GDB 15.0 Wrap Up: Bad Starts Will Get Ya

November 11 2016 10:01PM

Who forgot to tell Kari Lehtonen that he was supposed to suck in the second game of a back-to-back? Final Score: 3-2 Stars

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November 11 2016 07:46PM

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The Bakersfield Condors are in action tonight, and I thought it might be an idea to run some numbers. The college goaltender is going to start tonight—Nick Ellis, in photo by Mark Williams—and the team has played over 10 percent of the schedule so we can go snoop behind the boxcars. One of the best ways to check on progress is to list even-strength totals and compare them to success stories of the past. Let's have a look.

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GDB 15.0: Dallas Down

Jason Gregor
November 11 2016 06:44PM


(photoshop: @newfiemikey)

The Oilers are rested. They've had two days between games leading up to tonight, while the Dallas Stars are playing their third game in four nights.

Is this a trap game?

It could be, and if this was circa 2010-2015, we could expect the Oilers to lay an egg, but this team is different from recent teams, and I'd argue it is time to turn the page and analyze this team based on today, not the horrors of the past decade.

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Steve Dangle
November 11 2016 06:12PM

When I'm not crying about Frank Corrado, I write here once per week.


Connor McDavid hasn't scored for a while now but his three-assist performance against the Penguins was a great statement despite the loss.

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Ground To Dust

Matt Henderson
November 11 2016 05:17PM

The strength of the Oilers forward corps is the three scoring line concept that has seen McDavid, Nugent-Hopkins, and Draisaitl featured on their own offensive units. Now with Lucic assigned to Draisaitl’s wing, the offense is more spread out than ever. However, there is also a considerable amount of pressure placed on Edmonton’s fourth line. Are they handling their duties well enough?

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