GDB 3.0: Facing the Champs

Jason Gregor
October 14 2014 01:54PM


The Kings have won the Stanley Cup twice in the past three seasons. They have become one of the dominant franchises in the NHL, and last season the gap between the Oilers and the Kings was as large as the Grand Canyon.

The Kings outscored the Oilers 11-3 in four games, but they out shot them 186-86. The Kings fired 48, 40, 50 and 48 shots while the Oilers countered with 18, 24, 27 and 17. The Oilers did manage a SO loss point in the first meeting when Richard Bachman stood on his head, but every game clearly illustrated the chasm between the Oilers and a Cup contending team.

Tonight will be our first opportunity to see how much closer, if any, the 2014/2015 Oilers are to competing with the elite in the western conference.

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A Big Tall Glass of Calmdown Juice

Jonathan Willis
October 14 2014 09:45AM

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Two games into the 2014-15 NHL season, the Edmonton Oilers are stuck at zero wins. The critical part of that sentence is “two games.” However, “two games” seems to be losing rather badly to “zero wins” in the minds of many of the fans of the team I interact with.

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VIOLENT GENTLEMEN

Wanye
October 14 2014 09:06AM

During this past week we took a trip down to LA to watch the Kings open up their 2014-15 season by raising the Stanley Cup, have a chat with our new cousins at The Royal Half and have a chat with Violent Gentlemen. This article is about their cool company and how they have helped me greatly with the Nation Network. 

You have been forewarned in advance. Anyone looking for Corsi/Fenwick6 calculations should skip this piece.

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Monday Mailbag - October 13th

baggedmilk
October 13 2014 12:56PM

FatBastard

I hope all of you are having a fantastic Thanksgiving long weekend! May you drink and eat far more than you ever should.  If you have to work today, the mailbag is here to provide a distraction and waste company time.  If we can't help you waste company resources, what's the point of being here? If you have a question for the mailbag, email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.

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NAIL YAKUPOV, BONA FIDE

Lowetide
October 13 2014 10:56AM

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Two games into the NHL season, Nail Yakupov looks better in every discipline. He's faster, more aggressive, drives to the net, passes with aplomb, is defensively aware to the point of shocking, and despite manic movement has slowed down enough to allow gaps and lanes to form. I've always preached patience with this player, and maturation is certainly part of the improvement.

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