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Edmonton Oilers prospect Dillon Simpson signs contract, stays in school

Edmonton Journal After the negotiations were finally done, tying Dillon Simpson to a three-year entry-level contract, the Edmonton Oilers’ draft pick had another decision to make. Should he join the Oklahoma...
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PRESS RELEASE: Oilers Agree to Terms with Dillon Simpson

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with University of North Dakota defenceman Dillon Simpson on a three-year entry level contract. Simpson, 21, has played four seasons...
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Wild’s Matt Cooke faces in-person hearing for kneeing Avs’ Barrie

Edmonton Journal ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tyson Barrie will miss the rest of the opening round of the NHL playoffs and possibly more. It appears Matt Cooke will, too.
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St. Louis, O’Reilly and Marleau named Lady Byng finalists

Edmonton Journal NEW YORK — Reigning Lady Byng Trophy winner Martin St. Louis is among the finalists for the award this year.
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Cult of Hockey: Weaker two-way play by Edmonton Oilers’ best players a black mark on coach Dallas Eakins

Edmonton Journal The first job of any coach is get the right players on the ice, so in grading Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins for his work in 2013-14, let’s first look at how Eakins did there. Did...
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Ask Matty: Size isn’t everything in the NHL, but it sure helps win Stanley Cups

Edmonton Journal Q: Stop saying size is needed to win the Stanley Cup. MacKinnon is six-feet, 182 pounds; Datsyuk is five-foot-11, 198. Crosby is five-foot-11, 200. Giroux is five-foot-11, 172. (Randy Vanberg)
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Cult of Hockey: Oilers can definitely use Anton Lander on penalty kill next year

Edmonton Journal If you go by the numbers, the top penalty kill unit on the Edmonton Oilers this year would have had Anton Lander at centre, Ryan Jones on the wing, with Andrew Ference and Jeff Petry on defence.
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Departed Oilers defenceman's statement about coach sounds like sour grapes

Edmonton Journal What do we make of Anton Belov’s recent statement to a Sovietsky Sport reporter that “I could have re-signed with Edmonton but I didn’t want to stay with that coach”? It...
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NHL on Rogers host George Stroumboulopoulos to host NHL Awards in June

Edmonton Journal NEW YORK, N.Y. - Broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos will host the NHL Awards on June 24 at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
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Oilers name Bill Scott new assistant general manager

Edmonton Journal The Edmonton Oilers named Bill Scott the team's new assistant general manager on Monday, replacing Ricky Olczyk.
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Oilers Name Bill Scott Assistant General Manager

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Bill Scott as Assistant General Manager.Scott, 33, replaces Ricky Olczyk, who was offered a position within the...
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Hockey World: Barry Trotz ready for next NHL coaching challenge

Edmonton Journal EDMONTON — One of the first guys to call Barry Trotz got when the Nashville Predators let him go as coach last week was John Tortorella, which considering Torts’s shaky ground as the...
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Video: Oil Kings set for playoff series against Medicine Hat Tigers

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal sports reporter Alicja Siekierska and Chris O'Leary set up the WHL Eastern Conference final between the Edmonton Oil Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers. The first game of the series...
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Rangers score 3 goals in 3rd period, 2 on power play, to beat Flyers 4-1 in series opener

Edmonton Journal NEW YORK, N.Y. - Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night...
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John MacKinnon: Edmonton Oil Kings mantra — best defence is a good offence

Edmonton Journal For defencemen, managing risk and reward once was a simple equation. If you were Bobby Orr, Guy Lapointe or Brad Park, you went ahead, you took chances, you joined the rush. Heck, you led the...
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PRESS RELEASE: Perron and Scrivens named to Team Canada

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — Hockey Canada announced today Edmonton Oilers forward David Perron and goaltender Ben Scrivens have been named to Team Canada for the 2014 World Hockey Championship, May 9-25, 2014 in Minsk,...
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Edmonton Oilers farm team controls destiny in hunt for playoff berth

Edmonton Journal Oklahoma City Barons head coach Todd Nelson pointedly says his team’s playoff prospects looked “pretty grim” two months ago. But if the Edmonton Oilers’ farm club can get...
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Hockey Canada announces first group of 20 players for world championship

Edmonton Journal Canada's loss having six teams out of the playoffs is Hockey Canada's gain for the upcoming world championship.
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Oil Spills Episode 1: Everything is Awesome edition

Edmonton Journal The Edmonton Oilers' 2013-14 season came to a close this week, punctuated by a season-ending media conference held by team general manager Craig MacTavish and by the NHL draft lottery, in which...
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Video: Oil Spills Podcast 1: Everything is awesome

Edmonton Journal Hockey writers Joanne Ireland, John MacKinnon and Jim Matheson join sports editor Craig Ellingson for the Journal's new Edmonton Oilers podcast.
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Blog Articles

#1 - Taylor Hall

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — The wait is over, the player chosen by our esteemed panel of judges as the best Oilers player/prospect under the age of 25 is none other than Taylor Hall. As if it could have been anyone else.
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Approximating Touches for the Oilers This Season

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — What if we used the real-time stats for good instead of evil? Could they help provide an approximation of touches?
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The Oilers Are Going To Win The Lottery Tonight...Probably

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Alan Hull) — In a sad tradition, we once again examine the odds of the Oilers winning the NHL Draft Lottery.
  • 8 days ago

The Oilers Offseason: Will There Be A Bold Move This Time?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — Last summer Craig MacTavish talked of bold moves that never happened, should we expect anything different this time around?
  • 8 days ago

Smyth Ends it with a Win

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — The Canucks out play the Oilers but can't beat Smyth's night. Oilers win 5-2
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Oilers v. Canucks - Isaiah 61:1-3

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — The Spirit of the Lord is among us, for he has anointed us to bring good news to fans in need.
  • 11 days ago
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Canucks @ Oilers Game 82 Preview

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Ryan Smyth suits up for the Oilers one final time.
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Closing the chapter on another legend…

Putting on the Foil (Racki) — Due to the suck the Oilers put on most nights, this blog has been put on pause, as you all know, but sometimes you have to forego all that. This is definitely the one time… Tomorrow is...
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Thank God it's Almost Done

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — The LA Kings fire 48 shots on net and beat the Oiler 3-0
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Oilers v. Kings - 1 Chronicles 14:8-10

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — When the Sabres heard that Edmonton had been anointed masters of tanking, they resolved to strengthen their position at the bottom of the standings.
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Shots Throughout The Kevin Lowe Era

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — Have you ever wondered about the Oilers shot differential during the Kevin Lowe era? Of course you have.
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Kings @ Oilers Game 81 Preview

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Kings are in Edmonton after a 4-3 shootout loss to the Flames. LA is winless in their last three, can the Oilers make it four?
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#2 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — How is Nugent-Hopkins doing compared to his draft comparables?
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Two Similar Teams - Two Different Directions

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — The Avalanche beat the Oilers 4-1
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Updating Draft Success Numbers - A Vainglorious Number Crunching Exercise

SBN: The Copper & Blue (G M(oney)) — What does a first round draft success of 85% tell me about Nurse? Is trading a 2nd for a 3rd and a 4th good or bad? I mean, hey, there are few things more valuable than winning a blog argument,...
  • 15 days ago
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Oilers v. Avalanche - 2 Samuel 2:8-10

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — "'Who are you?' Dallas said.
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My Name Is Ryan, And I'm Part Of The Problem

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — I'm an eight year season ticket holder, I hate where the Oilers are at, and when my season ticket renewal comes in the mail I will give the Oilers my money without hesitation. And I'll hate myself...
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Steve Tambellini Wins in All the Wrong Ways

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — Steve Tambellini has been voted the worst Oiler ever.
  • 15 days ago
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Avalanche @ Oilers Game 80 Preview

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — THE HEAT IS (dun dun dun dun) ON (sax solo)
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NSS 16 - (1) Shayne Corson v. (3) Steve Tambellini

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — Is Shayne Corson the worst Oiler ever, or does that title belong to Steve Tambellini?
  • 16 days ago
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