October 15 2016 09:57AM

The Edmonton Oilers have not been successful with second-round picks in recent history (last big fly: Jeff Petry, 2006) and that has to change. We are early days with the latest second rounder—Tyler Benson—but the arrows so far are good to great.

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GDB 2.0 Wrap Up: That's What First Place Looks Like

Jonathan Willis
October 14 2016 09:55PM



The Edmonton Oilers have played two games. The Edmonton Oilers have won two games. Even better, they've played both games against Calgary. Final score: 5-3 Oilers.

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GDB 2.0: A clean sweep?

Jason Gregor
October 14 2016 12:22PM



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

It feels like there might be some actual animosity returning to the Battle of Alberta, and it's about freaking time.

The BOA hasn't had much hatred or competitiveness for quite some time, but many of the requirements are in place. The Oilers have a superstar in Connor McDavid. The Flames have a greasy agitator in Matthew Tkachuk. The Flames have many excellent players in Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Giordano, Sean Monahan and TJ Brodie. The Oilers have some skilled toughness with Milan Lucic, Patrick Maroon, Zack Kassian and Darnell Nurse.

Could it be we are actually on the verge of having a meaningful rivalry again? I sure hope so.

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October 14 2016 11:15AM

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Thanks to our friends at AMA Travel we're going to be bringing someone to Winnipeg with us for the outdoor game, and today we begin the process of figuring out who that will be. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 14 2016 05:00AM

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Auston Mattew's has ridiculous first NHL game, McDavid puts on a show at Rogers Place, Jets have reason's to be excited, Flames fall flat in opener, Oilers dump Yakupov, a look at bigger goalies, all kinds of predictions for 2016-17 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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