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How should Edmonton’s defensive pairs look at full-strength?

Over the past few games, Edmonton has faced numerous injuries to their defence corps. Darnell Nurse would be out for 2-3 weeks with a broken finger after blocking a shot against Winnipeg last Thursday. Slater Koekkoek was also injured in that same game. In addition, Duncan Keith left mid-way through the game against Dallas last…

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Four Encouraging Signs and Areas of Concern for the Oilers thus far

With an entertaining win on Thursday night, as a result of continued dominance from Connor McDavid and excellence from Stuart Skinner, the Oilers moved to a record of 12-4. As they rank 5th in the league in points and 3rd in points%, there are numerous things for them to be pleased about. After all, this…

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Let’s Talk About Edmonton’s Third Line

For the Edmonton Oilers, this past off-season was a summer full of debate and discussion over Ken Holland’s moves. But one thing most fans generally came to a consensus on was that Edmonton’s forward depth had largely improved. 

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How does Edmonton’s start compare to the rest of the Pacific Division?

With a win against Seattle on Wednesday night, the Edmonton Oilers began their first nine games with an 8-1 record, a feat unmatched since 1985. Following their victory last night during perhaps the most entertaining game of the year, they officially won 9 of their first 10 games in a season for just the first…

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Breaking down Kailer Yamamoto’s recent play

With a record of 5-1-0, the Edmonton Oilers have had an exceptional start to the season thus far. Numerous things have gone well for them, such as Connor McDavid’s electric yet not surprising start, Zach Hyman’s goal per game pace, and at long last, the emergence of a competent third line. However, one of the…

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Why Evan Bouchard playing on the Top Pair is Edmonton’s best option

There was quite a lot of avid discussion during the off-season regarding the effectiveness of a second pair consisting of Duncan Keith and Cody Ceci. However, thus far, they’ve exceeded expectations (although I’m not quite certain if it will sustain). In regards to the defence core, their pair hasn’t been the biggest talking point so…

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of pairing McDavid and Draisaitl together

There have always been debates over line combinations for the Edmonton Oilers over the years across social media. These discussions ranged from various topics such as if Milan Lucic should occupy a spot in the top six, if Puljujarvi or Kassian should be Edmonton’s top right-wing, if Barrie or Bear should play with Nurse, and…

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How much of Jesse Puljujarvi’s emergence is a surprise?

About two years ago, Jesse Puljujarvi signed a one-year contract with Oulun Kärpät of the Finnish Liiga for the entirety of the 2019-20 season. At that point in time, it seemed like Puljujarvi would never wear orange and blue again. Numerous people began labeling him as a “bust” and stating that it was a poor…