GDB 54.0: Stop the streak

Jason Gregor
February 03 2017 12:16PM


Game Day

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We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  

Good teams avoid losing streaks. Only once this season have the Oilers gone three games without a point. They lost five regulation games in a row between November 8th to 17th, but other than that they've avoided lengthy losing skids.

They didn't play well versus Minnesota on Tuesday and they didn't generate enough offensively last night in Nashville. They'll need more desperation in their game tonight and their two best forwards, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, must lead the charge.

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Speculation: Eberle on the move?

February 03 2017 10:39AM


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Hockey wizard Elliotte Friedman was on Sportsnet 960 this morning and shared some speculation on Jordan Eberle's time with the Oilers potentially winding down. 

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February 03 2017 09:00AM

The delightful thing about the NHL is that the rules are an ever-moving target. It isn't necessarily that the rules change, but they appear to arrive on a need to know basis. Example: the 2017 expansion draft. If Vegas gets their money in on time, the new franchise will be able to make trades beginning at the trade deadline. What does that mean? For Edmonton, possible expansion certainty.

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The Edmonton Oilers and a Flat Salary Cap

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2017 07:00AM

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On Wednesday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the probability that the salary cap for 2018-19 would stay at $73.0 million. Assuming that comes to pass, how are the Edmonton Oilers situated? Can they take advantage of the lack of growth in the cap?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 03 2017 05:00AM

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5 things to know about Patrik Laine, lots of guys on the block in Detroit, some teams don't want the Leafs to be patient, Flames prospect update is ugly, McDavid clearly breaks NHL fastest skater record, Canucks still hurting from poor drafting, a crazy junior scrap, NHL power rankings, an All-star rundown and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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