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WWYDW: To Rest Or Not To Rest?

With the Oilers locking up a playoff spot and the division title in sight, today’s WWYDW asks whether or not you would rest any of the Oilers’ star players before the second season starts.

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Home Ice Calculations

Tomorrow’s game against the San Jose Sharks will play a major role in deciding who gets home ice advantage in the Pacific Division. Ducks: 101 points with two games remaining. (Chicago and LA) Oilers: 97 points with three games remaining. (SJ, Vancouver twice) Sharks: 97 points with two games left. (Edmonton and Calgary) The Ducks…

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Which Corporation Do I Get Mad At?

Thanks to the NHL I’m experiencing a little bit of a bummer about the 2018 Olympics. Now, I actually understand a little bit from both sides of the argument, so I’m not ready to pick a side here except for my own side as a fan. I’m getting a raw deal here. You’re getting a…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 21: Fernando Pisani

This week Struds and I caught up with one of the most popular players during the Oilers 2006 Stanley Cup run, Fernando Pisani. Pisani had an incredible spring. He scored 14 goals, which is the second most goals in any playoff year between 1997-2016. Only Sidney Crosby had more when he tallied 15 in 2009….

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Draisaitl: Dangerous on his own

Leon Draisaitl has 18 points during his ten-game scoring streak. Connor McDavid also has 19 points over his ten-game scoring streak. They have become the most dangerous linemates in the NHL. But Draisaitl isn’t just scoring because he’s playing with McDavid, he’s producing because he is that good. “He is so dangerous on his backhand,…

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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…