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GDB 69.0: ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE

One of these games, all of the frustration from this season is going to be released in one fell swoop. It’ll be 9-0 or 0-9, but the build of frustration has been non-stop and the pressure is still there. Stand back, when this thing blows up it’s going to be spectacular. 

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50W

In the last three seasons, the Edmonton Oil Kings have 50 wins each year. Incredible. That kind of domination—in any league—is outstanding. In a junior league, when turnover year over year is massive—it is worthy of special attention. The Edmonton Oil Kings are a quality junior organization, and a major producer of pro talent.

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The Matt Hendricks Career Curve

Matt Hendricks was a somewhat controversial addition by the Edmonton Oilers earlier this season. On the one hand, in a lot of ways he’s what the doctor ordered: tough, physical, capable of finding his way to the defensive zone without a map and compass and competent once he gets there. On the other hand, he’s…

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MACT’S WORST MOVES, YEAR ONE

This is the bookend article to “MacT’s Best Moves” which moved earlier in the week. Despite an overhaul in most areas, the results are the same for these Edmonton Oilers. A summer in the lottery is unacceptable and yet here we are. Which move was the worst?

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GDB 68.0: A DATE IN DETROIT

After tasting a tough dose of reality in St.Louis last night, the Oilers will try to avoid getting murdered in Detroit tonight. The Red Wings aren’t the dominant force we’ve been used to seeing for the past two decades. Without Nick Lidstrom their D isn’t as good, and Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk won’t be…

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

I’m not sure if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is playing banged up, if he’s worn down mentally or if he’s simply in the middle of the kind of slump every player goes through from time to time, but it doesn’t take a vast intellect to figure out he’s struggling mightily.

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GDB 67.0: What Is Left To Play For?

It’s pretty easy to dismiss Thursday’s Oilers/Blues game as a meaningless affair, but the truth is that there’s still some point to the games being played – if not at the team level, than at least at the individual one.

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Edmonton Oilers recall Anton Lander, again

On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers announced that Anton Lander had been recalled from the minors on an emergency basis. It’s the second time in four days the team has brought Lander up due to being down to less than 12 forwards.