GDB Wrap Up: Rangers @ Oilers

baggedmilk
March 30 2014 08:38PM

Booooo

So THAT went well... *smashes face on fork* Final Score: 5-0 Rangers

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JUSTIN SCHULTZ: FRAMING THE ISSUE

Lowetide
March 30 2014 10:43AM

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The Edmonton Oilers love Justin Schultz. It's obvious, made clear in all kinds of ways. The main one has to do with time on ice—Schultz has played more minutes this season than all but 50 NHL defensemen. Schultz has not delivered enough in those situations. What will the Oilers do?

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GDB 75.0: Walking Wounded

Jonathan Willis
March 30 2014 09:21AM

The Edmonton Oilers held an optional skate at practice yesterday. Skaters participating were four fringe major league defenceman, enforcer Luke Gazdic, and injured winger Nail Yakupov. It was, as the coach admitted afterward, a pretty good indication of the health of the team.

And baby, they already weren’t that strong.

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Lose the Battles but Win the War

Jason Strudwick
March 29 2014 03:33PM


I am always amazed how sometimes hockey makes no sense. The Oilers win on Friday night must be driving the Ducks coaches and players over the edge. Other than two areas, the Ducks played a very strong game. Usually against a weaker team two areas don’t make a big difference.

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Tyler Pitlick Injured. Film at 11.

Jonathan Willis
March 29 2014 08:00AM

Tyler Pitlick

A lot of times it sounds like a cop-out, but the simple truth is that for a lot of failed prospects injury is a significant factor. Tyler Pitlick isn’t yet one of those failures, but ‘injury’ looks like the single most prominent obstacle between him and the NHL right now.

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