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GDB 21.0: Searching for Consistency (6pm MST, SNW)

Cam Talbot will make his 19th start this evening, tying him for most in the NHL with Toronto’s Frederik Andersen. Unlike last season, Talbot has struggled to find consistency in his game. In 204 games he has averaged a .920sv%, but this season he’s only finished five games with a .920sv% or better. He had…

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Game Day Quick Hits: Oilers @ Blues

On paper, this is not a good matchup for the Oilers, and on the ice at Rogers Place last Thursday it did not go well for the boys in Orange and Blue. They will need a much smarter effort tonight in order to pick up a much-needed victory.

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Can The Oilers Mirror the Flames?

Oilersnation is angry my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli. A 7-11-2 start is not what anyone expected. Even the most pessimistic fan didn’t expect the Oilers to be in 28th place at the 20-game mark. But here we are. I’m sure a comparison to their provincial rival…

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GDB 19.0: Cammalleri Back Where It Started (7pm MST, SNW)

Mike Cammalleri was drafted 49th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 2001. He played his first NHL game in Ottawa against the Senators on November 8th, 2002. He’d started the season in the AHL, but after scoring 20 points in only 13 games, the Kings recalled him. His fifth NHL game was in Edmonton…

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Breaking Down the Cammalleri for Jokinen Trade

An actual hockey trade. In November. They don’t happen very often. This wasn’t a major move, and neither player will be looked upon to be a difference maker for his new team, yet any trade in the NHL is a welcome topic of conversation. Let’s look at the trade.

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GDB 18.0: Hello Vegas (7pm MST, SNW)

The Vegas Golden Knights have shocked the NHL world, starting the season 10-5-1. They became close as a team due to the unthinkable shooting just prior to the season. Tragedy struck their city on October 1st, when a gunman opened fire and killed 58 civilians. Another 546 were injured. Outside of Deryk Engelland who lived…

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Game Day Hits: Oilers vs. Golden Knights

The Golden Knights continue to impress. They are down to their fourth string goalie, and we’ve seen cracks in their armour, but no one thought they would be this competitive. After 16 games, Vegas is 10-5-1. Reality is starting to set in a bit, as the Knights are 2-4-1 in their last seven games, allowing…

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A Cure for an Ailing Offence?

The Oilers offence has become the butt of every joke. “They couldn’t score in a brothel,” seems accurate. “They couldn’t run a bath,” is fitting. “Their offence is about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle,” is stingily true. Despite only scoring eight goals in four road games, the Oilers managed to go 2-1-1…

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Patience for Puljujarvi

The love affair for sports fans and players on their favourite team can be incredibly intense. Deep down, most fans want the best for their team and players, but their expectations can lead to massive swings of happiness and frustration. When a team is losing the frustration mounts, and it can blind even the sanest…

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Game Day Quick Hits: Oilers @ Devils

The New Jersey Devils relocated from Colorado at the start of the 1982/1983 season. The organization originated as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974/1975. Those teams were a dreadful 27-110-23 in two seasons before moving to Colorado to become the Rockies. Over six seasons in Denver, the Rockies made the playoffs once, with a lowly…

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GDB 15.0: Birmingham Back-to-Backs (5pm MST, SNW)

When I was a wee young man I had the privilege of traveling to Europe for the first time. I’d never been out of North America, prior to my jaunt overseas, and I was stoked for the trip. We landed in London and after dropping off our bags I quickly went on a tour. I…