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Monday Musings: The Library

The Edmonton Oilers are tied for first place in the Pacific Division. Connor McDavid leads the NHL in scoring with 34 points in 27 games, and he has a five-point lead on Nikita Kucherov. There are many reasons for Oilers fans to be excited, especially after years of futility. However, Rogers Place might be the quietest…

Should the Oilers trade a high-end forward for a defenseman

Embed from Getty Images It’s no secret that the Oilers need to improve their defensive core.  Trading Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson was a step in the right direction, but it’s not going to improve the team’s back end over night. Acquiring someone like Adam Larsson shouldn’t be the only step the Oilers take to improving their biggest…

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Monday Mailbag – What about Captain Connor?

If you’re reading this before 5pm local time then there’s a good chance that you’re using this mailbag to help you kill company time, and for that I thank you. This week we take a look at Connor’s captaincy, Jesse Puljujarvi’s rookie season, apartment advice, and more in this week’s mailbag. If you have a question you…

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Laurent Brossoit (in photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved) posted back to back shutouts this weekend to lead a condo of Condors to impressive wins. In a long season, there are very few weeks that stand out due to multiple outstanding performances, and this was such a week. Let’s have a look.

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GDB 27.0: RHYTHM OF THE RAIN

<br> By any measure, this is an unusual fall. Although we are mere hours away from being thrown into the deep freeze beside the leg of lamb, standing rib roast, pizza’s and whatever the hell Grandma sent over to eat last Christmas, it has been a most pleasant fall season for Edmonites. And the hockey…

Future Free Agents: Kevin Shattenkirk

Embed from Getty Images Future Free Agents is a semi-regular feature on NHLNumbers profiling players from 2017’s potential free agency class.  Since Brent Burns inked a wooly mammoth of a contract extension with the San Jose Sharks a couple of weeks ago, the spotlight shifts to Kevin Shattenkirk.  The St. Louis Blues’ right-handed, puck-moving defenceman is…

Friedman/Garrioch: Oilers could be looking to move Hendricks, Pouliot

Embed from Getty Images During last night’s Sportsnet headlines, Elliotte Friedman made note that the Edmonton Oilers could be looking to move on from Matt Hendricks. In an article posted yesterday evening for the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch made mention the Oilers could be looking to move Pouliot. What gives?

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GDB 26.0: PAYLOAD

It’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming, but the Edmonton Oilers are close to an actual factual playoff race. Early days, but if they can make it through December, everything’s going to be alright I know. The McDavid will bring us riches untold and a better day. Will we see an early…

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The Case Against Kris Russell Part 2

Embed from Getty Images As we discussed yesterday, Kris Russell is dragging down almost every player on the team when they share the same ice as him. This is why it’s alarming, for me, to see and hear people like Drew Remenda, Jack Michaels, and most recently Jim Matheson praise Russell so profusely and in…