GDB 82.0: THE END

Lowetide
April 09 2016 05:49PM

The Edmonton Oilers 2015-16 season ends tonight, with some progress shown in the win column—and much work to do this summer. How much have the Oilers improved? Enough to suggest there is some hope for the future.

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Last Goodbyes

Matt Henderson
April 09 2016 02:40PM

Change is coming to the Edmonton Oilers. We might not know how or who, but we know change is coming. No team can be this bad for this long and stay mostly intact. Here are five players we might be watching for the last time tonight.

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THE TENACIOUS WARRIOR

Lowetide
April 08 2016 04:09PM

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Jujhar Khaira was chosen No. 63 overall in the 2012 draft. He is also 6.03—or was on draft day—and is a truly rare item. If Khara makes it as an NHL player, he will be only  the fourth player since 1999 (Mike Comrie, Zack Stortini, Theo Peckham) to be drafted in the third round by Edmonton and play in over 100 NHL games.

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Oilers: This and that

Jason Gregor
April 08 2016 02:09PM

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The Oilers practiced in Leduc today before flying to Vancouver for their final game of the season. A victory gives them 71 points, which is still, at best, 25 points behind third place San Jose in the Pacific and 16 behind Minnesota for the final wild card spot.

This group still requires much improvement if they hope to make the playoffs in their inaugural season at Rogers Place next spring. We will have all summer to discuss and debate what needs to happen, so today let's discuss the present.

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TOP 100 OILERS: TOM GILBERT (72)

Robin Brownlee
April 08 2016 09:04AM

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All things being equal, which they very seldom are, when it comes to assessing players, I’ve always preferred guys with a high degree of bite and physical edge to their game over those who don’t provide the same blood-and-guts dimensions. “Softer” players, if you will, although that word tends to send some observers into a tizzy.

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