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26 May 19
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26 May 19
Winnipeg Sun

A dollar figure that made sense and the allure of returning to a familiar place. For Laurent Brossoit, who signed a one-year, $1.225-million contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, it was, in his words, an easy sell. “It goes a long way to play with the same guys for more than one year,” said […]

26 May 19
Ottawa Sun

As players they were about as different as it gets. The high-scoring defenceman from the OHL-turned-first-rounder of the Chicago Blackhawks who, mostly because of knee injuries, only played three dozen NHL games, and the brawling left winger from the WHL, deemed not even worthy of a last pick, who went on to dress for more […]

25 May 19
NoVa Caps

Photo: Sports Interaction Blog Canada advanced to the Gold Medal game against Finland with a 5-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the World Championship semifinal on Saturday afternoon. Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana drew back into the lineup for the Czechs after being a healthy scratch in their 5-1 win in the quarterfinal against Germany, […]

25 May 19
NATION AND STATE

Authored by Matt Taibbi via RollingStone.com, In the Trump era of cartoon politics, the world’s biggest jackasses have an easy highway to fame and fortune… The Krassensteins and Wohl are just two sides of the same coin, just as Avenatti is a more transparently pathetic version of the man he claimed to oppose, Donald Trump. […]

25 May 19
Update News Portal

Laurent Brossoit agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.225 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.  The 26-year-old goalie could have become a restricted free agent July 1. Brossoit went 10-0-1 in his first 11 starts with the Jets this season and established an NHL career high in games played (21), starts (19) and […]

25 May 19
OILERSNATION
Hello Nation, If the word on the street is to be believed, then Dave Tippet will be new Oilers GM Ken Holland’s first hire after a few dismissals. How are Oilers fans supposed to feel about this potential hire? Is it a misstep for Holland in hiring an old hand who the game may have passed by? Or is it a savvy move that could turn the Oilers’ fortunes around? Tippett hasn’t coached in the NHL for two seasons, since he parted ways with the Arizona Coyotes after eight seasons there. After spending a year out of the NHL, then was hired last summer as a Senior Advisor with the new Seattle NHL Expansion team, a decision that ultimately left him out of the coaching caravan for 2018-19. But now he’s back in the mix, and appears to be at the top of Holland’s list as the successor to Ken Hitchcock. Now, what can reasonably be expected from a Tippett-led roster in an attempt to turn a hapless team into a playoff competitor? Let’s take a look at his first season after taking over from Wayne Gretzky as coach of the Coyotes in the summer of 2009. Coyotes under Gretzky (2008-09) Coyotes under Tippett (2009-10) CF% 48.69 (22nd) CF% 52.04 (7th) SCF% 49.43 (17th) SCF% 52.62 (5th) SCGF% 48.64 (19th) SCGF% 52.79 (8th) HDCF% 49.83 (12th) HDCF% 53.39 (4th) HDGF% 47.22 (24th) HDGF% 50.64 (13th) HDSV% .804 (27th) HDSV% .817 (18th) SH% 7.85 (18th) SH% 7.82 (19th) SV% .923 (11th) SV% .927 (6th) PDO 1.001 PDO 1.005 PP% 14.5 (28th) PK% 76.8 (28th) PP% 14.6 (28th) PK% 84.5 (6th) GF 205 (26th) GA 249 (7th most) GF 211 (24th) GA 196 Goal Differential -44 Goal Differential +15 Western Conference finish 13th (79pts) Western Conference finish 4th (107pts) For those unfamiliar with some of these advanced stats, SC (scoring chance) and HDC (high-danger chance) essentially mean chances that are closer to the net– in and around the crease– or that might come off of a rush or rebound (you can find a comprehensive glossary here). What these do tell us, though is that the Coyotes saw an improvement in nearly every category, albeit some more meaningful than others, but they seemed to play a better possession game and forcing the puck more often towards the opponent’s net rather than their own. The advanced numbers are important, because they show that there was substance contributing to improvement in some of the more traditional categories that the Oilers need help in. The Penalty Kill saw a vast improvement under Tippett which is something the Oilers desperately need after finishing pitifully at 30th (74.8%) last season, and perhaps the most important factor in earning a playoff berth, reducing the goal differential. The Oilers finished with a -42 goal differential, a number that is nowhere near playoff respectability (no playoff team made the 2018-19 playoffs with a negative goal differential; Dallas’ was the lowest at +8). Though the change in goals for was nearly negligible from Gretzky to Tippett, which does bode well for an Oilers roster already starved for goals and depth scoring, Tippett never inherited two 100-point scorers in 2009-10, so perhaps there’s an opportunity to maximize on an advantage that he’s never had. His highest scoring player (since the ’04-’05 lockout) was Mike Ribeiro with the ’07-’08 Dallas, and highest goal-scorer was Radim Vrbata with 35 goals for the ’11-’12 Coyotes. Perhaps this is a symptom of playing in Tippett’s system, but he’s regularly had eight to ten 10+ goal-scorers on the roster, so although players may not expect to break any career highs, depth scoring can increase with the advantage of building that around two all-world talents in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. But ultimately, it’s that last line in the side-by-side comparisons between Gretzky and Tippett that might be the most telling (and quite frankly, the most important to us Oilers fans). Tippett took a hapless Coyotes team under Gretzky and turned them into a Western Conference contender in one year. This is what we want to see: immediate change. Can Tippett pull the same turnaround with this Oilers roster as he did with the Coyotes’ one in 2009-10? Time will have to tell on that, but what Tippett does seem to possess is an ability to implement a structure that focuses on defensive responsibility, limiting the hemmoraging of goals, and putting the team in a better position to take advantage of tight games. Maybe Gretzky made more a mess of things than they actually were when Tippett inherited the Coyotes’ roster from him in the summer of 2009 (remember that this was also the era when the team’s ownership was such a mess that the NHL would have to end up running them). But in the end, I think it’s important to keep in mind that Tippett could only be here for the short-term, something he’s proven he can use as ample time to change the fortunes of a drowning team and a fanbase eager for change. But really, as good as Shane Doan was as a player, Tippett’s never had a Connor McDavid to work with. Few teams can boast such an X-Factor.
25 May 19
South Oakland Ducks Baseball

South Oakland Ducks of the North Side (3-2) at South Hills Devils (4-2) 12:30pm Herschel Park South Oakland looks to get back on track after a tough loss to the Grizzlies when they travel to Elliot to take on the Devils. This is a rematch of last year’s epic 10-inning loser’s bracket semifinal that basically […]

25 May 19
Update News Portal

Five players from Boston’s current roster were on its 2011 championship team: forwards Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Brad Marchand, defenseman Zdeno Chara and goalie Tuukka Rask. The Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2013, with defenseman Torey Krug joining Bergeron, Krejci, Marchand, Chara and Rask for that run in his rookie season. Boston […]

25 May 19
Edmonton Journal

At this year’s Memorial Cup, we got to see just how far Dmitri Samorukov has come as a profesional prospect, but also how far he has to go to become an NHLer. Samorukov was named second star in his final game of the season, as his Guelph Storm were knocked out of the Memorial Cup […]

25 May 19
Arcynewsy

So, there was not even a cloud of smoke to signal the coronation of Dave Tippett. This does not mean that the former head coach of Arizona and Dallas does not come here, but GM Ken Holland, who met Tippett on Thursday in Vancouver, does not yet have his name on a contract. And it's […]

25 May 19
News Directory

The Red Sox of Blue Jays broke on Thursday, 8-2. Ryan Weber started the spot. The Bruins had an intrasquad scrubbing before a Gardening crowd packed in preparation for the Stanley Final (Game 1 is on the Monday). And Saturday, the New England Revolution D.C. United by Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm. […]

25 May 19
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25 May 19
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I generally regard “social science” research with approximately the same level of scepticism as I do emails from alleged Nigerian princes, or Indian-accented chaps ringing me up and offering to fix non-existent problems with my computer. Still, some studies are just too amusing not to pass on to Whaleoil readers. It’s no secret that Oilers […]

25 May 19
Wentworth Essentials

Hey Oilers!  So sorry I missed my weekly Wednesday Wellness post the other day. Since today is Friday, this blog post will be all about TGIF instead! Thank God it is Friday, for sure. Memorial Weekend! Tomorrow is also my mother’s 77th birthday, ten birthdays since she passed, so along with honoring those that served […]