The Edmonton Spoilers. Sure. While the Oilers were out of realistic playoff contention weeks ago, the 7-2 waxing they took from the St. Louis Blues Tuesday seems to have officially relegated them to the role of spoilers. At least that’s the term I heard for the first time this morning in a chat between Dustin…


GDB 74.0: SpOiler Role (7pm MT, SN1)

Stop me if you’ve read this before. The Oilers are once again in the unenviable position to play Spoiler. In case you’ve forgotten, you likely read about it here, or many other places over the past decade. I won’t get into the painful details of how they got here, and in fact, after reading the…


Nation Vacation to Las Vegas recap

Wow, where do I even begin? We just got back from four days in Las Vegas and I had the time of my life. I thought I’d take a minute to recap our awesome trip to those who couldn’t attend. We missed you, but hopefully, you can re-live the weekend vicariously through me and the…


Game Notes: Playing out the Season and Trade Talk

When you are out of the playoff race players look for different things to motivate them. I don’t buy into the play-without-pressure theory and how it is easier to play games when there is nothing on the line.  Opposing players and coaches have said this for years, only because they don’t want to say the…


Winging It

During meetings with season tickets holders this week Bob Nicholson discussed a few of the major needs the team will have heading into the off-season. In addition to trying to find a top pairing defenseman he mentioned the team would like to sign one or two wingers.