December 04 2016 06:30PM

By any measure, this is an unusual fall. Although we are mere hours away from being thrown into the deep freeze beside the leg of lamb, standing rib roast, pizza's and whatever the hell Grandma sent over to eat last Christmas, it has been a most pleasant fall season for Edmonites. And the hockey team? Well hell, boys and girls, we seem to have fallen into a playoff race. Anyone want to talk about the 2017 draft? Didn't think so.

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Future Free Agents: Kevin Shattenkirk

Cam Lewis
December 04 2016 02:06PM

Future Free Agents is a semi-regular feature on NHLNumbers profiling players from 2017's potential free agency class. 

Since Brent Burns inked a wooly mammoth of a contract extension with the San Jose Sharks a couple of weeks ago, the spotlight shifts to Kevin Shattenkirk

The St. Louis Blues’ right-handed, puck-moving defenceman is now far and away the best blue liner set to become available on the free agent market this summer. While Shattenkirk isn’t quite the generational talent that Burns is, he’s still one of the game’s best at producing offence from the blue line and would be a welcome addition to just about every team in the league. 

Unfortunately, if speculation is correct, there may actually only be one team he’s interested in playing for. 

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Friedman/Garrioch: Oilers could be looking to move Hendricks, Pouliot

Zach Laing
December 04 2016 01:18PM

During last night's Sportsnet headlines, Elliotte Friedman made note that the Edmonton Oilers could be looking to move on from Matt Hendricks. In an article posted yesterday evening for the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch made mention the Oilers could be looking to move Pouliot. What gives?

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GDB 26.0 Wrap Up: Duck Down

December 03 2016 11:19PM

Two wins in a row. The Oilers are in 2nd place in the Pacific. Life is good in OilersNation. Final Score: 3-2 Oilers in OT

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December 03 2016 12:00PM

It's been a long, it's been a long time coming, but the Edmonton Oilers are close to an actual factual playoff race. Early days, but if they can make it through December, everything's going to be alright I know. The McDavid will bring us riches untold and a better day. Will we see an early thaw, or a false spring?

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