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Around The Pacific: Golden Knights off to a surprisingly good start

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  After a couple weeks of hockey, the Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings are at the top of the Pacific Division while the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks can’t score goals. What’s going…

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Game Day Notes: Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers

The weather is nice for this time of year, we just had Thanksgiving and this is one of my favourite points on the calendar. However, a week without Oilers hockey is a trying time for all citizens of this northern town. It was made doubly difficult by two losses leading up to this ridiculously early…

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Game Day Notes: Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers

Jason Gregor provides some news, notes, numbers, and rumblings ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Winnipeg Jets. >>Patrik Laine led the NHL with three hat-tricks last season. Alex Ovechkin has two in his first two games this season. He is the first player since 1917 to start the season with back-to-back hat-tricks. The crazy part…

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GDB Quick Hits: Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks

The Edmonton Oilers march into Vancouver tonight fresh from their most complete game in years. We talked, argued, fought, name called, ignored, ranted, rambled, used the silent treatment, got pissy at each other, and generally had a blast all summer talking about what this team might do opening night 2017-18. I don’t recall suggesting the…

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Atlantic Preview: Rivalries set to flare in top-heavy division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series breaking down what each NHL team did over the off-season and projecting where they stand in the context of their division in 2017-18. I’m doing standings predictions from bottom to top. Also, give your predictions and rationales in the comments so we circle back and see…

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A few thoughts on tonight’s Oilers-Flames tilt

The Edmonton Oilers iced a skilled team tonight against the Calgary Flames in Penticton but the inexperience of the forward group cost them for much of the game. The Flames best players pushed for the first 40 minutes, with Dylan Wells and a solid Edmonton defense holding the opposition at bay. In the third period,…

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Quick Hits on Oilers vets and rookies

The Oilers informal skates began earlier this week at the practice rink at Rogers Place, and every day new players are arriving. Patrick Maroon and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins joined the skate this morning. Mark Fayne arrived last night, however, his equipment didn’t make the transfer in Toronto and he wasn’t on the ice this morning because…