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WWYDW: Looking for help between the pipes

Goaltending has been an issue for the Oilers this season. I mean, many things have been an issue for the Oilers this season, but with Cam Talbot on the injured reserve for the new few weeks, goaltending has jumped to the forefront among Edmonton’s problems. Laurent Brossoit and AHL call-up Nick Ellis are currently manning…

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WWYDW: Putting the power back in the power play

The Oilers have only scored 12 goals on the power play this season. Only two teams — the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets — have scored fewer at this point. Part of that has to do with how few power play opportunities the team has had, but the Oilers efficiency with the man advantage…

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WWYDW: Drastic Measures?

What a mess. After an 8-3 spanking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues last night, the Oilers own a 7-12-2 record. They’re closer to being dead last in the league than they are to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They have only four wins in regulation and we’re through one…

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WWYDW: Where does Mike Cammalleri fit?

Before last night’s game, Peter Chiarelli pulled the trigger on a trade, sending Jussi Jokinen to the Los Angeles Kings for Mike Cammalleri. Jokinen boasted strong underlying numbers and played a good defensive game, but simply wasn’t scoring and the Oilers needed a boost offensively. In comes Cammalleri who’s much more of a natural goal…

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WWYDW: The Trading Block

After 10 games, the Oilers have only won three games. In contrast, the team won seven of its first 10 games last year, giving them quite a bit of room for error throughout the season. While I don’t think it’s time to smash the panic button just yet — the underlying numbers are strong, the…

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WWYDW: Should he stay or should he go

My friends, we’re closing in on decision time when it comes to whether or not Kailer Yamamoto stays with the Oilers or gets sent back to Spokane. In this week’s WWYDW, I’m asking you to make the call.

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WWYDW: Hit the panic button or walk away from the ledge?

Have you heard? The Oilers are four games into the season and they only have one win. They’re nearly at the bottom of the NHL’s standings, sitting in 30th place ahead of only the hapless Buffalo Sabres. I thought the Decade of Darkness was over?! That brings us to this week’s what would you do Wednesday question….

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WWYDW: Line Shuffling

After a dominant performance that saw Edmonton spank Calgary 3-0 on opening night, things have gone south for the Oilers. They got outworked by the Canucks, then dropped an ugly one to the Jets on home ice, and now sit 1-2-0 for the season. I don’t think three games is any reason to smash the…

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WWYDW: Alternate Jerseys

Over the past few weeks, I’ve asked Oilersnation about depth forwards, defencemen, and how best to optimize the team’s superstars. Currently, the website is overflowing with discussions about how best to handle Kailer Yamamoto this year and the hot issue of athletes and politics. So for this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, I want…

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WWYDW: The Dynamic Duo

The last couple of weeks, I’ve asked Oilersnation what the team should do in regards to its fringe forwards and defencemen. These questions about which depth players will crack the roster will largely be sorted based on pre-season games, which was the general consensus in the comments section. This week, I ask another lineup question,…

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WWYDW: The open roster spot left by Anton Slepyshev’s injury

Last week, I asked about the Edmonton Oilers’ blueline heading into the 2017-18 season. Specifically, I asked if the Oilers should sign Cody Franson to fill in while Andrej Sekera recovers from injury. He ended up signing a PTO with the Chicago Blackhawks, so the Oilers will end up rolling with what they have.

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WWYDW: Cody Franson

According to Sportsnet’s Rick Dhaliwal, the Oilers are one of the final two teams in on defenceman Cody Franson. Apparently, it’s between Edmonton and the Chicago Blackhawks for the big, puck moving, right-handed defenceman. So in this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday Question is about the man of the hour — Cody Franson. Would…