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A Winning Culture

The Edmonton Oilers have a losing culture. They didn’t set out to create one, especially after going to game seven of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, but since then this organization has been defined by losing. In 1,032 games played since October, 2006, to now, the Oilers have only won 416. Over 13 years they…

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Jake Neighbours on cusp of junior hockey stardom

Those who have paid close attention to the Edmonton Oil Kings over the past year know that Jake Neighbours is a star in the making. Even back in the 2017-18 season, when he appeared in just 11 games as a 15-year-old, it was clear that Neighbours was a special player.

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Sheldon Souray opens up about Oilers experience

Sheldon Souray’s Oilers career began with much fanfare. In the complicated post-Cup run years, Souray was the biggest free agent acquisition made by Kevin Lowe. The Elk Point, Alberta product inked a five-year deal worth $27,000,000 to finally fill the massive void left on Edmonton’s blueline with the departure of Chris Pronger.

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Ken Hitchcock discusses what comes next

At yesterday’s Ken Holland announcement presser, the new GM mentioned that Ken Hitchcock would not be back behind the bench with the Oilers for the 2019-2020 season, leaving the search to begin for the Oilers’ eighth head coach (if you count MacT) in the last nine years. Later in the day, Ken Hitchcock appeared on…

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Actions Will Speak Louder than Words

Ken Holland sat down at the podium yesterday morning and outlined, quite passionately, his views on the Oilers coaches and players, building a team, analytics, the salary cap, trades, culture and more. I’ve sat in on what seems like hundreds of Oilers press conferences, where a new GM or coach is unveiled, but this one…

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Restless

“I got restless sooner than I thought.” With one answer as to why he’d leave a comfortable position with the only NHL team he’d ever worked for in the Detroit Red Wings after being kicked upstairs so Steve Yzerman could take his spot as GM, Ken Holland immediately struck a connection with fans of his…

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Ken Hitchcock won’t return as Oilers coach

It appears Ken Holland has already made his first major decision as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. Ken Hitchcock will reportedly not be returning as the head coach of the Oilers and the team will now begin a search for his replacement.

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What to expect from Ken Holland

With the Oilers bringing in Ken Holland to replace Peter Chiarelli, I thought it would be a good idea to find out a little bit more about him from someone that has watched him work. With that in mind, I reached out to Nick Seguin, Wingsnation‘s editor, to find out what we should expect from…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 120: A Lotta Crap Talk

A new week means a new episode of the Real Life Podcast, and today’s edition is jam-packed with all of the auditory stimulation you could ever ask for. This week, the boys talk about Ken Holland’s appointment as GM, fans being poisonous, and run through their most embarrassing stories just because you asked.