GDB 26.0: ENDING ON A HIGH

Jason Gregor
March 12 2013 02:30PM

The Oilers end their franchise-high nine-game road trip tonight with a date in Denver, and they will look to salvage the trip with a victory. A win would make them 3-4-2 on the trip and keep them within five points of the playoffs.

If the playoffs are the goal, tonight is a must-win when you look at the standings.

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SIT DOWN WITH JOE SACCO

Jason Gregor
March 12 2013 11:22AM

I caught up with Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco yesterday and got a chance to discuss his team's identity, the challenges of building around a young core of players, Paul Stastny value's and how do the Avalanche game-plan v. the Oilers.

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Brett Clark: Edmonton Oiler?

Jonathan Willis
March 12 2013 10:29AM

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Brett Clark, a veteran of 700 NHL games between the regular and post-season, has been a godsend for an Oklahoma City team that basically had to do a midseason rebuild once the 2012 lockout ended. Through 18 games he has 17 points and a plus-7 rating. Is he playing well enough that he’s going to get another NHL shot?

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What about Ladislav Smid?

Jonathan Willis
March 12 2013 12:18AM

Of the Oilers’ pending unrestricted free agents, none is more vital to the team than Ladislav Smid.

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Style vs. substance and the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
March 11 2013 02:55PM

There’s a school of thought that suggests playoff hockey is war, and the team with the biggest, strongest players will carry the day every time. Is that kind of team necessary to win in the post-season, and if so what do the Oilers need to do to get there themselves?

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