Ben Scrivens’ house appears to be in order

Jonathan Willis
October 23 2014 11:39AM

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There is nothing that can kill a team faster than bad goaltending, and nothing that can save it faster than great goaltending. Early in the year, the Oilers lost games they should have won because their netminders simply weren’t up to the challenge. On Wednesday night they won a game they should have lost because Ben Scrivens was in fine form.

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GDB 7.0 WRAP UP: CAPITALS @ OILERS

baggedmilk
October 22 2014 10:22PM


WE'RE GOING STREAKING! Final Score: 3-2 Oilers.

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GDB 7.0: Streaking?

Jason Gregor
October 22 2014 04:27PM


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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TUMBLING DICE

Lowetide
October 22 2014 04:00PM


In May of 2009, the Edmonton Oilers and Steve Tambellini had to decide between centermen Kyle Brodziak and Marc Pouliot. Why? Well, the plan was to have a tough guy on every line, be it J-F Jacques or Ryan Stone or Zack Stortini, and these centermen weren't gritty enough to be successful in the 2009 NHL. A choice would have to be made.

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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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