October 22 2016 09:26AM

I was young and prone to terrible decisions, making me a typical North American male in the 1980s. If you called me on the phone in 1984, and suggested a beer run to Cranbrook (there were beer strikes in the 1980s), I would delay only long enough to find a (semi) clean shirt. I believed in beer, fun, keeping my job by putting in exactly enough effort to stay below the event horizon, and the Edmonton Oilers. Those are the facts.

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The Oilers are improving

Jason Gregor
October 21 2016 04:20PM

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“They are not the Oilers of the last few years, I’ll tell you that," said St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen after last night's 3-1 loss in Edmonton.

Usually we hear the hollow complimentary comments about the Oilers at the pre-game skate. "They are dangerous," "They have some skilled players," or "We can't get into a track meet," have been uttered hundreds of times by opposing teams. It was BS. We all knew it.

The Oilers did have a few skilled players, for sure, and some nights they won, but teams were never scared of them. If they lost to the Oilers then it was because, "We didn't play well," or "We weren't ready." And in most cases it was true.

For the past decade the Oilers have been overmatched, but Allen's post-game comments reflect an actual change in how the opposition views the Oilers.

It's about time.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report: Anti-Jinx Edition

Chris the Intern
October 21 2016 07:00AM

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It's the article everybody loves to hate! That's right, we have partnered up with our good friends at the Capilano Rehab Centre to bring back the weekly injury report for all you superstitious citizens to hate. However, I wanted to approach things a little bit differently this time.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 21 2016 05:00AM

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Auston Matthews could be best Leaf ever, Canucks long term goalie outlook, Jets coach could be first to go, Flames preparing for expansion draft, Oilers window is opening, Nail Yakupov, the Nation at the Heritage Classic, Q & A with Bernie Nichols, a week full of stars fighting and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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GDB 5.0 Wrap Up: Welcome home, Yak

October 20 2016 10:04PM

Yak scored, but the Oilers won. I'm happy with that. Final Score: 3-1 Oilers

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