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Glen Gulutzan Discusses the Powerplay

Glen Gulutzan ran the Oilers powerplay last season and he will be in charge of it again this year. Edmonton was ninth on the PP at 21.3%, scoring 47 goals on 222 opportunities. They were 25th in PP chances last season and over the past three years only Columbus has had fewer chances. The Oilers…

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 51 – Toronto is Obsessed with Connor McDavid

Welcome, friendly Nation Citizens, to a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio that’s hot and fresh out the kitchen and ready to lead you into the rest of your week. With the Oilersnation Open teeing off tomorrow at Cougar Creek, we recorded this week’s episode a day early to make sure that your favourite podcast…

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Weekly Rumours – Jesse leaves but the rumours stay

With news, comes more rumours. This week we got the news that Jesse Puljujärvi signed in Finland with Oulun Kärpät of Liiga. With that, we got some thoughts from Ryan Rishaug which sparked the rumour mill. That’s where I’m going to start with this edition of ‘Weekly Rumours’.

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Leon Draisaitl discusses Jesse Puljujarvi situation

Over at the BioSteel camp that kicked off this week in Toronto, Leon Draisaitl was asked about the ongoing saga involving Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers. As expected, Draisaitl didn’t say too much about his soon-to-be former teammate (probably), but he did offer a few quotes that were pretty revealing. When asked about how…

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Should Leon Draisaitl or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins play with Connor McDavid?

One of Leon Draisaitl or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play with Connor McDavid. The Oilers forward depth demands it. Ken Holland said as much in an interview with The Athletic’s Daniel Nugent-Bowman near the draft in June. Dave Tippett echoed this in his introductory press conference, complimenting the McDavid-Draisaitl connection, but also said he’s not stuck…