GDB 36.0: AS 2011 WINDS DOWN

December 29 2011 01:22PM

With the exception of an inexplicably timed New Years Eve matinee game against the Islanders, tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild will bring 2011 to a close for the Edmonton Oilers and us legions of fans all around the world.

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December 29 2011 07:46AM

These days, the future of the Edmonton Oilers blue is on display at Rexall and in Calgary. How do these kids look, anyway?

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Robin Brownlee
December 28 2011 05:05PM

Tom Renney says he is hopeful his Edmonton Oilers can find a way to squeeze eight points from the team's upcoming six-game road trip and stay within hailing distance of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Whether Renney actually believes that is another matter.

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The Long Winding Road Trip to a close team

Jason Strudwick
December 28 2011 12:06PM

Seven games, thirteen days, seven time changes and over 13,500 km to travel....OUCH. That works out to just a little less than flying from Edmonton to Vancouver 13 days in a row. That is the Oilers current road trip.

Even though they came home for the Christmas break the game in Vancouver there remains another six more to go...lots of time to come together for the long term.

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Vintage Flame
December 28 2011 11:04AM

Canada started off the 2012 World Junior Championship with an impressive 8-1 win over Finland, and now draws the Czech Republic. Last night the Czech’s came off their own opening win, downing Denmark by a score of 7-0. The two teams meet for 29th time since 1977, with Canada holding the edge with a 14-6-8 record. While the Czechs showed some success against Canada in the early 90’s, they have not beaten Canada since 1993.

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