GDB 8.0: Miller Time Is Over

Jason Gregor
October 28 2016 01:32PM


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

There haven't been many games over the past years where I felt the Edmonton Oilers were an obvious favourite, but tonight they are. The Oilers' speed, size, goaltending and confidence will have them leave Vancouver with a 7-1 record.

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Introducing the Newest Fancy Stat: Nation Morale Index (NMI)

Chris the Intern
October 28 2016 07:00AM

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The Oilers have been winning, and Oilersnation has been happy a happy place. This means that the angry, bitter, commenters who trash everything in their sights have disappeared, and happy, cheerful, positive commenters have returned to the Nation!

One thing that has stood out to me lately is how positive the comment section in Baggedmilk's game wrap-ups have been. I remember reading through the comments in last year's wrap-up and everybody was in a terrible mood. They spent most of their time complaining and trashing every comment possible - it was tough to get through. Now that the Oilers are winning this year, I began tracking the total amount of cheers and trashes in the wrap-ups. The data has been put together, and I give you, the Nation Morale Index®!

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 28 2016 05:00AM

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Leafs need to get Andersen out of the net, Canucks tired already, Jets need to develop their young prospect, Flames have some optimism after slow start, Oilers planning the parade route, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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October 27 2016 09:33PM

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Jordan Oesterle is in the final year of his entry-level deal with the Edmonton Oilers. His superior foot speed and ability with the puck makes him an intriguing player—while his defensive shortcomings have him outside the NHL trying to refine his skills. Oesterle represents a group of prospects in Bakersfield who are reaching a crossroads, and most or all of these men could be exiting the system. Why? There are new pro's coming from previous drafts and some of the current pro prospects will be washed away. Let's have a look.

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Stat that could scare the NHL

Jason Gregor
October 27 2016 02:25PM


The Edmonton Oilers are 6-1.
They are in first place in the Western Conference.
Connor McDavid leads the NHL in scoring with 11 points.

Many felt the last of those three was possible, but no one had the Oilers storming out the gate like they have. In their six wins they have outscored their opponents 25-11.

They are playing like a legitimate playoff contender, but there is one odd stat which stands out.

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