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Replacing Todd McLellan P2: Non-NHL options

Though opinions are pretty split on the amount of responsible the Oilers head coach should take for yet another lost season in Edmonton, it’s clear that Todd McLellan could very well find himself (rightly or wrongly) out of a job in a few short weeks.

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Connor McDavid named NHL first star of the week

The NHL announced this morning that Connor McDavid’s torrid pace over the past week where he registered 10 points in four games has landed him as the first star of the week. FIRST STAR: @cmcdavid97 paced the NHL with 5-5—10 to move into first place in the Art Ross Trophy race. He looks to become…

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The Oilers and their UFAs

As we head into the offseason, most of the talk will be centered around trade rumours and the Oilers important RFA’s. While the three players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on July 1st won’t get much attention, they could all provide cheap roster depth. The decisions that Peter Chiarelli makes with them are still…

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Three Thoughts: Bringing the fire

While there are exceptions here and there, when it comes to truly great players, the common denominator isn’t the fastest feet, the softest hands or the highest hockey IQ, although every one of those traits matter. For me, what separates the very best from the rest is having a raging competitive fire in the belly…

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McDavid, Nuge and Who?

Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are who we thought they were and it’s terrific.  It seems like a no-brainer to leave the newly formed dynamic duo together for the rest of this season and the beginning of next.  Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan has made it clear though, on multiple occasions, that he really likes…

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Monday Mailbag – Weighing garbage time performances

Welcome, welcome, friends, to another edition of the Monday Mailbag where we’ve all gather round to talk all things Oilers. This week, we’ll take a look at evaluating players in garbage time, whether the crew would make a move on a specific coaching change, and what they were most wrong about this season. As always,…