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Oilers to offer $80 concourse pass for playoffs

According to Oilers Tweeter Ryan Batty, the Edmonton Oilers are offering fans an alternate way to attend the team’s playoff games at Rogers Place. Unfortunately, your $80 ticket (!!!) won’t get you a seat. Or a view of the game, for that matter. All this pass does is give you access to the arena’s concourse…

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NHL First Round Playoff Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

This is part of a playoff preview series based at NHLNumbers.com Here it is. The Edmonton Oilers are in the playoffs. Connor McDavid will get his first opportunity to show the hockey world that he is, in fact, the best player around when the games matter most. The first test will be the San Jose…

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GDB 82.0 Wrap Up: Perfect Finish

Tonight was a beautiful role reversal. Over the past decade, the Oilers have finished many seasons in meaningless games against the Canucks. Tonight wasn’t really different, but instead of the Oilers playing things out with a roster full of random call-ups against Canucks fooling around in a shinny game while prepping for a playoff run, it was Vancouver on…

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Future Free Agents: Nick Bonino

Before the Penguins’ 2016 Stanley Cup run, Nick Bonino was largely known as a guy who seems to be thrown into big trades. In 2014, the Canucks acquired him from the Ducks in a deal for Ryan Kesler. A year later, he was moved by the Canucks to the Penguins for Brandon Sutter. But after…

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Since the Oilers last played a playoff game…

The world is a completely different place since last time the City of Edmonton got to watch playoff hockey. It’s been a long time. A really, really long time. How long, you ask? Let me walk you through it.

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Future Free Agents: Michael Del Zotto

Michael Del Zotto? In New York, he was known as DelZaster. After last season, his second year in Philadelphia, it seemed he had resurrected his career and was going to be a key piece of the Flyers blue line moving forward. But thanks to a poor season that began with a long term injured reserve…

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Future Free Agents: T.J. Oshie

There’s a reason the Washington Capitals went all in at the trade deadline earlier this month. With the acquisition of Kevin Shattenkirk, likely this year’s biggest rental prize available, the Caps immediately became Stanley Cup favourites — if they weren’t already. Why the urgency? This summer, their window to win with the current group they’ve…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Metropolitan Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?   The Capitals are going all in on their closing window of opportunity, but they’ll have to get past the Penguins, who made nice, low-key additions to their depleted blue line. The…