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GDB 61.0: Eliminate A Pursuer (7pm MT, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers can remove the Minnesota Wild from their playoff review mirror tonight with a victory. A win would put them 10 points ahead of the Wild, and Minnesota would need to go 16-3-3 or 17-5-1 in their final 22 to catch the Oilers, assuming the Oilers are only average and go 10-10-1 after…

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GDB Game Notes: Wild @ Oilers

In the midst of a playoff race there is no time to relax and exhale. After a hard-fought OT loss to the NHL-leading Boston Bruins, the Oilers face the desperate Minnesota Wild, who are five points behind Calgary and Arizona for the second wildcard slot, but they have two games in hand on the Flames…

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Tippett Has Instilled A Winning Attitude

The Oilers faced the league’s best team, the Boston Bruins, last night without Connor McDavid, Oscar Klefbom, James Neal, Zack Kassian, Kris Russell and Joakim Nygard. Those aren’t just depth injuries. It is the Oilers’ top defenceman, their best centre, their third and fifth leading goal scorers, a veteran D-man who logs the eighth most…

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The Cards

Having watched the injury-riddled Edmonton Oilers battle and scrap to earn a point against the NHL’s best team in the Boston Bruins in a 2-1 overtime loss on Wednesday, I don’t think there’s any doubt that GM Ken Holland will make a move before the NHL trade deadline to bolster his team for a playoff…

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MVP

Leon Draisaitl is feeling it. While he’s been carrying the Edmonton Oilers on his back in the stretch drive and tightening his grip on the NHL scoring title, he’s been chirping opponents. He’s chirping critics who not long ago doubted him capable of playing the way he has without Connor McDavid for four games now.

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Me First

If you’ve written or said, “Zack Kassian was wrong, but . . .” since the Edmonton Oilers’ forward kicked Erik Cernak of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the chest during the first period of Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Bolts, you’ve lost the plot. What Kassian did was wrong, period. Can there be any real…

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Moving the First?

Ken Holland has yet to pull the trigger on any deadline deals but that doesn’t mean he’s not trying. I wrote earlier in the month how Blake Coleman and a few other players on the Devils could be a fit. According to Sportnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Oilers may have been willing to part with a…

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A Look Ahead

Ken Holland has not hesitated to take care of his off-season to-do list in season with the signings of Darnell Nurse, Zack Kassian, Caleb Jones and most recently Joakim Nygard. Over the past few weeks, Holland has added $10,525,000 to the team’s cap for the 2020-2021 campaign.

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 74 – Trade Deadline Preview

Another Friday is upon us and that means a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio is here to get you set for the weekend. This week, we talked a lot about the upcoming trade deadline and whether we think Ken Holland is going to weave the magic required to upgrade the roster.

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WWYDW(TE): Navigating Klefbom’s injury

Already without captain Connor McDavid, the Oilers will be forced to navigate another injury to a key player as Oscar Klefbom will miss the next two-to-three weeks with a shoulder injury.

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Culture

As the 2018/19 season ends for the Edmonton Oilers it might be worth taking a moment and discussing something that has been talked about a lot of late — the culture of the Edmonton Oilers and what it means to be an Oiler.

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Saying goodbye to the Nation

Just under four years ago, I started my first day working at Nation HQ as a part-time intern. The day was just five days away from when the Edmonton Oilers would select Connor McDavid first overall in the NHL entry draft, and our lives would change forever.

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GDB 40.0 Wrap-Up: Koskinen Comes up just short in 4-2 Christmas Heartbreaker

Mikko Koskinen did his absolute darndest to give the Edmonton Oilers their shot to potentially head into the holiday break first in the Pacific Division. Some unlucky bounces, a controversial goal, and a deflated third period worked against his best efforts, though. So although the Oilers got themselves off to a fairly nice start against…

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GDB 31.0 Wrap-Up: Back on Top (Oilers 2, Kings 1)

Well, well, well. Good to be back on top, isn’t it? The Edmonton Oilers briefly slipped from their spot atop the Pacific Division on Thursday and through most of the day on Friday, getting temporarily usurped by the Arizona Coyotes (2015 seems to far away!) to look down upon [most of] the rest of the…

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GDB 52.0 Wrap Up: Battle. Of. Alberta. Oilers win 8-3 in Calgary

Fourth Battle of Alberta of the season! Oh my. Now that the Zack Kassian and Matthew Tkachuk stuff is settled it’s time for “did Mark Giordano try to destroy Connor McDavid’s knee again” drama. Calgary’s general manager, Brad Treliving, came out in defence of his captain, calling it “complete garbage” that Giordano would try and…