DYNASTY DAYS: A LONG TIME GONE

Robin Brownlee
January 06 2011 03:15PM

The first NHL team jacket I ever bought was that of the New York Islanders. The first NHL team I really truly disliked was the Edmonton Oilers. That was a long time ago on both counts.

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GDB 38.0: A BATTLE OF 28 AND ONE

Jason Gregor
January 06 2011 12:35PM

The 29th place Oilers host the red-hot 28th place New York Islanders this evening, and while a battle of cellar-dwellars is nothing to get excited about, there is one battle/comparison that is intriguing.

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Canada vs. Russia Postgame: Collapse

Jonathan Willis
January 05 2011 11:56PM

Three games were played tonight, one in each period. In the first, we saw the Canadian team we had seen throughout the tournament: a powerhouse, offensively capable and much too busy threatening to allow opportunities against. In the second we saw relatively boring hockey, punctuated by the occasional flurry.

Finally, in the third period, we saw either one of the greatest come-from-behind events in tournament history, or one of the greatest collapses.

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Go Canada Go!

Lowetide
January 05 2011 06:49AM

This is Jordan Eberle scoring one of the most famous goals in the game's history. The timing (perfect) and the degree of difficulty (impossible) add to the appeal of this photo. Tonight in Buffalo, a new chapter will be written.

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GDB 38.0: A RED WING OR A RED OX?

Jason Gregor
January 04 2011 11:50AM

You thought the ratings for last night's WJC semi-final with Canada and the USA was big, wait until the we see the numbers for the return of the RED OX tonight for the Oilers. When Liam Reddox was sent to OKC in favour of Ryan Jones, many questioned the decision. 

As the Oilers PK sunk lower than the Miami Dolphins home record, fans were pleading for the return of Edmonton's favourite Ginger, so I can only imagine that when #85 steps onto the ice tonight the little Ox will receive a hearty applause.

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