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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Flyers

After a week-and-a-half break, the Oilers are back in action tonight against the Flyers in Philadelphia. It’ll be the first game for the team in the post-Chiarelli era and it’ll be the starting point on an uphill climb for a playoff berth. Here are your game day notes.

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The Big Ask

So, the Edmonton Oilers begin their post all-star break schedule after 10 days off against the Philadelphia Flyers, winners of six straight games, Saturday. They’re three points out of a wildcard playoff spot in the Western Conference with 32 games to play. They have five teams between them and a post-season berth after staggering into…

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The Oilers can’t be sellers

The Oilers are coming out of the bye week sitting third last in the Western Conference with only Chicago and Los Angeles below them. While they are just three points back of the final wild-card spot, they need to jump five teams to get there. That’s a tall order especially considering the fact that they…

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Is Oscar Klefbom OK?

The week has been a long one for Oilers fans. The All-Star break gave us all a little breather apart from having Connor and Leon participating in the skills contest and following 3-on-3 tournament. But we’ve gotten to a point now where the fans are ready for this wildcard chase to resume and for Oscar Klefbom…

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The NHL Roundup

Are the Wings a trade partner for the Oilers; examining the Flames needs ahead of the deadline; Canucks and tanking; Muzzin turns Leafs D around in hurry; Laine is cold, trade deadline and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.