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GDB 45.0 Wrap-up: Comeback Kids

Is Al Montoya the new Goalie Of The Future? FINAL SCORE: OILERS 4, COYOTES 2 THE RUNDOWN The Oilers came into their Friday night game against the Arizona Coyotes on the tail end of a three-game losing streak, looking to right the ship against one of the league’s most miserably performing franchises so far this…

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GDB 27.0 Wrap Up: Giddy-Up

Hey, Oilers Nation! Emergency Backup Cat here, taking on the Battle of Alberta for our lovely friends on the full-time writing staff to help them out with a prior engagement. Holy smokes, what a barn burner. Coming into this game, I was excited to see what both Laurent Brossoit and Mike Smith had to offer…

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Laurent Brossoit’s usefulness hindered by infrequent starts

On Sunday evening, Laurent Brossoit played in his fourth regular season game of the year for the Edmonton Oilers. In it, he made just 18 saves, but allowed just one goal; he and the Oilers saw the Washington Capitals fail to hit 20 recorded shots through regulation and overtime, falling eventually in the shootout after…

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Why Connor McDavid is lethal to goaltenders: an in-net perspective

On opening night, Connor McDavid scored three goals — putting up a natural hat trick in his first game of the season, the first player to do so since Radim Vrbata pulled off the feat in 2013 (and only the second since 1944. From a player-to-player perspective, McDavid’s talent is immeasurable. He’s so much faster…

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Why won’t teams offer sheet Andreas Athanasiou?

It was reported on Tuesday morning – however credible the rumour – that Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is dangerously close to heading overseas for a year in the KHL. From all angles, it’s a smart move for the skater. Athanasiou finished the 2016-17 season with a whopping 18 goals in 64 regular season…