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GDB 25.0: Gunning for 27th

Edmonton is in last place in the NHL, a position the team has spent far too much time in over the last few seasons, and a 0-2-1 start to the current road-trip didn’t help. But the Oilers managed to squeak out a win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, and consequently they have a chance to leapfrog…

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SQUEEZING OUT SPARKS

The word we’re getting is that the Edmonton Oilers could be facing a fascinating prospect tonight in Toronto. With James Reimer injured and Jonathan Bernier struggling, prospect Garret Sparks could make his NHL debut. Before we get excited, let’s check out this AHL phenom, and compare him to Edmonton’s goalie-in-waiting, Laurent Brossoit.

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Monday Mailbag – November 28th

You had questions. We had answers… or at the very least a swinging attempt. Once again, fine citizens, it’s mailbag time. I need questions for next week so please send them in if you have anything you want to ask. You can email your questions (or just to chat?) to me at [email protected] or DM me on Twitter at…

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First Star, Worst Star: November 29, 2015

I hope all of our American readers had a great Thanksgiving weekend, ate gluttonous amounts of food and punched someone in the mouth over a $300 TV at a Walmart. Tis the season, and tis the time for First Star, Worst Star!

WEEKEND UPDATE!

Let ’em fly! ?? #TeddyBearToss pic.twitter.com/fwQVREdB8q — Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) November 29, 2015 Teddy bears were hitting the ice and pucks were finding nets this week across the Oilers prospect umbrella. This week also saw the recall to the NHL for Jujhar Khaira, the second 2012 draft pick to play for Edmonton. Here’s a look…

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Don’t count Cam Talbot out

Cam Talbot’s career with the Edmonton Oilers is off to a bad start. He has in general played poorly and of late has been surpassed by Anders Nilsson, whose impression of a league-average goaltender is the best netminding the Oilers have seen since the days of Devan Dubnyk. Let’s not count him out just yet,…

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Points

Edmonton has one fewer win than the Vancouver Canucks but are seven points back from them in the standings. Does this make sense to anyone?

TOP 100 OILERS: WILLY LINDSTROM (89)

View image | gettyimages.com The Willy Lindstrom fans of the Edmonton Oilers saw after he arrived in town was distinctly different than the player they watched score a bushel of goals for the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA and NHL, but he was nonetheless a significant player with Edmonton’s first two Stanley Cup teams.

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Catching Up with the Condors

Let ’em fly! ?? #TeddyBearToss pic.twitter.com/fwQVREdB8q — Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) November 29, 2015 The good news first. A ton of stuffed animals hit the ice in a colourful display and not a single Condor was hurt in the process.

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THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

Jujhar Khaira played in his first NHL game last night, overcoming incredible odds and fulfilling a dream of many Canadian kids. What’s next? More, please.