GDB 41.0: OPEN ALL NIGHT

Lowetide
January 07 2017 11:00AM

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As a bona fide Springsteen fan I had a helluva time picking today's GD song. I almost went with Darkness on the Edge of Town but wanted to go with something more hopeful (haha, Springsteen hopeful, listen to me reaching for the unlikely). I settled on a driving song, the wonderful Drive All Night. I believe this is going to be a strange game for everyone: Hall, the Oilers, you, me. How can it be anything else?

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THE TYLER BENSON WORRY

Lowetide
January 06 2017 09:35PM

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The only question surrounding Tyler Benson on draft day 2016 was health. If he had been able to play a full season in his eligible year, the young Vancouver Giants winger would have been a strong candidate for the first round—possibly the top 15 overall. As it happened, he fell to the early portion of the second round and to his hometown Edmonton Oilers. Benson's draft +1 season has been going very well, in fact, recent production has been very strong. He was scratched the other night in Edmonton and again tonight. What is going on?

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LANDER OPPORTUNITY

Lowetide
January 02 2017 05:53PM

The Edmonton Oilers recalled Anton Lander to the NHL today. Again. Another time. One of these times, Lander isn't going to run to the phone! Just kidding. We know Anton Lander very well, but what has he been doing down on the farm? In one phrase: flattening the competition.

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Lowetide
January 01 2017 08:00PM

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Oilers prospects are back in action after the Christmas break, and some of them are scoring at will. A few major weeks across the prospect universe are worth looking at, with special attention on the AHL and CHL. Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved. 

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GDD 38.0: HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! AMEN.

Lowetide
December 31 2016 12:00PM

Explaining Hockey Night in Canada to someone who isn't from here might take all day. With games on 57 channels every night, with Christmastime featuring tournaments and all age groups, it would be easy to argue getting away from hockey on New Year's Eve is the right thing to do. Except, Canada. Except, Edmonton. It is Hockey Night in Canada, we are the late game and the future belongs to the Oilers. Or so the scripts tells us so.

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