GDB 7.0: Streaking?

Jason Gregor
October 22 2014 01:49PM


Two consecutive wins is usually not a big deal, but if the Oilers can win tonight many in Oilersnation will be tempted to follow in the footsteps of the enthusiastic Frank "the Tank." Wins haven't been plentiful in Edmonton for the previous eight seasons, so I can understand why people get excited after a win. People were honking their horns on Wayne Gretzky drive after Monday's win, so it is clear the citizens of Oilersnation needed a win, and are hoping for another.

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WWYDW: Nail Yakupov

Jonathan Willis
October 22 2014 11:47AM

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Nail Yakupov’s place in both the NHL and as a member of the Edmonton Oilers is one that’s been given a lot of scrutiny since even before he was drafted. Some talking heads like to rip the Oilers for selecting Yakupov rather than a defenceman at the 2012 Draft, and generally add that trading him for help elsewhere is a thoroughly logical move. Others don’t understand why taking the consensus No. 1 pick was so controversial and are leery of moving out a forward with his incredible offensive potential.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday we look ahead and ask what should be done with Yakupov’s future.

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Significant trade interest in Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov?

Jonathan Willis
October 22 2014 07:00AM

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Nail Yakupov’s name has been a fixture in the rumour mill for a long time now, possibly for longer than his NHL career, even; in the months before the Oilers selected him consensus wisdom held that Edmonton would love to have traded the first overall pick in a move down to add a defenceman. The latest entry in this long-running story comes from TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, a reporter based out of Montreal who is a pretty decent source for this sort of thing.

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It’s time to end Leon Draisaitl’s NHL experience

Jonathan Willis
October 21 2014 01:15PM

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Leon Draisaitl is a superb prospect. Big, smart and skilled, it’s easy to see why Edmonton keyed in on him at the 2014 Draft.

It’s equally clear that right now that he's really struggling in the NHL.

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AT RANDOM: DRUDGERY TAKES A DAY OFF

Robin Brownlee
October 21 2014 11:17AM

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“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

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