Monday Musings: Paging the offence

Jason Gregor
November 14 2016 10:14AM


After a 7-1 start the Oilers are now 2-5-1 in their last eight. In half of their 16 games they have allowed a goal within the first 2:37. "That’s on no one but the players, not being ready to play, not being ready to go," said Milan Lucic, so please don't argue it's on the head coach.

The Rangers score 1:20 into last night's game. Dallas scored 28 seconds in on Friday. Pittsburgh scored at the 1:57 mark, and the Islanders scored 13 seconds after puck drop. In four of their last five games they've put themselves in a hole before most fans were even in their seats.

They battled back and won in Brooklyn. In Pittsburgh they scored the next three before losing on a bad luck own goal late in the third, and they tied Dallas three minutes later on Friday, but it is still a horrible trend they need to correct.

It is even harder to comeback when many of their players are in offensive funks.

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Monday Mailbag - Analytics vs Eyeballs

November 14 2016 07:00AM



It's Monday, once again, and here we are with another edition of the mailbag.  Each week, I take your questions (email me at or hit me up on Twitter) and send them out to our writers for their opinion.  As always, I got a bunch of great questions, but I need questions for next week. If there's something you want to know just fire me over your question, and I'll do my best to get it posted ASAP. With that said, here are 3000 words worth of wisdom for you to soak in and enjoy. 

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GDB 16.0 Wrap Up: The Milk's Gone Bad

November 13 2016 10:21PM

Remember your happy place.  Final Score: 3-1 Rangers

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November 13 2016 05:52PM

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Laurent Brossoit and partner Nick Ellis are a big part of the Bakersfield Condors this season, delivering solid performances and giving the team a chance to win. It has been a good week for prospects across leagues, and with much of the nation looking for an immediate replacement for Jordan Eberle, let's have a look at the options. (Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved)

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November 13 2016 11:15AM

This 2016-17 season has been a mostly enjoyable experience for Oilers fans, but as I drove around our fair city yesterday, the sky blue we cherish in Alberta was shades of grey. I wondered, like you would, if this heavy sky represented the end of the winning—9-5-1, folks!—and decided that this team has me believing. Why? More after the jump.

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