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The Package Deal

In hockey, like out in the business world, there’s something to be said for fit and familiarity as they pertain to the people you work with. It’s no surprise, then, those factors come into play with most NHL coaching staffs. All things being equal, most people prefer to work alongside those they know, trust and…

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GDB 40.0: King Size Challenge (7:30pm MST, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers begin 2018 in the unenviable 13th position in the Western Conference. They are seven points back of Anaheim, with a game in hand, for the final wildcard position. Minnesota, Chicago, Calgary and Colorado are also ahead of them in the race for eighth place in the west. The Oilers were brutal against…

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Game Day Quick Hits: Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

Sports always seems to possess a feeling of, “what have you done for me lately.” Seven months ago Edmonton Oilers fans felt 2017 was one of the best years of their sporting-fan life. The Oilers were in the playoffs for the first time in eleven years, they won a round and then went to game-seven…

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WJC Quarterfinal Preview: Canada vs Switzerland

Obviously, every team at the World Juniors would love to run the table and go 7-0, but sometimes a little adversity can help fuel a team to a gold medal. The outdoor loss to the USA on December 29th served as a reminder to Team Canada that no matter how fragile the opposition appears to…

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Top 5 Oilers Goals of 2017

We’ve made it to 2018 and that means one final look back at the year that was. Previously, we took a look at the Top 3 hits and saves and the Top 5 fights from the last calendar year. For the last segment of the series, I’m going to count down the top 5 goals from…

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Eric Gryba draws the short straw in numbers game on the Oilers blueline

Prior to their game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, the Oilers activated Oscar Klefbom from the Injured Reserve. It represented the first time all season that Edmonton had a fully healthy blueline. But it also meant that somebody had to go. After the Oilers grabbed Brandon Davidson off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens,…

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Former Oiler Mark Arcobello named to United States Olympic team

Mark Arcobello played for the Edmonton Oilers during some pretty dark times. Now he’ll play for the United States during some dark times for the Olympics. The Yale graduate, veteran of five different NHL clubs, and current forward in the Swiss League was announced as one of Team USA’s players who will represent the country…

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Around The Pacific: Golden Knights atop the division at the New Year

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. It’s 2018 and the Vegas Golden Knights are leading the Pacific Division. Them and the Kings appear to be the class of the Pacific, while the Sharks, Ducks, and Flames are all in a log…

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Monday Mailbag – New Year’s Day Edition

What have we here? A shiny new mailbag for a shiny new year. Welcome to 2018! I hope all of you had excellent days off and that the punishment of your livers was kept in check. My friends, it’s your last day off before heading back to work after another successful holiday season of binge…

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Happy New Year!

From all of us at Oilersnation, I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Hopefully, whatever you got up to last night hasn’t resulted in a death-blow hangover that will keep you in bed until the early hours of the afternoon. It’s crazy to think that the Oilers-rollercoaster…