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Holland Discusses Scouting, D-men and a Goalie

Ken Holland has been the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers for two weeks and we’ve already seen two major changes in management. Craig MacTavish left to coach in the KHL, while Duane Sutter, VP of Player Personnel, was fired yesterday. He might not be able to replace them immediately, as most teams won’t let…

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Ken Hitchcock discusses what comes next

At yesterday’s Ken Holland announcement presser, the new GM mentioned that Ken Hitchcock would not be back behind the bench with the Oilers for the 2019-2020 season, leaving the search to begin for the Oilers’ eighth head coach (if you count MacT) in the last nine years. Later in the day, Ken Hitchcock appeared on…

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Nicholson and Gretzky speak following disappointing season

Considering the Oilers missed the playoffs for the 12th time in 13 years, I was very curious in seeing how today’s press conference with Bob Nicholson and Keith Gretzky was going to go. Were they going to give us reasons to be hopeful? Would heads roll? Would they say a lot of words without saying…

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McDavid’s post-game interview was tough to watch

After last night’s loss to Vegas, Connor McDavid was doing his captainly duties and answering the media’s question about what went wrong when it was brought to his attention that the Oilers had officially been eliminated from the playoffs. As the title of this article expresses, his reaction to the news was tough to watch.

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Marody Having a Great Rookie Season

On March 21st, 2018, the Edmonton Oilers acquired the rights to Cooper Marody from the Philadelphia Flyers for a third round pick in the 2019 draft. It was the draft pick they received in the Patrick Maroon trade a few weeks earlier. Marody, the Flyers’ sixth round pick in 2015, finished his NCAA career and…

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Bob Nicholson talks Chiarelli firing and the plan moving forward

After news broke last night that Peter Chiarelli was fired as GM and POHO, I was very interested to see what Bob Nicholson would have to say about the move only 10 months after sitting in that same room and selling Pete’s plan to the world. Needless to say, he had some explaining to do.

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Peter Chiarelli talks trades for Alex Petrovic and Brandon Manning

This morning, Peter Chiarelli stepped in front of the media and answered questions about yesterday’s bizarre trades that saw him sending out a third-round pick for Alex Petrovic and Drake Caggiula (along with Jason Garrison) for Brandon Manning. How did the interrogation go? Let’s explore it together.

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Andrew Ference talks Oilers on the 31 Thoughts podcast

Former Oilers captain, Andrew Ference, appeared on the latest episode of the 31 Thoughts podcast and spent a little bit of time talking about his time in Edmonton. As you can expect based on how bad the team was while he was here, some of what he said wasn’t overly complimentary but it was still…