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Game 32 2018-19: Oilers at Jets
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Ken Hitchcock has his Edmonton Oilers in a good spot after a wicked 8-2-1 run that served as his introduction (as if he needed one) to Oilers Nation. Hitchcock, who has been dealing with a roster that lacks depth, will need to find a workaround for the injury to Oscar Klefbom. The young defender ...
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Rocky Mountain High
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Rocky Mountain High
Things got a little crazy in the third period, and the MASH unit was busy mending blue all night long, but the Oilers won again and are now 8-2-1 under Ken Hitchcock. Music! We’re on to Winnipeg. Oscar is on to Edmonton, gone for weeks. Sad trombone.  THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Ed...
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Game 31 2018-19: Oilers at Avalanche
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The Edmonton Oilers hit the road in Denver tonight, the club leaving the city after a splendid weekend and two home victories. It occurs to me that now, today, this instant, might be the best moment the team and fans see this season. The wins have been terrific and the climb in the standings a [&...
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For What It’s Worth
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For What It’s Worth
The Edmonton Oilers are 7-2-1 under Ken Hitchcock and playing a most disciplined style. Last night at Rogers, the club ignored the agitating Calgary Flames, who were less skilled than they could have been due to injury, suspension and curious personnel decisions. Instead of slashing and punching,...
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Game 30 2018-19: Flames at Oilers
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The first game between the Oilers and Calgary Flames came on October 22, 1980. Dave Semenko scored the first goal in what would become the most heated rivalry of the decade, Edmonton eventually winning 5-2 on two goals from Sammy, one from Kevin Lowe, another from Donny Murdoch. Paul Coffey chime...
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McDavid Freeway
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McDavid Freeway
It was one of those nights for the Edmonton Oilers, everything clicks and let the good times roll. It’s been skin tight for 28 games, so a laugher came as a welcome bonus for team and fans (and it was closer than the score indicates through two, and beyond). McDavid had four points, Leon ha...
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Game 29 2018-19: Wild at Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers return from a quick two-game road trip (1-1-0) facing a difficult weekend against the Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames. The team is 5-2-1 under Ken Hitchcock and looking to improve its record against the Western Conference and Pacific Division.  Cooper Marody has been re...
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Keep on Choogling
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Keep on Choogling
To borrow the spirit of an old country song, if drinking don’t kill me, the Oilers will. The first period of last night’s game resembled the first five minutes of an episode of Law and Order. Assault? Murder? Whatever, it wasn’t looking good. The Oilers pushed back in the second...
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Game 28 2018-19: Oilers at Blues
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The Edmonton Oilers lost in Dallas without Connor McDavid, but with the captain back have a good chance to win against the St. Louis Blues this evening. McDavid doesn’t just cut the game in half, he brings possession, goal differential and exhausts the other team’s best for over 20 mi...
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No Country For Old Men
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No Country For Old Men
The Edmonton Oilers rely heavily on Connor McDavid every game, every night. That point was driven home—as if we didn’t already know—in Dallas last night. I saw some hard work in the first two periods, combined with some dumb bad luck and curious decisions. The third period was a mess around...
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