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GDB 8.0: Miller Time Is Over

We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  There haven’t been many games over the past years where I felt the Edmonton Oilers were an obvious favourite, but tonight they are. The Oilers’ speed, size, goaltending and confidence will have them leave Vancouver with…

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Introducing the Newest Fancy Stat: Nation Morale Index (NMI)

The Oilers have been winning, and Oilersnation has been happy a happy place. This means that the angry, bitter, commenters who trash everything in their sights have disappeared, and happy, cheerful, positive commenters have returned to the Nation! One thing that has stood out to me lately is how positive the comment section in Baggedmilk’s…

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The Roundup

  Leafs need to get Andersen out of the net, Canucks tired already, Jets need to develop their young prospect, Flames have some optimism after slow start, Oilers planning the parade route, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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TOO MUCH BLUE

Jordan Oesterle is in the final year of his entry-level deal with the Edmonton Oilers. His superior foot speed and ability with the puck makes him an intriguing player—while his defensive shortcomings have him outside the NHL trying to refine his skills. Oesterle represents a group of prospects in Bakersfield who are reaching a crossroads,…

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Stat that could scare the NHL

The Edmonton Oilers are 6-1.They are in first place in the Western Conference.Connor McDavid leads the NHL in scoring with 11 points. Many felt the last of those three was possible, but no one had the Oilers storming out the gate like they have. In their six wins they have outscored their opponents 25-11. They…

Building The Penalty Kill Around Talbot

Embed from Getty Images There’s an old adage in hockey that says your best penalty killer has to be your goaltender. If that’s the truth then the Oilers are in a good position with Cam Talbot in net for the club.

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WHAT ABOUT NUGE?

As prone as many people around here are to rushing to judgment, and we are, it figures that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would respond to some nagging angst about his play with easily his best game of this young season in the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals at Rogers Place Wednesday.

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GDB 7.0: Capital Gains

The Washington Capitals have been one of the best teams in the NHL for the past decade. They have the sixth most wins and points, scored the second most total goals and the third most power play goals. They are one of only four organizations to finish a season with 120 points, and only the second to…

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WWYDW: Roster Moves

Once again, the Oilers have been hit by the injury bug this season and that means guys have had to step up their games to fill the void left by their injured comrades. In this week’s WWYDW, I want to know what kind of roster moves you’d make once guys start getting healthy again.