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What Should the Oilers do With Kailer Yamamoto?

Kailer Yamamoto hasn’t suited up for the Oilers since their overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. That’s three healthy scratches in the Oilers’ first ten games, and it seems increasingly likely with each trip to the press box that this tour of duty might be nearing its end.

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Report: Oilers Unhappy With Strome Deal

Sometimes you’re just sitting there, watching Hockey Night in Canada — minding your own business — and someone says something that makes you think, “Well what were you expecting?” It happened to me when Nick Kypreos said that the Oilers were already disappointed with the Eberle/Strome trade and were thinking about moving Ryan Strome already.

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Game Day Notes: Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers

Leon Draisaitl makes a difference. We’ve been talking for a long time about LD as the next player who can push the river on his own line, but his extreme value to the McDavid line is once again obvious early in the 2017-18 season. A year from now, with Kailer Yamamoto turning 20, perhaps there…

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Alex Ovechkin gives his jacket to an Edmonton homeless man

For your feel good story of the day, I present to you a tale of Alex Ovechkin doing a kind thing for a homeless man in our city. Yesterday afternoon, The Sequel Cafe tweeted out that they saw Ovie giving his coat and hat to a homeless man in downtown Edmonton. 

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GDB 10.0: Capital Punishment (8pm MST, CBC)

The Edmonton Oilers play the Washington Capitals tonight, it should be a brilliant game drunk with fantastic plays delivered by ridiculous players. However, there’s also a ‘bad moon rising’ feel to the game. Why? Two reasons: the visiting team got caved in their last game and will arrive in a mood most foul. Also: The…

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Friday Fights presented by HockeyFights

Hello out there, I’m on the air, it’s Hockey Fights today. This is a weekly feature where we will take a look back at the best tilts of the week that was, a fond look back at the fights that were, and a strong finger wag at the worst fight of the week. Week three…

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Nurse creating offence

In his final two years with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Darnell Nurse produced 83 points in 100 games. Those are huge numbers for a defenceman, but coming out of junior and in his first few seasons in the NHL, most looked at Nurse as more of a defensive, hard-nosed defender instead of someone who…

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Oscar: An afterthought no more

Colten Teubert was supposed to be the big return when the Edmonton Oilers traded Dustin Penner to the Los Angeles Kings back on Feb. 28, 2011. Out went Penner and in came Teubert, a tough, lanky B.C. boy who’d played for the Regina Pats of the WHL, along with a mid-first-round draft pick and a…

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Darnell Nurse Has Arrived

This platform has spared not a drop of digital ink musing on the future of Darnell Nurse. When we last checked in on the most likely outcome of Nurse’s career, it was none other than Jonathan Willis who pegged him as a future three or four on the Oilers blue line.