GDB 25.0: Avoid self destructing

Jason Gregor
December 01 2016 12:26PM


Connor McDavid Newfied Mikey

(photoshop: @NewfieMikey)

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

The Oilers toughest opponent lately has been themselves. In their last three losses they controlled much of the play, rarely had extended defensive zone time, yet they lost all three games.

They out shot the opposition 106-87.
They had 214 shot attempts while only allowing 154.

The problem was, they made glaring defensive errors which led to goals, and didn't make enough wise shooting decisions in the offensive zone.

They need to play smarter tonight in Winnipeg.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report: Progress

Chris the Intern
December 01 2016 07:00AM


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Let's talk about progress! No, I'm not talking about the lack of progress the Oilers have made this season, following up their winning streaks with more losing streaks. I'm talking about the injury progress! Last season, as the weeks went on, the injury list got longer and longer. We seem to be moving in the opposite direction this season, which is progress in my books.

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Mark Fayne's Narrow Window of Opportunity

Jonathan Willis
November 30 2016 05:00PM


Some minor-league stints are longer than others. Less than 24 hours after clearing waivers and being assigned to the Bakersfield Condors, veteran defenceman Mark Fayne is on his way back to Edmonton.

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November 30 2016 03:10PM

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Ben Betker is one of the few Oilers prospects who has a contract for 2017-18, and this coming summer will probably see Peter Chiarelli finish the job he started in the spring of 2015. What does that mean for Oilers fans? A lot of new faces at the pro level next fall, especially at the AHL level. Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved.

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Oilers need to be better

Jason Gregor
November 30 2016 12:30PM

The Oilers aren't playing bad hockey overall, however, they are making major mistakes that lead to goals. Last night the Maple Leafs rarely had any contained pressure. The Oilers didn't spend much time in their own end, but they gift wrapped the Leafs' two goals, and both mistakes occurred below their goal line.

The focus and attention to detail has to be better. There are no excuses. This group has to play smarter and be consistently more determined.

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