Monday Musings: Oilers bonus overages

Jason Gregor
April 04 2016 01:59PM

Thoughts

The final week of the NHL season has some interesting story lines to follow.

Three division titles are still up for grabs Dallas leads the Blues by two points, but the Blues have a game in hand. Florida leads Tampa Bay by two points and each have four games remaining, while the Ducks lead the Kings by a single point and each team has four games to play.

The Red Wings (91 points) and Boston (90) are battling for third place in the Atlantic division, but they are also battling Philadelphia (91) for the final wildcard spot. The Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak is on the line, and likely so is Claude Julien's job as head coach of the Bruins.

Playoff races are fun, but for the first time since 1970, Canadian fans won't have a team in the dance.

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Rob Schremp vs. Linus Omark

Jonathan Willis
April 04 2016 09:00AM

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Say what one will about Rob Schremp and Linus Omark, neither player has been forgotten in Oil Country. Both are having interesting seasons, and as another disappointing year winds down in Edmonton it’s probably a good time to check in on a pair of players who continue to inspire emotion in Alberta years after their departure from the Oilers’ organization.

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Monday Mailbag - Worried about Klefbom?

baggedmilk
April 04 2016 07:00AM

Mailbag

Can you believe we're in the last week of the season? Even stranger, can you believe that the Oilers still haven't found a way to get out of the basement despite having the best prospect in the world? The Oilers always seem to find to drive us completely insane, but that's a matter for another day. Today, we're taking a look at the questions you've sent in for our panel of writers. If you have a question, you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. I'll try to get your question as soon as I can. With that, here's another edition of the mailbag.

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First Star, Worst Star: April 3, 2016

jeanshorts
April 03 2016 10:30PM

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Just over a week left in the regular season, spring has sprung in a big way here in Edmonton and I'm sure we're all very much looking forward to summer. Take a break from putting together Auston Matthews based line combinations for next season, and take a gander at this week's First Star, Worst Star!

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Oilers: No Mas

Jason Gregor
April 03 2016 07:36PM

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Saturday's 5-0 drubbing by the Calgary Flames was one of the Oilers worst efforts of the past decade, and that's saying something considering the Oilers have lost 487 times since the Decade of Darkness (DOD) began.

The Oilers have 297 wins since the opening of the 2006/2007 season. You have watched an average of almost 20 more losses than wins every year for the past decade (OT/SO losses are still losses in my eyes).

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