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Pääjärvi’s Season

Magnus Pääjärvi is a very impressive young player. Size, blazing speed and exceptional attention to defensive detail for a man his age. As his rookie season nears an end, there is one question we should ask about him: is he going to score enough to be a long term option for the top 2 lines?

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Oilers Prospects on Display in CHL Playoffs

For weary Edmonton Oiler fans, the CHL post-season has arrived just in time. An extremely large number of Oiler prospects will be playing in the post-season in hopes of winning league championships and ultimately the Memorial Cup.

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Opportunities To Win

When a goaltender has a bad game, it almost always results in a loss. A lot of times, teams don’t need a miracle in net, just an opportunity to win. How have Devan Dubnyk and Nikolai Khabibulin performed when it comes to giving the Oilers a chance to win any given game?

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STRETCH RUN HATERADE

We have completely forgotten how to behave as the fan of a 30th place hockey team. Even though your team has been written off months ago, you still have a responsibility to send ill will to your enemies via the magic of telepathy. Misery loves company and there are a great many hopeful hockey fans…

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GDB 74.0: END OF THE SEASON BLUES

The Oilers and the Blues will miss the playoffs for the 5th time in the last six years, and both squads are filled with young players that management feels can lead them to the playoffs in the near future. Since the lockout the Blues have finished 30th, 22nd, 27th, 15th, 15th (missed playoffs, but had…

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TURNING IT DOWN A NOTCH

Listening to Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini today, I’m wondering if the NHL is about to reassess and employ more stringent interpretations of existing rules with an eye to player safety.

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Serenity Now

Sean Couturier has proven to be a poor front runner. The "reverse Secretariat" started at the front of the pack (with Adam Larsson) and appeared to be holding his own through the World Junior roster cuts. Since then, he’s been passed like a house on the side of the road.   

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POST GAME ANALYSIS

Question: What is worse than a 30th place NHL Team? Answer: A 30th place NHL team with 8 regulars out of the lineup.

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GDB 73.0: TEN GAMES AND TEN THOUGHTS

The countdown to the end of the regular season is on for the Oilers, their fans, Wanye — who can barely manage a smile these days, even when he wears his Eberle jersey, and for many of the those who cover the team. No one likes watching a overwhelmed team, but our curiosity and love…

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REDUCING INJURIES

Robin Brownlee made a very compelling case for the elimination of fighting last night on the Nation. We considered his points long into the evening and awoke at the crack of noon to post a rebuttal.