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Trending downwards
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Trending downwards
With the Oilers currently on a decent run, going 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, it’ll be interesting to see how their recent success will impact the management group’s decision-making process going forward. The reality of the situation is that the Oilers are a bad team, and have been f...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss to the Devils, recent ten games and the general manager search
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss to the Devils, recent ten games and the general manager search
I joined host Min Dhariwal on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly television segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, March 14) Topics we covered: Last night’s loss to the Devils and the playoff aspirations. For me, it’s...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Oilers winning streak, Draisaitl’s performance and upcoming games
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Oilers winning streak, Draisaitl’s performance and upcoming games
I joined host Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly television segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:45 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, March 7) Topics we covered: The Oilers recent road trip, with three straight wins against Ottawa, Columbus and B...
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Drivers and anchors on the penalty kill
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Drivers and anchors on the penalty kill
In case you missed it, I recently dug into the Oilers recent powerplay success as well as their penalty killing failures. Special Teams Link – The SuperFan (2019, March 3) Aside from seeing the powerplay shot generation and penalty kill shot suppression rates increase, oddly resembling one ...
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Special Teams Link
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Special Teams Link
One area of the club that has be driving the Oilers coaching staff crazy is the special teams. While the powerplay has been solid, generating shots and ranking 9th in the league scoring 8.10 goals per hour, the penalty kill has been the complete opposite. The Oilers rank 29th in the league allowi...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss against the Leafs, trade deadline re-cap and the penalty kill
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss against the Leafs, trade deadline re-cap and the penalty kill
I joined host Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly television segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 19:15 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, February 28) Topics we covered: Wednesday night’s loss against the Leafs on national television. Good remi...
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Trending Upwards
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Trending Upwards
The Oilers have been an absolute disaster over their last 10 games, winning only twice and getting outscored 21-13 at even-strength (the second lowest goal-share in the league with 38.24%). For a team desperate to make the playoffs, the results have not been there, likely making them sellers at t...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): The Oilers GM search and the upcoming trade deadline + radio spot
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): The Oilers GM search and the upcoming trade deadline + radio spot
I joined host Tanara McLean on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly television segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:40 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, February 21) Topics we covered: The Oilers last 10 games and the areas that they’re starting to improve on....
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Strategic planning
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Strategic planning
In case you missed it, CBC Radio’s Mark Connolly had a great interview with Oilers Entertainment Group CEO Bob Nicholson on Edmonton AM. A lot of topics were covered,  including the Oilers’ current state and the general manager search, making it well worth a listen: CBC Edmonton AM (2...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss to Pittsburgh, progress in Bakersfield and approaching the trade deadline
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss to Pittsburgh, progress in Bakersfield and approaching the trade deadline
I joined host Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, February 14) Topics we covered: The loss against the Penguins and where the Oilers actually did well. The Oilers current go...
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Reality Check
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Reality Check
The Edmonton Oilers are a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League. And as of this moment, they lack the talent, depth and cap space to compete for a championship this season and going forward. After 55 games, the Oilers rank 13th in the western conference and 6th in the Pacific div...
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Keeping tabs
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Keeping tabs
Something that the coaching staff is hopefully aware of is the team’s declining shot-share metrics, considering how poorly their results have been this season. Shot-share values like Corsi (shot attempts), used as a proxy for possession, and Fenwick (unblocked shot attempts), used as a prox...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Current losing streak, playoff aspirations and getting things back on track
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Current losing streak, playoff aspirations and getting things back on track
I joined host Emily Fitzpatrick on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 14:10 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2019, February 7) Topics we covered: The current six-game losing streak and the dire situation the Oilers are in. What the Oil...
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Checking in on the special teams
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Checking in on the special teams
Got a good reminder from this afternoon’s loss to the Flyers about the importance of special teams. And good timing too; I was digging into the Oilers powerplay and how ineffective it had become heading into the all-star break. Powerplay The Oilers currently have the 10th best powerplay (5v...
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The Hitch Effect
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The Hitch Effect
To have a chance of making the playoffs this season, a lot of things are going to have to go right for the Edmonton Oilers. They’ll need their core players to be healthy. They’ll need their top end stars to produce and for their depth players to contribute. Special teams can’t b...
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