WORLD JUNIORS DAY ONE

The world Junior Championships hold sway in this country in a way that can’t possibly be justified by the actual prize at sake. No sir. The appeal of the WJ’s is the “lore” of the event and many of the significant moments in the tournament’s history have been provided by teenagers drafted by the Edmonton…

TCGD – Here Come The Canadians

View image | gettyimages.com Hope all of you folks have gotten over your Christmas Day hangovers (turkey related, or otherwise), because it’s just about time for World Junior Hockey. Facing off tonight at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT, Team Canada will kick off their tournament against Team Slovakia at the Bell Centre in Montreal. 

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OILERS’ FAN GUIDE TO THE WORLD JUNIORS

Darnell Nurse will be front and center for Edmonton Oilers fans at this year’s World Junior Championships. He’s one of (at least) three Oilers prospects who will be on display at this year’s Christmas party.

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The Kind of Goaltending That Makes a Saint Swear

Every year there are a handful of teams that start out at a certain level – good, middling, bad – and are then either impelled upward by glorious goaltending or dragged downward by shoddy goaltending. A very good team can come *this* close to missing the playoffs if it sticks with Ty Conklin; a bad…

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Start Looking

The Oilers have apparently decided to burn the ships behind them and forge ahead despite the consequences when it comes to Ben Scrivens and their situation in net. They are going to play him until he finds his rhythm no matter how many goals he lets in (76 in total, 11 in his last 2 games and…

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GDB 35.0: A Festivus Miracle

Festivus was made famous by Frank Costanza in the Seinfeld  episode “The Strike” in 1997. He invented the holiday to serve as an alternate instead of participating in the pressures and commercialism of Christmas. On December 23rd, Frank and his family would celebrate Festivus. There was a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum pole, and fun…

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Jeff Petry & the Detroit Red Wings

It’s no secret that the Detroit Red Wings are anxious to add a right-shooting defenceman to their roster. The club has been linked to pretty much every name out there – from Tyler Myers in Buffalo to Tom Gilbert in Montreal to Mike Green in Washington and, yes, to Jeff Petry in Edmonton. Apparently, discussions…

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Oilers Christmas Carol Contest

It’s that time of year everybody! Time to max out your credit cards, flirt dangerously close with alcohol poisoning, and of course, sing Oilers related Christmas carols! We put out a call to all our Facebook friends to come up with their best Oilers themed carols and here are your top 5! Vote in the polls…

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Mondays…

Mondays can be especially rough for some people. I’ve always liked Mondays, mainly because there is so much to discuss from the weekend in sports. It was another tough weekend for Oilers fans, but as I walked down the stairs after last night’s 6-5 SO loss to Dallas I overheard two Oilers fans talking: “You…

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Monday Mailbag – December 22nd

Whether you’re killing time at work, or sitting on your couch in your Ironman pyjamas, the mailbag is here to help you kill off a little bit of your Monday.  Whether that time killed is company time, or time killed until it’s socially acceptable to drink – we don’t care – we just care that…