GDB 67.0: Look, It’s A Meaningful Game!

Jonathan Willis
March 08 2012 12:28PM

It’s not a game with meaning in a good way, but it is a meaningful game all the same. The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens will face off tonight in a battle of the second-worst: a regulation win for the Oilers would move them out of 29th and into a tie for 28th, and with a game in hand on the Canadiens too.

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Will The Oilers Take The Best Player Available At The Draft This Summer?

Jonathan Willis
March 07 2012 11:01AM

While virtually every club around espouses “best player available” as their draft strategy, there’s no doubt that the Oilers pay attention to the position played by the guys they’re drafting. If there was any doubt of that, the last episode of Oil Change should have removed it.

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GDB 66.0: Reflecting on Ray Whitney

Jonathan Willis
March 06 2012 12:51PM

I’m not old enough to have a real grasp of hockey history the way people like Lowetide and Bruce McCurdy do. One thing I do know is that ex-Oiler and ex-Shark Ray Whitney has his own special place in it.

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Would You Take Dustin Penner Back?

Jonathan Willis
March 06 2012 10:17AM

Dustin Penner is having a horrible season with the Los Angeles Kings. Five goals and 13 points in 48 games isn’t the sort of production Dean Lombardi expected when he traded for him, and it isn’t going to earn Penner – in the final year of his contract – good dollars next season.

Should the Oilers try to sign him to a bargain contract?

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GDB 65.0: Hall Will Play; Omark May Not

Jonathan Willis
March 05 2012 02:10PM

Despite some worries that Taylor Hall’s shoulder would keep him out of the lineup, Oilers head coach Tom Renney says that the young forward will be ready to play tonight when the Oilers take on the Anaheim Ducks. Whether or not Omark will dress is less clear.

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