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GDB 76.0: PP woes and trading Klefbom?

After the trade deadline, Todd McLellan challenged his team to have a solid final 18 games. He wanted them to be competitive, consistent and show a winning effort every game. The Oilers are 6-5 since the deadline, a significant improvement over their first 64 games (23-24-7), but McLellan was not happy with his skilled players…

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Capilano Rehab Centre Injury Report – March 22, 2016

I was excited when I thought there were no new injuries from this past week. Actually, I’m pretty sure that an injury-less week has only happened once this season. This may still be the case for tonight, and it will all depend on whether Patrick Maroon plays or not.

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TOP 100 OILERS: MARK NAPIER (75)

The Montreal Canadiens employed Mark Napier during his most prolific offensive years as an NHL player, but the Edmonton Oilers got plenty of mileage out of the former Toronto Marlboros forward in the 175 games he spent here, a stint that included the 1985 Stanley Cup.

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast – Down with the Sickness

This week, Chris The Intern and Jeanshorts struggle through colds as the boys bring you their thoughts on all the Oilers power play goals, who they would protect during the expansion draft, and whether or not they’d re-sign Zack Kassian. Next, Baggedmilk plays a game with Chris that will make everyone feel old, and then all life’s mysteries…

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First Star, Worst Star: March 21st, 2016

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of golf courses all across Canada starting their lawn mowers in anticipation for every Canadian NHL team to descend on them all at once. What a time to be alive! And what a time for this weeks edition of First Star, Worst Star!

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WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

Next year officially arrived Sunday when the Edmonton Oilers were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with a 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Rexall Place. That’s not exactly stop-the-presses stuff, given the Oilers have been out of it for months, but Sunday made it official on Fan Appreciation Night – 10 straight years out…

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McLellan gets involved with the community and the Oilers

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js A photo posted by baggedmilk (@himynameisbaggedmilk) on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:19pm PDT Last week Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan was announced as the new Ambassador for Sport Central. Sport Central was established in 1991, and they have provided equipment and bicycles to over 125,000 children in need over the past 25 years. The day…

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The Edmonton Oilers and the Salary Cap

Almost lost in all the talk about an expansion draft coming out of the last set of general managers’ meetings was a significant update on the status of the salary cap. According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the cap will depend on the NHLPA being willing to trigger its five percent escalator. If the…

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Monday Mailbag – Are you worried about Taylor Hall?

Everyone quiet down and take your seats, it’s time to learn something! As always, I’ve taken another five of your questions and sent them off to the Nation writers so that they may bestow their wisdoms upon you. If you have a question that needs answers, you can email me at [email protected] or hit me up on Twitter and I’ll…

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WEEKEND UPDATE (MARCH MADNESS)

Anton Slepyshev has endured a long and winding road this season. He began with an impressive training camp, and won an NHL job early on. When the performance level faded a little, it was off to Bakersfield where he slumped, got hurt, and is now finding the range. In our look at March madness in…