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Walking the Line

There’s a fine line between expecting defensive reliability and stifling offensive creativity. It’s a line Edmonton Oilers’ coach Dave Tippett is trying to walk with Leon Draisaitl and, to a lesser extent, Connor McDavid right now with the Oilers in a tailspin.

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2010s Retrospective: The Golden Ticket

With the New Year right around the corner, we’ll wave goodbye to the 2010s, a decade filled with ups and (many, many) downs in Oil Country. Let’s jump in the time machine and go back through all of the things that defined this decade of Oilers hockey. Today, we have the winning of the 2015…

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Now what?

I sit down to write this after having just spent the night inside Rogers Place, watching the Oilers get absolutely embarrassed by their provincial rivals on home ice.

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Halfway There

There is little wonder there’s so much angst, frustration and venom coming from the fan base of the Edmonton Oilers these days, and it’s not just because the team produced easily its worst effort of the season in a half-hearted 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place Friday. That’s a trigger if ever…

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GDB 41.0 Wrap Up: Oilers DoA in the first BoA of the season

How is this the first Battle of Alberta of the season? The Oilers awake from their post-holidays slumber to face the Calgary Flames for the first time this season. It’s strange to have the first Battle of Alberta so late in the season, but these games are even more important with both teams in the…

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GDB 41.0: The Battle Begins (7pm MT, SNW)

I hope everyone had an excellent Christmas break but it’s time to get back to work. Tonight, the Edmonton Oilers take on the Calgary Flames for the first of five meetings on the season as both teams will look to grab two huge points in a divisional showdown.