GDB 70.0: HIDE YOUR CHILDREN

Jason Gregor
March 14 2012 11:46AM

Taylor Hall must have a love-hate relationship when it comes to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has 2-5-7 in four career games v. the Jackets, however he also has his only career fight, v. Derek Dorsett, that resulted in him missing the final 17 games last season, and earlier this year Corey Potter stepped on his head during warmup in Columbus.

Luckily for Hall, and Oiler fans, he has bounced back from both freak/fluke injuries, and he'll be one of the few reason to bother watching tonight's battle of basement dwellers.

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRIO

Jason Strudwick
March 14 2012 09:50AM

Tom Renney has been taking a lot of heat ever since the Oilers' strong start fizzled out. Fans and media alike have been very irritated with the amount of ice time, or lack there of, for the three young studs on the team: Hall, Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins. It is fun to watch this young trio play, they are energetic and creative, but I do agree with the conservative approach to their ice time.

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COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN?

Robin Brownlee
March 13 2012 11:47PM

Verbal sparring on the bench? Squabbling among teammates? You'd have to be a fly on the wall in the Edmonton Oilers dressing room to get the full context of the "fighting and bickering" captain Shawn Horcoff referred to today in the wake of Tom Renney's post-game blast Monday, but the few tidbits that have been uttered tweak the curiosity.

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GUTS AND MONEY

Robin Brownlee
March 13 2012 05:21PM

I understand the sentiment that prompted Tom Renney to step away from his role as the designated piñata for a sizeable segment of frustrated Edmonton Oilers fans and direct some criticism toward his players after Monday's 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

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THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM

Jason Gregor
March 13 2012 03:16PM

There is no joy in Oilerville right now. The Oilers are playing out the string for the 4th straight year, they are 2-7 with a healthy lineup and it is so bad right now that even the patient Tom Renney vented his frustration last night.

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