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Oil Kings Skid Grows to Twelve

“We do a lot of good things and then we load up the shotgun and point it directly at our foot,” said Oil Kings Head Coach Steve Hamilton following his team’s 3-1 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings, their twelfth in a row.

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Penalty KILLING the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers penalty kill is bad. Really bad. Like, among worst in NHL history bad. Since the NHL expanded to 21 teams in 1979/1980, only four teams finished the season with a worse penalty killing efficiency than the Oilers current 71.4%. They rank 990th out of 994 teams. Only the 1986 Detroit Red Wings…

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Maple Leafs 6, Oilers 4 post-game Oil Spills: Seeing blue

It’s always a good time when the Leafs and Oilers play. The two teams engaged in a wild barnburner last night with non-stop action back and forth. Edmonton, without Adam Larsson and Cam Talbot, struggled early but showed some resilience, battling back from multiple deficits, but Toronto ultimately came out on top 6-4.

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Are the Oilers overworking Cam Talbot?

Cam Talbot is a vital part of the Edmonton Oilers. He’s been great since coming over from the New York Rangers in a trade, arguably Peter Chiarelli’s best move as general manager. Talbot’s .916 save percentage as an Oiler is identical to Henrik Lundqvist, Cory Schneider, Ryan Miller, and Jake Allen over the same time.

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The Roundup

3 players the Oilers should consider trading; what if the Leafs were Avengers; Markus Granlund isn’t the problem in Vancouver; positive trends in Calgary; who is the best Red Wing; a one punch, Derek Dorsett and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.