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GDB 76.0: Scouting Report (7pm MT, SNW)

Watching a game in full speed, even with slow motion replay, we often miss things. You can then look at what the stats and analytics say, but they too will miss specific details. Often you have to watch video repeatedly to get a better understanding of what is going right, or more often, what is…

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Game Notes Kings @ Oilers: Finding Leadership

We are two weeks away from another “important off-season” in Edmonton Oilers history. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Oilers should not be closer to the draft lottery than a playoff spot, but that’s their reality. A new GM will be hired, followed by a new coach. But what about other changes. Will…

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Trading RNH for Rasmus Ristolainen would be a terrible idea

When Brendan Gallagher fired the puck past Carter Hutton to give the Canadiens a 5-3 lead over the Sabres on Saturday night, Rasmus Ristolainen was tagged with yet another minus. He would finish the night with a minus-three rating, extending his league-worst plus/minus to -42 on the season.

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Oilers face a tough timeline

The recent comments by Bob Nicholson have thrust the Oilers back into the national media spotlight and deservedly so. I don’t think those comments were the worst thing in the world but given how incredibly incompetent the Oilers have been over the past decade, they don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt.

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Monday Mailbag – Let’s talk about Nicholson

Hello hello, Nation people. It’s your old friend Baggedmilk back with another edition of the Monday Mailbag to fill your brain bank with all kinds of free knowledge. This week, we’re breaking down Bob Nicholson’s comments regarding Rieder, free agency, the Oilers’ core, and more. If you have a question for the Mailbag, you can…

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Oilers Prospect Update: Bouchard and CHLers in the spotlight

The CHL playoffs kicked off this week with all of our CHL prospects in a first-round matchup. Unfortunately, news has come down that Kirill Maksimov will miss the whole first round and Olivier Rodrigue has yet to play a game in the first two of his Drummondville Voltigeurs opening series. Tyler Yaremchuk had a deeper…

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Encore?

When Ken Hitchcock came out of retirement to take over from Todd McLellan behind the bench of the Edmonton Oilers, it was supposed to be one-and-done for the third-winningest coach in NHL history. It was understood that Hitchcock, 67, would do what he could to salvage the season with the hometown team that he’s always…