GDB 59.0: Home hangover

Jason Gregor
February 18 2015 01:12PM

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The Oilers have racked up a lot of losses during the past four seasons, 183 regulation losses and 50 OT/SO losses in 352 games. They have won 33.8% of their games since the start of the 2010/2011 season, but they have struggled even more in the first game at home after a road trip of three or more games.

The Oilers have won only four of 28 games at home (14.2%) after a three-game trek during this span, and they will try to avoid another let down tonight against the Bruins.

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WWYDW: Buyouts

Jonathan Willis
February 18 2015 09:52AM

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The Oilers have a few different players who could theoretically be bought out this summer. In Craig MacTavish’s shoes, which ones would you rid the team of?

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West race...Who you got?

Jason Gregor
February 17 2015 06:07PM

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The playoff race in the western conference is getting closer by the day. Ten points separate 5th place Winnipeg and 11th place Dallas. It is interesting to note that according to SportsClubStats the Jets have a 67.3% chance of making the playoffs, while Vancouver and Calgary have an 89.3% and 80% respectively due to having games in hand.

It would be great to cover a team in the midst of a playoff race, not a draft lottery race again, and even though the Oilers aren't one of the six teams battling for four playoff spots (sorry Dallas, Seguin injury eliminates you), this year's race illustrates how far the Oilers need to go just to be in the playoff conversation.

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AHL TARGETS (WEST DIVISION)

Lowetide
February 17 2015 03:04PM

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Martin Marincin of the Oklahoma City Barons is among the AHL players who could find themselves in a new city as we approach the deadline. Although most teams look to add veterans as insurance, a player like Marincin has added value in that he has NHL experience and is a player with substantial potential. Here's a look at the promising AHL players in the West Division.

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TAKES FROM THE CHEAP SEATS

Robin Brownlee
February 17 2015 12:45PM



I’m not sure when Kevin Quinn of Sportsnet decided he’d start calling Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers Nye-eeeel Yakupov when he scores a goal, but we heard him bellow it twice in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets Monday.

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