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GDB 52.0: Going on the offensive

Connor McDavid and the Oilers faced the best possible opponent in their first game out of their ten-day break, defeating the defensively-challenged Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1. Tonight they face the Ottawa Senators, who have the second highest goals against average, 3.08, in the NHL. The Oilers aren’t a defensive juggernaut by any means, sitting 26th…

McDavid’s Aggression

Embed from Getty Images Connor McDavid has all the tools. He has the brains to think the game at the highest level. He has the hands to make plays with the puck that even the world’s elite marvel at. He has wheels reminiscent of a young Pavel Bure. And he has the vision to find…

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Edmonton Oilers waive Luke Gazdic

On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers placed left wing Luke Gazdic on waivers, clearing a roster spot for defenceman Brandon Davidson to come off injured reserve. It couldn’t have been an easy decision for the team, but it was the right one.

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SPRING SHOPPING SPREE AHEAD?

The Edmonton Oilers drafted Joey Laleggia out of the University of Denver in 2012. He finished his college career, signed and then turned pro last fall. A combination of things—drafting older players, trading draft picks for immediate help—has the Oilers facing an offseason with very little coming down the pipe. What does it mean? If…