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Oilers Prospect Update: Bouchard and CHLers in the spotlight

The CHL playoffs kicked off this week with all of our CHL prospects in a first-round matchup. Unfortunately, news has come down that Kirill Maksimov will miss the whole first round and Olivier Rodrigue has yet to play a game in the first two of his Drummondville Voltigeurs opening series. Tyler Yaremchuk had a deeper…

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Encore?

When Ken Hitchcock came out of retirement to take over from Todd McLellan behind the bench of the Edmonton Oilers, it was supposed to be one-and-done for the third-winningest coach in NHL history. It was understood that Hitchcock, 67, would do what he could to salvage the season with the hometown team that he’s always…

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GDB Game Notes: Senators @ Oilers

While the leadership of the Oilers and Senators are seemingly engaged in a battle to see who can produce the biggest public relations nightmare in the media this week, the actual Oilers and Senators will play a matinee hockey game in Edmonton on Saturday afternoon.

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 29 – Bobby Nicks causes a riot

Welcome, friends, to a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio, the podcast where we talk all things Edmonton Oilers. This week, we dive into the strange comments made by Bob Nicholson at yesterday’s season ticket holder event, recap the trip we took to Vegas, preview our trip to Calgary, and a whole lot more.

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WWYDW(FE): Start Fresh

To say Bob Nicholson’s tour through Oilers season ticket holder meetings has been a public relations nightmare would be an understatement.

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Oil Kings Playoff Primer

Junior hockey works in cycles and after two years out of the playoffs, there was no doubt that the Edmonton Oil Kings were on the upswing of that cycle. The target this year was simply a playoff spot, not a division title. Even for the most optimistic fan, it really wasn’t a realistic goal. 

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Nicholson, the biggest issue

It’s safe to say that Bob Nicholson would like to forget Thursday ever happened. Nicholson was picked apart online after saying that the Oilers would probably be in the playoffs if Tobias Rieder had scored 10 to 12 goals. It was a ridiculous thing to say and Nicholson quickly went into damage control mode.

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The Nation Roundup

Is Babcock in over his head in Toronto; can him and Dubas see eye to eye; Brian Burke said some wild things about a former employer; McDavid dominates player polls; Calgary’s best value contracts; how has the Muzzin trade worked out so far; the draft, playoff races and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought…