Nation World HQ
March 29 2016 07:00AM


In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room!

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GDB 79.0 Wrap Up: Ducks @ Oilers

March 28 2016 10:11PM

That was probably one of the worst offside calls in the history of ice or whistles. Only three more games left. Three. More. Games. Final Score: 2-1

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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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