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Friday Fights: The League Goes Soft

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. With the…

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Ty Rattie assigned to Bakersfield Condors

The Edmonton Oilers announced, via their official Twitter account, that they have re-assigned right-winger Ty Rattie to the Bakersfield Condors. Rattie wasn’t here for a long time, but hopefully, he still had a good time. 

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The case for keeping Peter Chiarelli

This is part one of a two-part series examining if the Oilers should keep Peter Chiarelli as general manager. We’ll look at why the Oilers should retain Chiarelli here. Peter Chiarelli is on the hot seat. That happens when your team is at the bottom of the standings, most of your offseason moves haven’t worked…

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Welcome to the show

It’s going to be years before the Edmonton Oilers know what they’re going to get from blueline prospect Ethan Bear, who took his first wobbly steps on NHL ice against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Place Thursday. It was a difficult debut to be sure, but a hockey lesson that will serve him well, a…

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Predators 4, Oilers 2 post-game Oil Spills: Preds are real

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t fared well against the Nashville Predators recently. They’ve lost every game against the Predators since late 2014 and looked like they were finally going to end the streak after going up 2-0 in the first. Well, the Predators showed why they’re Stanley Cup contenders and the Oilers aren’t.

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Nugent-Hopkins could return Saturday against the Rangers

Oilersnation columnist Jason Gregor asked Todd McLellan about Ryan Nugent-Hopkins status after last night’s loss. “He is above 50% chance to play. He is feeling better. We’ll see how the next two days go,” answered McLellan. Nugent-Hopkins could be returning to the lineup as soon as Saturday when the Oilers take on the New York…

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Checking in on old friends

After the trade deadline comes and goes, it’s always interesting to see how our former friends do in their first games with their new team. This year, there were only three roster players that got moved before the deadline and all three guys had varying levels of success in their first game with their new…

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The Roundup

Taylor Hall gunning for Hart; Oilers bleeding out; Flames quiet deadline means they’re in a dogfight to make playoffs; Canucks lack direction; Jets ugly dress up party; changing the NHL playoff format, all kinds of trade deadline reviews and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.