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Edmonton Oilers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Edmonton Oilers C 1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  2. Mark Arcobello  3. Leon Draisaitl  4. Boyd Gordon  5. Anton Lander  6. Matt Hendricks  L 1. Taylor Hall  2. David Perron  3. Benoit Pouliot  4. Luke Gazdic  R 1. Jordan Eberle  ...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boyd Gordon’s Zone Starts

A few days ago I posted the top 20 players by excess defensive zone starts in 2013/14.  Leading the league was Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers who had 487 excess defensive zone starts (defensive zone - offensive zone).  This gives him a well over 100 zone start lead over anyone else in the league.  Boyd Gordon played the most defensive role in the NHL (at least by zone starts...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers Now Need A Center Or Two

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Edmonton’s roster right now holds only Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at first-line centre, and Boyd Gordon on the fourth-line. Is general manager Craig MacTavish counting on newly minted draft pick Leon Draisaitl to play No. 2 centre in the NHL as an 18-year-old this fall? Or does the timing of this trade suggest that MacTavish has already landed...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals extend affiliation with Hershey Bears

Washington tied up one of its many offseason loose ends Tuesday, extending its affiliation with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears through the 2014-15 season. Next year will mark a decade of partnership between the teams, which both face pivotal summers after failing to reach the playoffs. “The Bears are a great franchise and we look forward to working together again...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Q and A, Part 2

Hi all. Sorry for disappearing for a few days. I'd love to have a great excuse, but the truth is, I had writer's blog. Seriously. There's only so much you can write about a hockey team six weeks before the end of the players and the NHL entry draft...one in which the Oilers have no picks in the second or third round. To help me get over my writer's block, some of...
Via Puckrant.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers centre Boyd Gordon shut down for season with shoulder issue

The Edmonton Oilers added Boyd Gordon to their ever-growing pile of players who are done for the season. Gordon, who has a minor shoulder issue, joins Jesse Joensuu (ankle), Ryan Jones (knee), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Andrew Ference (chest) and Luke Gazdic (shoulder) in the premature summer club. Gordon hurt his shoulder early in Tuesday’s loss to Colorado, but never left the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers hold off the Anaheim Ducks

It’s becoming pretty clear now that if the NHL expanded its playoffs to 28 teams, the Edmonton Oilers would be one those clubs nobody wants in the first round. After beating Anaheim and Phoenix in their last two games, and pushing the Ducks and Sharks to the brink in a pair of stirring one-goal battles on the road, the Oilers are suddenly giving some of the best teams in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers parlay tougher play into pair of wins

If they’re going to get better, the Edmonton Oilers know they’re going to have to play bigger. On Monday the Oilers stood up for themselves for the first time this season in a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. The win was the first against a divisional opponent not based in Calgary. “We played with purpose,” said Oilers centre Sam Gagner. “When you go back for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane Scored His First Goal For The Edmonton Oilers

Patrick Kane hasn’t scored a goal in his last six games, but the drought ended on Sunday. The Chicago Blackhawks winger slapped the puck back to the point to reset, but no one was home and it glided all the way down the ice and into Chicago’s net. Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers got credit for the free goal. Luckily for Kane the Blackhawks hung on for the 5-3 win. Article...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Patrick Kane scores own-goal into empty net

It's a very real possibility: your team is about to get a power play, your coach pulls the goalie, and there's an empty net waiting at the other side of the ice. You clear the puck, it bounces off of the boards, and then it slides... oh no... is it... yes. It slides right into your own empty net. It's always a possibility, but doesn't happen often, most of the time...
Via Bloguin Best
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Patrick Kane scores own-goal into empty net

It's a very real possibility: your team is about to get a power play, your coach pulls the goalie, and there's an empty net waiting at the other side of the ice. You clear the puck, it bounces off of the boards, and then it slides... oh no... is it... yes. It slides right into your own empty net. It's always a possibility, but doesn't happen often, most of the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning can't strike down Edmonton Oilers

Who would have guessed that all it takes to light a fire under the Edmonton Oilers is a 50 C drop in temperature? After wandering the desert in Phoenix and face-planting in the California sand on their winless three-game road trip, the Oilers returned to a bitter cold snap in Edmonton and upset the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3. The Oilers built a 3-1 lead, blew it in the second period...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Eberle scores twice in Oilers' win over Lightning

Jordan Eberle scored two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night. Taylor Hall, Luke Gazdic, and Boyd Gordon also scored for the Oilers (14-26-5), who have won three of 13. Edmonton avoided its fourth five-game losing streak of the season. It was the Oilers' first win against a team above...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop leaves game early as Lightning fall to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Jordan Eberle scored two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night. Taylor Hall, Luke Gazdic, and Boyd Gordon also scored for the Oilers (14-26-5), who have won three of 13. Edmonton avoided its fourth five-game losing streak of the season. It was the Oilers' first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

After six-game absence, Gordon returns for Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers will get veteran checking center Boyd Gordon back into the lineup when they take on the Canucks Friday in Vancouver, the club announced. Gordon, 30, has missed the last six games with a shoulder injury suffered during a game against Columbus on Nov. 29. Prior to getting hurt he was having a solid campaign for the Oilers, scoring five goals and 11 points in 27...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Boyd Gordon scores a high percentage on faceoffs

Whenever Boyd Gordon sets up for a faceoff — he has already taken 493 draws for the Edmonton Oilers — Will Acton plays the keen observer. He watches the veteran centre drop low to the ice, his legs splayed far apart, the execution as consistent as can be. Gordon is not only the Oilers’ best faceoff man, he is fourth in the NHL with a win percentage of 58.6. Of the 289 draws...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers need more from Justin Schultz

Typically seven points in 12 games will get you positive reviews. For Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers, that just hasn’t been the case. Nor should it be. As it stands, no team in the NHL has been worse on defense than the Oilers. Despite adding Andrew Ference as a free agent and signing a two-way forward like Boyd Gordon, Edmonton still has been awful in its own zone. Leading...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Alternate League Stat Categories Thursday

Many leagues use different stats than the ESPN standard format of Goals, Assists, Plus/Minus, Penalty Minutes, Average Time-On-Ice, Shots on Goal, Power-play points, Goals against Average, Save Percentage, and Wins. For Fantasy Hockey owners that play in leagues with other categories, we bring you some sleepers that are near the top of the list in their respective category. Forwards...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Special Teams Saturday: Problems In Edmonton- Eakins to Blame?

The Edmonton Oilers have been an awful special teams group this season, starting first and foremost with their penalty-kill unit that sits at a league worst, 69.7%. On Monday, October 14th, the Oilers faced the Washington Capitals, a team with the best power-play unit in the entire NHL. The Oilers allowed three power-play goals on the night. Edmonton fans, this article will break...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals get off the snide, beat Oilers 4-2

Alex Ovechkin, middle, is surrounded by teammates after scoring his 6th goal of the season in the Caps 4-2 win (photo by Patrick McDermott) Don’t call it a comeback….er maybe you should. Yes the immortal words of the one and only LL Cool J can be used to describe last night’s victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a game where the Capitals looked like the Capitals they’re supposed...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers have gone from outhouse to penthouse in face-off statistics

It’s an insanely small sample size. Three games out of 83. It’s hard to make a case that it’s a meaningful measure. But ‘Hear ye! Hear ye!’ The Edmonton Oilers are second in the entire National Hockey League in faceoffs. They’ve won 57.5%. Never in any three game stretch in the last four years — especially in one where they only won one game — were the Oilers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Boyd Gordon not out of place in top-six role

Prior to arriving in Edmonton Boyd Gordon was perceived to be solely a bottom-six forward. That’s all he’d ever been with the Washington Capitals and Phoenix Coyotes. But out of necessity the Edmonton Oilers have been forced to move Gordon up in the lineup and so far the veteran centre has rewarded his coach’s faith in him. “It’s not me he’s rewarding he’s rewarding...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Oilers Game Preview – October 5, 2013

After a less than impressive season opener, the Canucks will try to get off on the right foot at home on Saturday night against the upstart Edmonton Oilers. Alex Burrows was seen limping after blocking a shot on Thursday. Burrows didn’t practice on Friday but is expected to play. Last Game The Canucks lost 4-1 to San Jose on Thursday. They were outshot and outplayed. Roberto Luongo...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

New and improved Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are heading into the season with a lot of familiar faces. Yet it's the new guys who may make the difference between a playoff berth and another early golf season. General manager Craig MacTavish went about trying to supplement his roster this off-season looking to provide support to his young up-and-coming stars. He gained secondary scoring by trading for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

All Kinds Of Lists

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal not only lists his Top 50 players, but also has lists like.. If you absolutely, positively had to win one defensive zone faceoff with 10 seconds left to win the Stanley Cup: 1. Patrice Bergeron 2. Jonathan Toews 3. David Steckel (if somebody would give him a job). 4. Boyd Gordon Will these guys ever make the Hockey Hall...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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