GDB 24.0: A Budding Rivalry?

Jason Gregor
November 29 2016 06:15PM

Game Day

(photoshop: @isuckatpicking)

In today's NHL it is rare to see any significant animosity or hatred carry over from game-to-game. We don't see line brawls, massive cheap shots or much extra curricular stuff during the games. Anything dirty would be caught on video, or if a player cheap shots someone and his teammate retaliates, usually the aggressor is suspended.

It is a different era of hockey. However, tonight's game against the Leafs carries a little extra motivation for the Oilers.

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November 29 2016 03:00PM

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Oh hello. It's your ol' pal Wanye here. Did you know I recently learned how to talk and I am now blabbing away on a weekly podcast with Edmonton Illuminati members Jason Gregor and Strudwick? It's true.

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Robin Brownlee
November 29 2016 07:00AM

The first meeting between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 1 this season was hyped as a showdown between blue-chippers Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, the first overall picks in the 2015 and 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

McDavid and Matthews instead got upstaged at the Air Canada Centre by Nazem Kadri, who stole the show. Kadri not only drove McDavid to distraction in a way that would make Esa Tikkanen proud, he scored two goals, including the winner 12 seconds into overtime, as the Maple Leafs beat the Oilers 3-2.

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Monday Musings: This is who the Oilers are

Jason Gregor
November 28 2016 01:16PM

After back-to-back losses to the 30th place Arizona Coyotes, many are wondering just who the Edmonton Oilers are.

It stings losing consecutive games to the worst team in the NHL. The Oilers didn't play awful, but they simply weren't good enough. They are also the team who dominated the western conference leading Chicago Blackhawks last Monday.

I think last week is an accurate depiction of who they are right now.

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Mark Fayne Placed on Waivers

November 28 2016 10:56AM

Fayne Waivers

The Edmonton Oilers tweeted out that defenseman Mark Fayne has been placed on waivers.

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