Just how good are the Edmonton Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
December 02 2016 10:27AM

It’s a Friday in December and the Edmonton Oilers are not only in playoff position, but they’re there on merit. The really scary thing? If the underlying numbers are to be believed, the rest of the season may go even better.

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The Roundup

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December 02 2016 05:00AM

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A look at the Oilers without McDavid on the Ice, Brian Burke is fed up with the Dougie Hamilton rumors, Leafs young players - playing like stars, analyzing the Jets early season struggles, Flames need to be open for trade business, coach shake up in Florida, analytics vs traditionalists, NHL power rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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GDB 25.0 Wrap Up: So generous those Winnipeggers

baggedmilk
December 01 2016 08:56PM

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When they're taking a stadium shot and @thenationchris and I bust out the finger guns. #NationGoesToWpg #HeritageClassic

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You missed us didn't you, Winnipeg? Final Score: 6-3 Oilers

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GDB 25.0: Avoid self destructing

Jason Gregor
December 01 2016 12:26PM

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We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.

The Oilers toughest opponent lately has been themselves. In their last three losses they controlled much of the play, rarely had extended defensive zone time, yet they lost all three games.

They out shot the opposition 106-87.
They had 214 shot attempts while only allowing 154.

The problem was, they made glaring defensive errors which led to goals, and didn't make enough wise shooting decisions in the offensive zone.

They need to play smarter tonight in Winnipeg.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report: Progress

Chris the Intern
December 01 2016 07:00AM

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Let's talk about progress! No, I'm not talking about the lack of progress the Oilers have made this season, following up their winning streaks with more losing streaks. I'm talking about the injury progress! Last season, as the weeks went on, the injury list got longer and longer. We seem to be moving in the opposite direction this season, which is progress in my books.

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