WWYDW: What happens when the Oilers get healthy?

Jonathan Willis
November 09 2016 07:00AM

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The results have been very good for the Edmonton Oilers in the early going of the 2016-17 season. Notwithstanding Tuesday’s entertaining (and close) loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton owns a 9-4-1 record and some surprisingly excellent underlying numbers.  

Impressively, the Oilers have done it with a lot of players on the shelf. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we turn our focus to those players. What tough roster decisions does the team make when it gets healthy?

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GDB 14.0 Wrap Up: That was fun until it wasn't

baggedmilk
November 08 2016 08:18PM

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It was fun for like 50 minutes. After that, not so much. Final Score: 4-3 Penguins

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GDB 14.0: Sid versus The Kid

Jason Gregor
November 08 2016 04:47PM

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

Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid will faceoff for the first time tonight. McDavid's broken clavicle forced him to watch both Oilers/Penguins meetings last season, so watching the future Best Player in the NHL battle the reigning Best Player in the NHL for the first time will be entertaining.

It is eerie how Edmonton and Pittsburgh once again have arguably the two biggest names in the game, except this time Edmonton has the younger version.

Wayne Gretzky made his NHL debut five years before Mario Lemieux came on the scene in 1984/1985, and we were spoiled watching both of them tear it up together for the next 15 seasons.

Crosby is ten years older than McDavid, so their window to battle head-to-head will be smaller, but it will still be great.

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PRESENTED BY FINNING CANADA: Real Life Podcast - Episode Two

Jason Gregor
November 08 2016 04:46PM

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This week we discuss Jason Strudwick finally learning the finer points of hockey; the trials and tribulations of coaching Initiation hockey.

We also tackle your music Guilty Pleasures, the over protection of goalie's feelings, Jaromir Jagr the stick boy and Wanye's obvious commitment issues.

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NICK OF TIME

Lowetide
November 07 2016 09:49PM

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Among the most encouraging (but obscure) positives down on the farm is goaltender Nick Ellis. He is from Millersville, Maryland, which is a Babe Ruth big fly from Baltimore. He was—perhaps—a victim of the ''So what?'' game during training camp and preseason, as there were other prospects to observe. Preseason is over, the regular season is underway. For Nick Ellis, the numbers are there in the early days. 

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