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GDB XLI: Nowhere to go but forward

You’ll notice that the title of this post says "forward" rather than "up." There are places we can decend to from here, but after a slight spanking of the Maple Leafs last night, I say we nod knowingly at the notch in the win column and focus on what needs to be done tonight: ringing…

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GDB XL: Battle of the Dregs

The last 24 hours have been sobering for citizens of the Nation. From Brownlee’s indictment of Oilers’ management to Willis heaping on the shame, things look grim. What looks even more grim are a few Oilers fans so readily leaping off the bandwagon, so let’s get a few things straight, shall we?

If You Weren’t Feeling Bad Enough…

One of the few North American professional teams performing worse than the Edmonton Oilers right now are the Springfield Falcons, Edmonton’s AHL affiliate. Mired in a 15-game losing streak, they’re only two games away from going winless in December. For folks looking for a positive take, skip to the end.

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Time for a change: let the do-over begin

I’ll admit to being stubborn when it comes to changing my mind on stances I’ve taken, like the need to tear down the Edmonton Oilers roster and start over with a full-scale rebuild, but the abomination that is the Oilers seven-game losing streak has made a believer out of me.

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OLYMPIC FEVER’S UPON US: RUSSIA, SWEDEN NAME ROSTERS

With the Olympics just under seven weeks away, Russia and Sweden have named their respective Ice Hockey rosters, while we Canadians patiently wait until Wednesday at 10:00 am (MT) for Steve Yzerman and company to announce our roster. With months of speculation behind us, we have but a few more days to come up with…

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GDB XXXVIII: A new beginning in the same old year

After a brief two-day respite from Oilers’ hockey, the team of apparent have-nots are left-coast bound today as they take on the Vancouver Canucks at GM Place. And I’m not going to lie to you, Nationeers, things haven’t been so rosy at OilersNation lately.