Monday Mailbag - November 2nd

November 02 2015 08:00AM


Going back to work after suffering through a Sunday hangover almost makes it feel like the weekend never happened. Enter your old friend, the mailbag, to help you kill a few minutes of company time.  As always, I’ve taken your questions, passed them to our panel of geniuses, and waited for wisdoms to spill out of their brain boxes.  If you want to be included in the mailbag, email me at or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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First Star, Worst Star: November 1, 2015

November 01 2015 09:09PM


I'm going to go out on a limb here and I say I was not alone in spending most of my day on the couch, overeating leftover chocolate bars and promising myself I'll never drink again (No Booze November?). I hope you all had fun last night, because it's time to get back to business with another First Star, Worst Star.

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November 01 2015 06:50PM

With Darnell Nurse, Leon Draisaitl and Iiro Pakarinen in Edmonton, there's a chance for others to shine in Bakersfield. It's been a fascinating week across the prospect field and several names are worth mentioning for impressive spikes in performance. Let's have a look.

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Robin Brownlee
November 01 2015 01:38PM


The last time The Battle of Alberta had any real teeth to it, back in the 1980s when the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames were good teams that hated each other, there was no such thing as social media. No Twitter or Facebook. No fans talking trash at each other on hockey blogs and websites like this one.

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Two Teams

Matt Henderson
November 01 2015 10:29AM

The joke for the last year has been that the Oilers are “Visually Better”. The phrase is used in a somewhat mocking context now, but early in the year they HAVE been visually better. Despite this their shot attempt differentials place them in the bottom tier of the NHL once again. Maybe the problem is that we really need to think about the Oilers as two different teams.

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