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Monday Mailbag – The Oilers’ Best Playoff Matchup

Everyone quiet down — it’s time to learn something! As per tradition, I’ve taken five of your questions and sent them off to our panel of writers to give their input and worldly wisdom. Without you guys the Mailbag doesn’t work, and I need questions for next week so if you have something you’d like to ask you can email…

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FILIP BERGLUND’S SHL SEASON

At the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers chose two forwards (Jesse Puljujarvi and Tyler Benson) before settling in and grabbing three names from their list of available defensemen. Since Peter Chiarelli arrived in time for the 2015 draft, Edmonton has chosen a defender eight times out of 15 selections (53 percent). The new…

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No April Fools

If the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-2 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Place Saturday night, a victory that has lifted them into first place in the Pacific Division with four games remaining in the stretch drive, didn’t get your blood pumping, chances are you have none.

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Help on the Farm

This is Jujhar Khaira. He is currently with the Oilers in the NHL, but not playing much. Along with Iiro Pakarinen and Anton Slepyshev, Khaira is an extra forward hanging around and waiting for injury or his turn in the rotation. It can be a difficult role, but for an NHL team having extra hands…

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Oilers Are Legit Due to Elite Players

“The Oilers wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for Talbot.” “The Oilers wouldn’t have won if McDavid didn’t play great.” These statements, especially when made by Oilers fans, make little sense to me. Cam Talbot and Connor McDavid play for the Oilers, do they not? If they play well, the Oilers chances of winning improve….

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Great Expectations

After 10 years of ineptitude and seeing the bar lowered, fans celebrated last Tuesday when the Edmonton Oilers clinched a playoff spot for the first time since their stunning run to the 2006 Stanley Cup final with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. After the Decade of Darkness, it was overdue and to…

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The Best Moments From the Decade of Darkness

The Decade of Darkness is over. The Edmonton Oilers have clinched a playoff spot after going ten straight seasons without making the playoffs. Oilers fans have seen a lot since they saw their team lose in the Stanley Cup Finals back in 2006. Their best player requested a trade immediately following the end of the…

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1st period…Quick Hits

The Edmonton Oilers lead the Sharks 2-1  after 20 minutes. San Jose outshot the Oilers 13-11, but it was a tale of two period. The Sharks dominated the first ten minutes, but then the Oilers woke up and controlled the final ten. Here are some quick thoughts on the first period.

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#RIPDOD

I don’t have to tell you about all the hell we’ve been through. I don’t have to tell you about all the miserable hockey we’ve had to watch and live through without even having a sniff of the postseason. That all changed on Tuesday night.

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IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME

When it comes to NHL awards and the Edmonton Oilers, very little valuable hardware has made its way this far north since the turn of the century. That could change this summer, and it occurs to me that many younger readers may not know their Oilers history in this regard. Here we go. THE ART…