, or somewhere in between?

The case of Cam Talbot is a curious one. As Oilers fan and those across the NHL, in general, try to pinpoint what exactly has gone wrong with the Oilers — secondary scoring, special teams, defensive play, coaching decisions and team structure and make up among the issues commonly debated — there’s been (slightly) less…