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Oilers post back-to-back 3-2 victories (with video)

Edmonton Journal Both NHL stars strolled into Rexall Place with the requisite ballyhoo, but when all was said and done, neither Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning nor Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals...
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Washington Capitals rookie Andre Burakovsky a real early season gem

Edmonton Journal They should have given Washington Capitals centre Andre Burakovsky a GPS device so he could have navigated his way from the ice surface at Rexall Place to the dressing room — the teenager...
  • New: 6 hr 42 min ago

Edmonton Oilers’ Nail Yakupov focused on team-first attitude

Edmonton Journal If Nail Yakupov had his way — and the required endurance — he’d be out for every shift of every game. The Edmonton Oilers forward would even settle for more than the 12:46 in ice...
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Video: Not-so-strong Edmonton Oilers start to 2014-15 NHL season

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon talk about the Edmonton Oilers' shaky start to the 2014-15 NHL season.
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Oilers game day: A Capital challenge

Edmonton Journal Follow Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon along with others as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to face the visiting Tampa Bay...
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Edmonton Oilers ex-coach Tom Renney says he lost his job over correct handling of injured stars

Edmonton Journal In an interview with Gabriel Beland of Montreal’s La Presse newspaper, newly installed president and CEO of Hockey Canada, onetime Oilers head coach Tom Renney, by way of underscoring his...
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Trotz gives big thumbs up to Ovechkin’s play (with video)

Edmonton Journal LEDUC — Looking back, Barry Trotz said he wasn’t sure what to expect of the goal scoring prodigy that came with his new job as the head coach of the Washington Capitals. But both he...
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Should Edmonton Oilers keep Leon Draisaitl or send him back to junior?

Edmonton Journal Leon Draisaitl signed up to be a centre, not a lab rat, but until the Edmonton Oilers rookie plays his 10th game — which would be two days after his 19th birthday Oct. 29 when Nashville...
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Oilers podcast: 'Do it again. And again. And again' edition

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon join sports editor Craig Ellingson to talk about the Edmonton Oilers' first half-dozen games of...
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins proved better than Steven Stamkos in Oilers' win

Edmonton Journal It should go into Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ memory bank -- not just his deposit that beat Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop for the game-winner on Monday night to give the Edmonton Oilers...
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MacKinnon: Oilers hope to keep on rolling during long homestand

Edmonton Journal Do not fold, staple, spindle or mutilate the saying went, back in the days of data being physically imprinted on punch cards that gave instructions to computers. No punch cards are needed in the...
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Nugent-Hopkins’ late goal lifts Oilers to first win of season

Edmonton Journal Finally, there was some loud music in the Edmonton Oilers’ dressing room after a game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was more noticeable on Monday than opposing centre Steve Stamkos, beat Tampa...
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Jonathan Drouin’s NHL debut held off by one game

Edmonton Journal He’s already been dubbed a Calder Trophy candidate, this future linemate of Steve Stamkos. But after an extended practice session on the ice at Rexall Place on Monday, Jonathan Drouin was...
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Cult of Hockey: Is Dallas Eakins right in saying his Edmonton Oilers are now a ‘far better’ team?

Edmonton Journal EDMONTON — Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins has made the most provocative assertion of the new season in regards to his team. “I still feel we are a far better team,” Eakins...
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Oilers game day: Goalie Viktor Fasth returns to practice

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth skated Monday, so the groin injury he suffered in last Tuesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Kings isn’t as serious as it was first feared. “Vik...
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Oilers game day: Edmonton on high alert for dangerous Steven Stamkos

Edmonton Journal Steven Stamkos scores against everybody, but the star Tampa Bay Lightning captain scores at almost a goal-a-game clip against the Edmonton Oilers, with four in five career games.
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Oilers game day: Edmonton still seeking first win as Tampa Bay Lightning pays visit

Edmonton Journal Follow Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon along with others as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to face the visiting Tampa Bay...
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Oilers’ Purcell as good off the ice as he is on it

Edmonton Journal Steven Stamkos, who possesses all of the elements required to dazzle a crowd, wasn’t going to pull out his wallet to pay for dinner. That was a task he left to Teddy Purcell, who will play...
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Oil Spills: Another disappointing start to the season

Edmonton Journal The Journal’s Joanne Ireland takes a look at the Edmonton Oilers’ past week, from scoring deficiences to Scrivens’ charitable campaign
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Gregor: Draisaitl’s development likely better in junior

Edmonton Journal The Edmonton Oilers season isn’t over, despite a bad 0-4-1 start, but if they want to improve, they will need to make some difficult decisions. The Oilers wisely returned defenceman Darnell...
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Blog Articles

Game Thread: Capitals vs Oilers - Keeping It Rolling

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — One win in the books, now it's time for another.
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Eakins Talks About Yakupov's Ice Time. Sort Of.

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Dallas, why doesn't Yakupov play more?
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Game 7: Oilers vs. Capitals Coverage

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — It's time for a winning streak
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It's a Nugemas Miracle!

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Curtis LeBlanc) — A late goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers to their first win of the 2014/2015 season.
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Game Thread: Lighting vs Oilers - Because There's Nothing Else To Watch

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — There is only one NHL game being played tonight, so sit back and enjoy.
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A Lightning Writer's Take On The Oilers

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — Frustration? We're well past that.
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The Oilers' Cap Management Problems - Part Duh

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Alan Hull) — A response to a reader's comment from our previous article on the Oilers' mismanagement of the salary cap.
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Lightning @ Oilers Game 6 Preview

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Oh God, hurry up and win a game already
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Lightning recall Jonathan Drouin, Luke Witkowski

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Jonathan Drouin and Luke Witkowski have been called up just in time for tonight's game against the Oilers.
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Lightning recall Jonathan Drouin, Luke Witkowski

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Jonathan Drouin and Luke Witkowski have been called up just in time for tonight's game against the Oilers.
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Hedman Out With Hand? Injury

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — News via the Tampa Bay Lightning website:Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman will likely miss the rest of the Lightning's five-game road trip through Western Canada and Minnesota according to head...
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Coverage

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Time to get off the schneid
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NHL Power Rankings: It's Early & Weird

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — With only a handful of games to go on, the early power rankings look a bit odd.
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The Oilers' Cap Management Problems

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Alan Hull) — The underlying problem that people don't talk about because the on-ice problems over-shadow it.
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Defensive Improves but Offence Lacks

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — Oilers lose 2-0 to the Canucks
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Game Thread: Canucks vs Oilers - Still Searching

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Back on home ice the Oilers continue to search for that elusive first win of the season.
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Predict The Final Score: Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — The season-saving homestand begins
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Canucks @ Oilers Game 5 Coverage

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Oilers begin seven game home stand looking to grind out their first W of the season.
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