GDB: +4.0: Commanding lead or best-of-three?

There are two possible outcomes in California this evening. In one, the Edmonton Oilers win Game 4, taking a 3-1 series lead over the San Jose Sharks. Historically, teams with a 3-1 lead win just over 90 percent of those series, and teams with home ice advantage (as the Oilers have) win 92 percent. It…


Happy Connorversary!

It was two years ago today that Bill Daly flipped the golden card that gave the Oilers the luxury to draft Connor McDavid, and I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Happy Connorversary! ***Warning: Video contains coarse language*** Do you remember where you were on April 18th, 2015? I do. I…


The Pavelski Minutes

Joe Pavelski was San Jose’s most successful offensive forward this season. His 68 points were 16 more than Logan Couture managed and 18 ahead of Joe Thornton, the Sharks’ next best forwards. He’s also played on the same line as either Thornton or Couture in every game of these playoffs. Yet Pavelski has a single…


Nation Fans on the Road

I don’t always go to San Jose to watch the Oilers play playoff hockey, but when I do I make sure it’s after a ten year playoff drought. And apparently, so do a lot of other Oilers fans. 


Real Life Podcast Episode 23: Playoffs, Hot Mics, and Zack Kassian

We’ve reached the second week of the playoffs and the Real Life Podcast is here to cover the storylines and upsets from the week that was. This week, we invited Baggedmilk onto the podcast to talk about what’s up with the Chicago Blackhawks, Zack Kassian’s emergence, and what can happen when broadcasters leave their mics open….


Survival Guide: Edmonton Oilers Playoff Run

After my third night of Oilers-related drinking in the past week I figured that it would be a good idea to put together a survival guide for getting through this playoff run. Before we get started on this thing, I want to make it clear that by no means are we encouraging you to binge…