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At Random: The Tandem

While Dave Tippett’s consistency in platooning Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith in the goal crease produced some early results for the Edmonton Oilers this season, it’s obvious that the blue paint has swung Koskinen’s way based on what we’ve seen lately. At least it looks like it from here.

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Monday Musings: More Time for Mikko?

Through 32 games Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen have each made 16 starts. That is a big enough sample size (39% of the season) to see there is a discrepancy in the numbers between Smith and Koskinen.

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Overtime Issues?

When Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are going they are spectacular to watch in overtime but lately, they haven’t been able to find the finish. The Oilers have gone beyond regulation eight times so far this season winning twice in overtime and twice in the shootout while also coming out on the wrong end three…

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Kings at Oilers 12/06/19 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Edmonton Oilers will be trying to bounce back from Wednesday’s loss to the Ottawa Senators when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday as -165 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Edmonton blew an early lead on its way to a 5-2 loss…

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Ebb and Flow

It’s been noted more than once this season that one of the strengths of the Edmonton Oilers is that they’ve usually bounced back from bad performances with good ones. They have avoided the kind of extended losing streaks — no more than two straight — that can put teams in trouble in a hurry. Fair…

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Nielson’s Notes: Oilers-Senators Edition

The Edmonton Oilers have done a pretty darn good job bouncing back after losses so far this season but they’ve been equally as bad when it comes to getting 3the job done against weaker opponents. They have now left eight points on the board against the Wings, Wild, Kings and Senators, and I don’t care…

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Koskinen Vs. Smith: The Battle Rages On?

Well, things are looking good here, Citizens. The Oilers’ record is a marvellous 17-9-3, American Thanksgiving has passed and they find themselves in a playoff position– sitting on the Pacific division throne- boast the number one powerplay and the second best penalty kill. Things are very good, indeed.

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Senators at Oilers 12/04/19 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Edmonton Oilers will continue their search for consistency as they open a four-game homestand on Wednesday night with a visit from the Ottawa Senators as -220 betting favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Edmonton escaped with a narrow 3-2 win in Vancouver on Sunday…

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Pacific Division Review: The Landscape After American Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving is a key marker in the NHL season. Generally, if you’re sitting in a playoff spot at this point, you end up making it to the big show come spring. Since the 2004-05 lockout, roughly 75 percent of teams that were in the playoffs at American Thanksgiving went on to clinch playoff berths.