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GDB 75.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE – ENDLESS NIGHT

<br> The Edmonton Oilers had the walk but got trampled, and were are left to wonder if we are about to see the engine dismantled. I don’t think this summer in Edmonton is going to resemble the last 10. This time, a veteran general manager has a clear course of action, the assets to acquire…

Collecting Centermen

Embed from Getty Images Gotta Catch Em All Before the game against the Canucks, the Oilers had its customary pregame availability for Head Coach Todd McLellan and he went over his Power Play, some expectations for Kassian, but – more important to the long-term makeup of the Oilers—he delved deeper into his position on having…

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IS BAKERSFIELD VALUE VILLAGE?

Almost five years ago, in the summer of 2011, Tyler Pitlick was a forward prospect trying to make his way through junior hockey and into the NHL. These years later, he is still trying to climb that mountain, due mostly to injuries. As much as it would be nice to say that he was outplayed…

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GDB 74.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE – Finishing strong

The Oilers began their final ten-game stretch of the season with a 6-4 victory over the St.Louis Blues on Wednesday, and with the playoffs once again out of reach they are playing out the string, but Todd McLellan has challenged his players to do something they haven’t done in a long time: finish the season…

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Gerry Fleming Talks Prospects

While 2015-16 is his first campaign playing in North America, this season hasn’t been a breakout one for Anton Slepyshev. In part that’s due to a shoulder injury. Add in some time to adjust to his new surroundings and the surprising departure of linemate and fellow Russian Bogdan Yakimov, and the year has been mostly…

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THE NATION REPORT CARD BY PRINT MACHINE (3.18.16)

My friends, it’s that time of the week when you get to channel your most hated childhood teacher and use that rage to judge complete strangers on their ability to hockey. I mean really… Who doesn’t like to judge a stranger from time to time? Was there an Oiler that made your heart go pitter patter?…

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The Roundup

How you fix the Draft Lottery, making sense of the Expansion Draft, expected Salary Cap for next year, Dan Hamhuis enjoys mentor role, Anthony Mantha getting his shot, Flames cap future is scary, Oilers speak the harsh truth, McGrattan fights Maggio again and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings

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The Edmonton Oilers and the Expansion Draft

Over the last few days, details have emerged about how an expansion draft would work for teams entering the NHL in 2017-18. It’s important to get these details ironed out now, so that general managers can enter this summer with an idea of how they need to structure their teams to protect key pieces.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1992-93 SEASON

While there’s no doubt whatsoever these last 10 years out of the playoffs represent the longest stretch of futility in the history of the Edmonton Oilers, the consolation is there is hope of better days ahead with the likes of Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, Leon Draisaitl and Cam Talbot in the fold and an owner…

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GDB 73.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE – Playin’ the Blues

The Oilers’ previous eight games against the St. Louis Blues have been ugly. The Oilers lost all eight, one in OT, were outscored 34-13 and out shot 257-169. The two losses this year were improvements over the previous six —  losing 3-1 and 4-2, the shots a combined 60-50 — but they still lost. The Oilers played the…