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Oil Spills: Wednesday Links - Miller On The Top Line

All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. The Red Wings are in town, Andrew Miller is on the top line, Alex Ovechkin gets point number 900, Curtis Glencross retires, and more.

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Oilers notebook: It’s Miller time on Edmonton’s No. 1 line - Jim Matheson -- Edmonton Journal
Bakersfield Condors’  call-up winger Andrew Miller will play with Taylor Hall and centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the Oilers’ No. 1 line against Detroit.

Shot Volume. It's A Real Thing. --
Todd McLellan: "Volume shooting, I don’t know what that does to Corsi or Fenwick because I don’t even know what those things are, but volume shooting is important. I think it breaks down defensive zone coverages, gets players out of position, taxes the opposition, makes them play more minutes in their zone."

Oilers players see progress, but not taking recent success for granted - Rob Tychkowski -- Edmonton Sun
It might be stretching it a bit, with 76 games left on the schedule, to suggest that wins in Calgary and Vancouver saved the Edmonton Oilers season, but at the very least they saved their sanity.

Edmonton Oilers Fans: Put an End to "McJesus" Nickname -- Oil On Whyte
Though fans mean well with the nickname "McJesus," implying that he is the Oilers second coming and that he is going to lead the Oilers to heights they have not seen in the past nine years, it is getting a bit absurd, to the point where we need to come up with a new nickname for Connor McDavid.

Ho Hum. One more game, one more rave for Darnell Nurse - David Staples -- Cult of Hockey
Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse hasn’t yet earned a job on the Edmonton Oilers, but he continues to win praise from seasoned hockey observers at the American Hockey League level.

Rumor Roundup: Back-to-back wins quells trade chatter in Edmonton -- The Hockey News
After stumbling from the gate with four consecutive losses, the Edmonton Oilers reeled off two wins in a row over the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks. Those victories could quell some of the trade chatter churning in the midst of their earlier losing skid.

Around the NHL

Alex Ovechkin Hits the 900-Point Mark -- Japers' Rink
The Caps' captain continues to set milestones, rack up points and cement himself as a scoring legend.

Blackhawks' Duncan Keith out 4-6 weeks following knee surgery -- Second City Hockey
Chicago suffers a big blow to its blue line.

Curtis Glencross passes on opportunities overseas, retires at 32 -- The Hockey News
Less than 10 months after the Washington Capitals acquired Curtis Glencross as one of their big trade deadline pieces, the veteran left winger has decided to call it a career.

New York Rangers News: Rangers Place Tanner Glass On Waivers -- Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers have placed Tanner Glass on waivers, which means that his time in New York is likely over.

San Jose and the myth of depth -- Fear The Fin
The Sharks are not playing as well without Logan Couture and Paul Martin. We're here to remind you that this is obvious.

Jeff Blashill Acknowledges the Tracking and Use of Zone Time Statistics -- Winging It In Motown
As a community, we sometimes talk about using things like shot attempts (corsi) to measure possession since that's the best we can do with what the NHL tracks for each game. The point of this is...