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Rowdy in Vegas?

Over at the Edmonton Journal, they posted a scathing letter about Oilers fans getting out of hand in Las Vegas over the weekend. Is it fair to lump all Oilers fans in together on this? Let’s take a look.

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Oilers midterm report card: Forwards

The Oilers are on their bye week right now, which is a good thing for the team and fans alike. I think we all need a bit of a break. 2017-18 hasn’t been kind to the Oilers as the team has failed to live up to the lofty expectations that stemmed from their breakout season…

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Monday Mailbag – Slepyshev on the block

Greetings, Nation compadres! It’s Mailbag time again and that means that I’ve taken your questions and sent them off to our panel of geniuses to assess and pass along some wisdom that you’ll be able to carry forward with you for the rest of your days. As always, I need your questions for next week, so open up…

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Three Thoughts: What happens in Vegas…

Las Vegas has always been a lot of fun — too much fun in a lot of cases — but I’ve got to admit I wasn’t convinced hockey was a fit for Sin City when the NHL handed the expansion keys to the Vegas Golden Knights. Losing your shirt (and pants) gambling? Sure. Night life? Duh! The…

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Happy Birthday, Connor!

Connor, with today being your 21st birthday, I wanted to send my best wishes to you and hope that you have enough energy to party after carrying this franchise on your back. 

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Maroon on the move?

Hockey super insider, Elliotte Friedman, appeared on Sportsnet 960 in Calgary this morning and was asked what kind of moves that are likely to come for the Oilers after what has been a disastrous season. 

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Stop Using Plus-Minus

I had an interaction this morning that hurt my brain and my soul a little. It was about the difference between Plus-Minus (+/-) and Goal Differential (5v5, Even Strength, and All Situations). My takeaway from the interaction was that we still have a long way to go in dispelling the awful mythology of plus-minus.

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Report: Anton Slepyshev on trade block

According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, earlier today Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli informed general managers around the NHL that Anton Slepyshev is available in a trade. The 23-year old Russian winger was selected in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Oilers. In 70 NHL games, he has scored only 14 points and in…

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Top 10 Unsung Heroes: Ethan Moreau (4)

It’s only mid-January during a season in which many people, me included, were confident the Edmonton Oilers would build on their long-awaited return to the playoffs last spring. That long ago went sideways. Fans are pissed. They want answers. What they don’t want is the latest instalment of our ongoing Unsung Heroes list. I get…