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CHARITABLE UPDATE & GREGOR BEAKING

  We will take a quick minute to give everyone an update on the OilersNation drive to donate $200,000 to charity annually and chirp Jason Gregor for being a crusty old man. Beats reading about how the other 29 teams in the NHL made the playoffs but our beloved Oilers didn’t.

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NATION PROFILE: MIKE GRIER

One of the toughest players to don an Oiler uniform, Mike Grier combined aggressive play, forechecking and some skill to deliver effective play for the Edmonton Oilers of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. He was a member of what might the most effective checking trio in club history, and man could he play through…

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Edmonton Oilers sign Frans Tuohimaa

On Friday, the Oilers announced that they had signed 2011 seventh round draft pick Frans Tuohimaa to a two-year entry-level contract. Tuohimaa becomes the seventh member of the Oilers’ 2011 draft class either signed to an entry-level deal or traded for a player (Tobias Rieder for Kale Kessy) who was.

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4LINE

Steve MacIntyre put the fear of God in every hockey player he ever faced with this stance. Holy hell, the man can punch. However, the first question an NHL team has to ask is "can he play the game at an NHL level?" In the time after Craig MacTavish stepped away from the Oilers and…

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World Championships

Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia With the season winding down, Hockey Canada is putting together its roster for the world championship team. The team is made up of players whose NHL teams do not make the playoffs and whose teams are knocked out of the first round.

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The not-so magnificent seven

With two games left in the season, the Edmonton Oilers can finish no lower than seventh overall in the pre-lottery draft rankings, and could finish as high as the second overall pick if everything breaks right (wrong?).

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GDB 46.0: LOTS ON THE LINE

   While Detroit and Columbus battle for 8th place in the west, and the Rangers and Jets try to giveaway their playoff berth, the Oilers are in an epic battle to secure a top-five draft pick. Victories by Carolina and Nashville last night have given the Oilers a legitimate shot at the #4 pick, and…

Dear NHL: Stop the madness (Updated)

If there’s one thing that anybody who regularly watches the Edmonton Oilers knows, it’s this: there is some incredibly unwatchable hockey played after a team is eliminated from playoff contention. And there’s absolutely no reason it has to be that way.

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BEST OF OILERSNATION: FEAR AND LOATHING IN RX1

Sometimes times are dark. And during those times it is advisable to sit back in one’s easy chair and remember better days. Like a former high school athletic star, you look far to the horizon and say aloud to anyone within earshot "I remember fine times from long ago. Why this one time…" The following…

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The Magic Power Play II

One of the more underreported stories (including by me) related to the Oilers this season has been the steep decline in the power play since a brilliant run to start the year.

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PHOTOSHOP AND DRAFT UPDATES

It was a two horse race in this Photoshop Contest this time around and we can’t help but think that Kim Jong Un himself would have been pleased with the effort put forth this time around. And why not also plug in a crazy good Jay Z/Lana Del Rey mashup for some ambiance while we…