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WWYDW: Shut down Klefbom?

Oscar Klefbom hasn’t been the same this season. Last season was a breakout for Klefbom. He appeared to be on his way into evolving into a top-pairing defenceman. This season, though, has been a step backwards. It was expected that he was going to fill into Andrej Sekera’s role as the team’s top defender while…

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Lucic discusses his slump

Milan Lucic spoke candidly for 14 minutes about his recent slump. Mark Spector, Jim Matheson and I asked him poignantly about his 19-game drought, playmaking and how he plans to adjust to the always increasing speed of the game.

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Andrej Sekera placed on the Injured Reserve

It’s been a rough season for Andrej Sekera. He suffered an injury in last spring’s playoff series against the Ducks and had off-season surgery. He finally made his return to the Oilers on Dec. 21 but, unsurprisingly, hasn’t looked like the same steady presence on the blueline that he did last year. Things went from…

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The Oilers and early goals: The bad, the bad, and the ugly

Heading into San Jose on February 10th, the Oilers knew a few things: After two losses in Disneywood, the Oilers needed a win. Given these are the teams the Oilers are chasing for an unlikely post-season spot, they had to salvage at least a few points to keep the California trip from being an utter…

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Don’t Fight Destiny: Tank

I’ve been fighting it for a while, but sometime between the sixth and seventh goals against the Panthers it hit me like a bolt of lightning sent down from heavens: I’m ready for this tank.