March 28 2016 04:48PM

Lucas Johansen is the younger brother of Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen. Until recently, he was known only to NHL scouts, the scouting community that has grown around the industry (Red Line Report, ISS) and Kelowna Rockets fans. That is changing, and Johansen is a trending player as we edge toward the draft.

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GDB 79.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE - Looking to improve

Jason Gregor
March 28 2016 12:35PM

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The Oilers conclude their busiest stretch of the season tonight versus the Anaheim Ducks. This is their 15th game in 28 days, and they've managed to go 7-7-0 so far. They are 7-3 since March 1st when Cam Talbot starts, and he'll play tonight.

Prior to March the Oilers were 23-34-7 (prorated over full season equals 68 points), and despite significant injuries to their blueline this month, they've still managed to improve their point totals. Todd McLellan challenged his team, and so far they have responded.

They still have a lot to improve before they are a playoff contending team, but instead of limping to the finish line like they have the past eight seasons, at least they are competitive down the stretch this year.

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Robin Brownlee
March 28 2016 10:40AM


While kids in neighborhoods right across the city were loading up on chocolate Easter Sunday, word of Nail Yakupov’s pre-deadline trade request, made to the Edmonton Oilers through agent Igor Larionov, was making the rounds on the internet.

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North x NorthGretz - A Very Birthday Podcast

North By NorthGretz
March 28 2016 08:45AM

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It’s a special birthday edition of North By NorthGretz! We celebrate Chris The Intern’s birthday before talking about the Nurse/Haley situation, whether or not the Oilers have a shot at Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and if we’ve seen the last of Nugent-Hopkins in an Oilers jersey. Then it’s time for Chris to embarrass himself playing a movie quotes game before all of life’s mysteries are once again answered in Ask The Idiots!

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The Monday Mailbag - Hamonic or Shattenkirk?

March 28 2016 07:00AM


It's mailbag time again, my friends. I've taken the questions you've sent me and fired them over to our writers to get all the answers you've always been looking for. I say it every week, but this segment is entirely dependent on you guys to make it work, so send me your questions. You can email me at or hit me up on Twitter at

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