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This Week On Oilers Hockey: 16

That game against the Lightning was fun, eh? The Oilers only play Tampa Bay twice a year, but you’d think they were long-time rivals with how heated and emotional the players on both sides got. We’re halfway through the regular season, and game 47 was a playoff-caliber game against the back-to-back-to-back Eastern Conference Champions. Not […]

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Birthday boy Connor McDavid (97) gets love from his teammates after scoring a goal during the first period in a game against the San Jose Sharks Jan 13, 2023 (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) (Godofredo A. Vásquez / Associated Press)

Reasonable Expectations for the Edmonton Oilers

If we turned the calendar back exactly a year, we’d see the Edmonton Oilers in a glaringly similar position as they are today. A 6-4 loss at home against the lowly Ottawa Senators on January 15 dropped the Oilers’ record to 18-15-2, and the season’s outlook would seem even more grim after fans watched their […]

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This Week On Oilers Hockey: 12

I hope my fellow Oilers fans had a joyous Christmas holiday, even though the record that the team comes back with is not the ideal Christmas present. They sit with an 18-15-2 record in the standings. As stated in a tweet by Daniel Nugent-Bowman, this is the same record that the Oilers had last season […]

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Oilers: Here We Go Again?

It seems like a yearly occurrence, doesn’t it? The Oilers go through a rough patch and seemingly find themselves in a position where everyone forgets just how good they can be. As of now, they are going through it, as they’re precisely .500 in their record, Jack Campbell is having the worst start of his […]

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Edmonton Oilers: Identity Crisis

There are two guarantees in life, and for the sake of this article, they are a disappointment and having an identity crisis. Unfortunately for the Oilers, they’re experiencing both right now. Last year after 20 games, the Oilers had a record of 15-5, while this year, they are a measly 10-10. Despite the five win […]

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Oilers Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our fellow hockey fans on the other side of the border. Enjoy watching a football game on a Thursday while most of us here in Canada will be bored and wish we could invest in a hockey game. Here are three things that Oilers fans should be thankful for and three Black […]

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Is Dustin Schwartz Really The Problem?

As the Oilers have opened up the season with a goalie controversy only 16 games in, there has been quite a bit of finger-pointing at Dustin Schwartz. Mostly negative. Most are about how new Oiler Jack Campbell has started his season with abysmal numbers. Through 10 games this season, Jack Campbell has a record of […]

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Five Predictions For The Oil In The 2022-23 Season

Every off-season, there is always that very dull spot. The excitement of free agency is gone, trade rumors go quiet, the teams are set, and that’s where we are right now. Thankfully, we are about to be out of that. As training camp is starting up and pre-season games are up and running, opening night […]

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Zach Hyman: A Great First Impression

Before Joining The Oilers On July 1st of 2021, the Oilers opened up free agency by announcing the signing of Zach Hyman, a Toronto Maple Leaf for the previous six seasons. In the NHL Entry Draft, Hyman was drafted 123rd overall by the Florida Panthers. Leading up to the draft, Hyman played in the Central […]

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Edmonton Oilers: 7 Keys to a Stanley Cup Run

I know what you’re thinking “The Oilers?? Didn’t they get embarrassed in 4 games to the Avalanche??”. Well, yeah… they did. But, they improved. If you are a believer, I hope reading these reasons gives you some reassurance. If you don’t believe it, I hope these seven reasons will have you rooting for the blue […]

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