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A hindsight look at Peter Chiarelli’s gruesome trading record

The Edmonton Oilers have trudged through quite a strange and unpredictable couple of seasons since much-maligned Peter Chiarelli has taken the reins as the team’s general manager. From drafting Connor McDavid and acquiring Cam Talbot, to flipping Taylor Hall and handing out a disgusting contract to Milan Lucic, Chiarelli’s performance during his time in Edmonton…

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Theories why the Oilers are losing

As the Oilers’ struggles continue, everyone is looking for answers. Men naturally like to be problem solvers. Most wise married men have learned when your wife discusses her frustration, it is best to just say, “I understand how that could upset you,” instead of beginning with, “Why don’t you try this,” or “I think you…

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Outsiders (Video): Episode 8 – Interviewing the enemy

On this week’s episode of the Outsiders, the boys go where no Oilers journalists have gone before as they get to the bottom of what makes a Flames fan tick. Why would they like such an awful team? Where do they find their jerseys? Only the Outsiders have the answers. Careful, the language and content…

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Talk is Cheap

The saying is that talk is cheap, but that hasn’t stopped NHL coaches from going off on their teams over the decades in an effort to grab their attention when things are upside down and on fire. I’ve been party to a few rants covering the Edmonton Oilers over the years and there have been…

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NHL salary cap to rise in 2018-19

According to Pierre LeBrun, the NHL’s salary cap is going to increase next year. LeBrun reports that the cap will, at the very minimum, increase from its current $75 million ceiling to $78 million next season, but it could rise as high as $82 million. The final salary cap number will ultimately be decided in…

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It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas for Todd

There’s so much for Todd McLellan to be happy about. He gets to coach Connor freaking McDavid, he has the keys in his hands to what is supposed to be one of the most exciting franchises in the NHL, a young team, a new barn, and a passionate fan base. Yet, just like Charlie Brown,…

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Friday Fights: Fight of the Year?

Hello out there, I’m on the air, it’s Hockey Fights today. This is a weekly feature where we will take a look back at the best tilts of the week that was, a fond look back at the fights that were, and a strong finger wag at the worst fight of the week. HockeyFights.com and I…

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The Roundup

Full panic in Edmonton and Detroit; Flames still searching for identity; looking at Leafs trade targets; examining the Jets start; John Tavares, Matt Hendricks and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.