GDB: MINUS TWO

Jason Gregor
October 01 2010 01:57PM

"All we want to see tonight is some fights and some scores. We want this as bad as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and their crew of slowed down children want pizza. And now back to Gregor's fact filled GDB" - Wanye

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TOUGH CALLS?: NOT SO MUCH IN GOAL

Robin Brownlee
October 01 2010 09:25AM

DALLAS - APRIL 02: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Edmonton Oilers at American Airlines Center on April 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With 23 spots on the roster, 32 players still in town and just two pre-season games left to play, the Edmonton Oilers have some tough decisions to make. Indications are, though, deciding who'll be the back-up to Nikolai Khabibulin isn't one of them.

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One Man's Junk is Another Man's Treasure

Lowetide
October 01 2010 07:26AM

Oiler fans finding themselves spending work hours fretting over the possible loss of Shawn Belle or Richard Petiot to waivers need to remember one thing: the Oilers are #1 on the list for all players on the waiver wire. Once again, first overall could come in handy over the next few days.

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SERIOUS DISCUSSION

Wanye
September 30 2010 10:57AM

Three sets of exhibition tickets in a row.

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Imitating Ken Holland

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2010 12:28AM

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 22:  Jim Nill (L) and Ken Holland (R) of the Detroit Red Wings share a laugh during the 2003 NHL Entry Draft at the Gaylord Entertainment Center on June 22, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/NHLI)

Aside from the Lou Lamoriello diehards, most people would agree that the best general manager in the NHL over the last decade or so is Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings. And while every year broadcasters, fans, and even NHL teams talk about adopting the model of the latest Stanley Cup winner, there’s been a persistent desire to emulate the Red Wings because of their success.

Fortunately for us, Red Wings G.M. Ken Holland has explained time and again different facets of his strategy, seemingly unafraid that people are going to start taking his advice to heart. And much of what he says is relevant for this year’s edition of the Oilers.

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