Oilers re-sign Cam Talbot

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2016 09:01AM

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It looks like Cam Talbot has done enough to be entrusted with goaltending duties in Edmonton over the long haul. As per multiple reports Sunday morning, the club has given the pending free agent a contract extension, for three years and with an annual value just over 4.0 million. 

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GDB 46.0 Wrap Up: Flames @ Oilers

Jonathan Willis
January 16 2016 11:02PM

It’s a long, slow process, rising from the sewer. Wins over the Calgary Flames on national television help a lot.

Calgary came out strong in the first period, and the Oilers were frankly pretty lucky to be down only 1-0. Momentum shifted in the second, Mark Fayne of all people tied things up in the third, and Cam Talbot and Teddy Purcell won it in a shootout.

It wasn’t pretty but it was two points. This is the wrap.

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GDB 46.0 BOA: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE - WHISKEY IN THE JAR

Lowetide
January 16 2016 10:11AM

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There was a time in this fair land when the 'Battle of Canada's second from the left province' started many hours before the event. The hatred ran deep and straight-arrow true, and the on-ice battles were vicious, diabolical and on most occasions bloody. Since the turn of the century, things have fallen into a predictable routine: Oilers fans get crushed, Robyn Regehr runs over Ales Hemsky, late goal-scoring makes the final a laugher, hang your head and cry. Life in a northern town never tasted so bitter than in the days since Darryl Sutter taught the Calgarys how to win. I will never forgive him.

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CONDORS FLY AT MIDNIGHT

Lowetide
January 15 2016 07:38PM

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Josh Winquist may return to action tonight for the Bakersfield Condors. Reports have several forwards suddenly ready to go and that may mean some prospects feel the squeeze.

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Cutting Through the Bottom Six Mess

Jonathan Willis
January 15 2016 11:41AM

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Thursday’s game against San Jose was notable in a few different ways, and one of them was the changes to the forward lineup. The arrival of Zack Kassian and return of Nail Yakupov, combined with the waiving of Rob Klinkhammer gave Todd McLellan a few more options up front and the Oilers a better shot at a functional bottom-six.

There’s more work to be done, though.

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