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GDB 64.0: Streaking in St.Louis

(Photoshop: @isuckatpicking) We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  The Edmonton Oilers have a three-game winning streak versus the St.Louis Blues. It might seem insignificant, however, I believe it is the ideal illustration of how this organization has finally turned the corner. Over…

AHL TARGETS (ATLANTIC DIVISION)

In the final installment of AHL targets, we head to the Atlantic Division in our search for NHL-ready (or close) prospects who may be available in a deadline (or summer) trade.

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50-MAN AT THE DEADLINE

This is Iiro Pakarinen. The young Oilers winger has endured an injury and a long recuperation since training camp. Now he is in the every night lineup and posting some offense. Pakarinen is among 48 skaters on Edmonton’s 50-man roster currently. As we get ready for the trade deadline, here is a look at each…

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Ten years ago today, the rebuild began with the Ryan Smyth trade

February 27th, 2007 was the end of one era and the beginning of another. It’s a day that all Edmonton Oilers fans surely remember. Hell, a lot of us shed some tears, whether in public or in he privacy of our own homes when the news broke. Ten years ago today, Ryan Smyth, the team’s heart and soul, was…

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Oilers 3rd quarter report card

After 62 games the Oilers had a record of 33-21-8, sitting ten points up on ninth place Los Angeles. The Oilers were 12-8-1 in the first quarter, 9-9-6 in the second and went 12-7-1 (I used 21 games for the first and second quarter, and 20 for the third and fourth). They have been very…

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CENTRE OF ATTENTION

The old saying “possession is nine-tenths of the law” has been around almost forever – certainly a lot longer than the focus on puck possession stats in the NHL.

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Monday Mailbag – How do I Survive a Playoff Run?

Whether you’re killing company time, or laying in bed in your Garth Brooks pyjamas, the mailbag is here to help you make a dent in your Monday. Whether you’re doing everything you can to avoid being productive until it’s time to leave or watching the clock until it’s socially acceptable to drink, I’m just happy that…

WEEKEND UPDATE

It was an eventful week for Oilers prospects across the prospect landscape, and this time next week we might see additions or subtractions depending on how this trade deadline breaks down. Here is a look at the last seven days.

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TOP 100 OILERS: SHAWN HORCOFF (29)

If there’s a better story of perseverance and work ethic paying off than the tale scripted by Shawn Horcoff during the 12 seasons he spent playing with the Edmonton Oilers, I can’t think of it. From fourth-round draft pick and fourth-line winger when he first broke into the NHL to first-line centre and captain of…

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GDB 63.0: CONGREGATION

We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  Edmonton Oilers fans have enjoyed a wonderful winter and the club has passed every test (so far) worth discussing. As we prepare for the deadline and to exit February, there are some pressures bubbling up from…