1. NHL Playoffs 2011: The Fernando Pisani Award or 5 Players Who Could Light It Up

    As an Oilers fan, I fondly remember our last playoff appearance in 2005-06, where we went from the eighth seed to the Stanley Cup Finals...

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  2. 5 Reasons to Still Watch the Edmonton Oilers This Season

    With 17 games left in the season, the Edmonton Oilers sit in last place in the NHL with 52 points and their two top players, Ales Hemsky and Taylor Hall, out with injuries, as well as having traded away Dustin Penner in exchange for futures...

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  3. Dustin Penner to the LA Kings: Now It Is Magnus Paajarvi's Time to Shine

    The lone blockbuster deal of the NHL trade deadline day 2011 (although there were a few blockbusters in the weeks leading up to it) saw the Edmonton Oilers trade winger Dustin ...

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  4. Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner: To Trade Or Not To Trade, That Is The Question

    As the 2011 trade deadline approaches, many Edmonton Oilers fans keep flip flopping on whether their club should trade two of their top forwards in Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner for younger assets to help the rebuild...

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  5. Evgeni Nabokov Claimed By New York Islanders: Why He Should Grow Up and Report

    Evgeni Nabokov was claimed off waivers on Saturday by the New York Islanders after he signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings...

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  6. Taylor Hall Moved to Middle: What That Could Mean for Edmonton Oilers' Future

    For the last two games, Taylor Hall has been playing on the top line. That is nothing new, since Hall has been on the Oilers' top line for the past month...

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  7. Linus Omarks' Shootout Goal: Cheeky Or Disrespectful?

    Linus Omark has been a household name among the hockey community for some time since his dazzling shooutout goal against Switzerland in an exhibition game became a youtube sensation...

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  8. Taylor Hall: Why He Can Approach a Point Per Game as an NHL Rookie

    Most fans are expecting Taylor Hall to continue the most recent trend with first overall picks, which has been, put up about 50 points in the rookie season and then continue from there...

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  9. Oilers Rookies Down Canucks Rookies 4-1: Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson Show Has Begun

    The "Big 3" played their first game together as Edmonton Oilers today against the Vancouver Canucks rookies and led the way to a 4-1 victory...

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  10. The 8 NHL Players Poised to Breakout in 2010-2011

    Every year there is talk about which players will breakout this season into a point-per-game player, or a number one defenceman or starting goalie...

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  11. \What the Jeff Deslauriers Signing Means for the Oilers Future in Goal

    The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they have re-signed goalie Jeff Deslauriers to a one-year contract. Normally a small signing like this wouldn't be big news. Heck, you could probably barely call it news...

    Faiz-Ali Virji Written by Faiz-Ali Virji about over 4 years ago 478 reads 5 comments

  12. Oilers Re-Sign Gilbert Brule: Could This Be the End of Andrew Cogliano?

    The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they had avoided arbitration and re-signed Gilbert Brule to a two-year deal worth $1.85 million per year...

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  13. The NHL Finally Gets It Right: Ilya Kovalchuk Contract Rejected

    It seemed that the 15 year contract signed by Rick Dipietro on September 12, 2006 had set a trend, as more and more teams started signing their star players to long term contracts for over a decade...

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  14. Taylor Vs Tyler: Can You Go Wrong With Either One?

    Its the question on every single Edmonton Oiler's fans mind: Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin? Some fans have made up their mind already, being firmly entrenched, most in Hall's camp...

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  15. Khabibulin Injury Blessing in Disguise For Oilers' Future?

    While most people are talking about Ales Hemsky's injury and what it means to the Edmonton Oilers both now in the future, Nikolai Khabibulin's injury could be the Oilers savior...

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  16. Mike Comrie? What's The Deal Tambellini?

    Today, the Edmonton Oilers signed centre Mike Comrie. The first thing that comes to most fans minds is: why? Steve Tambellini, the Oilers General Manager, stated before the off season that ...

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  17. The Five Players Fantasy Hockey Owners Shouldn't Give the Cold Shoulder

    Every year, there's always a few players that fantasy owners seem to forget about, usually due to injury. These players are usually drafted in the later rounds and go on to have a great season, leading to many a owner kicking themselves...

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  18. Could This Be The Year Hemsky Breaks Out?

    Ever since his 77 point season in 05-06 followed by the Edmonton Oilers magical Stanley Cup run, Oilers fans have been waiting for Ales Hemsky to take the next step and become an "elite" player by reaching the 80 point plateau...

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  19. Five NHL Players Who May Surprise Us Next Season

    Every season there is always those players who everyone writes off, saying they are done because they had a bad season or what not. Some times they are right, and those players just never seem to get their game back...

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  20. Dany Heatley Rejected the Edmonton Oilers: Should they Be Happy?

    After 12:00 AM EST, the news broke that Dany Heatley refused to waive his no-trade clause to be traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano, and Ladislav Smid...

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  21. Craig MacTavish: Conspiracy?

    Ask almost any Edmonton Oilers fan what is wrong with the team, and 99 percent of the time the answer will most certainly be: Craig MacTavish (followed by a long line of obscenities)...

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  22. Is Patrick O'Sullivan the Answer for Ales Hemsky?

    The Edmonton Oilers seemed like they were going to stand pat at the 2009 NHL Trade Deadline. The 3:00 PM EST deadline had passed without a mention of any deal...

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  23. NHL's Six Funniest Interviews

    Hockey interviews are notorious for being boring and cliche. There seems to be no character from the players, and they repeat the same things over and over again: "Gotta work harder" ...

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  24. Sabrina Ladha: Vezina or Masterton?

    As I was playing as my Be-A-Pro character in EA Sports NHL 09, I ran into an exceptionally good goaltender playing for the Washington Capitals. No matter what I did, I couldn't seem to score on him...

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  25. Oilers-Stars: Rob Schremp Gets His Shot

    The day many Oilers fans were waiting for has come—Rob Schremp is playing in the NHL. And unlike the other three games he played, he should be getting significant minutes in replacing the injured Robert Nilsson...

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