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GDB 18.0 Wrap Up: Oilers shut out the Devils, win 4-0

Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils return to Edmonton in Hall’s free agent season. Hall is almost assuredly going to free agency. The Devils are awful. They’re 4-6-4 and show little signs of turning it around. Hall’s played some truly terrible teams. If, or when, the Devils don’t make the playoffs, Hall will have…

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Oilersnation Pre Game Podcast – Edmonton Oilers vs New Jersey Devils

Looking to avoid a second straight loss, the Oilers welcome Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils to Rogers Place. The Edmonton Oilers are coming off a disappointing effort against the St. Louis Blues that saw them crumble during the second period against the defending Stanley Cup Champions but they’ll be given a great opportunity…

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GDB 18.0: Devil Is In The Details (7pm MT, SNW)

The idiom “The Devil is in the details” often refers to how something might seem simple at first look, but will take more time and effort to complete. I think it fits nicely for sports teams trying to rebuild. There are many theories on how to do it, but as we have seen in the…

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Game Notes Devils @ Oilers: Coaching To Score

The best coaches find different ways to connect with players. It is much easier to get their attention when the team is winning or an individual is playing well. But the good coaches earn their stripes when individual players are slumping and they work with them to rediscover their talents. Right now Dave Tippett is…

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In Shackles

If the NHL was actually serious about providing fans with entertainment in a game where goals equal excitement, they’d unlock their skilled players from the shackles of the obstruction we’re seeing now so they could give the people who pay the bills their money’s worth.

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The Nation Roundup

What about Nuge; stop asking opposition players how to fix the Leafs; it’s OK to be conflicted about Milan Lucic; a look at when teams decide to play their back up; how long will Maurice be coach in Winnipeg; an early look at the 2020 draft and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to…