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Oilersnation Radio Episode 69 – Nice

Another Friday is upon us and that means a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio is here and set to lead you into the weekend. This week, we’re talkin’ Oilers turnaround, goaltending, depth scoring, and what to expect from round two of the Battle of Alberta.

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Tippett: Matt Benning out until after all-star break

The Edmonton Oilers will be without the services of Matt Benning until after the all-star break, the club’s head coach said Friday. Benning, who has been out of the lineup since Dec. 1 with his second concussion this season, will be out until at least the Oilers Jan. 29 matchup against the Calgary Flames.

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The Oilers Need Matt Benning

Matt Benning has only played a total of 12:39 since November 16th. He played 2:55 against the San Jose Sharks on November 19th, before leaving the game after Evander Kane swung his stick to hit a puck and connected directly with the side of Benning’s head and his ear. He sat out for 10 days….

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Morning Report: Oilers @ Montreal (9 January)

Hello Nation, This is the Oilers Morning Report, a stats-heavy, opinion-based review of the previous night’s game. We’ve all read the wrap-ups, watched the highlights, and digested the game. Whether it’s gazing to the heavens, begging the Hockey Gods for answers as to why the Edmonton Oilers lost, or looking for more content to bask in the glory of another Oilers victory, that’s what this is here for. Here…

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Is Rasmus Andersson’s new contract a good comparable for Ethan Bear?

Yesterday, the Calgary Flames announced they had signed young defenceman Rasmus Andersson to a six-year, $4.55-million AAV contract. Coming off his ELC it locks a core piece of the club’s defence up long-term. The Edmonton Oilers are in a similar situation with a young, RFA defenceman of their own in Ethan Bear.

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Inside the Nation: Discussing the Habs; Looking at the Flames

It’s Friday here in Nation country and that means Dustin Nielson was live on your TV screen, computer monitor, cell phone or reflecting pool (we see you, wizards and witches). Make sure to follow along with your friendly neighborhood @OilersnationHQ on twitter to always know within seconds of when Dustin will be live.

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BOA not DOA

If you take a drink every time you hear the term Battle of Alberta between now and Saturday night, you’ll surely be in the bag by the time the puck drops between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. The difference is, for the first time in a long time, this is a game that…