GDB 74.0: Auditioning for Canada

Jason Gregor
March 25 2015 08:00PM

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The Oilers and Avalanche are out of the playoffs. The Avalanche haven't officially been eliminated, but their loss in Calgary on Monday pretty much sealed their fate. They are ten points behind Winnipeg for the final wildcard spot, so both of these teams will be playing for pride and some players will be auditioning for a roster spot at the World Championships.

Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall have all said they'd love to play for Canada, but will they make the team?

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GDB 73.0: Walloped by the West

Jason Gregor
March 23 2015 08:15PM

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The Edmonton Oilers' 2014/2015 season has not been good (understatement of the year), but when you look at how they match up against western division opponents; it has been downright pathetic.

The Oilers are 5-25-10 against the west.
They've been outscored 138 to 80.
They've been outshot 1,230 to 1,068.
They are 3-15-1 at home.

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Where should Hall play?

Jason Gregor
March 19 2015 11:10AM

Taylor Hall is close to returning to the lineup. He has been skating with the team this week, and I won't be surprised to see him in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.

Which line should he play on?

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GDB 71.0: Miller makes debut

Jason Gregor
March 18 2015 08:57PM

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Andrew Miller will make his NHL debut tonight at the young age of 26. Miller was not drafted. He played in the USHL at 20, then spent four years at Yale before signing with the Oilers in April of 2013. He scored eight  goals and 34 points in 52 games in OKC last year, but he's emerged as a solid AHL point-producer this season tallying 25 goals and 56 points in 58 games.

He was recalled by the Oilers today, on an emergency basis with injuries to Matt Fraser and Luke Gazdic, and will slide into the lineup against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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GDB 70.0: Sharing the pain

Jason Gregor
March 16 2015 06:40PM

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There isn't much love between Leafs fans and Oilers fans, however, both groups share one common bond: both have endured a decade of despair. The Oilers and Leafs have only made the playoffs once in the past ten years. The Oilers made it in 2006, but haven't been close since, while the Leafs missed the dance for the first seven years, made it in 2013 only to suffer a painful game seven loss to the Bruins, and are now starting another streak of two seasons without the postseason.

No fan base in Canada has suffered more than those who cheer for the Leafs and Oilers since the beginning of the 2005/2006 season, and only fans in Florida can relate to your struggles.

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