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Oilers add Tony Borgford to Barons staff

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have appointed Tony Borgford as Assistant Coach and Manager of Hockey Operations for the Oklahoma City Barons.Borgford, 39, joins the Barons after serving...
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Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl adjusting to big-league expectations

Edmonton Journal It was only recently that Leon Draisaitl was finally able to exhale — in between squats, of course. He had bounced from the National Hockey League combine to the draft day podium as the...
  • 2 days ago
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Jean-François Houle named head coach of Bakersfield Condors

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today, that Jean-François (J.F.) Houle has been named the sixth head coach in Bakersfield Condors history. Houle replaces Troy Mann, who was named head coach of the...
  • 2 days ago
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Colorado Avalanche avoids arbitration with leading scorer Ryan O’Reilly

Edmonton Journal DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have avoided arbitration with Ryan O’Reilly by signing the versatile forward to a two-year deal. O’Reilly led the team with a career-high 28 goals...
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Benoit Pouliot believes he will offer Edmonton Oilers consistent performance

Edmonton Journal Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him. He had a collection of suitors, though...
  • 3 days ago
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Mark Fayne a stay-at-home type defenceman for the Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Journal Mark Fayne is a puck-possession player — good, safe first-pass — but nobody should count on the 27-year-old defenceman to rack up points.
  • 3 days ago
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New Edmonton Oilers winger Teddy Purcell aims to shoot more often

Edmonton Journal Teddy Purcell has come full circle after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers, seven years after his first NHL game at Rexall Place. He was a deer in the headlights back then.
  • 3 days ago
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Antoine Roussel signs four-year deal with Dallas Stars

Edmonton Journal FRISCO, Texas — Versatile forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Roussel played in 81 games last season, when he had 29 points (14 goals...
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Cult of Hockey: Scouts battle over whether Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse is ready for the NHL

Edmonton Journal Top Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse thrilled observers with his skill and violence during the team’s intersquad game at rookie camp in Jasper earlier this month, but it’s still...
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Gregor: Draisaitl intends to play in NHL this season

Edmonton Journal It’s tough enough for young Canadian players to adapt to new surroundings while chasing their dreams of playing in the NHL. Imagine how brave and determined kids from Europe must be to leave...
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Cult of Hockey: Can Eakins get more out of Nugent-Hopkins in 2014-15?

Edmonton Journal Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins showed excellent offensive instincts and had strong results in their respective rookies seasons, but neither has become a star NHL attacker.
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Cult of Hockey: How Tambellini dug the hole the Oilers are in with his bad trades

Edmonton Journal Over his tenure, Tambellini made some 26 swaps altogether. For today’s purposes we’ll focus only on those deals involving players who have subsequently played in the NHL, a total of 20...
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New Hockey Canada boss Tom Renney has different task than Bob Nicholson

Edmonton Journal Tom Renney joked that on his first day as Hockey Canada president and CEO, his first challenge was finding his new office. Renney, hired earlier this week to lead Hockey Canada, is working out of...
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Century Tour brings a different game to K-Days

Edmonton Journal Hockey fans at K-Days can enjoy the past and present of their favourite game at Hockey Canada’s Century Tour. The spectacular caravan, which will be available from noon to 8 p.m. daily in...
  • 8 days ago
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Eakins opts for Rocky road on Oilers coaching staff

Edmonton Journal Rocky Thompson will be the Edmonton Oilers’ eye-in-the-sky this season. Head coach Dallas Eakins is bringing in the Oklahoma City Barons assistant coach to join his NHL staff. Thompson, 36,...
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Oilers add Rocky Thompson to Coaching Staff

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have appointed Rocky Thompson as an Assistant Coach. Thompson, 36, joins the Oilers after spending the past four seasons as an Assistant Coach with the...
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Renney lands a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity

Edmonton Journal There is a very good life available for former Edmonton Oilers head coaches. Tom Renney is now president and chief executive of Hockey Canada, one of the best jobs in the world, while Ralph...
  • 10 days ago
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Oilers ink Pitlick and Hamilton

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with forwards Tyler Pitlick and Curtis Hamilton, both to one year contracts. Pitlick, 22, appeared in 39 games for the Oklahoma City...
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Oilers agree to terms with Miller

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with centre Andrew Miller on a one-year contract.Miller, 25, recorded 34 points (8G, 26A) and 14 penalty minutes in 52 games last...
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Cult of Hockey: Corsi stat may not be a fair evaluation of Schultz

Edmonton Journal The hottest advanced stat in hockey? When both TSN’s Bob McKenzie and CHED’s Bob Stauffer are dropping reference to Corsi, you know that the stat has gone supernova. Corsi is much like...
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Blog Articles

Trading for a RFA Centre

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — With the best UFA centres out of the picture which RFAs should the Oilers target for potential trade options?
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How Much Better Are The Oilers?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — I think we all agree that Craig MacTavish has improved the team. How much has he improved them though?
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5 Reasons Anton Lander should be the second line centre

SBN: The Copper & Blue (dsanchez) — One of the key concepts of analytics is to identify players who are undervalued, or mis-evaluated. The kind of player you should look at are people who have had a bad year, seemingly out of...
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Value Contracts

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — Do the Oilers' have a few diamonds in the rough? Can some of the fringe players they Oilers have on their current roster become legitimate NHL players with true value?
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To Next Season and Beyond

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — A look at Edmonton's cap situation over the next three years.
  • 8 days ago
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Rocky Thompson Joins the Coaching Staff

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — The third and final member of Dallas Eakins' coaching staff for the 2014/15 season will be Rocky Thompson.
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Centre Of Attention

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Andrei Loktionov, it's your turn to bat.
  • 10 days ago
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Nashville Signs Two Centres; Oilers Fans Wait

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — You can take two more names off the list of UFA centres because with two tweets in a span of 41 minutes the Nashville Predators dealt a blow to Oilers fans hoping the team would finally get around...
  • 10 days ago
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The Problem With Seeing If Draisaitl Is NHL Ready

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — Leon Draisaitl is one option for filling the void in the middle of the Oilers' second line. There are some problems with that though.
  • 14 days ago
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Regarding NHL Equivalencies

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — What factors other than source league should be taken into consideration when discussing NHL equivalencies?
  • 15 days ago
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Postmortem on Draft Predictions - Assessing Accuracy

SBN: The Copper & Blue (calgaryoilbaron) — With little to do between the Stanley Cup and the draft, everyone in the media does a mock draft. To my knowledge, no one really does a post-draft analysis to see how well these various sources...
  • 16 days ago
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Oilers and Jeff Petry Agree to a New Contract

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — With the news that Jeff Petry and the Oilers have agreed to terms on a new contract, I guess we can put all of the rumours of Petry's imminent departure in exchange for a centre to rest. But...
  • 18 days ago
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Possible Oilers Roster

Putting on the Foil (Steve-O) — Just thinking about this today, and wondering how the roster would look for the upcoming season. I’d rather not have Draisaitl in the lineup this year, so how would we fit in two centers...
  • 21 days ago
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How Much Do The Oilers Have Left To Spend?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — With Nikita Nikitin, Mark Fayne, and Benoit Pouliot added to the roster, and with Jeff Petry and Justin Schultz still in need of new contracts, the Oilers suddenly find themselves within shouting...
  • 22 days ago
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Leon Draisaitl - Comparables

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — Which top draft picks have performed similarly to Leon Draisaitl since 1980?
  • 22 days ago
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So Far So Good For MacT, But That Could Change Quickly

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — Welcome to July 2nd. The draft is over and the biggest flurry of free agent craziness has come to an end. How do things look for the Oilers?
  • 23 days ago
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Gazdic Returns for Two More Years

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — If you're a fan of hockey analytics you likely enjoyed the start to the Oilers day. Which in turn means you likely didn't enjoy the team's most recent announcement, that winger Luke Gazdic has...
  • 24 days ago
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Keith Aulie Joins the Oilers Blue Line

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryanbatty) — Coming off a couple of bigger moves early in free agency the Oilers have now added Keith Aulie to their blue line.
  • 24 days ago
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Oilers Sign Benoit Pouliot

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — After all of these years, possession matters
  • 24 days ago
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Oilers Sign Mark Fayne

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — The tough minutes defenseman role is filled.
  • 24 days ago
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