GDB 57.0: Home Ice Advantage – Brossoit Returns!

Jonathan Willis
February 13 2016 01:29PM

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Laurent Brossoit is back in Edmonton, and tonight will start his second career NHL game. His previous start was a beautiful 49-save performance against Todd McLellan’s San Jose Sharks in which he allowed just two goals, though as he was playing for the 2006-present Oilers he is still looking for his first career win.

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Could the Edmonton Oilers survive a $4MM drop in the salary cap?

Jonathan Willis
February 12 2016 05:17PM

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The drop in the Canadian dollar is doing unpleasant things to NHL revenue, and those unpleasant things are going to be reflected in the new league salary cap this summer. According to reporter Jimmy Murphy, sources within both the NHL and NHLPA are saying that the number could fall by as much as $4.0 million.

What would that do to the Edmonton Oilers?

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GDB 54.0: Travis Hamonic Day

Jonathan Willis
February 07 2016 10:32AM


It is common knowledge in Edmonton that Travis Hamonic wants a trade to Western Canada. It is equally common knowledge that the Oilers need a stable right-shot defenceman or two and Hamonic—a young, cost-controlled rearguard who averages 23:44 per game—fits the bill wonderfully.

With Edmonton now 10 points out of the playoffs and coming off an ugly loss to Montreal yesterday, a chance for the entire fanbase to assess Hamonic could be a much-needed distraction from the Oilers’ play.

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GDB LIII Wrap Up: Oilers @ Canadiens

Jonathan Willis
February 06 2016 02:47PM

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Once again, those fools who run this website have left me in charge of the post-game summary. We’re going to do things just a little bit differently today, tracking the ebb and flow of the game with descriptions of all the chances for and against. As per usual, we include your tweets.

Of course, if you just want to revel in misery after a brutal loss to a terrible team, head to the comments section and cry your eyes out and/or burn Justin Schultz in effigy.

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Edmonton Oilers waive Luke Gazdic

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2016 09:00PM

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On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers placed left wing Luke Gazdic on waivers, clearing a roster spot for defenceman Brandon Davidson to come off injured reserve. It couldn’t have been an easy decision for the team, but it was the right one.

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