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Bentley, you were a good girl and I’ll miss you

Today was one of the worst days I can remember. We had to make the horrible decision to put down our beloved dog Bentley and although it was the compassionate thing to do, it certainly doesn’t make it any easier. I’m sorry this isn’t a hockey article, but for me, it’s something I need to…

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Talbot Doubtful to Play Tomorrow

Cam Talbot didn’t practice this morning and head coach Todd McLellan confirmed he is very doubtful for tomorrow’s tilt against Colorado. He is out with an illness and won’t be available tomorrow. We will find out later today if the Oilers recall Laurent Brossoit to backup Al Montoya. It isn’t ideal timing, but Montoya has…

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WWYDW: All-Star Weekend

We just wrapped up the NHL’s 63rd annual All-Star weekend in Tampa Bay, an event in which the league’s brightest stars come together for a largely apathetic celebration of hockey greatness and fans gather on The Twitter to complain about how boring it all is. What a tradition!

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One on one with Kailer Yamamoto

Late first round draft picks, who stand well under six feet tall don’t usually garner too much attention during their first NHL training camps, but that’s exactly what Kailer Yamamoto did this past fall.

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Doubting Drake

Every team has one. He’s the guy that the coach seems to favor and give prime opportunities to despite a total and complete lack of evidence this person deserves it. When we were kids, it was probably the coach’s son. In the NHL, it’s a lot less likely the favored player will be related to…

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Playoffs… A looooonnng shot

On January 31st, 2015, the Ottawa Senators had played 48 games and had 49 points with a record of 20-19-9. The Boston Bruins held down the final playoff spot with 61 points, 12 ahead of the Senators. The Florida Panthers had 52 points and the Philadelphia Flyers had 51. The Senators were in 11th place…

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Could Max Pacioretty be the winger the Oilers need?

According to TVA insider Renaud Lavoie, Max Pacioretty’s camp expects him to be moved within the next few days. The Oilers, as we know, have had a difficult time finding a high-end winger to play alongside Connor McDavid. Could Pacioretty be that player for the Oilers?

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Cam Talbot Is Still Thinking Playoffs And We Love Him For It

Last night, Mark Spector wrote a piece after speaking with Oilers netminder Cam Talbot. The very first quote is one that smacks you right in the craw on a sleepy Tuesday morning during the second week off of Oilers hockey we have had in three weeks. “We’re going to make the playoffs.”

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Kailer Yamamoto named WHL Player of the Week

It took a while for Kailer Yamamoto to find his groove in the WHL, but the Oilers’ first-round pick from 2017 has been tearing it up as of late. As a result, he’s been named WHL Player of the Week. It’s the first time this season he’s been given the honours.

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NHL: Too many missed calls

Despite a call for crackdowns on obstruction, holding and hand slashing, NHL teams in 2017/2018 still have the fifth lowest PP/game average over the past 54 seasons. Despite more speed among the elite players of the game, they are managing to get fewer powerplays than ever before.

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Monday Mailbag – Fixing goal reviews

Can you believe it’s been a week since the last mailbag? I guess time flies when you’re banging your head against the wall, trying to figure out what the hell is going on with this hockey team. As always, you’ve submitted your questions and I’ve sent them off to our panel of mental warlords for their…