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100 Points For Connor McDavid

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

The draft day hype machine has grown so exponentially over the years that it has become nearly impossible for a young prospect to live up to his billing.

Then there is Connor McDavid, who exceeded his.

McDavid went into the Edmonton Oilers’ season finale Sunday with 98 points, yet among 18,347 fans at Rogers Place in Edmonton, there were likely 18,000 who would have bet their mortgage on McDavid having a two-point night.

He did it in style, waiting until late in the second period to collect an assist, then getting the second on a Leon Draisaitl goal at 1:50 of the third period, lifting the roof off the arena.


Watch his 100th point below...

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Do You Consider The Edmonton Oilers A Legitimate Cup Contender?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

It’s beginning to look like the Stanley Cup Playoffs might not just be a place for this young team to dip its toe in the water.

"I think some people thought we weren’t going (to be able to play) with these teams come playoff time," Talbot said. "I think we have shown the last couple weeks, with playoff hockey against the big heavy teams we are going to have to go through. We have been able to come out on top."

"Ever since the calendar turned over to March, it has just seemed like everything is rolling in the right direction for us," echoed Lucic, who’s up to 19 goals now. "From the goaltending, to the defensive play, and guys stepping up offensively… Every game means so much. It’s a good spot for us to be in with four games left."...

It wasn’t supposed to happen this fast in Edmonton, but this team is big, fast and confident. And, they have the best player on the ice every night in McDavid.

Oilers fans might want to fasten their seat belts.


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The Edmonton Oilers Are In The Stanley Cup Playoffs

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Four thousand and two days.

But who’s counting, eh?

Well, how about the entire city of Edmonton and surrounding areas since the last time fans could stand up and shout to the rooftops “Hey, the Oilers are in the playoffs. Next stop, the Stanley Cup.”

OK, maybe not the second part of that. A Canadian team hasn’t won a Cup since 1993.

But at least the city can exhale now. The Oilers clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Fan Appreciation Night at Rogers Centre, where they gave away patio sets and spin cycles as prizes, but the biggest prize was a post-season berth.

“You saw the excitement in the building. This means a lot, the fans have gone through probably one of the worst stretches you could imagine,” said Oilers captain Connor McDavid, who scored on a pass to Patrick Maroon that pin-balled off the skate of Derek Forbort and past L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick.


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Video- Drew Doughty On Playing The Edmonton Oilers Tonight

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Kings’ Drew Doughty says it’s about time we show up against Edmonton, calls out past Oilers’ forwards for not playing defence, and is still pissed about getting beat one-on-one by Connor McDavid.


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Video- The Edmonton Oilers And Their Smelling Salts

Gene Principe of Sportsnet with the report and test too.


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Video- Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Gene Principe Style

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Videos- A Sit Down With John Tortorella, McDavid Skill And Kucherov Impresses

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

John Tortorella speaks with Christine Simpson about his past mistakes as a coach and how he has approached his opportunity in Columbus.


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Montreal Trades David Desharnais To Edmonton For Brandon Davidson

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GIF- A Seven Minute Review

Nashville scored, Edmonton challenged offside, goal stands.

Your thoughts?


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Video- Can You Embellish A “Little Tickle”?

Milan Lucic two for slashing, Brandon Manning two for embellishment.


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