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Around The Pacific: Logjam at the All-Star break

The Golden Knights are running away with the division while a logjam in the middle is being created between San Jose, Calgary, Anaheim, and Los Angeles. The Oilers could be a little closer to a playoff spot, but all these losses to the Buffalo Sabres are adding up.

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All-Star Game Recap: Pacific Domination

The NHL All-Star Game is back with another 3-on-3 tournament. The Pacific Division played the Central while the Metropolitan faced the Atlantic. We got the biggest stars in the game, offside challenges, and a bunch of goals. What more could you want? Highlights Brad Marchand blows kisses while getting booed during his entrance. Marchand makes…

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Prospect Update: Yama-point Streak

Another week down with the big club doing well, it’s All-star break time and we can look at some promise in our system. The CHL pipeline is shaping up quite well. As of writing this (Sunday evening) Yamamoto has a 10-game point streak on the go. Skinner is flourishing in his new surroundings with Swift…

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Oilers to play games in Germany and Sweden next season

It’s All-Star weekend and that means two things: Connor McDavid will likely take home another fastest skater award, and the NHL Board of Governors meeting takes place to discuss all the dumb rules they implemented years ago, as well as everything else hockey. Other than that I don’t really pay attention to what’s going on…

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The RIP ELC photoshop contest finalists

The time is finally here. I’ve asked you to come up with the best photoshop you can create that expresses this disaster of a season we’re currently going through – a.k.a Connor McDavid’s last season of his Entry Level Contract. Well time is up, and we have our finalists!

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Friday Fights: If Only for a Week

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. Week 14…

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Three Thoughts: Get a Clue

It’s painfully obvious the NHL hasn’t figured out what constitutes goaltender interference and what doesn’t – the latest embarrassing and somewhat outrageous exhibit of evidence coming Thursday in the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 shootout win over the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place. The interpretation game continues.

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NHL mid-season player awards

For the first time since the 1960s, the PHWA has compiled NHL mid-season awards. It is amazing how different the results look from last year. Not just the winners, but even those finishing in the top-three in many categories. It is a smaller sample size than the end-of-season rankings, and there is still a lot…

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Contract Conundrums: Part 2 – Deadline value

Last week we took a downright depressing dive into a few of the contracts that could hold the Oilers hostage as they try to reconfigure the roster heading into the off-season. This week’s piece is slightly less bleak, I promise.

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Are the Oilers too big and slow?

It’s no secret Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli likes big hockey teams. His Boston Bruins teams were filled with size and grit, with 6-foot-9 behemoth Zdeno Chara leading the charge on the blueline. The 2011 Bruins were poster boys for this as they poked and prodded the Canucks on route to the Stanley Cup.