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GDB 80: Fit for the Kings

The atmosphere was much different at the morning skate today. Players were smiling, joking around with each other, even Craig MacTavish was in good spirits as he danced around Stortini and Jacques before going in all alone on Deslauriers and giving him the forehand, backhand, forehand deke.

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QTNA 6: Sexy Texty and Salary Caps

I appreciate all of the questions that you have sent in, and I’m always surprised at how many are non-sports related. I won’t give financial advice, and while some of the dating ones are funny I’m no Dr. Sue Johanson. Although hosting a show like that once a week would be pure comedy. Apparently people…

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More talk on texting

After watching and listening to Kevin Lowe’s comments last night, it is clear to me that change within the organization is coming. The Oilers played one of their better games of the season last night, yet they still lost, and coupled with the Blues and Ducks’ victories, it is clear that the off-season will start…

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GDB 78: The Brink

The Oilers playoff hopes are on the brink (I said a loss against the Ducks was the unofficial end of the dream, but mathematically they are still alive), and the Sharks are circling tonight.

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GDB 77: This is it

Tonight is do or die for the Oilers. I know they have five more games, but if they lose in regulation tonight they won’t make playoffs. We all know this but let’s go on record saying: a loss puts them three back of the Ducks, and possibly five back of Nashville if they beat Columbus. Five…

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GDB 75: Robert Frost’s hockey wisdom lives on

A few weeks ago my neighbour strolled up to my door toting a bottle of Bacardi Limon — best drink going if you mix with water — so I let her in. We yapped for a bit, poured a few Limons, but the Oilers game came on so I pretty much gave her the proverbial…

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Questions That Need Answers: Fifth Edition

When MacT inevitably does get fired, who would you peg as the front runners for Tambellini to replace him with? Does he draw from his Vancouver days to bring in Marc Crawford? Does he go with former teammates?

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Oilers working on their power-play

The Oilers skated this morning except for Souray, Roloson, Reddox and Nilsson. Nilsson just walked by me during practice and I jokingly asked him if he will be in the doghouse for missing the skate. He laughed and said he got the green light not to skate today. He bruised his knee on the road…

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GDB 70: Against the Avs, Roloson’s 26th straight start

Lucky number 26? If 13 is widely considered unlucky by many, I wonder if double the amount is twice as bad or if there’s no significance what so ever. Either way, Dwayne Roloson will start his 26th straight game tonight against the Avs. An Oiler win tonight should get JDD his first start since November…

GDB 69: Copper & Blue face the Blues on this Day of Green

While many of you are already at Ceili’s, O’Brynes or some other Irish pub pounding meal-in-a-glass Guinness and celebrating like you actually have some Irish blood in you, the Oilers are looking to avoid a 4th straight overtime loss. And if you’re an historian or a believer in fate, destiny or voodoo it doesn’t look…