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GDB 58.0: Feisty for Philly

(Photoshop: @NewfieMikey) Connor McDavid vs. Brandon Manning. It is a fun angle, but we all know they will never drop the mitts. McDavid is a scorer not a fighter, and Manning can handle himself quite well if need be.  However, after their meeting in Philadelphia earlier this season, McDavid accused Manning of being classless for…

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The McDavid Effect

  Embed from Getty Images   How big of an influence can one single player have on an NHL team? I went to Edmonton to get the answer – and met it at the airport. Here is the story of how Connor McDavid’s quick journey to the top has made the Edmonton Oilers an NHL…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Central Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.  The decline of both the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars coupled…

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SEKERA SECOND SEASON

When Peter Chiarelli signed Andrej Sekera to a free-agent contract in the summer of 2015, Oilers fans were hopeful, but history taught the Nation that these ‘just money’ additions can be a sticky wicket. Coming up on two years later, how do things look?