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Can Katz make the difficult decision?

The Oilers organization needs an overhaul. The results this season and over the past seven years reflect a team that has lost its way off and on the ice. Nine years without a playoff appearance, with the last seven seasons being incredibly painful.  The Oilers are 177-255-62 since the beginning of the 2008-2009 season. They have…

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Monday Mailbag – December 29th

I hope all of you had a fantastic Christmas break! May you drink and eat far more than you ever should.  If you have to work today, the mailbag is here to provide a distraction and waste company time.  If we can’t help you waste company resources, what’s the point of being here? If you have a…

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WEEKEND UPDATE

The minor leaguers, junior players and college men are working their way up and down the organizational depth charts and this week a few good men spiked in a good way. The best among them? Laurent Brossoit. At the world juniors, Darnell Nurse and William Lagesson are impressing on the big stage, and Anton Slepyshev…

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BROKEN

So, the Edmonton Oilers staged their annual skills competition at Rexall Place today. Fun stuff – skating, stickhandling and shooting, unfettered by the monotony of defensive responsibility, teamwork, good judgment and the willingness to work, just like their games.

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DEREK ROY ON WAIVERS!

<br> The Edmonton Oilers are badly in need of help but are not going to deal any draft picks to get better in the short term. A few weeks back, they had a chance to pick up Kyle Chipchura on waivers but declined the opportunity. Today comes news that Derek Roy has been placed on…

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First Star, Worst Star: December 28, 2014

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, ate your weight in delicious food and spent way too much time arguing with your relatives about your opposing political viewpoints. You know, the TRUE meaning of the holidays! 

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GDB 36.0: HIGHWAY STAR

The Edmonton Oilers are in Calgary tonight for the Battle of Alberta. The northern town’s fanbase has been so beaten down expectations are low, low, low. There is a flicker of hope, a puncher’s chance but the hockey Gods have been most unkind to Oilers Nation. Is tonight a night when good things happen?

TCGD: Here Come The Germans

View image | gettyimages.com Canada cruised by Slovakia with an 8-0 win yesterday and will look to keep the good times rolling against a vulnerable German squad tonight.

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The Roundup

2014 year in review, hockey’s biggest problems, Johnny Hockey, Oilers goaltending, Team Canada, World Junior’s, top prospects and more in this week’s Roundup.

Canada crushes Slovakia 8-0 in opener

View image | gettyimages.com As an annual tradition, the World Junior tournament begins with Canada facing off against an overmatched opponent before ramping things up over the next couple weeks. This year is no different, as tonight they opened things up on home ice against Slovakia, a team they’ve never lost to at this competition.