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Hockey World: Nathan Horton’s back woes all too familiar to Craig Simpson

Edmonton Journal If Nathan Horton’s career is over because of serious back issues at 29, nobody can empathize with his situation more than Craig Simpson, who had to quit at 28 after 10 NHL seasons after what...
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Hockey World ‘Short Shifts’: Tyler Myers stands tall again for Buffalo Sabres

Edmonton Journal Tyler Myers’s game in Buffalo has picked up considerably this year because Josh Gorges is mentoring him, but as one pro scout said, “how can a guy playing those minutes (24-1/2 per...
  • 19 hr 47 min ago

Edmonton Oilers’ consistently good fourth line delivers

Edmonton Journal Jesse Joensuu was in a rather prickly mood the other night, so much so that the Edmonton Oilers winger was not the least bit interested in getting drawn into a general conversation about the work...
  • 19 hr 58 min ago

Video: Oilers' ongoing Western challenges

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, along with sports columnist John MacKinnon, talk about the Edmonton Oilers' challenges when playing Western Conference foes,...
  • 23 hr 10 min ago

Cult of Hockey: A bad night for Arcobello to have a bad night

Edmonton Journal It was, as my Cult of Hockey colleague Bruce McCurdy noted, a bad night for Mark Arcobello to have a bad night. The Oilers played the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, a team that had a gaping...
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Predators silence Oilers’ four-game win streak

Edmonton Journal It really is deafeningly all quiet on the Western front for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers, a perfect 4-0 against Eastern Conference teams, still can’t beat any teams in their own...
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MacKinnon: Oilers had to become a team before they could start to win

Edmonton Journal I once attended a wedding in the hamlet of Macon, Mo., where the father of the bride offered this bit of wisdom: “No matter how bad things get, they’re never all that bad. And no...
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Young Forsberg leads defensive-minded Predators in scoring

Edmonton Journal It wasn’t like head coach Peter Laviolette wanted to slot the skilled, but unseasoned, Filip Forsberg onto a line with more experienced players. He just couldn’t ignore the rookie, who...
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Video: Strong goaltending buoys Oilers

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne ireland, along with sports columnist John MacKinnon, talk about the difference strong goaltending by Ben Scrivens has made for the Edmonton...
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Family says Gordie Howe is showing signs of improvement after stroke

Edmonton Journal Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey legend is showing some signs of improvement after suffering a significant stroke last weekend. The family issued a statement today through the Detroit...
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Oilers game day: Improved Nashville Predators visit Rexall Place tonight

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 play the visiting Nashville...
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Red-hot Oilers feasting on NHL East foes

Edmonton Journal There’s no ignoring the asterisk that punctuates the Edmonton Oilers’ four-game win streak. Each of the victories has come against teams from the Eastern Conference, a qualifier that...
  • 2 days ago

Oilers podcast: The Streak edition

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson, Joanne Ireland and John MacKinnon join sports editor Craig Ellingson to talk about the Edmonton Oilers' early season win streak and the storylines...
  • 2 days ago

Edmonton Oilers keep Leon Draisaitl on NHL roster, entry-level contract kicks in

Edmonton Journal Not long after Leon Draisaitl had wrapped up his nine-game audition with the Edmonton Oilers, he got the official word from head coach Dallas Eakins that he would be staying with the NHL club,...
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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky out 1-2 weeks with broken finger

Edmonton Journal COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one or two weeks with a broken finger. Bobrovsky suffered a fractured finger when he was struck by...
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MacKinnon: Edmonton fashions a smartly played game to knock off Habs

Edmonton Journal As far as Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins was concerned, the 7-1 Montreal Canadiens — le bleu-blanc-rouge — arrived in Edmonton as the NHL’s gold standard. By that measure, the...
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Oilers extend win streak to 4 games

Edmonton Journal The mighty Montreal Canadiens, with just one loss in the books, moseyed into Rexall Place on Monday to take on an Edmonton Oilers team with more modest credentials, but determined to negate its...
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Cult of Hockey: So far, so good with Edmonton Oilers’ summer acquisitions

Edmonton Journal The Edmonton Oilers brought in five new players who are getting regular playing time, and it’s safe to say that all of them, with one exception, are outperforming the players they replaced....
  • 3 days ago

Scrappy is Montreal Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher’s M.O.

Edmonton Journal If Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins says the Montreal Canadiens are “like a pack of wild dogs when somebody throws some meat in there” when they’re scrapping for loose...
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Edmonton Oilers rookie Leon Draisaitl continues to be challenged by NHL pace

Edmonton Journal Leon Draisaitl laughs when asked if he feels way older now that he’s turned 19 Monday. “Yeah, my back’s sore,” joked the Edmonton Oilers’ teenager, who’ll play...
  • 3 days ago
Blog Articles

Brad Hunt's Impact On The Oilers

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — Brad Hunt is blowing up the scoreboard in 2015.
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Predator vs Prey

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — The Oilers fall 4-1 to the Nashville Predators
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Recapping the 4 game win streak

SBN: The Copper & Blue (The Avry Lewis-McDougall) — Before tonight's game against Nashville (where hopefully the Oil can finally get a win against a Western Conference team) check out my recap of the streak and most recent win against the...
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Game Thread: Predators vs Oilers - Oil on Fire

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — It's immovable object vs immovable object at Rexall Place.
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Predict The Final Score: Game 10 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Five in a row? is this real life?
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Predators @ Oilers Game 10 Preview

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Leading the Central division, you say?
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Predators vs. Oilers Coverage

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Are the Preds for real?
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Three Questions With Jason Zito Of On The Forecheck

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Are the Preds for real?
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Injury Update: Nikitin Gets MRI and Hendricks Rests

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — A quick update from the Oilers this afternoon on the status of Nikita Nikitin and Matt Hendricks, both of whom were absent at practice this morning.
  • 2 days ago

Finding .500

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Curtis LeBlanc) — The Oilers improve to 4-4-1 with their shutout victory against the Montreal Canadiens.
  • 3 days ago

Game Thread: Canadiens vs Oilers - Chasing .500

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — As crazy as it sounds, the Oilers are almost back to even.
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Canadiens @ Oilers: Game Coverage

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Copper and Blue Staff) — Beasts of the East begin Western Canada roadie in Edmonton. Hello, Montréal.
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Canadiens @ Oilers Game 9 Preview

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Beasts of the East begin Western Canada roadie in Edmonton. Hello, Montréal.
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NHL Power Rankings: The East Rises?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — The Eastern Conference barges in for the first time since these ratings began two seasons ago.
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Streaking

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — The Oilers beat the Hurricanes 6-3 and have a 3 game winning streak going
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Game Thread: Hurricanes vs Oilers - Going Streaking

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Back to back wins and now the lowly Hurricanes come to town, it's time to go on a streak.
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McKenzie on Draisaitl

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Curtis LeBlanc) — TSN's Bob McKenzie weighed in on the Leon Draisaitl situation in Edmonton on last night's edition of Insider Trading.
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Hurricanes @ Oilers Game 8 Preview

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Oilers try to knock off winless Hurricanes for third consecutive victory
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