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

Jonathan Willis
November 12 2014 11:13AM

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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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GDB 16.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Predators

baggedmilk
November 11 2014 08:42PM

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If only the Oilers had known what time the game started at. Final Score: 3-2 Predators.

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GDB 16.0: Still searching for first win in West

Jason Gregor
November 11 2014 11:31AM

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The Oilers don't want to talk about it, but the harsh reality is that the Oilers are still winless vs. the western conference. The Oilers are 0-6-1 vs. the western conference, 0-1-0 vs. the Central division and 0-5-1 vs. the Pacific, and until they can win in the west they won't be taken seriously.

The Oilers were in the exact same spot two weeks ago. They had won four straight vs. eastern opponents and were facing the Nashville Predators looking for their first western win. The Predators dominated the first period, out scored the Oilers 2-0 in the second and cruised to a 4-1 victory.

Edmonton is coming off their most complete game of the season, a 3-1 win in New York, and they will need a similar effort tonight if they hope to compete against the 9-3-2 Predators.

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The Nation Minute

Nation World HQ
November 11 2014 10:30AM

The Nation Minute is a quick look at NHL stats and fun facts that we found interesting this week including the Leafs and Jets staying hot, Edmonton possession numbers, Flames blueliners, Nick Bonino and more.

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BLUE BY YOU

Lowetide
November 10 2014 11:58PM

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Tomorrow morning, the Oklahoma City Barons will play the San Antonio Rampage. Martin Marincin and Oscar Klefbom won't be there, but perhaps they should be?

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