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January 15 2016 06:00AM

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Could oil prices turn the Flames into a budget team, Canucks trade for Etem, clear benches with the Panthers, Jets great goaltending prospect, Connor McDavid's birthday, Lou Lamoriello trade history, Kevin Shattenkirk rumored availability, WingsNation launches, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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GDB 45.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Sharks

January 14 2016 11:24PM

At least we got a point? Final Score: 2-1 Sharks in the shootout

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GDB 45.0: The Sharks are circling

Jason Gregor
January 14 2016 01:43PM


I went through the schedule over the last five seasons and I couldn't find a three-game stretch where the Oilers lost three games they easily could have won. Bad luck -- three own-goals in one period -- hurt them versus the Lighting, and big errors cost them versus the Panthers and Coyotes.

The Oilers controlled much of the play during the past three games, but only managed one point. We've all witnessed them play bad hockey, or simply get outplayed by better teams the past five seasons, but I'm not sure this team has had three more consecutive frustrating results when they play well.

Some will say: who cares? They still lost. Others will see progress in that they aren't getting dominated.

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January 14 2016 09:00AM

I am a sucker for stories about redemption, and the possibility exists for Zack Kassian to write a marvelous comeback story with the Edmonton Oilers. Question: How do fans feel? I talked to one fan in an effort to find out.

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Robin Brownlee
January 14 2016 07:00AM

Eric Brewer played 315 games as a member of the Edmonton Oilers, but he’ll be remembered by many fans for how he arrived and how he departed almost as much as the parts of four seasons he spent patrolling the blue line in this town. That would be selling him short.

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