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GDB 74.0: LAST CHANCE TO SEE A LEGEND

Teemu Selanne burst onto the NHL scene on October 6th, 1992. He tallied two assists in his first game vs. Detroit, a 4-1 victory, then he scored his first goal two days later in San Jose and on October 14th he tallied his first hat-trick against, you guessed it, the Edmonton Oilers. In only his 5th…

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LANDER’S PROGRESS

I was hoping to see Anton Lander play with skill for a prolonged period at the end of the season. Why? Two reasons. First, can he score enough to justify a top 9F role? Second, what do his possession numbers look like when playing with good NHL players. It looks like we have our answer.

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BEST D-MAN…

I get to vote on the Oilers best defenceman of the year award. I have voted on CFL all-stars, MVP’s, NLL all-stars and individual awards as well as Oiler awards over the years and I take it seriously. I do some research, talk to players in the league and look up numerous different stats. I…

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ROCKING THE MAPLE LEAF IN MINSK?!?!?!?

Canada’s management group for this year’s World Hockey Championships have been named. The tournament will go in Minsk (Belarus) in May. Rob Blake is the GM this year, with Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers, Brad Treliving of the Phoenix Coyotes and Brad Pascall of Hockey Canada helping him out. If called, will Taylor Hall…

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Martin Marincin, Expectations and Results

At his press availability on Wednesday, Dallas Eakins was lobbed a softball question about rookie defenceman Martin Marincin, who has been one of the few pleasant surprises on the team this season. Rather than extol the defender’s virtues, Eakins chose to focus on the challenge still ahead of the player.

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GDB 73.0: HOW WILL THEY RESPOND?

Be positive — it can’t get any worse than Saturday, can it? If Saturday was the low point of another frustrating, disappointing season, then theoretically tonight should be better. I understand that is setting the bar very low, but when you’re sitting in 29th place you need realistic expectations. The Sharks might be a bit…

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Oilers Ladies Volunteering with Soup Sisters

On Monday evening, the Oilers Ladies and front office employees teamed up with Soup Sisters to make and donate soup for WIN House. Soup Sisters is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women and children. With branches across Canada, the organization works to aid victims of domestic abuse and youth homelessness with the comfort of…