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Weekend Update: December 10th, 2017

The pipeline was flowing this week with some of the Oilers’ prospects having solid efforts and putting up big numbers. Tyler Benson continues his torrid pace in the Dub with nine points over the last two weeks. Iiro Pakarinen hit the ground running in Bakersfield after being assigned, with three goals and four points in his…

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GDB 30.0: Need two in the Six (5pm MST, SNW)

After losing a heartbreaker in their last meeting, the Oilers land in Toronto looking to avenge that loss, get themselves on a winning streak and walk away with four points in a back-to-back situation for the first time this season.

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Nation Notebook: The NHL and Seattle get Serious

This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL.  The NHL allows Seattle to submit an application for expansion and run a ticket drive, similar to Las Vegas. Andrei Markov has some frustrations with Montreal. Artemi Panarin has a historic night. Pittsburgh is still looking for a center….

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NHL salary cap to rise in 2018-19

According to Pierre LeBrun, the NHL’s salary cap is going to increase next year. LeBrun reports that the cap will, at the very minimum, increase from its current $75 million ceiling to $78 million next season, but it could rise as high as $82 million. The final salary cap number will ultimately be decided in…

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The Roundup

Full panic in Edmonton and Detroit; Flames still searching for identity; looking at Leafs trade targets; examining the Jets start; John Tavares, Matt Hendricks and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – Send help

What if the Oilers are just saving all of their energy until they face Western Conference teams? What if they’re just messing around with us by making us all worried and unhappy and then when they begin their Western trip in a couple weeks. BAM! They turn on the jets and play like we all…