GDB 5.0: FINALLY A GAME

Jason Gregor
October 21 2010 02:56PM

 

After what seems like an eternity, the Oilers are back on the ice tonight against the Minnesota Wild. When you have four days between games and only four games in the first 16 days of the season, today many Oiler fans are uttering words they thought they'd never say,"I'm really pumped about about watching the Wild tonight."

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AROUND THE LEAGUE WEEK TWO

Jason Gregor
October 21 2010 11:21AM

We always hear that a player needs to find a role, accept that role and then excel at it if they want to be a difference maker. The lucky ones get to be goal scorers or point producers, but they are a rarity. The majority of players who stay in the league for an extended period of time have to find a role, and excel at it.

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NEW LINES, OR JUST KEEPING THINGS FRESH?

Jason Gregor
October 19 2010 01:40PM

Tom Renney juggled his top three lines in practice this morning at Millenium Place, but was this just a way to get the attention of his players, or will Renney keep these new combinations in tact for Thursday's game v. the Wild?

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SHOOTING, FACEOFFS and LEARNING

Jason Gregor
October 18 2010 01:58PM

The Oilers had yesterday off and today they did an off-ice workout and some film study. They will be back on the ice tomorrow at Millenium Place, SMACKDOWN is at Rexall, and you can bet that Tom Renney will be want to focus on a few areas. Faceoffs is an obvious weakness right now, but there are other areas that he need work.

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GDB 4.0: LOOKING TO END A STREAK

Jason Gregor
October 16 2010 01:17PM

After a convincing 4-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on opening night, the Oilers have played two consecutive unemotional, unable-to-complete-a-pass and soft-on-the-forecheck type of games. Whether they can complete consecutive passes tonight is still a mystery, but there should be no lack of emotion or grit when they drop the puck on the second installment of the Battle of Alberta.

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