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The Hurt Continues

We’d rather jam a nail into our eye and wiggle it around until we passed out from the pain than discuss the Oilers and Flames game Saturday night. We would rather pull that same nail out and sprinkle drops of lemon juice into the open wound than think about the implications of being swept in…

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Dithering about: a Weekend at Tambi’s?

Thank goodness Sheldon Souray busted a bone in his hand in his third-period fight with Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla in Cowtown Saturday. That saves Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini from unwisely rushing into any trades without proper time to assess his team’s needs.

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Iginla twists the knife

Call it a deluxe, adding-injury-to-insult edition of a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. In addition to scoring a goal (two of them actually), setting up a couple of tallies and getting into a scrap on Saturday night, Calgary captain Jarome Iginla also managed to give the Edmonton Oilers a paper cut and then pour lemon juice…

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GDB LIII: the mediocre Battle of Alberta

If the image above were even remotely true, the mediocre Oilers would feel empowered, even emboldened by their shameful performance over the last, oh, two months. But with 12 losses in a row, mediocre’s probably too generous a word.

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Hockey Daze in Canada

Surely there must be a way for both of the rag-tag Alberta clubs’ losing streaks to continue beyond tonight’s tilt at One of the The Many Houses Frankie Musil Built. The Elias Sports Bureau tells us this is already the first National Hockey League contest in more than 22 years to feature a matchup of…

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Armchair GM VII: Who farted?

"You stink!" "You stink worse!" This, in essence, is what the Battle of Alberta has come down to. With the Edmonton Oilers winless in 12 games and the Calgary Flames getting no sniff in the last nine, tomorrow night’s meeting in Cowtown shapes up like a purse fight. A slapping match.

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Avoiding a baker’s dozen

Tomorrow is your playoffs Oiler fans! In case you haven’t noticed, the Oilers won’t make the playoffs for the 4th consecutive season, and are on pace to get their highest draft choice ever.

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Apparently The Detroit Model Doesn’t Work

Steve Tambellini was warmly welcomed by pretty much everyone in Edmonton – not just by the people who hired him, but also by the fans, the local media, and even sceptics like myself. He was part and parcel of the new era promised by Daryl Katz’s ownership, a man unconnected to the Oilers glory years…

Housekeeping: State of the Nation

Pull up a stump, younglings. Let’s take a moment to look away from the train-wreck of a team that we’re still punishing ourselves by watching and talk about YOU. And by YOU, I mean US: OilersNation.com.