GDB 27.0: The Dirty Dozen?

Jonathan Willis
December 07 2014 12:53PM


The San Jose Sharks should be a vulnerable team. They played last night in Calgary, requiring a third-period goal from Patrick Marleau and a fantastic performance from Antti Niemi to squeak out a 3-2 win. They come to Edmonton tired, and backup goalie Alex Stalock, who hasn’t played since November, is expected to start.

On the other hand the Oilers have lost 11 straight games and if recent history is any guide making it an even dozen is well within the realm of possibility.

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December 07 2014 09:27AM


I well remember Anton Lander's first months in North America. In July of 2011, he was regarded as the biggest surprise of rookie camp, faster than before and a mature young man with a brain for knowing. By the next summer, he was more suspect than prospect. WHY do the Oilers keep doing these things? And, while I'm at it, WHY do the scouts receive all of the blame?

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First Star, Worst Star: December 7, 2014

December 07 2014 07:30AM


Death, taxes, and the Oilers never winning a game. Some things in life are certain, just like I'm certain that it's time once again for another edition of First Star, Worst Star. 

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So you want to be a Flames fan?

Ryan Lambert
December 06 2014 11:30AM


In the wake of 11 straight losses and the Flames continued success, I think it's safe to say that people said a lot of things they might have wanted to take back in the cold light of a December morning.

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Edmonton Oilers pass on Kyle Chipchura

Jonathan Willis
December 06 2014 10:30AM


It seemed so obvious. Right there, available for nothing on the waiver wire, was a useful fourth line centre with zero acquisition cost. Instead, Kyle Chipchura will remain in Arizona after going unclaimed by the NHL's other 29 teams.

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