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Oil Kings return home amidst long losing streak

After nearly two weeks on the road, the Oil Kings returned home to face the Red Deer Rebels. For the team, that road trip through BC and the United States could not have ended soon enough. They began the trip with a 5-1-0 record and return home sitting at 5-6-1.

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Where’s the best spot for Leon?

After dropping two straight to start the season, Oilersnation needed a winning streak to calm their nerves, and the team delivered exactly that. While the record looks a lot better, there are some concerns with this team. The defense doesn’t look great, the offense is struggling when Connor McDavid isn’t on the ice, and Leon…

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Making a case for and against Todd McLellan

The pitchforks are out after the Oilers 0-2 start and a lot of the anger is being directed at Todd McLellan. There is a large portion of this fanbase that has completely soured on the veteran bench boss, and in a lot of fans’ minds, he needs to be fired.

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A Tough Road Ahead

Don’t panic Oilers fans! Yes, the team lost their season opener and didn’t look anywhere close to a playoff team but it’s been one game, and it was in Sweden, after all. You really shouldn’t read too much into it and if you want to stay optimistic, maybe you shouldn’t look ahead to the schedule…

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Oil Kings Update: Historic Streak Finally Snapped

It’s been twelve seasons since the Oil Kings returned to Edmonton and in that time they’ve made the playoffs seven times, won their division three times, made three WHL finals, captured the Ed Chynoweth Cup twice (2012 & 2014), and ultimately took home The Memorial Cup in 2014.

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Circle your calendars: the top ten Oilers games in 2018-19

As a die-hard Oilers fan, I’m sure every game gets you excited, but there’s no denying that every single year there are a handful of nights where you’re extra excited for the puck to drop. As the clichè goes, they’re games you have circled on your calendar. With the season just a day away, I’ve…

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Let’s Get Optimistic

This past off-season wasn’t exactly a positive one around Oilersnation. They didn’t make any big additions, instead opting for a series of small bets and hoping that some of their young players can take big strides forward and a group of key veterans can have bounce-back seasons. Lots will need to go right this season…

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Fighting For Spots

We’re at the point in training camp where the roster has been trimmed down significantly and it’s clear which spots are filled and which spots are still up for grabs. Some players have won jobs and cemented their place on the team, like Ty Rattie, while others are still fighting and the competition for those…

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Power Play Options

I’ve written about the Oilers power play many times over the past few months and for good reason. Next to Cam Talbot, I believe the special teams’ units are the area where the Oilers most desperately need a bounce-back. Their penalty kill appeared to have begun to figure things out as the year continued (in…

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Meet the 2018-19 Edmonton Oil Kings

Junior hockey works in cycles and there isn’t really a way to avoid it. For a few seasons you’ll be good then once your top players graduate, you’ll go through some tough seasons before beginning the climb back to the playoffs.