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THE NATION REPORT CARD BY PRINT MACHINE (3.4.16)

Was there an Oiler that made your heart go pitter patter? Maybe there was a deadline deal that made you heard some strangers and start a singing group? Today is the day to let your digital voice be heard and show the hockey world how smart you are. As always, the report card is here for you…

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The Roundup

Trade deadline winners and losers, the Tank is really on in Toronto, Canucks hang onto Hamhuis amidst criticism, Jets have no Captain, Flames fleece the Stars, Todd McLellan goes Ham, the world’s best unsigned prospect, World Cup rosters and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKIngs.

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GDB 66.0: A tough decision

While Peter Chiarelli tries to reshape the Oilers into a contender, he is also overseeing Team North America (U23) for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. He is one of many general managers wearing two hats this season, and when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins wasn’t named one of the original 16 members of team NA, many wondered…

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WITHER NUGE?

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand) getting some work in. pic.twitter.com/zoxqOFIwsj — Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) March 1, 2016 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is working his way back to NHL action—and we should see him for the (about) final 10 games of the year. Based on today’s events, I would be willing to bet he has a fire lit under his…

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THE CHIARELLI CLONES

After trade deadline came and went I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. No massive trades to wrap my brain around, no giant clean up of my Eberle mechandise collection to box up for all eternity. No arranging for a fire sale of YakCity NationGear (side note: Yak City gear on sale…

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GDB 65.0: Chiarelli piecing team together

Overhauling nine years of losing wasn’t going to be easy, and it should surprise no one that the Oilers’ losing streak extended to a decade, but I’m starting to see actual change with Peter Chiarelli at the helm. He is actually changing the makeup of his team, which was long overdue. For many years the Oilers’…

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Capilano Rehab Centre Injury Report – March 1, 2016

We welcome the month of March into Oil Country with a big ol’ how-do-ya-do shoulder injury to Benoit Pouliot. After watching him slide into the boards head first against the Islanders the other day. I was surprised to see that he didn’t burst into flames after that crash. 

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A Glance at the Blueprint?

Peter Chiarelli’s comments and actions around the trade deadline are fascinating to review for anyone with an interest in what his overall plan for the Edmonton Oilers organization is. We don’t have the full picture, by any means, but it’s little like getting a quick glance at the blueprint. Of particular interest was the general…

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The Give-N-Go: Contest and an Interview

What do you do when you’re a hockey coach and you’re looking for a rebounder, a tool that can return passes predictably and naturally, but there isn’t one out there that lives up to your standards? You can either wait for someone to build one for you or you can go out and make one…

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

  In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific…