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GDB 80.0: Tough defence…

This is a classic David vs. Goliath matchup. The LA Kings have won two of the past three Stanley Cups. They’ve been to three consecutive Western Conference Finals.They are 7-0-1 vs. the Oilers over the past two seasons, outscoring Edmonton 32-10 and out shooting them 313-192. Compile that with the Oilers dressing an extremely inexperienced…

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The Edmonton Oilers need a No. 1 defenceman in the worst way

There should be no question what the Edmonton Oilers’ greatest necessity is. The club desperately needs a top-pairing rearguard, preferably a No. 1 left-shooting defender. That player isn’t easy to find; even with a concerted effort the Oilers may not be able to land him and it isn’t at all clear that the team is…

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WHAT KIND OF TEAM?

What kind of team are the Edmonton Oilers? Before you come up with the obvious one-word punchlines, I’m serious. Is there anything, aside from being perennial losers these past nine seasons, one trait, one aspect that defines the way the Oilers play? Anything they can hang their hats on?