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GDB -1.0: ANTICIPATION

You can’t go fast enough to get there early, so we might as well enjoy Saturday night hockey and the final tuneup for the regular season. The expectations for this edition of the Edmonton Oilers is high (too high?) after last season’s fantastic results.

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Top 100 Oilers: Wayne Gretzky (1)

In between being bought by Peter Pocklington in November of 1978 and being sold by Pocklington in August of 1988, Wayne Gretzky not only became the greatest player ever to lace his skates with the Edmonton Oilers, making him an absolute no-brainer atop this Top 100 Oilers list, No. 99 was well on his way…

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Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…

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Three up, three down

With their 2016-17 breakout in the books, plenty is going to be written between now and the start of the NHL season about what we can and should expect from the next edition of the Edmonton Oilers. With the final pre-season game yet to play and final roster decisions still to be made, most hardcore…

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I’m living MY Fantasy — Are you in?

The season rapidly approaching. Not a speck of light is showing So the danger must be growing Are the fires of last place Hell a-glowing Is the grisly reaper baggedmilk mowing Yes, the fomo must be growing For the drafters keep on drafting And they’re certainly not showing As excitement builds for the season, so…

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The Roundup

Politics in sports; the Sam Bennett Calgary has been waiting for; Yamamoto wasn’t supposed to make it in Edmonton; Canucks interested in Josh Anderson; loads of Fantasy Hockey; Corsica joins the Network and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.

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Home and Dry

As we get closer to opening night, the final roster choices for the Edmonton Oilers will have a lot to do with utility. Iiro Pakarinen brings a big shot plus a lot of energy. He has good speed, some PK acumen and a rambunctious style. Todd McLellan on Pakarinen: “I’m happy for Pak, obviously he had…

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The 2017-18 season launch party presented by Cornerstone Insurance

After the shortest summer we’ve ever had, the hockey season is right around the corner and that means it’s time for us to throw another party to get ready for the 2017-18 season. After closing out last year riding on a playoff high, we wanted to start this new season in the same place we…