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Peter Chiarelli talks season failure

With the Oilers being as bad as they are, Peter Chiarelli was forced to make the rounds to talk about his failures today. Over at 630 CHED, Chiarelli jumped on Oilers Now for a quick Q&A with Bob Stauffer to talk about what’s going on with the hell is going on, and Ryan Rishaug posted…

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Thank you…

One of things I’m most proud about living in the Edmonton area is how generous readers of Oilersnation and listeners to my radio show on TSN 1260 are. You are diehard sports fans and even when your favourite team is frustrating you, it doesn’t stop you from wanting to help others. Thank you.

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Cody Franson is on waivers

Here we go again. It’s time to argue about Cody Franson, one of the NHL’s strangest enigmas. The Chicago Blackhawks placed Franson on waivers today. He was invited to the team’s training camp on a PTO in September and inked a one-year deal worth $1 million.

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What will Bob Nicholson do?

Bob Nicholson has never been in this position before. As President of Hockey Canada, he never had to contemplate firing a head coach or general manager during the tournament. The U17, U18, U20 (World Juniors), World Championships (men and women), and the Olympics (men and women), were so short once the decision was made on who…

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Three Thoughts: Chase Mode

When you’re constantly playing the game in chase mode, there’s no margin for error. The Edmonton Oilers got another lesson in that Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Chasing opponents in games by falling behind when you’re already chasing a playoff spot in the big picture is a…

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Monday Mailbag – I hate my wife’s Christmas present

My friends, it’s that wonderful time again. It’s that time when you have all the things you’ve always wanted to know about the NHL and about life in general. I like to think of us as a much cheaper alternative to a college education. As always, the mailbag depends on your questions so I need you…