November 07 2015 09:04AM

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Brandon Davidson (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) was taken in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, No. 162 overall. By that time on draft day, it's down to scouts, doubts and cleaning staff, as the NHL's summer holidays are about to begin for the amateur procurement department. Why should we care about sixth round picks? They matter, and as the salary cap sends more of the money to impact players, those late picks will matter even more.

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GDB 14.0 Wrap Up: Penguins @ Oilers

November 06 2015 10:12PM


What did we ever do to the posts? Seriously. Final Score: 2-1 Penguins

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GDB 14.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE - McDavidless

Jason Gregor
November 06 2015 10:12PM

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Sports can be a harsh business at times. Many fans had circled tonight's game as must-see TV with the expectation to watch Connor McDavid play Sidney Crosby for the first time.

In 1984/1985 these two franchises watched Mario Lemieux battle Wayne Gretzky for the first time. Gretzky led the league with 73-135-208 and won the Art Ross, Hart and Stanley Cup while Lemieux won the Calder with 43-57-100.

Gretzky and Lemieux met for the first time on November 6th, 1984, in Pittsburgh as the teams skated to a 3-3 tie. Gretzky scored the tying goal with four minutes remaining after Lemieux assisted on the go-ahead goal midway through the third period.

Thirty-one years later Crosby and McDavid were scheduled to meet on the exact same day, but alas hockey fans will have to wait until next season to see these two phenoms face each other in NHL action.

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Taylor Hall is and has been an incredible hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
November 06 2015 02:30PM

Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall is an awesome hockey player. He is indisputably one of the NHL’s top five left wings and for my money he’s top three, with only Jamie Benn and Alex Ovechkin slotting in ahead of him.

And yet it often feels like he’s overlooked. Overlooked by the league at large, which would rather give Ovechkin two All-Star berths than award Hall one or name Chris Kunitz to an Olympic team in his place. Yet those omissions are at least understandable to some degree; what’s really surprising is that sometimes he’s overlooked even in Edmonton, where his efforts should be most obvious.

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November 06 2015 11:26AM


It's once again time to put your teacher's hat on and start thinking about which Oilers had a great week, and who played like the second coming of Nikitin. I know that I'll be putting a smiling sunshine sticker on a certain 18 year old's report card - I think he would appreciate it. Ladies and gentlemen, it's report card time. 

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