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GDB 30.0: Lost in the Wild

(photoshop: @NewfieMikey) We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  The Oilers will play their eighth game in 13 nights tonight in Minnesota, fresh off a crushing 6-5 loss in Philadelphia last night. Sometimes the schedule maker is not your friend. Some Oilers could be…

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The Oilers Should Replace Jonas Gustavsson

After Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Jonas Gustavsson now has a 0.893 save percentage over his six-game career with the Edmonton Oilers. In most cases, this would be the time to remind people that it’s only been six games and four starts, and that there’s no sense getting worked up about an established NHL…

Future (Restricted) Free Agents: Leon Draisaitl

Embed from Getty Images With a three-point performance last night in Philadelphia, Leon Draisaitl upped his season total to 25 points, good for 15th in the league and second in the Pacific Division behind only teammate Connor McDavid.  This is an excellent sign for the Oilers, obviously, because Draisaitl is producing like the player the organization…

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The Roundup

Should the Canucks be concerned about their top 5 pick last year, are the Leafs any good, is Paul Maurice’s job in jeopardy, the Flames looking ahead to the trade deadline, Oilers need to find consistency, Brandon Sutter is ill-suited for current role, a deeper look at Kris Russell as an Oiler, Patrick O’Sullivan, Las Vegas, concussion…

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DILLON SIMPSON TO THE SHOW

Early this evening, Dillon Simpson played in his first NHL game. It marked another hurdle cleared for a young defenseman who has made consistent progress over the 5+ seasons since his draft day. From a pre-draft scouting report that pointed out he was a ‘sluggish’ skater through today, Dillon Simpson has never been a sure…