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Nobody Called This

Hands up everybody who said prior to the start of pre-season that Ty Rattie, Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto were going to fill the net and that these three unproven right wingers would be the strength of the Edmonton Oilers five games into the schedule, not the biggest question mark. Sure you did.

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WWYDW: Managing the goalies

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve looked at Edmonton’s forwards and defencemen and how best they can be deployed. This week, we’ll finish off by looking at Edmonton’s interesting three-headed goalie situation and the best way it can be managed.

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The evolution of Connor McDavid

If you haven’t heard yet, Connor McDavid was featured on GQ Magazine this week and he’s looking handsome as ever. Connor’s had a big summer you know? He’s recently grown out his hair, grown out his beard, and upped his fashion game hard. He’s becoming known online for growing out of that baby-face real quick,…

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GDB -4.0: A Joker

BaggedMilk used to do these wraps. He used to like to join you for every preseason game. Maybe it’s the beets, maybe he just can’t handle that I have worn shorts for 348 days straight. Not to mention the fact that Chris the Intern tried to say he would do the wrap tonight before dropping…

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Milan Lucic arrived at camp six pounds lighter

Milan Lucic scored 10 goals and 34 points last season for the Oilers. As you can probably remember it was a very disappointing season for the fans and himself. It’s an understatement to say that Lucic had an off year, and I feel for the guy. By going through a slump, not only is he…

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GDB -4.0: Closer to NHL Rosters (7pm MT, SN1)

Todd McLellan has cut down his roster much quicker this preseason than in previous years. He also has kept his lines pretty much the same since the start of training camp. Both decisions were made with the expectation it will help the Oilers get off to a better start. He has kept an open mind…

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Road to Sweden: Buying Tickets

Nation Dan here, if you haven’t heard the big news, have a click through of this article: Road to Sweden – It’s Official announcing that I am heading to Sweden for the season opener. I will be posting updates of all the goings on with the trip here so stay tuned, and if you’re coming, let…

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Power Play Options

I’ve written about the Oilers power play many times over the past few months and for good reason. Next to Cam Talbot, I believe the special teams’ units are the area where the Oilers most desperately need a bounce-back. Their penalty kill appeared to have begun to figure things out as the year continued (in…

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Pacific Preview: The Arizona Coyotes look poised to break out

This is one part of a multi-part series profiling the teams of the Pacific Division from an Oilers perspective.  After having a disastrous, record-setting bad start to the 2017-18 season, the Arizona Coyotes were low-key pretty good after the turn of the New Year. Could that mean they’re finally poised for a breakout season?