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Breaking Down Duncan Keith’s Tenure With the Oilers Thus Far

One of the most frequently-discussed topics this past off-season among the Oilers fanbase was the trade for Duncan Keith. It all began in late June, when Elliotte Friedman reported that a Western Canadian team was interested in Keith. As days moved on, it was reported that Edmonton had indeed been in talks with Chicago for…

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What assets should the Edmonton Oilers be willing to give up at the trade deadline?

This past Tuesday, Oilers General Manager Ken Holland held a press conference, which caused quite a lot of debate and discussion. He offered several interesting answers and statements regarding Edmonton’s play thus far, and what he expects to do moving forward. “I understand Connor’s twenty-five and Leon’s twenty-six, and would I trade something if it’s…

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There’s a skilled and younger alternative to improving Edmonton’s depth, but will Dave Tippett and Ken Holland give it a chance?

“All you’ve got to do is look at the goal differential at five-on-five for the real legit teams. That’s the analytics that I look at,” responded Ken Holland, when asked about his use of analytics this prior off-season (via The Athletic). Hopefully, he’s stayed true to that statement for this season. After all, the team without…

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Moving forward, what should the Oilers do with Tyson Barrie?

There’s a countless number of topics to discuss regarding the Edmonton Oilers and their recent play as of late.  After they began the year with a 9-1 record, their best start in franchise history, they’ve moved to a record of 9-11-1 in the past 21 games. They’re currently hanging on to the second wild-card spot,…

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Five Questions Surrounding the Oilers as 2021 Comes to a Close

This past week has been relatively uneventful for the Edmonton Oilers, as their last three games before Christmas were postponed. Currently, Edmonton ranks 4th in their division in points percentage. There’s a lot of things so far this season to be pleased about, but conversely, there are numerous concerns. In this piece, I’ll be diving…

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A Look Into Potential Left-Defenceman Targets for the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are coming off of a win against the Seattle Kraken, a game in which they had one of their strongest 5v5 performances of the season. In spite of this, they still rank 24th in the league in 5v5 goal share, alongside a 2-6 record in their last 8 games. They’ve gradually begun…

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Why have the Oilers struggled so much at 5v5, and how can they fix this?

At the beginning of the 2021-22 campaign, it seemed as if everything was going well for the Edmonton Oilers, right? After all, it was just the first time in franchise history that Edmonton began their season with a record of 9-1-0. Four Oiler players placed in the top 10 in scoring, alongside a dominant power…

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Is Jake Debrusk a good fit for the Oilers?

Last Monday, reporter Ryan Rishaug confirmed that Boston Bruins forward Jake Debrusk asked for a trade over the weekend. Numerous teams have reportedly reached out and inquired about him. The 25-year old has been linked several times to the Oilers in the past. Jake is the son of former Oiler and current color commentator, Louie…

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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.