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FLUSHING THE RAD

Ben Betker is one of the few Oilers prospects who has a contract for 2017-18, and this coming summer will probably see Peter Chiarelli finish the job he started in the spring of 2015. What does that mean for Oilers fans? A lot of new faces at the pro level next fall, especially at the…

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Oilers need to be better

The Oilers aren’t playing bad hockey overall, however, they are making major mistakes that lead to goals. Last night the Maple Leafs rarely had any contained pressure. The Oilers didn’t spend much time in their own end, but they gift wrapped the Leafs’ two goals, and both mistakes occurred below their goal line. The focus…

Fayne recalled, Gryba to IR

The #Oilers have recalled defenceman Mark Fayne from the @Condors & placed defenceman Eric Gryba on Injured Reserve. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 30, 2016 The lineup shuffle continues. 

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WWYDW: The Lack of Secondary Scoring

Often, if Connor McDavid isn’t scoring the Edmonton Oilers aren’t scoring. Over the last 10 games, McDavid has picked up a point on 14 of the team’s goals; the rest of the lineup has only managed a grand total of 13 without his help. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we…

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The Edmonton Oilers without Connor McDavid on the ice

  iEmbed from Getty Images   The Oilers rely a lot on Connor McDavid. That much isn’t a secret. McDavid leads the team in ice-time and is fifth in the entire NHL for forwards, along with having a 12-point lead on the next highest scorer on his team. It’s safe to say McDavid is a massively important part…

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TOP 100 OILERS: KEN LINSEMAN (41)

Embed from Getty Images Unless Ken Linseman was playing for your team, he was a dirty little %@$#^# so-and-so nicknamed The Rat who deserved to get his #%$&#% backside handed to him good and plenty, and the sooner the better. He was a miserable little $#*#~!@ cheap-shot guy loathed far and wide around the NHL….

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GDB 24.0: A Budding Rivalry?

(photoshop: @isuckatpicking) In today’s NHL it is rare to see any significant animosity or hatred carry over from game-to-game. We don’t see line brawls, massive cheap shots or much extra curricular stuff during the games. Anything dirty would be caught on video, or if a player cheap shots someone and his teammate retaliates, usually the aggressor…