GDB 17.0: Maintain a good start

Jason Gregor
November 13 2014 12:01PM

The Oilers have scored first in eight of their 16 games, however, they've only held the lead twice after the first period. Another step in their development -- yes they still have a lot of steps -- will be learning to build off of a good start.

The Oilers are only 4-3-1 when they score first, tied for 24th worst winning % when scoring first, but the good news is that if they don't score first, the Ottawa Senators, their opponents this evening, are 27th with a .444 winning % going 4-2-3.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
November 13 2014 10:01AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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November 12 2014 05:07PM

matisz nurse

Darnell Nurse is a big part of the Edmonton Oilers' future, and should be one of Team Canada's six defensemen at the World Juniors this Christmas. Nurse received a nice (and significant) honor today when it was announced he would captain TEAM OHL during the Super Series against Russia this week.

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WWYDW: It’s Good (?) to be the King (of the Oilers)

Jonathan Willis
November 12 2014 02:34PM

Daryl Katz

Generally in our ‘What Would You Do Wednesday?’ segments we place our readers in the shoes of the general manager or the head coach, since those are the two people with the most direct impact on hockey operations. Today we’re going to do something a little bit different, instead looking at ownership.

The best owners in hockey tend to be the ones who provide stable financial backing for their teams, employ an expert or experts in the top hockey operations job(s), give them a mandate and then stay out of the way. The question today is two-fold: Who should be in that top job or jobs, and what should their mandate be?

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Edmonton needs to add a centre to compete in 2014-15

Jonathan Willis
November 12 2014 11:13AM

Craig MacTavish2

The Edmonton Oilers need to add an NHL-caliber centre if they are serious about being competitive in 2014-15. That’s a lot easier to say than to do, but there’s just no way to get around it. The team has a surplus of talent on the wings and need down the middle, and at this point a trade from a position of strength to address a position of weakness just makes sense.

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