Around the league - Dec 17, 2009

Jason Gregor
December 17 2009 02:52PM

The annual Governor’s meetings have wrapped up, and nothing earth shattering was revealed. The Count (Gary Bettman) is adamant that Phoenix is a viable market, and he is hoping that Edge Holdings Inc is legit and not another Len Barrie or Boots Del Baggio.

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GDB XXXIV: the Predators are prey

Jason Gregor
December 17 2009 12:33PM

The Nashville Predators have the quietest 20 wins in the NHL. The Preds are red-hot going 13-3-2 in their 18 games, so the Oilers can’t afford the mental mistakes they made v. the Kings if they want to avoid their second straight home loss.

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Pat Quinn: getting his rage on

Jason Gregor
December 16 2009 03:41PM

A day after their first loss in six games, Pat Quinn re-enforced that this team needs to be better. He let his players know it half way through practice when he called them together and with a few profanities explained that excuses weren’t going to be tolerated and they needed to be play smarter, work harder and be dedicated.

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GDB XXXIII: Home sweet RX1

Jason Gregor
December 15 2009 12:59PM

The first game at home after a lengthy road trip is tough on many teams, but over the years the Oilers have struggled to put forth a good effort — and they know it.

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UPDATED: Monday morning musings

Jason Gregor
December 14 2009 11:40AM

After a weekend of hibernating, what else is there to do when Edmonton is the second coldest place in the world (someplace in Siberia was two degrees colder Saturday night)? Let’s find out what exactly is going on in Oilerville and the league.

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