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Connor McDavid: Whatever it Takes

“I felt my leg slam into the metal post and thought it was in two pieces. I was terrified to stand up…wondering if my career may be over.” – Connor McDavid Connor McDavid: Whatever it Takes follows the most physically and emotionally challenging offseason of Connor McDavid’s career. This documentary is the remarkable comeback story…

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Jones Discusses His New Contract

Caleb Jones signed a two-year extension yesterday with an AAV of $850,000. He will make $800,000 next season and $900,000 in 2021/2022. Jones has played 23 games this season and 40 in his NHL career, but he has looked more comfortable each game. He’s played mainly on the right side — his off-side — which…

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Woodcroft discusses Benson, Bouchard, McLeod and More

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland vowed to be patient with young prospects and not bring them up to the NHL until they were ready to contribute. Since being recalled from the AHL, Kailer Yamamoto has made an impact. He is much more NHL-ready today than he was when the previous regime tried to rush him…

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Kassian: I’d Do It Again

Earlier today in a large media scrum Zack Kassian discussed his two-game suspension, what led to it and what the future looks like. He was very candid and honest about the entire process. He along with his agent and Oilers general manager Ken Holland were on the call, along with some people from the NHLPA…

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Former Oiler Kelly Buchberger Enjoying Life as Americans Coach

The story of Kelly Buchberger’s hockey career has some very fascinating chapters. From starting in the WHL, to being a 9th round pick of the Edmonton Oilers, to becoming one of those beloved players in franchise history. I mean, the guy started his NHL career by going from a black ace to lifting the Cup…

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Brodziak Discusses His Career and Back Injury

Kyle Brodziak skated in his first NHL game on October 15th, 2005 in Calgary against the Flames. Fourteen years later he likely played his last NHL game on March 30th, 2019. When he was a 21-year-old rookie he didn’t know he’d play another 916 games after his debut in Calgary, and when he left the…

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Nuge on 31 Thoughts

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was on the latest edition of the 31 Thoughts: The Podcast, and had some very insightful comments on his 2018-19 season, Ken Holland and what to expect from the new regime, his ideal linemate, the Jesse Puljujarvi saga, and how his game has improved over the course of his NHL career.

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Tippett Outlines Parts of His Plan

Dave Tippett loves golf. Not coaching the past few seasons has allowed him to play a lot more, but he is hoping today will be his last round for a while. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation had their golf tournament this afternoon at the Mayfair. The weather wasn’t ideal, but Tippett was still excited to…

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PK and the Bottom Six

Two areas that must improve for the Edmonton Oilers to be in the playoff hunt in March are the penalty kill and production from the bottom six. There are other areas, but today let’s look at those two specifically, as they are connected. The majority of the penalty killing forwards, excluding Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, will come…

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Glen Gulutzan Discusses the Powerplay

Glen Gulutzan ran the Oilers powerplay last season and he will be in charge of it again this year. Edmonton was ninth on the PP at 21.3%, scoring 47 goals on 222 opportunities. They were 25th in PP chances last season and over the past three years only Columbus has had fewer chances. The Oilers…