There's someone to blame for the Oilers' struggles, but it isn't Connor McDavid

Cam Lewis
November 19 2017 06:54PM

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The Oilers are through 20 games and own a 7-11-2 record. They're sitting in 14th in the Western Conference and need 87 points in their next 62 games in order to match their 103-point total from last season.

Times are stressful in Edmonton. Just as Oilers fans thought the Decade of Darkness was in the rearview mirror, it's the middle of November and the possibility of playoffs is slowly slipping away. It's completely reasonable for Oilers fans to be frustrated and it's natural to want to point the finger at someone. But (and honestly I can't believe I'm typing this) Connor McDavid isn't the person to shoulder responsibility for this team's struggles.

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Nation Notebook: Teams looking for upgrades and the aftermath of the Duchene trade

Cam Lewis
November 12 2017 04:05PM

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This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL. 

Last weekend, the Colorado Avalanche finally pulled the trigger on a deal involving Matt Duchene. The third overall pick from the 2009 draft has been wanting out of Colorado since last Christmas, and it was expected he would be moved over the off-season. But, oddly enough, in the middle of a game, Joe Sakic dealt Duchene in a three-team deal involving the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators.

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Nation Notebook: Rangers possibly selling, Vegas finally cooling, and possible Houston expansion

Cam Lewis
November 03 2017 10:26AM

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This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL. 

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Atlantic Preview: Rivalries set to flare in top-heavy division

Cam Lewis
October 03 2017 03:11PM

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The Atlantic Division might not feature a true Stanley Cup favourite as a sportsbook like Bodog would suggest, but this division is loaded at the top. The Leafs, Canadiens, and Bruins all appear poised to return to the playoffs, a healthy Lightning squad will be in the mix, and the Senators want to prove their run wasn’t a Cinderella story.

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Pacific Preview: Battle of Alberta back to life but California teams haven’t faded yet

Cam Lewis
October 03 2017 11:24AM

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The Pacific Division may not be as deep as the Central Division, but it’s top heavy, and winning it isn’t going to be easy. The Oilers and Flames have brought the Alberta back to life for the first time in years, while the California teams are still kicking around. A sportsbook like Pinnacle Sports suggests any of those four teams could come out on top, making the Pacific difficult to predict.

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