Plug And Play

Dave Tippett found a way to deploy three young Bakersfield Condors in the NHL during 2019-20, or perhaps more accurately the players stepped up when opportunity…

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Burn Down The Mission

One thing is certain: There’s work to do. Ken Holland and Dave Tippett…

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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2020: Oilers vs. Chicago Game 4

“They all look good in suits,” Craig MacTavish once famously said…

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Slip Kid

It’s never a good thing when news arrives half an hour before game time…

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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2020: Oilers vs. Chicago Game 3

A five-game series is like having a job evaluation every day for a week. Even…

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Squeeze Box

The Edmonton Oilers were under the gun, and (led by Connor McDavid) delivered a strong effort against the Chicago Blackhawks last night. The series is…

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Stanley Cup 2020 Playoffs: Oilers vs. Chicago Game 2

In the words of the great philosopher Izzy Mandelbaum, “it’s go time” for the Edmonton Oilers tonight. In a best of five series, each…

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Blue, Red and Grey

One of the things a 5-game series does is make every game vital. So, down 4-1 you’re still pushing. I’m a believer in Dave Tippett, but keeping…

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Stanley Cup 2020 Playoffs: Oilers vs Chicago Game 1

It’s going to be a scorcher in Edmonton today, hot sun bearing down and not a cloud to hide behind. Dogs barking, kids laughing, sprinklers keeping…

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Leon Draisaitl is money against Chicago

Previous to the 2019-20 season, Leon Draisaitl was a tough out for the Chicago Blackhawks. In 12 career games, he scored six goals and 10 points. This…

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Unkown Legend

How many players outside the NHL now could help the Oilers next season? I’m not talking about Bouchard or Broberg or Benson, those men are technically…

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First Blush

The Edmonton Oilers played the only tuneup game on the schedule last night and will now prepare for the first game of the series against Chicago. It was…

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2020 Playoffs: Pre-playoff Game 1 Oilers and Flames

I didn’t know if we’d get here, so ran with a combination of draft, 2020 offseason and playoff posts for about 100 days. Thanks for hanging…

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