March 03 2010 05:38PM

99 out of 100 years, a game the same day as the trade deadline would leave the honorable Citizens of the OilersNation asking questions like "how fast can we scramble a jet to go pick up "insert new player here" so that he can play tonight?" We would also be speculating wildly about how well the new player would fit into the overall structure and would have convinced ourselves that the Oilers would in fact go 17-3 down the stretch to make the playoffs.

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March 03 2010 03:25PM

"Its just one of those days when you don't wanna wake up, everything is f***ed, everybody sucks. You don't really know why but you wanna justify, rippin' someone's head off. Your best bet is to stay away mother f****r - its just one of those days."

- Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit fame rapping directly to Oilers fans around the world.

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UPDATED: Oil nab F Ryan Jones off waivers

March 03 2010 10:31AM

           Ryan Jones #38 of the Nashville Predators reacts after scoring the eventual game-winning goal against goaltender Erik Ersberg #31 of the Los Angeles Kings late in the third period during the NHL game at Staples Center on March 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Predators defeated the Kings 4-3.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Jones

After completing a trade with Nashville yesterday, the Oilers have claimed winger Ryan Jones, 26, off waivers from the Preds today.

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Comparing Taylor Chorney To Denis Grebeshkov

Jonathan Willis
March 03 2010 08:48AM

Edmonton Oilers v New York Islanders

As usual, when a veteran player is sent out of town for futures, it's traditional for the local media to jump on board and tell us all which player will replace him. I still recall listening to some suit in the Oilers ‘brain-trust’ explaining that the reason Janne Niinimaa was expendable was because Alexei Semenov’s progress was so outstanding. Sweet, sweet memories.

In any case, while I’ve said my piece about the Grebeshkov trade, I figured it might be worthwhile to see how he matches up against his de facto replacement.

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Live blog: Swap shop '10

Jean Lefebvre
March 03 2010 07:23AM

The Calgary Flames got the jump on the National Hockey League's annual clearout sale by making a couple of major deals before the Olympic break. What will Darryl Sutter be up to today, if anything?

Join us throughout the day for news and views (and perhaps the odd irreverent comment) about the 2010 trade deadline.

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