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Video- You Make The Goal Call - Edmonton/Calgary

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Cam Talbot is a goalie. He should know what goaltender interference is, right?

“No effin’ idea.”

Connor McDavid is about as controversial as a cup of coffee, no? So how come he left Thursday’s game with an Abuse of Officials penalty next to his name?

“I did what I did. I hope they’re not too upset with me,” he said afterwards.

Yes, it was quite a tilt Thursday in Edmonton, with a disallowed goal in overtime, a 4-3 Oilers shootout win over the Calgary Flames, and a rare burst of personality from McDavid after his shootout game-winner.

After assisting on Ryan Strome’s overtime winner that was called back because one of the National Hockey League’s cheesy goalie interference calls, McDavid scored on David Rittich in the shootout. As he skated to the Oilers bench he made the same motion with his hand that the referee makes when a play is destined for review

You could read McDavid’s lips as he pointed at the arena roof. “Go upstairs!”


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Paul Coffey Named A Skills Development Coach For The Edmonton Oilers

via a release from the Edmonton Oilers,

The Edmonton Oilers have hired former Oiler and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Paul Coffey as a Skills Development Coach.

Coffey, who played over 21 seasons in the National Hockey League, appeared in 1409 regular season games, posting 1531 points (396G, 1135A), winning four Stanley Cups, including three with the Oilers.

The native of Weston, ON, ranks second all-time among NHL defencemen in career goals, assists and points. The 56 year-old won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman three times, and was voted to eight All-Star Teams.

Coffey was one of seven Oilers alumni named as one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history, as part of the NHL Centennial celebrations in 2016-17.

He also represented Canada internationally five times, winning three Canada Cups (1984, 1987, 1991) while playing in one World Cup (1996) and one World Hockey Championship (1990).

Paul Coffey was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Out 5-6 Weeks With Cracked Ribs

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Morning Line- Terry Jones

The most important thing with the games that remain when the Oilers return (and return again after the All-Star Break) will be for everybody to go forward convinced this still can become the Stanley Cup contender they were supposed to be this season.

-Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun where you can read more on the Edmonton Oilers at their break.

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A Vote Of Confidence For Todd McLellan

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

If any organization should have it figured out by now, it is the Edmonton Oilers. Firing the coach at the first sign of disappointment is not a long-term solution, and general manager Peter Chiarelli said as much Sunday evening.

“I have no intentions of firing Todd (McLellan). I want to work with the coach, and I think he’s a very good coach,” Chiarelli said over the phone from Nashville. “As far as Todd goes, and (his staff), I am not considering firing them. At this point we’re going to solve it together.”

The Oilers season has been an abject disappointment, but it is the team’s ongoing search for rock bottom that is most disconcerting. The Oilers pulled their record up to .500 just before Christmas, but have lost six of seven games since, outscored 28-10 in those games.

Right now they’re barely competitive, outscored 20-4 in their past five games.


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Evening Line- Robert Tychkowski On The Edmonton Oilers

It wasn’t that the Oilers were hopelessly outplayed in the opening period, they actually outshot Dallas 14-10, it’s just they were completely overwhelmed whenever the Stars’ big line was on the ice. Edmonton’s defence pairings looked like deer in headlights, giving up a two-on-one and a pair of easy back door tap-ins to dig a hole they couldn’t climb out of.

The same can likely be said for their season, although nobody in the Edmonton room is willing to admit that with 40 games to go.

-Robert Tychkowski at the Edmonton Sun on Edmonton's 5-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.  Tychkowski has more on the game.

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Another Loss For The Edmonton Oilers

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Slaughtered 5-0 by the Winnipeg Jets, then bludgeoned to the same 5-0 tune by the Los Angeles Kings – in consecutive home games – the Edmonton Oilers season is swirling the bowl this morning....

Tuesday night a familiar flaw was first star at Rogers Place, as the Oilers’ historically horrid penalty killing unit allowed three goals in a five-minute major penalty, ensuring Edmonton’s fourth straight loss since the Christmas break.

With the score 1-0 for L.A. and just five seconds to play in the second period, Edmonton’s Pat Maroon was given a match penalty and ejected for a head shot on Kings defenceman Drew Doughty.

By the time Maroon left the box at 4:55 of the third period, the score was 4-0. Game over.

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Below, watch the Oilers's post game report...

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Kings vs. Oilers Means Doughty vs. McDavid

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will go against Edmonton’s Connor McDavid for the first time this season in a juicy sub-story to an important game for both teams. Doughty is having another Norris Trophy-worthy season, and McDavid is widely seen as the best, if not the most skilled, player in hockey.

“There’s a good chance I’ll be made foolish at least once,” Doughty said after the morning skate. “I enjoy it so much. When I have to play superstars like him on the other team, I get up for those games. That’s the most fun I have. I enjoy getting to know him off the ice a little bit, but when he’s on the ice, I’m going to do everything I can to play my best against him.”

Doughty remembers being embarrassed by the video game-like moves of McDavid before, and he’s keenly aware of not letting that happen again.

“I don’t forget those things, ever,” Doughty said. “I kind of owe him one. The only way I can really owe him is by hitting him, I think. It’s kind of hard to do that.”

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The Edmonton Oilers Need To Play As A Desperate Team

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Only three teams in the league have fewer points at home — Vancouver, Buffalo and Arizona. Yet, they’re a better road team than Washington, Boston, and Pittsburgh.

They finished December 7-5-1, their first winning month, but they lost their last three games and gave up 13 goals, after winning four in a row before that to get to .500 for the first time since Oct. 7, completely taking their foot off the gas.

When you look up desperation in your Webster’s dictionary, there will not be a team photo of the Oilers because they don’t play with it, nearly enough.

They’re seven points south of either third place in the Pacific or the second wild-card spot. And the season will be half over after games against Los Angeles on Tuesday and Anaheim Thursday.

Maybe the most sobering stat:

They’re 17 points behind the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who’ve gone 16-4 in their last 20 games since the Oilers kicked them in the head seven weeks ago at Rogers Place.


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The Edmonton Oilers Have No Answers

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,

Thankfully, 2017 is over.

And one or two more games like that and so are the Edmonton Oilers.

With their season hanging by a thread and zero room left for error, against a Winnipeg Jets team without Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien, the Oilers put all of their hunger and determination on display Sunday night at Rogers Place.

It wasn’t much.

Their fast-fading playoff hopes suffered another serious blow, this time a 5-0 loss that had the home town crowd booing Edmonton off the ice.

With good reason. The Oilers were a lukewarm mess in losing their 16th straight New Year’s Eve game (0-12-4 dating back to 1985). After four-straight wins before the Christmas break, they’ve now lost three in a row since....

“How come in a game this important, at home, they couldn’t muster the determination to put up a fight?

“I can’t really answer that,” said McDavid. “We understand the position we are in and that every point matters is no secret to anyone in here. It was obviously not our best effort, but we’ll regroup with a couple of games coming up against divisional teams.”

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