GDB 16.0: Duck Hunting

Jason Gregor
November 11 2015 02:12PM


The Oilers have to find a way to win. The Arizona Coyotes, a team with no more talent or experience than the Oilers, just defeated the Ducks and Kings on consecutive nights. Both games were on the road. 

The Oilers' "difficult" schedule cannot be used as an excuse.

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WWYDW: Which Oilers defencemen should be in the long-term plans?

Jonathan Willis
November 11 2015 12:03PM


The Edmonton Oilers have used nine defencemen already this season, but unfortunately for the club the old pattern of having quantity but not quality is producing similar results as it has in previous years. In today’s edition of WWYDW, we ask which defencemen our readers would be inclined to keep for next season, and which ones need to be cut loose to make space for better players.

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Robin Brownlee
November 11 2015 10:05AM

Connor McDavid’s broken collarbone sucks on so many levels, not the least of which being he was a helluva lot of fun to watch and he was going to be a much-needed distraction for fans during yet another year out of the playoffs for the Edmonton Oilers.

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Oscar Klefbom’s free pass & the perils of a young defence

Jonathan Willis
November 10 2015 05:00PM


Edmonton’s defence is bad, and there are plenty of candidates to take the blame. Mark Fayne is a popular one these days, elbowing aside old favourites Andrew Ference and Nikita Nikitin. Griffin Reinhart has had a target on his back since the pricey trade that brought him in at the draft. Free agent addition Andrej Sekera gets his share of flak; so too does limited-but-useful veteran Eric Gryba. Brandon Davidson gets dismissed as an AHL’er, and there are plenty of drivers willing to hop in and back the bus over Justin Schultz as soon as he gets healthy.

Frequently getting a free pass is Oscar Klefbom, whose regression this year has been a big part of Edmonton’s problems.

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Capilano Rehab Centre Injury Report - November 10, 2015

Chris the Intern
November 10 2015 03:00PM

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The worst has happened. Connor McDavid.

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