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Monday Mailbag – December 21st

The final days before the Christmas break are upon us and you’ve got a few work days to kill. As always, the Mailbag is here to help you put those long company hours behind you and bring you one step closer to the freedom that will be your time off. The most important part is that…

WEEKEND UPDATE!

#Oilers have recalled defenceman Mark Fayne from @Condors. pic.twitter.com/imeXS4mu8v — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 20, 2015 We start this week’s update with the news—Mark Fayne is back in the NHL! The veteran was recalled Sunday, as Oilers fans waited for word on Brandon Davidson after his injury Saturday.

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Mark Fayne recalled from Bakersfield

The Edmonton Oilers on Sunday recalled defenceman Mark Fayne from Bakersfield of the AHL. Fayne played five games for the Condors, recording an assist, four penalty minutes and an even rating. 

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First Star, Worst Star: December 20, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; mediocre college bowl games are in full effect, Christmas is right around the corner and the WJC tournament starts in less than a week! But until then you’ll just have to have First Star, Worst Star to tide you over. 

THE NEXT CHIMERA

Meanwhile in Sacramento, @kyleplatzer scores twice as @Condors lose 3-2 on the ODR | VIDEO > https://t.co/NKV7FOGlp3 pic.twitter.com/OrfK6TD4Vu — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 20, 2015 One area in which the Bakersfield Condors must outperform the Oklahoma City Barons? Developing two-way forwards with at least some offensive skills. Edmonton has their Jacks and Kings, but a…

Gutless

Embed from Getty Images You might assume based on the title and the picture above that this article is about how Justin Schultz is gutless. You would be wrong. It’s about how I have been gutless. I have been too soft on this issue until now. It’s time for some truths to be told.

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GDB 34.0: GET OUT OF DENVER!

May the Force be with you, #Oilers fans. #StarWars https://t.co/4gaYqWBN7t — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 18, 2015 Between the birth of baby Jesus, the new Star Wars movie and and the anticipated return of Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers fans have a lot to look forward to in the days and weeks ahead. There are some…

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Andrej Sekera and His Partners

Andrej Sekera was Peter Chiarelli’s biggest summer addition to the Edmonton Oilers roster, and to these eyes he’s looked pretty good. He does a little bit of everything. He’s competent and capable with the puck, mobile and also extremely competitive in defensive situations; that’s a nice balance and allows him to be an asset in…

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CONDORS OPEN AIR TONIGHT!

Is it just me, or does Todd McLellan get good performances out of AHL prospects? Brandon Davidson looks like an actual NHL player this season, part of that probably has to do with the coach and his handling of the player. Jujhar Khaira, who had 10 points in 51 AHL games last season, has two…