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Letestu and RNH discuss new faceoff rules

Tonight was the first time I saw the “new” faceoff rules in place. It was the first preseason game, so whenever a new standard is put in place it is easily noticeable. The league wants to crack down on cheating in the dot, mainly with your feet. Mark Letestu and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins discussed what they…

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GDB -8.0/-7.0 Wrap-up: A Battle of Alberta Sweep

Beating the Flames. That’s just what the Oilers do these days. Last year, the Oilers swept all four games against Calgary in the regular season and both games in the pre-season. It was more of the same on Monday night, as Edmonton got 2017 kicked off with a 5-2 win at home and a 5-4…

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GDB -08 and -07: Alberta Double Dip

The Oilers and Flames will continue their annual two-games-in-one-night preseason matchup as each fanbase will get to see live preseason hockey. Both fanbases are excited for the season, and both Alberta teams expect to be in the playoffs at the same time in consecutive years for the first time since 1990 and 1991. It is…

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Monday Mailbag – Is a Nugent-Hopkins trade a certainty?

My friends, it’s Monday morning and that means it’s time for another edition of the mailbag. As always, I’ve taken five of your questions and sent them off to our panel of Nation writers to give their input and worldly wisdom. I need questions for next week so if you have something you’d like to ask you…