Different Directions

Jonathan Willis
March 17 2014 09:06PM

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Ryan Smyth and Ryan Jones have a lot in common. They share a first name, an NHL team, both play (primarily) on the wing, and are both bound for unrestricted free agency this summer. Where they differ is in the Oilers’ likely interest in retaining their respective services.

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PLAYERS NEED TO TAKE CHARGE

Jason Gregor
March 17 2014 10:16AM

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It is interesting how winning changes people's perception. Jonathan Toews is applauded as a great leader and is credited with leading the Hawks to two Stanley Cups in four years. It is hard to argue that, however, I notice he gets much more credit for the Hawks than his head coach, Joel Quenneville. I don't have a problem with that, because I believe the players impact the game more than a coach, but if you coach a losing team much more of the blame falls on the coach. Why?

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Well Done Yak, Well Done

Jason Strudwick
March 16 2014 10:18PM

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Since March 13th’s game against the Blues, as a group the Oilers have been much more engaged. Twice the Blues surrounded Taylor Hall and there were none of his Oiler teammates to be found. In my last entry I detailed the reasons this is unacceptable on any closely knit team.

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GDB Wrap Up: Oilers @ Carolina

baggedmilk
March 16 2014 03:40PM

It-Finally-Happened

A power play goal? Seriously... It happened. Final Score: 2-1 Oilers.

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GDB 69.0: ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE

Lowetide
March 16 2014 09:03AM

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One of these games, all of the frustration from this season is going to be released in one fell swoop. It'll be 9-0 or 0-9, but the build of frustration has been non-stop and the pressure is still there. Stand back, when this thing blows up it's going to be spectacular. 

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