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NW Division Draft Preview

Written by the Nation Network’s Special Correspondent at the Draft, Matt Bugg. LOS ANGELES – As on the ice, the teams that make up the Northwest Division represents both extremes at the draft table. Clubs who do not pick until the 3rd round will attempt to help their teams as much as those with double-digit…

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A crush on the Rush (and the Crush)

The Edmonton Rush, at least one Edmonton team that has seen the playoffs this season, unfortunately didn’t make it to the final round. They fell to the Washington Stealth in the semifinal by a single point in overtime, with a score of 12-11. Earlier this season, OilersNation commenter, gaddabout, and resident drunk, creepy uncle Ender…

UPDATED! GDB LXXXI: The real, Final Countdown

Well, Nation fans, this is it. The second-last game to cap off on another year. A year that failed to meet expectations, for sure. But hope lies on the horizon. And it’s not just because Europe is performing a live version of the Final Countdown as you view this post, either.

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GDB LVI: Wild On Hockey

Sweet sassy molassy! Two in a row. A pair. A deuce. A duplet. Twins. Free the Springfield Two. No matter how you say it, it doesn’t change the fact that the Oilers are on a winning streak. Which is great. Kind of.

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GDB LIII: the mediocre Battle of Alberta

If the image above were even remotely true, the mediocre Oilers would feel empowered, even emboldened by their shameful performance over the last, oh, two months. But with 12 losses in a row, mediocre’s probably too generous a word.

Housekeeping: State of the Nation

Pull up a stump, younglings. Let’s take a moment to look away from the train-wreck of a team that we’re still punishing ourselves by watching and talk about YOU. And by YOU, I mean US: OilersNation.com.

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WJC: Thanks for the memories, Team Canada

Regardless of what Willis has to say about Jordan Eberle’s future in the NHL, I can’t help but be beaming at this young man’s performance in the World Junior Tournament. Whether he’s breaking out, or in some kind of weird career Twilight Zone of Goodness right now isn’t really that important to me.

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GDB XLIII: Good news and bad news

Things just aren’t improving in OilersNation. There’s talk of dumping this player or that player to free up cap space, Pat Quinn cancelled the traditional team mini-vacation in favour of bag skates, and perhaps worst of all, the Oilers will be competing with the World Junior Gold Medal Final for viewers tonight. You have a…

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GDB XLII: Oil meets water

I just got back from being out in the country… Breathing in the country air, eating country foods, rasslin’ country dogs, and watching the World Juniors: fast-paced and inspiring hockey.