GDB 68.0: Rested and ready?

Jason Gregor
March 12 2015 11:41AM

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For the 19th time this season the Oilers will play after two or more days between games. Does more rest equate to more success? It does slightly.

The Oilers are 6-11-1 (33.3 winning%) when playing after two+ days without a game, they are 12-21-8 (29.2 W%) when playing with one day between games and they are 1-5-2 (12.5 W%) on the second night of back-to-back games.

If you go by Gary's loser-point system the Oilers have garnered slightly more possible points, not wins, when playing with one day between games compared to two plus days off, but overall more rest between games has helped the Oilers win four percent more.

The more promising news for fans still emotionally invested in the games, is that the Edmonton is 13-13-1 vs. the east as they try for their first win of this road trip in Pittsburgh.

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REDBULL CRASHED ICE GOING DOWN THIS WEEKEND

Wanye
March 12 2015 08:14AM

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For the past few weeks there has been a team of experts crawling all over the River Valley building what looks like a bobsled track set to "maximum danger." Now dozens of athletes from around the world are descending on Edmonton, ready to put on what promises to be a hell of a free show for all in attendance.

The World Championship of the Red Bull Crashed Ice is drawing near.

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If the Oilers pick third overall at the 2015 draft

Jonathan Willis
March 12 2015 08:00AM

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There is no secret about who the first and second overall picks of the 2015 Draft will be. Connor McDavid, a true franchise talent, will go first overall. Jack Eichel, a legitimate first overall selection in most years, will go second.

If the Oilers end up with the third overall pick – a distinct possibility – what could the team do?

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WWYDW: Drafting After McJesus

baggedmilk
March 11 2015 04:59PM

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Can you believe it's time to start talking about the draft again? Soon enough, we'll all be gathering at the Pint to watch the Oilers make a decision on which 18-year old will be the next saviour of the team. Will the team get it right? If they draft in the top two I'm willing to bet that the Oilers can get it right, but what happens if they don't? 

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Fact, fiction and update on Hall

Jason Gregor
March 11 2015 02:07PM

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A comment by one of our readers in my last article piqued my interest, because I wasn't sure it was accurate. I went looking for the answers and I was happy I did. I learned a lot during the research, and uncovered one of the oddest, and worst, trades that I'd never heard about.

Today we look at that trade, how a new owner and management team changed an entire organization and give an update on Taylor Hall.

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