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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Monday Mailbag - What about Captain Connor?

December 05 2016 07:00AM

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If you're reading this before 5pm local time then there's a good chance that you're using this mailbag to help you kill company time, and for that I thank you. This week we take a look at Connor's captaincy, Jesse Puljujarvi's rookie season, apartment advice, and more in this week's mailbag. If you have a question you can always email me or hit me up on Twitter and I will slot you into the queue as quickly as possible. Until then, enjoy the free learning opportunity. 

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GDB 27.0 Wrap Up: A point is a point

December 04 2016 10:41PM

Tough loss in OT but the Oilers finish the weekend with three of four points. Final Score: 2-1 Wild in OT

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December 04 2016 08:16PM


Laurent Brossoit (in photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved) posted back to back shutouts this weekend to lead a condo of Condors to impressive wins. In a long season, there are very few weeks that stand out due to multiple outstanding performances, and this was such a week. Let's have a look.

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