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Welcome to the show

It’s going to be years before the Edmonton Oilers know what they’re going to get from blueline prospect Ethan Bear, who took his first wobbly steps on NHL ice against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Place Thursday. It was a difficult debut to be sure, but a hockey lesson that will serve him well, a…

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Predators 4, Oilers 2 post-game Oil Spills: Preds are real

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t fared well against the Nashville Predators recently. They’ve lost every game against the Predators since late 2014 and looked like they were finally going to end the streak after going up 2-0 in the first. Well, the Predators showed why they’re Stanley Cup contenders and the Oilers aren’t.

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Nugent-Hopkins could return Saturday against the Rangers

Oilersnation columnist Jason Gregor asked Todd McLellan about Ryan Nugent-Hopkins status after last night’s loss. “He is above 50% chance to play. He is feeling better. We’ll see how the next two days go,” answered McLellan. Nugent-Hopkins could be returning to the lineup as soon as Saturday when the Oilers take on the New York…

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Checking in on old friends

After the trade deadline comes and goes, it’s always interesting to see how our former friends do in their first games with their new team. This year, there were only three roster players that got moved before the deadline and all three guys had varying levels of success in their first game with their new…

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The Roundup

Taylor Hall gunning for Hart; Oilers bleeding out; Flames quiet deadline means they’re in a dogfight to make playoffs; Canucks lack direction; Jets ugly dress up party; changing the NHL playoff format, all kinds of trade deadline reviews and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.

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Speculation: Oilers targeting Ekman-Larsson?

This morning, Darren Dreger did a radio hit on TSN 690 in Montreal to talk all things hockey, and part of his appearance touched on what the hell is happening here in Edmonton. With the season going off the rails, the masses are looking for answers and Dreger spoke a little bit about what he thinks…

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GDB 64.0: Breaking the streak (7pm MST, SNW)

The Oilers haven’t defeated the Nashville Predators in almost four years. Their last victory was when they won 5-1 on March 18th, 2014, in Edmonton. Since then they’ve lost eleven straight, have been outscored 33-13, were shut out four times and only scored more than two goals once. The Predators have been a nightmare matchup…

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Ethan Bear to make NHL debut

Is that? Could it be? Is that… Ethan Bear’s music! Good Gord, it can’t be. Ladies and gentlemen, get your ? emojis ready because Ethan Bear is making his NHL debut tonight against the Nashville Predators. So far this season, Ethan Bear has performed very well for the Bakersfield Condors with 16 points in 34 total games. Had…

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Larsson returning to Sweden, will miss next two games

In late January, Adam Larsson would miss some time due to personal reasons. We later found out that the Larsson family had suffered a terrible loss with the passing of his father. In total, Larsson would miss eight games before returning to game action with his teammates. This morning, it was announced that he will be heading…

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Kris Russell will be a game time decision

According to Reid Wilkins at 630 CHED, defenceman Kris Russell will be a game time for tonight’s game against the Predators decision after blocking a shot off his hand on Sunday night in the game against the Anaheim Ducks.

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The Oilers officially don’t have 2018 Stanley Cup odds

Remember the good old days? You know, back in the summer when the Oilers were coming off of their first playoff appearance in a decade, Connor McDavid had just been named the league’s Most Valuable Player, and the team was given the top odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2018?