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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…

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GDB 29.0: Flying in Philly

(photoshop: @isuckatpicking) We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game. The Oilers skate into Philadelphia with the Flyers riding a six-game winning streak. Steve Mason has started five in a row, allowing only nine goals and stopping 162 of 171 shots (.947sv%). He’s been great…

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UP AND DOWN

With a 14-10-4 record for 32 points through 28 games, the Edmonton Oilers are off to their best start in a decade, since they got out of the gate at a 16-10-2 clip for 34 points in 2006-07. So why is there so much angst and consternation in Oiler Country?

Amid slew of injuries, Oilers recall Musil

The #Oilers have recalled defenceman David Musil from the @Condors & placed defenceman Mark Fayne on IR. pic.twitter.com/nsxqebKhSN — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 7, 2016 The injury bug has once arrived again in Edmonton. As a result, they have called up Condors’ defender David Musil

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Searching for consistency

The Oilers find themselves in first place in the Pacific division, although San Jose has three games in hand and is one point behind, yet they have only won five of 12 games versus the eight weakest teams in the NHL. The Oilers are 9-6-1 versus the top 21 teams in the standings. It seems…

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report: Defence Surplus

Ah the injury report, we meet again. Remember in last week’s article when I mentioned that the injury pace has been much slower for the Oilers this year than it was last year? With that said, let’s welcome three more players to the injury report! *tugs collar*

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TOP 100 OILERS: ADAM GRAVES (40)

There’s a handful of players on this Top 100 list who made it based on what I saw, on the ice and off it, as opposed to the raw numbers they amassed during their time with the Edmonton Oilers. Adam Graves, who played a key role in Edmonton’s fifth Stanley Cup win in 1990 as…

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GDB 28.0: Buffalo Beat Up

(photoshop: @NewfieMikey) We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game. The Buffalo Sabres are banged up, especially on the backend. Josh Gorges has a non-displaced fracture in his foot, Dmitri Kulikov has a bruised back, Zack Bogosian has a strained MCL and Taylor Fedun is…

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REAL LIFE PODCAST: EPISODE 6

Another week, another mind bending episode of the Real Life podcast featuring yours truly, former NHL star Jason Strudwick and current radio star Jason Gregor. This week – a guest! Long time Oilers Head Equipment Manager turned Manager of the Oilers Alumni Barrie Stafford joined us this week. We tried to get the low down on all sorts…