Will Tyler Pitlick's injury derail his breakout 2016-17 performance?

Jonathan Willis
December 20 2016 07:00AM


Expectations for Tyler Pitlick over the last few years have been low. He’s cleared waivers each of the last two seasons. When he’s played in the majors, he hasn’t looked out of place, but he hasn’t blown the doors off, either.

This year was different. He impressed in training camp, and was red-hot to start the year, generating offence at what for him is an unprecedented level. His goal in the first period of Monday’s game was a fine continuation of that trend.

His injury-related departure in the second period was a depressing continuation of a much longer trend.  

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GDB 34.0 Wrap Up: I'm Blue Daba Dee Daba Die

December 19 2016 09:29PM


Nuge with the OT winner and the Oilers find themselves on a two-game win streak. Final Score: 3-2 Oilers

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GDB 34.0: St.Louis singing the goalie Blues

Jason Gregor
December 19 2016 11:47AM


Game Day

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The Oilers got a much needed victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday, but it was far from a dominant performance over a tired team. A win is a win, however, and they gladly took the two points.

They will need to avoid settling for outside shots tonight when they face the St.Louis Blues. The Blues are a good team, but the Oilers are very competitive with them, or better, in many categories.

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Monday Mailbag - Are these the same old Oilers?

December 19 2016 07:00AM

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My friends, it's time for another edition of the (waste as much company time as you can) mailbag! As always, our writers are ready to answer your questions will all the expertise their lives can provide. With Christmas just around the corner, it's not like you were planning on doing anything productive anyway. As always, the bag of mail depends on your brains, and if you have a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Now, grab a coffee and leave your office line off the hook and learn something.

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It's time to end the Lucic/McDavid experiment

Jonathan Willis
December 18 2016 06:30PM


We’re at the point now where I’m starting to wonder what Milan Lucic has to do before he gets bumped off Connor McDavid’s line. McDavid now has just a single even-strength assist over his last eight games, and has seen a revolving door at right wing. Yet on the port side, Lucic remains untouchable, even as he goes deeper into yet another even-strength scoring slump.

Why not try something different?

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