October 23 2016 08:04PM


This was a big week for Oilers prospects as the Bakersfield Condors got their season underway and several prospects in other leagues posted strong performances. The long season is underway for all and we can begin sussing out the contenders from the pretenders. College men in the AHL, and WHL skaters appear to be pushing early. (Patrick Russell photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved).

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GDB 6.0 Wrap-up: Party in the 'Peg!

Zach Laing
October 23 2016 05:33PM

After a near two hour delay, the Oilers Heritage Classic was everything an Oiler fan could hope for. Final: Oilers 3 - Jets 0

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October 23 2016 09:38AM



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

The Edmonton Oilers face the Winnipeg Jets and the elements today, as the club plays its first outdoor game of the decade and the second this century. The Oilers find themselves in a pretty good spot—near the top of the standings and with some clearance from the bottom feeders of the Pacific Division—and a win today would be one more very good arrow in what is becoming a pretty substantial quiver.

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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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