Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:00AM


Our friends 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 alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.

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October 18 2014 08:00AM

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The AHL Barons played their second game of the season last night and the rest of the Oilers' prospect group continue playing their league seasons. A few strong arrows this week and a goodly number of struggling players, too. More after the break.

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GBD 5.0 WRAP UP: Canucks @ Oilers

October 17 2014 10:23PM


The effort was there, but the goals were not. Final Score: 2-0 Canucks.

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GDB 5.0: In need of a win

Jason Gregor
October 17 2014 12:37PM

I have no idea what this is all about, but the Oilers need to play with some intensity.

The Oilers need to play hard, play smart and most importantly cut down on the catastrophic mistakes that have led directly to goals.

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Leon Draisaitl, Darnell Nurse and the Return to Junior (Updated)

Jonathan Willis
October 17 2014 10:00AM

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It doesn’t take long for a junior-age player’s nine-game audition to come to an end. Leon Draisaitl is a touch short of halfway there, having played four of those contests. Darnell Nurse has sat out two, so he’s only played a pair, but there’s a bit of a logjam in terms of space on the back end and nobody wants to see him sitting in the press box.

In short, it’s soon enough to start wondering whether the duo will stay in the NHL for the duration of the 2014-15 season.

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