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Watch it again: Benning scores goal via baseball swing

Alright the first period of this Hurricanes/Oilers game was out of control. I was on my way home from work listening to the game on the radio – parked my car – walked inside to my apartment – and nearly missed four out of the five first period goals in those few moments. One of…

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Leon Draisaitl records 200th NHL point

Leon Draisaitl’s 41st assist of the season got the young centreman to a career milestone as he now has 200 points in his young NHL career. After being drafted 3rd overall in 2014, Leon Draisaitl has seen his share of ups and downs. His rookie season left something to be desired and, after 37 games…

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The Oilers aren’t happy with Pontus Aberg

After getting an extended look on the team’s top line next to Connor McDavid, Pontus Aberg was pulled from the lineup prior to Saturday’s game against the Florida Panthers. In his place, Ty Rattie was given an opportunity with McDavid fresh after being recalled from the AHL. According to Todd McLellan, the reason for Aberg’s…

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GDB 73.0: Searching for a RW (5pm MST, SNW)

Who will be the Edmonton Oilers’ top-three right wingers next season? The current options are Jesse Puljujarvi, Anton Slepyshev, Pontus Aberg, Ty Rattie and Kailer Yamamoto. They have a combined 30 NHL goals in 284 NHL games played. Slepyshev has played 93 games with nine goals, Puljujarvi has 12 goals in 83 games, Aberg has…

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Ostap Safin to join Bakersfield Condors

With the Saint John Sea Dogs season coming to an end in the QMJHL, Ostap Safin will be joining the Bakersfield Condors for the remainder of their games this year. Safin, a former 4th round pick in 2017, was signed to an entry-level contract with the Oilers earlier this month after leading the Sea Dogs…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Hurricanes: 2006 was so long ago

Twelve years ago, the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricane went to game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals and the Hurricanes hoisted their first NHL championship. Since then, both organizations have only made the playoffs once in 12 seasons. The Hurricanes in 2009, going all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals, and the Oilers…