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Since the Oilers last played a playoff game…

The world is a completely different place since last time the City of Edmonton got to watch playoff hockey. It’s been a long time. A really, really long time. How long, you ask? Let me walk you through it.

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GDB 76.0: Win and you’re in

A win by the Edmonton Oilers will officially clinch their first playoff berth since 2006. We all know they are going to the postseason, but for you diehard fans who have faithfully supported the Oilers during the Decade of Darkness, seeing the X beside their name in the standings will mean something. There is no reason…

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We still don’t know how good Laurent Brossoit might be

Since the start of the lockout era in 1994-95, 86 goaltenders have played more than one and fewer than 20 games in the NHL through the end of their age 23 seasons. That works out to about three per team, and they run the gamut, from future major-league starters to future ECHL castoffs. Laurent Brossoit…

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76 Down and 25 to Go

So, what if Connor McDavid wins the NHL scoring title, finishes with 100 points, claims the Hart Trophy as MVP and leads the Edmonton Oilers, say, two rounds deep in the 2017 playoffs? Or, if all that’s too optimistic, what if McDavid accomplishes two or three of the above? Those aren’t questions I even contemplated…