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McDavid named all-star game captain

The fans have voted, and Connor McDavid has been named the Pacific Division captain for this year’s all-star game. It’s not his fourth time in the all-star game, but it’s his fourth time captaining the division.

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Tomas Jurco undergoes hip surgery

Edmonton Oilers F Tomas Jurco has undergone surgery to fix a lingering hip issue, he said in an Instagram post Sunday. In a post shared around 10 a.m., Jurco didn’t specify how long he would be out for, but said: “I’m confident I will soon be back to doing what I love.”

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The Oilers need help

The Edmonton Oilers are 18-13-4 and they’re tied for second in the Pacific Division with a team a few hours south of them. They have the top two scorers in the league in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl with a seven and six-point lead on their closest contender.

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Tyler’s Time?

If there’s one player who may be deserving most of some time with the Edmonton Oilers, look no further than Tyler Benson. The 21-year-old, second-year pro is in the midst of his second year with the Bakersfield Condors putting up very respectable numbers.

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The Edmonton Oilers all-decade team

As we come to a close on the decade, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what an Edmonton Oilers all-decade team would look like. And for the most part, it was uh… depressing.

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Oilers recall Skinner on emergency basis, Smith injured

The Edmonton Oilers recalled goaltender Stuart Skinner on an emergency basis and announced goaltender Mike Smith is day-to-day with a leg injury. The team also announced F Zack Kassian is day-to-day with a back injury, while DKris Russell has left the team to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.

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Sam the Strong

There are few stories that have made me feel warm and fuzzy like the story of Sam Gagner. He was a favorite of mine a decade ago when he was drafted by Edmonton, and I was disappointed to have ever seen him leave.

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It’s time the NHL reworks suspensions

Robert Bortuzzo’s four-game suspension is a joke and a prime example of why the National Hockey League needs to rework the way they issue suspensions. Bortuzzo, a repeat offender in the eyes of the Department of Player Safety, only received a four-game suspension for repeatedly cross-checking Viktor Arvidsson in the small of his back.

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Bottom-six starting to show up

As Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl continue to dominate the league as the most explosive duo on the ice, the Edmonton Oilers bottom-six is starting to show up in their own right. Jujhar Khaira, Markus Granlund, and Gaetan Haas, namely, are all have started to bring some offensive contributions to the club.