The Nelson factor

Jason Gregor
December 19 2014 11:45AM

Todd Nelson has only been behind the bench for two games, so it's too early to say if he will make a difference long term or not, but his presence has made one noticeable difference.

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December 19 2014 10:00AM

Reclusive Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz held a private press conference for certain members of the media, and JSBM were there to cover it all for Oilersnation! You'll never believe what he said! 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 19 2014 08:30AM

Oilers fire Eakins, Flames extend Hartley, Taylor Hall rumors, Ryan Miller as a back-up, Jets defensive woes, Leafs PDO, World Juniors and more in this weeks Roundup

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GDB 33.0 WRAP UP: Oilers @ Sharks

December 18 2014 11:00PM

They say that "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades"... or something. Final Score: 4-3 Sharks.

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GDB 33.0: Blood in the water

Jason Gregor
December 18 2014 01:08PM

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the first airing of the Simpsons. On December 17th, 1989 Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the rest of the gang debuted on TV. It was almost cancelled after the first episode, because the animation wasn't great, but David Silverman produced the second episode and the rest is history.

The San Jose Sharks weren't around in 1989, while the Oilers were in the middle of a season that would end with their 5th Stanley Cup in seven seasons.

How times have changed. The Sharks have the second longest active playoff streak at 10 seasons, while the Oilers are already eliminated from the playoffs (not mathematically, but realistically) for a ninth straight season, despite only playing 32 games.

It could get ugly in San Jose tonight.

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