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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...
  • New: 10 hr 11 min ago

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...
  • 13 hr 30 min ago

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...
  • 14 hr 4 min ago

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,...
  • 15 hr 10 min ago

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...
  • 15 hr 55 min ago

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.
  • 16 hr 20 min ago

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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Weise scores OT winner, Habs zap Lightning in opener

Edmonton Journal TAMPA, Fla. - Dale Weise scored his first playoff goal in overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens over the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
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Penguins need rally to sink Blue Jackets 4-3 in opener

Edmonton Journal PITTSBURGH - Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1...
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Roy itching to make playoff debut behind Avs’ bench

Edmonton Journal ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003...
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Blues leaning on Miller to turn tide against Hawks

Edmonton Journal ST. LOUIS — Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.
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Flyers, Rangers anxious to resume backyard brawl

Edmonton Journal NEW YORK — It's Broadway vs. Broad Street for the first time in 17 years.
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Anton Belov leaves Edmonton Oilers to return to Russian league

Edmonton Journal EDMONTON — The Anton Belov experiment didn’t blow up in the Edmonton Oilers’ face like it did with fellow Russian Denis Grebeshkov, who’s spent most of this season making...
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NHL playoff preview: Eastern and Western conferences

Edmonton Journal The battle for the Stanley Cup intensifies as the playoffs kick off April 16, 2014. Here's a look at all eight matchups, with strengths, weaknesses and predictions
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Kirk Muller: No word from management on future as coach of Carolina Hurricanes

Edmonton Journal RALEIGH, N.C. - Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he has not been told by management if he will keep his job.
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Jets hand head coach Paul Maurice four-year extension

Edmonton Journal WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have signed head coach Paul Maurice to a four-year contract extension.
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No luck for Oilers in NHL draft lottery

Edmonton Journal The Edmonton Oilers didn’t get the right combination of bingo balls in the NHL draft lottery Monday night and will pick third on June 27 in Philadelphia. Barring a draft-floor trade,...
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John MacKinnon: Hard to buy into what Edmonton Oilers GM is selling

Edmonton Journal EDMONTON — When it comes to the tricky process known as the NHL franchise ‘rebuild,’ somebody somewhere is doing it wrong. Guaranteed. Some NHL managers don’t even like the...
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Edmonton Oilers GM steadfast in support of head coach, staff

Edmonton Journal EDMONTON — If there was on message that Craig MacTavish continually wove through his post-mortem — his first as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers — it was the need to strive...
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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.
  • 3 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?
  • 3 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
  • 5 days ago
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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.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 days ago
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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...
  • 6 days ago
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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
  • 7 days ago
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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.
  • 7 days ago
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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.
  • 8 days ago
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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?
  • 8 days ago
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#2 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

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

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — The Avalanche beat the Oilers 4-1
  • 9 days ago
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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,...
  • 9 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.
  • 9 days ago
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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...
  • 9 days ago
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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.
  • 9 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)
  • 10 days ago
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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?
  • 10 days ago
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