WWYDW: Edmonton Oilers Trade Deadline Strategy

Jonathan Willis
January 18 2017 08:00PM

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It’s the middle of January and the Edmonton Oilers are well-positioned to capture a playoff spot and perhaps even challenge for the division title in the Pacific. This opens up choices and possibilities to general manager Peter Chiarelli as the trade deadline nears—he could buy, sell or choose some sort of middle path.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask our readers what they would do.

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GDB 47.0: Clawless Panthers

Jason Gregor
January 18 2017 06:55PM

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The Panthers are without Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov. They lost 5-2 in Calgary last night. They are 27th in GF/G at only 2.28 and they are 24th in SA/G at 31.5. They are not close to the 103-point team of last season and the Oilers need to continue their run against teams below them in the standings.

The Oilers are looking for their first four-game home winning streak since December 2-11th, 2015 and this is another game they should win.

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Real Life Podcast: Episode 11 - Vegas baby, Vegas

Nation World HQ
January 18 2017 03:00PM

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“I can’t pee when people are touching me on all sides” - Struds, telling Vegas stories.

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Is Kevin Shattenkirk Back on the Oilers' Radar?

Zach Laing
January 18 2017 07:00AM

According to TSN's Insiders, Kevin Shattenkirk is a player who might be available for a trade come deadline time. Jordan Eberle's name came in at number seven on their Trade Deadline Trade Bait list.

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Leon Draisaitl's Near-Perfect 2016-17 Season

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2017 03:00PM

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Entering this season, Leon Draisaitl was a player with an odd mix of positives and negatives on his NHL resume. At his best, he brought to mind Anze Kopitar—a big forward with a nice mix of power, speed, and both offensive and defensive ability. Yet he was also prone to long offensive slumps, particularly when away from Taylor Hall.

In the first half of 2016-17, Draisaitl has done everything possible to allay concerns about his game.

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