GDB 28.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Sharks

December 09 2014 11:17PM

The winning was fun while it lasted. Final Score: 5-2 Sharks.

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GDB 28.0: Two consecutive wins?

Jason Gregor
December 09 2014 12:55PM

The Oilers never played the same team in consecutive games last season, but tonight they battle the Sharks for the second straight game, before doing the same vs. Anaheim on Wednesday and Friday.

During this painful non playoff drought, eight and 1/3 seasons, the Oilers have played the same team in consecutive games 16 times. They won both games four times, lost both games on five occasions and split the series seven times.

They have swept three of the last four back-to-back meetings (2009 and 2013 vs. Calgary and 2011 vs. Vancouver), and tonight they will try to build on a solid 2-1 victory over the Sharks this past Sunday.

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Missed Opportunity

Jason Strudwick
December 09 2014 10:55AM

Tyler Pitlick has been granted the skills needed to play in the NHL for a long time. He can skate, shoot and has size. Those three traits have translated into ten year NHL careers for many players. Unfortunately there have also been many players with those three traits that have had a cup of coffee in the NHL. Pitlick needs to ensure this isn't just a cup of coffee visit.

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The Oilers’ 2012 Draft: Trending Sideways

Jonathan Willis
December 09 2014 09:01AM


There has been a lot of focus on the Oilers’ amateur scouting department over the last week or two, and Craig MacTavish’s comments last Friday didn’t really clear up the issue as they were half criticism and half vote of confidence.

The early results of the players selected in 2012 likely isn’t doing the current scouting staff any favours.

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Robin Brownlee
December 08 2014 04:00PM

Justin Schultz is only 24 years old and has just 148 games on his NHL resume, so it can be argued by those leaning heavily on hope and faith, like, say, Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish, it’s a little bit early to state with absolute certainty Schultz will never develop into an elite defenseman.

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