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Will 2017-18 NHL season see more stars align for Edmonton Oilers?

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Was Milan Lucic the gate-crasher? Was the big guy the one who kicked down the door in Edmonton, then helped mould the Oilers into a playoff contender in a hockey-crazy northern city where other free agents may now be a little more eager to sign? His teammates and head coach certainly appear to think so.

Oh, boy: Oilers’ biggest little fan heads to Anaheim for repeat performance

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Five-year-old Liam Hirsch earned a place in the hearts of hockey fans from coast to coast on Sunday when his enthusiasm was captured by a television camera in Rogers Place.

It’s official(s): Guys in black and white have Oilers fans seeing red

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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The men in black-and-white stripes aren’t the least bit popular with Oilers fans today. Can you say “goaltender interference?” How about “offside” or “icing.” The vast and vociferous multitude known as Oilers Nation seems pretty convinced the officials who worked Wednesday’s playoff game at Rogers Place were unfamiliar with any of the aforementioned terms. Cue the heartbreak.

Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl chastened over spear to Sharks’ Tierney

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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A chastened Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl says he's OK with a hefty fine and no suspension for spearing San Jose's Chris Tierney in the groin.

Eskimos turf general manager Ed Hervey after 5 seasons

Friday, April 7th, 2017
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Ed Hervey reportedly has been relieved of his duties as vice president and general manager of the Edmonton Eskimos, who are expected to make an official announcement at a 1 p.m. ET news conference.

Hockey Canada to make smaller ice surfaces mandatory for youngest kids’ games

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Minnesota Daily Life

Hockey Canada says it will make it mandatory that children getting their first introduction to the game play on reduced-size ice surfaces instead of full-sized rinks.

‘Wasn’t a flying elbow’: Kyle Sheen plays down hit on former Oilers star Ryan Smyth

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Kyle Sheen says he’s being unfairly vilified and threatened for a season-ending blindside hit on former Oilers star Ryan Smyth.

Former Oilers star Ryan Smyth recovering after vicious elbow in senior men’s game

Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Ryan Smyth is recovering at home after he was elbowed in the head in a blindside hit during a senior men's hockey game on Saturday.

Edmonton hockey dads tackle stinky gear with new invention

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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The pungent stench of hockey gear is unmistakable — an eye-watering and, at times, breathtaking odour that can seem impossible to tackle.

Former Edmonton Oiler Mike Comrie under investigation for sexual battery

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that former Edmonton Oilers player Mike Comrie is being investigated for an alleged sexual battery.