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GDB 60.0: Final Goodbye? (7pm MST, SNW)

Mark Letestu and his wife Brett will be bringing their three children to tonight’s game. Their oldest is six, and usually they don’t come to weeknight home games, but tonight is different. It most likely will be Letestu’s last game in Edmonton as a member of the Oilers and his family wants to share that…

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Quick Hits Oilers vs Avalanche: Remarkable Bounce Back Season

The Edmonton Oilers improved by 33 points last season, but they are on pace to finish with only 72 point this year, which would be a 31-point decrease from their 103-point season last year. Tonight’s opposition, the Colorado Avalanche, are having a remarkable bounce-back season.

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GDB 59.0: McDavid v. Bergeron (7pm MST, SNW)

Will we see a marquee matchup tonight? The reigning Hart Trophy and Art Ross winner, Connor McDavid, versus the best defensive forward in the NHL, Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron has won the Frank Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) in four of the last six seasons. He finished second in 2016 to Anze Kopitar and was second…

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Quick Hits Oilers vs. Bruins: Slump Busters

Ryan Strome scored the game winner in Colorado on Sunday. It was his first goal in 23 games. “Maybe it will get the piano off my back,” he said post-game. Strome wasn’t the only Oilers carrying a piano, or monkey, on his back. Many Oilers are struggling through a goal-scoring slump.

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GDB 56.0: Role Reversal (8pm MST, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers are 2-0 against the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas is 37-14-3 against the rest of the NHL, while the Oilers are 21-28-4 against everyone else. Most expected the Oilers to be a playoff team, while most expected Vegas to play like an expansion team, but with 27 games remaining Vegas leads the…

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Lucic discusses his slump

Milan Lucic spoke candidly for 14 minutes about his recent slump. Mark Spector, Jim Matheson and I asked him poignantly about his 19-game drought, playmaking and how he plans to adjust to the always increasing speed of the game.

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GDB 55.0: In Need of a Save (7pm MST, SNW)

The Oilers have shown many different deficiencies in their play throughout the season. It has been¬†frustrating and disappointing. The harsh reality of the NHL in 2018 is that without consistent goaltending, you have no chance of winning. Through 54 games, the Oilers goaltending hasn’t been good enough. Not close.

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GDB 53.0: Rekindling the Rivalry (8pm MST, SNW)

Game five of the 2017 Pacific Division Final is, and will be, one of the most talked about in Oilers history. You’ll never know how the series would have unfolded had the Oilers held on for the victory, but Oilersnation frustration with that game, and specifically the non-goalie interference call on Rikard Rakell’s tying goal,…

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A journey to Canada

Jouni Nieminen was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1961. He first came to Canada when he was 16 to play junior hockey in Port Coquitlam, BC. He returned 25 different times for extended visits before immigrating in 1997. On February 10th, 2005, Nieminen received his Canadian citizenship. The next day, carrying a suitcase and a…

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GDB 52.0: Conquer the Kings (8:30pm MST, SNW)

When you lose as often as the Oilers did during the Decade of Darkness, it is difficult to find a team that didn’t dominate them. But last season the Oilers ended many droughts against teams who used to beat them for fun. They were competitive and were no longer the free space on the bingo…

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Game Day Quick Hits: Oilers at Kings

The Oilers flew into Los Angeles yesterday afternoon for a crucial three-game road trip versus three Pacific Division rivals. It starts tonight against the Kings, Friday in Anaheim, and Saturday in San Jose. The Oilers will look to continue their dominance over the Pacific division.