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The Dynamite Line Reunites

It is rare in sports to have a fanbase in agreement on one topic, but the vast majority (not all, but close) of Oilers fans have been asking, begging and pleading for Dave Tippett to reunite the trio of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto. You got your wish. They skated as a line…

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GDB 24.0: Stay Within Striking Distance (8pm MT, SNW)

Home ice advantage might have even more of an advantage in May and June, if the Alberta government allows fans in the stands. And that storyline adds a bit more intrigue to tonight’s tilt between the first place Toronto Maple Leafs and second place Edmonton Oilers.

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Game Notes Maple Leafs @ Oilers: Bounce Back

Good teams avoid losing streaks. They find ways to rebound after a subpar effort. The Edmonton Oilers are 6-2 after a loss this season. They’ve lost two games in a row twice, but have found ways to avoid any lengthy losing streak. After a terrific run where they won 11 of 13 games, Edmonton didn’t…

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The Sting

The “measuring stick” game is one of those enduring cliches in sports that tends to exaggerate results, good and bad, in any given match-up. That’s especially true when one of the teams involved in that showdown takes that measuring stick and beats the other team’s ass with it in back-to-back meetings.

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Just Win, Baby

Nothing beats winning. Absolutely nothing. It doesn’t matter how, and it doesn’t matter against whom. Regular season or playoffs, it doesn’t matter. Just win, baby. When you do, putting in the work in practice is welcome. The jokes are funnier. The food tastes better and the beer tastes colder. There is nothing like it.

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Smith Throws Down Again

If there’s one thing Mike Smith has proven time and again over all the years he’s spent in the goal crease, it’s that he’ll fight you. And if you put him on the floor, you better find a way to keep him there because he’s going to come up swinging if you don’t.