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Dubnyk and JDD: Man-O-A-Man-O

If you’ve watched the Edmonton Oilers goaltending situation the past several seasons with amusement while awaiting something approaching clarity, you might want to circle Jan. 16, give or take a day, on your calendar.

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GDB XLIII: Good news and bad news

Things just aren’t improving in OilersNation. There’s talk of dumping this player or that player to free up cap space, Pat Quinn cancelled the traditional team mini-vacation in favour of bag skates, and perhaps worst of all, the Oilers will be competing with the World Junior Gold Medal Final for viewers tonight. You have a…

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Fore!: Mind if we play through?

The Edmonton Oilers had golf and a little rest and relaxation planned for four-day break between games on this upcoming homestand, but coach Pat Quinn has decided the time would be better spent on the ice at a two-day mini-camp than studying putts on lush greens in California.

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Robert Nilsson: To Trade Or Not To Trade

Robert Nilsson, abandoned for dead by most people following the Oilers (including me) at training camp, has come alive since returning to the lineup from injury, to the point where he’s been one of the Oilers best offensive players over the last dozen or so games. The question is this: does he have a long-term…

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NationDraft Update: New Year. New Leaders!

Me oh me oh my.  First off, I must apologize for the lack of Team 1260 NationDraft updates of late.  The sparse updates are just the unfortunate product of the crazy holiday season and its seemingly never ending onslaught of food, friends, cheer and Oiler losses.

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Sunday morning musings: ugly is as ugly does

Watching the Edmonton Oilers get outclassed, again, 4-1 by the San Jose Sharks Saturday, I couldn’t help but wonder which will come first, a move by GM Steve Tambellini or Pat Quinn turning in his resignation after realizing he doesn’t need the aggravation.

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GDB XLII: Oil meets water

I just got back from being out in the country… Breathing in the country air, eating country foods, rasslin’ country dogs, and watching the World Juniors: fast-paced and inspiring hockey.

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The Hangover Updated: Happy New Year

With fans and those of us who write about the Edmonton Oilers for amusement and/or money here at The Nation bidding good riddance to 2009, I ushered in 2010 with the usual New Year’s resolutions and The Hangover.

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Outlook 2010

  As the year that was 2009 draws to a close back home, here we are sit in Australia after the first non white Christmas/NYE of our life, hung over and listening to Unkie Rod calling the Oilers-Flames game. Craig Conroy has literally just scored with 10 seconds left in the second period for the…