GDB 23.0: Avoid the stuffing...

Jason Gregor
November 27 2014 05:45PM

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I've never liked stuffing. I didn't eat it as a child, and as a grown up I always politely, and quickly, pass the bowl of stuffing to the person beside me at the table. It is easy to bypass stuffing at the dinner table, but tonight it will be difficult for the Oilers to avoid another thrashing stuffing at the hands of the Nashville Predators.

The Oilers have lost seven straight games, and they must be ready from the opening puck drop or the game will be over after 20 minutes.

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What does a goalie coach do?

Jason Gregor
November 26 2014 12:28PM

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How does a goalie coach help your team? I don't know, so I tried to find the answer.

Ron Tugnutt was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 4th round of the 1986 NHL entry draft. He played in the NHL from 1988 to 2004 for Quebec, Edmonton, Anaheim, Montreal, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Dallas.

He also spent time in the AHL. He has had multiple goalie coaches in his career, he has been a goalie consultant for Hockey Canada and he's been a goalie coach in the OHL.

Tugnutt shed some light on what exactly a goalie coach does.

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GDB 22.0: Be competitive

Jason Gregor
November 25 2014 06:01PM

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A win would be nice, but for the love of Strudwick's bad sweaters can the Oilers, at the very least, be competitive tonight? 

I don't expect the Oilers to suddenly transform into a solid defensive team or a competent offence, but I'd hope they can put forth a solid effort.

It must be disheartening for them to look at the standings and realize that on November 25th they are on the brink of not even being in the playoff race, again, but now is not the time for a pity party.

Just be competitive.

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Why fire Chabot now?

Jason Gregor
November 24 2014 02:45PM

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The Edmonton Oilers fired goaltending coach Freddy Chabot earlier today and replaced him with Dustin Schwartz. This isn't a surprise, but why did Craig MacTavish wait this long?

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Oilers have no unity

Jason Gregor
November 23 2014 11:05PM

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The Oilers are in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought, soon to be nine.
They've already had losing streaks of five, four and six games and the season is only 21 games old. Things look very bleak.

Those stats illustrate a bad hockey club, regardless of what any analytics tell you, but for me the most disturbing sign from the Oilers hockey club came late in the second period of Saturday's 7-1 drubbing by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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