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United Center debris falls onto ice during Blackhawks game

When you play in an old barn, generally the appeal is the history and tradition of the structure. Sometimes the arena is just a focal point to a great area of town. In the Chicago Blackhawks case, the United Center has only been opened up for twenty or so years but it has seen multiple Stanley Cups and multiple NBA titles. A building with a championship pedigree is a building the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 13 Recap: Pens scratch out another win in Edmonton

Another tight game, another rope-a-dope affair, another Penguins win. Dupuis was a late scratch, but it’s hard to know exactly how much time the Pens had to rework their lineup a touch before the game. But that’s moot. Everyone but the Tin Man is hoping Dupuis is okay. JUST IN from @Penguins: Dupuis won't play vs. Oilers, taken to hospital as a precaution —
Via The Pensblog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 13 – Penguins 2, Oilers 1

By: @chetstead   The Penguins’ streak of strong defensive play continued in Edmonton. The Pens left Rexall Place with another win on goals by Kessel and Sprong. Connor McDavid broke his clavicle in a game against the Flyers, but the Oilers are stocked with young talent. Despite that, Edmonton only mustered one goal tonight. Shortly before game time, news came out that Pascal...
Via The PensNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 13 Between the Oilers and Penguins

By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) It’s November 6th, 2015, a date that many hockey fans circled on their calendar when the NHL schedule was first released. It was supposed to be the first ever match up between the Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby. Unfortunately, that may have to wait until the 2016-1 7 NHL season now that McDavid...
Via The PensNation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid's injury will not be the end of Oilers' season

Connor McDavid, the rookie who has quickly become the new face of the Edmonton Oilers franchise, will now be sidelined with an upper body injury only 13 games into the season. McDavid was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Level Draft, and was thought to be the rookie that would finally help the Oilers turn around their multiple-season losing streak...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

GAMEDAY 13: Lube jobbers. Pens continue road trip, head to Edmonton to face the Oilers.

Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4) at Edmonton Oilers (5-8) Rexall Place – Edmonton, Alberta 9:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports Winners of five straight and eight of their last nine, the Pens will continue their tour of Western Canada tonight in Edmonton. The Pens were held to two goals or less in eight of its first nine games, but have now scored three or more in four straight games and 14 over...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Players to Watch at the Karjala Cup

5. Lukas Radil, F (Czech Republic): 4. Petri Kontiola, F (Finland): AFP 3. Viktor Fasth, G (Sweden): The final chapter of Fasth’s fast NHL career could have come to a close following his time with the Edmonton Oilers last season, but the Swedish netminder will do what it takes to change that perspective. NHL scouts like this tournament because a lot of solid players have come...
Via The Hockey House
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Core Guiding the Edmonton Oilers

Over the past few years, the Edmonton Oilers have merely talked about their playoff dreams. Although they miraculously earned the first overall draft pick in three consecutive years, from 2010 to 2012, the team has been unable to change its luck on the ice. The Oilers are in the midst of a miserable postseason drought: they haven't reached the playoffs since 2005-06, which is nine...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid out 'long term' after collision with boards

The Edmonton Oilers’ worst fears might be coming to fruition. Connor McDavid, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL draft and best prospect to enter the league since Wayne Gretzky, suffered an upper body injury in the Oilers’ home win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Coach McLellan says @cmcdavid97 has an upper-body injury that will keep him out long term. —...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Connor McDavid crashes hard into the boards

Connor McDavid brought incredible speed to the NHL, but unfortunately that means there’s always a risk of some serious collisions should he lose his balance. McDavid came streaking towards the Flyers net, but was pushed off balance by two Flyers resulting in a huge collision into the boards. McDavid got up holding his left shoulder. We’ll have to wait and see if there’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oilers switch is now officially flipped

EDMONTON , AB – SEPTEMBER 21: Leon Draisaitl #29 of the Edmonton Oilers chases a loose puck against the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place on September 21, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.(Photo by Dan Riedlhuber/Getty Images) Oh look, it’s another stud prospect for the Oil to bring to Edmonton. Leon Drisaitl was a flop last year, but his first game with the big boys in 2015...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former DU defenseman Joey LaLeggia gets the call to NHL

Joey LaLeggia was one of the leaders of the University of Denver Men’s Hockey team over the last four years.  He is also one of the nicest and most genuine people that has ever played hockey in the city of Denver, so this bit of news he received on Wednesday evening is well deserved. The former DU defenseman has been recalled by the Edmonton Oilers from the Bakersfield Condors...
Via BSN Denver
26 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers (Last Season: 24-44-14, 6th in Pacific)Coach: Todd McLellan (311-163-66; 8th season, 1st with Oilers)Key Additions: Connor McDavid, Lauri Korpikoski, Mark Letestu, Andrej Sekera, Cam Talbot, Eric GrybaKey Departures: Boyd Gordon, Viktor Fasth, Matt Fraser, Martin MarincinKey Player: Oscar Klefbom.Just kidding, it's Connor McDavid. The first overall pick in this year...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers sign Oskar Klefbom long-term

Many would consider the Edmonton Oilers the one team in the NHL with the brightest future. They may not be contending for a Stanley Cup this season, but their future is arguably the most promising in the NHL. For the first time in years the Oilers have a competent head coach and general manager in Todd McLellan and Peter Chiarelli, both of whom have enjoyed great success in their...
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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