A New Favourite for Head Coach Emerges. #MyColumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
March 17 2015 01:00PM

Todd Nelson carefully instructing and communicating clearly.

When your franchise is rebuilding, you need to have strong leadership. In order to rebuild, you need to be bad, but being bad with young talent in the lineup can be unhealthy for their mental makeup. This has been no more apparent than with the Edmonton Oilers, who have been in a perpetual rebuild since 2007. 

The issue for the Oilers has quite obviously been Taylor Hall - that we all know. But the Oilers have issues beyond him. One of those has been coaching. Fortunately for them, that's an issue they can put in the past now that they have Todd Nelson.

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LFR8 - Game 71 - Crude - Tor 1, Edm 4

Steve Dangle
March 17 2015 11:33AM

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Look at me being a Positive Pete over here.

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Nazem Kadri will have telephone hearing for illegal check to the head of Oilers' Fraser

Jeff Veillette
March 17 2015 08:48AM

After serving a suspension from Leafs president Brendan Shanahan for personal reasons, Nazem Kadri may be finding his way into a suspension from NHL player safety head Stephane Quintal for hockey reasons. This morning, word got out that Kadri's elbow to the head of Matt Fraser will lead to a hearing.

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Leafs Postgame - All Time Low

Justin Fisher
March 16 2015 11:15PM


Craig MacTavish watching the Leafs, probably.

Ughhhhhhhh, let's get this over with. The Edmonton Oilers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 4-1 tonight, while Toronto handily won the Greatest Tank Battles game-within-the-game. The Leafs, much to the delight of Tank Nation, now sit 27th in the league. So, that's something, I guess? 

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Nazem Kadri penalized for rule 48 violation after elbowing Oilers' Fraser in the head

Thomas Drance
March 16 2015 10:10PM

Nazem Kadri can't seem to avoid controversy. Or suspensions...

Playing in only his second game since being suspended by the Toronto Maple Leafs for three games last week, Kadri was penalized for a rule 48 violation when he caught Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser with an elbow to the head, injuring the 24-year-old forward.  

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