GDB 44.0: St.Louis, start of a tough stretch

Jason Gregor
January 13 2015 12:14PM

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Over the next 35 days the Oilers play 15 games. In that time they will have a week off between January 20th and 27th for the All-star break, but 12 of those 15 games are on the road, and only two of them come against teams not in the playoffs or a playoff race: New Jersey and Ottawa.

The honeymoon is over for Todd Nelson. We'll see how his team fares against some tough road competition starting tonight against the very good, and big and heavy, St. Louis Blues.

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Should the Edmonton Oilers trade Matt Hendricks?

Jonathan Willis
January 13 2015 10:29AM

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Matt Hendricks is having himself a season. The veteran centre/winger, who turns 34 in June, has always been a defensive stalwart and penalty-killer and he’s shown those skills in Edmonton. He’s been so good, in fact, that his name is starting to crop up in trade rumours.

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Monday Musings...

Jason Gregor
January 12 2015 03:31PM

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It was another rollercoaster weekend for Oilers fans. You were on a high after Friday's convincing victory over Chicago, but the winning ride didn't last long after yesterday's loss to the Florida Panthers.

We are officially past the halfway point of the NHL season, with only the Rangers, Canucks, Panthers and Blue Jackets not playing 41 games, but we've seen 627 of 1230 games played.

Here are some thoughts on the first half and some expectations for the second.

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HOW GOOD IS MITCH MARNER?

Lowetide
January 12 2015 02:37PM


In our continuing look at the draft eligible prospect for 2015, Mitchell Marner is making things happen in a big way for the London Knights. As an Oilers fan you may see '5.11, 164 Right Winger' and balk but there's a compelling story here. If anyone can dislodge big defender Noah Hanifin from the No. 3 overall slot it might be the whiz kid from Thornhill, Ontario.

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Monday Mailbag - January 12th

baggedmilk
January 12 2015 08:46AM

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It's Mailbag time again! I've taken your questions and sent them out to our writers to get the answers you've always been looking for. I say it every where, but this segment is entirely dependent on you guys to make work so send me your questions. You can email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.com.  It's time to kill some company time, Nation.  With that, I present this week's Mailbag.

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