GDB 30.0: PUSHING FOR THE PLAYOFFS?

Jason Gregor
December 14 2010 12:26PM

In 2007 the Houston Dynamo of the MLS made the playoffs, and were looking for their 2nd consecutive championship and had this highly motivating slogan of; DREAM. SCREAM. BELIEVE. It clearly worked as the Dynamo won their second straight title.

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GDB 28.0: STAMKOS THE SNIPER RETURNS

Jason Gregor
December 10 2010 11:59AM

On February 24th, 2009 Steven Stamkos played his first NHL game at Rexall Place. That night he scored his 11th goal of the season, had four shots, won eight of 12 faceoffs and played 17:17. When we left Rexall that night, little did we know that was the begining of Stamkos' coming out party. He went on to score 12 goals in the final 20 games that year, followed it up with 51 last season, and now he has 21 goals in 28 games to start this year; 84 goals in his last 130 NHL games. Not bad.

The scary part for the Oilers is that he comes into Edmonton tonight with no goals and only two points in his last six games. It's only a matter of time before he breaks out, and tonight will likely be the night.

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OILER QUICK HITS...UPDATED...

Jason Gregor
December 09 2010 12:37PM

Linus Omark and Ryan O'Marra took part in their first practice and it looks like both will play tomorrow v. the Lightning. They have been playing on a line in OKC for most of the year and tomorrow they will have Ryan Jones on their wing. Sam Gagner will replace Shawn Horcoff between Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, while Dustin Penner moves to the RW alongside Andrew Cogliano and Magnus Paajarvi. Gilbert Brule will skate on the fourth line with Colin Fraser and either JF Jacques or Zack Stortini.

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GDB 27.0: FIVE FOR DUCK HUNTING

Jason Gregor
December 07 2010 12:13PM

The Oilers have had an extra bounce in their step at practice the past few days, and considering they are the second hottest team in the league, (Pittsburgh has won ten straight, the Oilers four) it is easy to see why. The Oilers have shown flashes of brilliance lately, and they've excited some Oiler fans. We will find out in the next five home games if it was just a tease, or in fact, a full on display of their assets.

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HEMSKY OUT A MONTH

Jason Gregor
December 06 2010 02:12PM

Tom Renney announced that Ales Hemsky could be out up to a month with a groin problem, and he will meet with Steve Tambellini to discuss if they will call up a player, or if they will go with the current roster.

Linus Omark and Liam Reddox would seem like the most likely call ups, and when I spoke briefly with Steve Tambellini he said they will look at it closer and decide this week.

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