GDB 49.0: Paging the Powerplay

Jason Gregor
January 21 2016 01:02PM


When I look at every aspect of the Edmonton Oilers, I see the powerplay as being the most disappointing area through 48 games. The Oilers should be better than 24th in the NHL on the man advantage. They have enough skill to be in the top-15, and it is an area that must improve in the final 34 games.

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Surgeries for Everybody!

January 21 2016 11:31AM


Today, it was announced that both Andrew Ference and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would require surgery to deal with their injuries. Anyone know a virgin we could sacrifice? *remembers that I'm a blogger* Dammit. 

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The Ramblings Of A McDavid Truther

Matt Henderson
January 21 2016 08:44AM


I know that even writing this makes me sound like a crazy person. I understand that completely and accept all the barbs that will undoubtedly come my way. I am, like many of you who remain silent, a McDavid clavicle truther.

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Arena Update: 01.20.16

January 20 2016 02:04PM

Oilersnation was granted EXCLUSIVE VIP access inside the still under construction Rogers Place. What they found will have you second guessing your entire existence as a sentient human being! WATCH THE VIDEO TO FIND OUT MORE!

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Damning Mark Fayne With Faint Praise

Jonathan Willis
January 20 2016 11:00AM


It’s fair to say that Mark Fayne is a limited hockey player. He’s big but not a bone-crusher. He’s a defensive specialist, and lacks either high-end mobility or a robust passing game. He’s often cited as an example of Craig MacTavish’s poor contract work as general manager.

Despite those flaws there is at least one point in his favour. As he did in New Jersey, he’s shown of late in Edmonton that he can be an effective part of a shutdown pairing that plays brutally tough minutes, as long as his partner is a capable puck-mover. That’s something that has value on the Oilers’ blue line.

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