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Video- Just Watch Edmonton Oilers/LA Kings

Game over, hold on, Toronto thinks the puck went over the line, review, good goal, challenge...

 

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Edmonton Trades Brandon Davidson To The New York Islanders

Edmonton press release...

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired a third round draft pick in 2019 from the New York Islanders in exchange for defenceman Brandon Davidson.

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In Edmonton, First You Rebuild Then You Remodel

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Remodeling. Not rebuilding.

That’s how general manager Peter Chiarelli sees the big picture going forward from this already-guaranteed-to-be-the-most-disappointing-season-in-Edmonton-Oilers-history headed into Monday’s NHL trade deadline.

Chiarelli, obviously, is the clubhouse leader in the blame game as the Oilers mop up an 11th season in the last 12 years. Now he has to emerge as Mr. Fix It.

Friday he made it clear the Oilers remodeling is to fix what’s been broken in the immediate future — not after freshly drafted players develop.

That, I submit, is a message that needed to be delivered to a significant number of fans trying to make decisions about season ticket renewals.

Rebuilding would be trading assets for a plethora of draft picks. Remodeling is moving assets for almost-ready-for-prime-time prospects.

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Video- Cam Talbot Not A Happy Goalie

The Coyotes won 1-0 today.

 

 

Watch the goal below, which I assume Talbot was not happy about...

added 7:57pm, Below, watch Coach McLellan post-game...

added 9:53pm, below, watch Talbot post-game...

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Milan Lucic Needs To Get Quicker On The Ice

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Lucic last scored Dec. 23 on Montreal’s Carey Price....

Lucic knows he has to get quicker, which entails getting lighter than his current 238 pounds.

Two years into his seven-year, $42-million contract, he also knows he has to adapt. There’s no fighting anymore; he’s still in the top 10 in NHL hits, but the game’s going away from cycling along the boards as the puck’s carried into the zone more on the rush. There’s a lot less of what makes Milan Lucic, Milan Lucic. All those admirable traits.

So how does Lucic keep up or get faster?

“It’s a tough question to answer. I don’t know what the league’s going to look like four years from now,” he said. “But it’s up to me to get faster and that’s on the off-ice part of it.”

Can his body show up much lighter next year?

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Mitch Callahan Suspended 20 Gms.-Violating Terms Of AHL/PHPA Performance Enhancing Substance Program

via a press release from the Edmonton Oilers,

The Edmonton Oilers have been advised by the American Hockey League that Bakersfield Condors forward Mitch Callahan has been suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the AHL/PHPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

Callahan will miss the Condors’ next 20 games, beginning Wednesday (Feb. 14). He will be eligible to return to the Condors lineup for their game on Apr. 11, 2018.

“The Edmonton Oilers organization supports the AHL/PHPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program and respects the decision to suspend Mitch Callahan,” said Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli.

“We are very confident that the violation was a simple oversight by Mitch and was not done to gain a competitive advantage.  This suspension highlights the responsibility of the player to be diligent in ensuring that all substances they consume are pre-approved by the Banned Substance Control Group.  We fully support Mitch and look forward to him returning to game play following his suspension.”

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What Happens When You Are Caught Flat-Footed Against Connor McDavid

Last night.

 

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Video- Have A Night Connor McDavid

4 goals and an assist in a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 

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Does It Bother You If A Goalie Doesn’t Talk On Game Day?

IMO, I have no issue with it.

 

 

added 5:22pm,

 

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Time For The Edmonton Oilers To Just Play

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

“We’re going to make the playoffs.” Cam Talbot looks you right in the eye as he says it.

The Edmonton Oilers goalie is a true pro. And a true pro knows that the negative thought, no matter if you are coming out of the All-Star break 10 points south of a wildcard spot with five teams to pass, can never be allowed to enter the mind of a winner.

Alas, mental strength has been an issue here in Edmonton this season. A team that allowed itself to believe things would come around naturally spent the first half of the season waiting for things to turn. Somehow, nobody really seemed to really do anything about it. The fan base seemed far more desperate than the players in the dressing room, though we learn now that was never the case.

“Early in the year we were putting way too much pressure on ourselves,” said Milan Lucic, whose game — like too many of his teammates — has not been good enough for long enough this season. “Right now, I feel like we shouldn’t put any pressure on ourselves. Let’s just go out and play.

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The Oilers are probably the most disappointing story of the season at this point.

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