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Could Auvitu play forward?

It’s about to get real crowded on the Oilers blueline once Andrej Sekera and Adam Larsson return from the injured reserve. Captain obvious here: we really need those two guys on the ice, but what happens with the others? Well, the two names at the top of the list of Oilers defencemen on the outs…

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Missed Opportunities

The Edmonton Oilers dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. They outshot them 41-23. They had 89 shot attempts to the Leafs’ 47. But they lost 1-0. When you’re sitting in 14th place in the Western Conference and seven points out of a playoff spot on December 10th, playing well and losing doesn’t offer much…

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Three Thoughts: Next Year is Here

After taking two much-needed points in a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Edmonton Oilers played well enough to get two more against the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday, but ended up losing 1-0 in a game they should have – there is no “deserved” in hockey – won. All told, it was a very…

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Monday Mailbag – What’s wrong with the power play?

Another Monday is here and that means it’s time to learn something waste company time! As always, the mailbag is the perfect opportunity to soak up some of that sweet, sweet hockey knowledge laid forth by our writers and to argue with us about it in the comments section. If you’d like to get in on next week’s…

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Around The Pacific: Kings surging on eight-game winning streak

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. The Kings have won eight games in a row and the Golden Knights have won four in a row of their own. The Canucks lost Bo Horvat to injury while the Ducks are set to…