GDB 27.0: Battle of Alberta Means Something Again

Kent Wilson
December 03 2011 04:17PM

(Wanye has instituted a new rule when it comes to BoA's: winner of the last game gets to write the losers game day post. Naturally I readily agreed because it benefited my side of the conflict. So for those Oilers faithful wondering why a scummy Flames fan is penning your GDB, kindly refer all complaints to Mr. Wanye Gretz III esquire)

It's probably not a surprise to most Edmonton fans that none of us down south have taken your club too seriously recently. And by recently, I of course mean for the better part of a decade. Darryl Sutter has become a figure of parody in Calgary since his descent into utter madness and subsequent firing, but his era as Flames coach/GM did feature at least one consistently positive aspect: beating up on the Oil. 

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STOP BREAKING DOWN

Lowetide
December 03 2011 09:21AM

It's no secret that the Edmonton Oilers badly need the stability, calm feet and leadership provided by Ryan Whitney. No one should expect the all world half season provided by the big man a year ago, but solid defensive play married to PP expertise.

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RYAN JONES: GO WITH THE FLOW

Robin Brownlee
December 03 2011 12:11AM

For a guy who many predicted would have trouble even hitting double-digits for an encore to the career-high 18 goals he scored for the Edmonton Oilers last season, ham-and-egger Ryan Jones is doing an awfully good job of showing up his critics.

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One-Goal Games

Jonathan Willis
December 02 2011 02:54PM

Are teams that win a lot of one-goal games lucky, or do they have a special ability to win when the chips are down – that characteristic known as “clutch” or “killer instinct?”

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GDB 26.0: PAGING HEMSKY

Jason Gregor
December 02 2011 12:57PM

For some players a 0.57 PPG (points per game) average would be great, but not for Ales Hemsky. In his previous six seasons Hemsky has been a 0.91 PPG player. He's electrified Oiler fans with his exceptional offensive skills and his fearless attitude for the past six seasons, but those two qualities have been pretty much invisible so far this year.

Why?

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