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By Pat White (@patwhite9126)
Before the Los Angeles Kings went on their unprecedented run to the Stanley Cup in 2012-13, the last eighth-seed to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals was the Edmonton Oilers in 2005-06.
Unfortunately, that was the last time the fans in Oil country sniffed the playoffs.
After the departure of Chris Pronger, the Oilers went from 95 points and a Cup finalist to 71 points and out of the playoffs. But with the struggles of the storied franchise came a youth movement that has included three No. 1 overall picks.
The young core of Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Justin Schultz and Devan Dubnyk is one of the most talented groups in the league. Hockey pundits have lauded over the Oilers youth movement and their competitive potential. Heck, they’ve even had a show on the NHL Network highlighting the growth of the team.
Now approaching the fifth year of the rebuild project, it’s time for the Oilers to move past the “potent...
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Edmonton Oilers stud youngin’ Taylor Hall was working on his game and decided to throw a quick video on Instagram to show people just how good his stickhandling is. In his words, he was just “working on his mitts.” While Hall doesn’t qualify as Datsyukian yet, he is off to a decent start. Despite missing 20+ games in his first two years, the first overall pick of the 2010...
Taylor Hall was a No. 1 draft pick just a few years ago, so it should probably go without saying that he has some pretty impressive skill. The extent of that skill, however, is hard to actually fathom. So that’s why when he does things like stickhandle with a golf ball, we’re still blown away by just how crazy-talented he, and really the rest of professional athletes, actually...
Taylor Hall was a No. 1 draft pick just a few years ago, so it should probably go without saying that he has some pretty impressive skills.
The extent of those skills, however, is hard to actually fathom. So that's why when he does things like stickhandle with a golf ball, we're still blown away by just how crazy-talented he, and really every professional athlete, actually...
Edmonton Oilers’ Taylor Hall is in the process of becoming an NHL superstar. If he continues to develop the way he has the past few seasons, he will be among the league’s elite soon enough. In a new Instagram video, Hall showed off his sick hands and while they may not be Pavel Datsyuk-esque yet, what Hall did was still very impressive.
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The Edmonton Oilers announced Thursday that the team has agreed to terms with defenceman Darnell Nurse on a three-year entry level contract.
Nurse 18 was the seventh overall selection in this year's NHL Draft after recording 41 points and 116 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
In six playoff games with the Greyhounds...
Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall posted this insane video on Instagram of him stickhandling a golf ball. Hall posted the video with the message, "Working on the mitts with a golf ball". You can see the original post here. Hall had 50 points in 45 games with Edmonton last season.Not since Tiger Woods did this have we seen a professional athlete drop jaws by simply playing...