December 06 2016 10:45AM

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Another week, another mind bending episode of the Real Life podcast featuring yours truly, former NHL star Jason Strudwick and current radio star Jason Gregor.

This week - a guest! Long time Oilers Head Equipment Manager turned Manager of the Oilers Alumni Barrie Stafford joined us this week. We tried to get the low down on all sorts of things and shock of shocks Stafford confirmed to Gregor that Strudwick was a high maintenance player in his time with the team. 

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NHLN Notebook: The Surprising Blue Jackets, Slow Starters, and KHL Free Agents

Christian Pagnani
December 06 2016 07:00AM


The Blue Jackets might actually be good, because woah, that Zach Werenski guy, while Patrice Bergeron, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Andrew Ladd are off to horrible starts, and the Oilers might have found a good right-handed defenseman (that didn't cost them Taylor Hall). 

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If Duclair is available, should the Oilers be calling?

Zach Laing
December 05 2016 04:00PM

After being acquired by the Arizona Coyotes last year in a deal that sent Keith Yandle to the New York Rangers, 21-year old Anthony Duclair appears to be available. Should the Oilers be calling John Chayka?

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Monday Musings: The Library

Jason Gregor
December 05 2016 02:43PM

The Edmonton Oilers are tied for first place in the Pacific Division. Connor McDavid leads the NHL in scoring with 34 points in 27 games, and he has a five-point lead on Nikita Kucherov.

There are many reasons for Oilers fans to be excited, especially after years of futility. However, Rogers Place might be the quietest rink in the NHL. Some have looked to give it a nickname and through 13 home games the most accurate one might be 'The Library'.

Why is it so quiet?

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Should the Oilers trade a high-end forward for a defenseman

Jacob Stoller
December 05 2016 11:23AM

It's no secret that the Oilers need to improve their defensive core. 

Trading Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson was a step in the right direction, but it's not going to improve the team's back end over night. Acquiring someone like Adam Larsson shouldn't be the only step the Oilers take to improving their biggest weakness.

The Oilers have a handful of very prominent forwards surrounding Connor McDavid. What about flipping one of those forwards in exchange for another top-four defender? 

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