GDB 82.0: Terminus

Jonathan Willis
April 11 2015 12:26PM

Berlin_Ghost_Town

After a long and disappointing 81 games, we have finally arrived at the final contest of the Edmonton Oilers’ 2014-15 campaign. Saturday’s road game against the Vancouver Canucks is irrelevant to the larger story for the Oilers, which has long since been written, and may be irrelevant to the Canucks as well if Calgary loses its afternoon contest.

It’s likely to be notable only as the end of the line.

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT JUSTIN SCHULTZ?

Lowetide
April 10 2015 06:37PM

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Justin Schultz has been an NHL player for over 200 games and I don't think he's better now than he was on opening night 2012-13. At 24, we can probably assume he'll never win a Norris (seriously -- no Norris for Schultz) but the bigger question is this: Can Justin Schultz help an NHL team win?

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DISTRACTIONS

Robin Brownlee
April 10 2015 12:47PM

BrightSide

When a team has been as inept as the Edmonton Oilers have these past nine seasons, it’s human nature to try to look past the misery occasionally, to seek a distraction from the drudgery whether you’re witnessing the carnage from the press box or paying good money to see it from the seats at Rexall Place.

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Bogdan Yakimov seems to be adjusting well to life in the AHL

Jonathan Willis
April 10 2015 11:00AM

Yakimov, Bogdan

Edmonton Oilers prospect Bogdan Yakimov has spent the majority of this season playing for the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL, and the 6’5” centre has done reasonably well, putting up 28 points in 57 games as a 20-year-old rookie. In late March he did an interview with a Russian outlet talking about his experience, and on Wednesday portions of that interview were translated into English.

It’s an interesting read.

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Marty's Compete

Matt Henderson
April 10 2015 09:00AM

Sometimes a thing gets said and then whether it’s true or not that thing keeps being said. When we talk about players the easiest thing to do is to just repeat what keeps being said but then when those players start to develop or play differently everybody keeps saying the same thing anyway. If somebody in any kind of authority says something then it’s magnified even more so. Then a thing keeps getting said, not because it actually describes a player but because that’s just what you say when you talk about that player.

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