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GDB 1.0 Wrap-up: Can’t save ’em at the Scandinavium

Final Score: New Jersey Devils 5, Edmonton Oilers 2 Trade is one for one: Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2016 THE RUNDOWN The New Jersey Devils are one of a handful of teams around the NHL that are going through an existential goaltending crisis. Starter Cory Schneider is still…

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Farewell to Laurent Brossoit, the backup that never panned out

When the Edmonton Oilers picked up goaltender Laurent Brossoit in the trade that sent defender Laddy Smid to the Calgary Flames, the first few years post-trade seemed like a home run for the Oil in a slew of years that didn’t pan out. Of course, things didn’t work out quite the way they looked like…

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GDB 82.0: A somber farewell to the 2017-18 season

In Game 82 of the 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers season, the ending was bittersweet. With a 3-2 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks in the final seconds of the season, the beleaguered Oil managed to end on a somewhat high note. They scored two goals in regulation, both earning points for Connor McDavid to earn him…

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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…