GDB 31.0: WELL RESTED

Jason Gregor
December 15 2011 01:31PM

It really is that simple.

The Oilers should be well-rested when they take on the Coyotes in Phoenix tonight. The 'Yotes lost 4-1 last night in Anaheim, while the Oilers haven't played since being shutout in Calgary on Saturday. If the main reason why the Oilers haven't beaten the Flames in three tries this year is because they've faced them in the second half of back-to-back sets, then the Oilers should beat a tired Coyotes team tonight.

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Frosted Bunz

Lowetide
December 14 2011 07:20PM

 

Today Team Canada's decision makers gave new meaning to the word curious.

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TOO MANY MEN: PAAJARVI TO OKC?

Jason Gregor
December 14 2011 02:43PM

After two "maintenance" days, Nikolai Khabibulin was back on the ice and his mobility looked fine, however, after an injury-plagued past few seasons any hint of a tweak raises the caution flag. Khabibulin's previous injuries helped the Oilers acquire Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but this year his play has been a major reason why the Oilers are still in the playoff hunt.

They can't afford him to get injured if they want to stay in the hunt, and with Corey Potter ready to return the Oilers need to send someone to the minors. My guess is it will be Magnus Paajarvi.

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THE TROUBLE WITH ALES

Wanye
December 14 2011 12:12PM

A recent poll here on the Nation showed a dead heat among Oilers fans regarding the future of Ales Hemsky. 40% felt he should be re-signed and 37% felt he should be traded.

Hmmmm.

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Canadian World Junior Team To Make Final Cuts Tomorrow

Jonathan Willis
December 13 2011 09:01PM

The World Junior Championships are less than two weeks away, and Team Canada is poised to make their final cuts tomorrow morning. It won’t be an easy decision, as the team boasts incredible depth at almost every position.

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