GDB 31.0: LET IT BLEED

Lowetide
December 14 2014 12:37PM


The Edmonton Oilers host an original six team tonight, the New York Rangers. It's been all of this century since Glen Sather guided the good ship Oiler, and the same amount of time Slats has been managing the Manhattan Project. Mr. Sather's best pupils among the Boys on the Bus replaced him and we are living in interesting times.

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THE HUNT FOR CONNOR MCDAVID

Lowetide
December 14 2014 09:06AM

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The Edmonton Oilers have recalled Brad Hunt from the minors this morning. The club is looking for ways to improve their 5x4 play and it's likely they consider Hunt's shot from the point the best available in the organization. The recall brings us many questions, including: Where does Martin Marincin fit in with this organization? DOES Martin Marincin fit with this organization?

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A MATTER OF TRUST

Lowetide
December 13 2014 06:29PM

MACGREGOR COMMON

We're really just guessing but it does appear a changing of the guard is happening in Hockey Ops for the Edmonton Oilers. The actual hiring and firing may not happen until spring or later but speculation about the power struggle on Kingsway will be an interesting follow.

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WEEKEND UPDATE

Lowetide
December 13 2014 07:30AM

davidson ferguson

Brandon Davidson had the best week of any Oilers' minor league prospect as the young man made his NHL debut this week. On the farm, Anton Lander, Curtis Hamilton and Laurent Brossoit all had good arrows. In junior, Kyle Platzer had another exceptional week in the OHL and Marco Roy is surging in the Q. More after the jump.

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YOU MAKE THE CALL

Lowetide
December 12 2014 09:30AM

petry common33

The NHL trade deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1PM Edmonton time. Last year there were over 30 trades on Deadline Day and another 20 or so leading up to it. Why talk about it this soon?  The Edmonton Oilers will not compete for the playoffs this spring and will be sellers at the deadline. Due to some very poor contract management, Jeff Petry is available to the highest bidder (unless the club comes to its senses). His availability has major implications on the 2014-15 season and Edmonton's final standing (and draft number).

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