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WWYDW: TANK CITY

Oh, you think the tank is your ally. But you merely adopted the tank; I was born in it, molded by it.

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WWYDW: Shut down Klefbom?

Oscar Klefbom hasn’t been the same this season. Last season was a breakout for Klefbom. He appeared to be on his way into evolving into a top-pairing defenceman. This season, though, has been a step backwards. It was expected that he was going to fill into Andrej Sekera’s role as the team’s top defender while…

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WWYDW: What does a successful finish to the season look like?

Have you heard? The NHL’s trade deadline is in two-and-a-half weeks and the Oilers are on the outside of a playoff spot by a large margin. Of course you’ve heard. The Oilers’ strategy when it comes to navigating through the deadline is the biggest story surrounding the team right now. But after a commanding win against…

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WWYDW: All-Star Weekend

We just wrapped up the NHL’s 63rd annual All-Star weekend in Tampa Bay, an event in which the league’s brightest stars come together for a largely apathetic celebration of hockey greatness and fans gather on The Twitter to complain about how boring it all is. What a tradition!

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WWYDW: Jumping on another bandwagon

The Oilers, in case you hadn’t heard, got absolutely stomped last night in their home arena by the Buffalo Sabres. It was 5-0. It was gross. According to Jim Matheson, the Oilers’ playoff hopes took a “huge hit” with that loss last night. I mean, he isn’t wrong. Edmonton, according to Sports Club Stats, saw…

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WWYDW: Time Travel

Last week after Peter Chiarelli made his way through Edmonton’s media gauntlet to explain what went wrong this season, I asked the Nation what everyone would ask the Oilers’ general manager if they had an opportunity to ask one question. A lot of people wanted to know what the hell he was thinking when he…

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WWYDW: You have one question for Peter Chiarelli

Peter Chiarelli made his way through the gauntlet this week as many fans in Edmonton are calling for his head due to the Oilers’ incredibly disappointing 2017-18 season. He faced questions from multiple reporters in regards to why the Oilers season has gone the way it has and how he plans on moving forward.

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WWYDW: Coaching and Management

With the Oilers looking like they’re about to miss the playoffs after steamrolling their way into the dance only a season ago, the knives are starting to come out for coaches and management. In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, I want to get your thoughts on who’s to blame here, and ask what you would…

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WWYDW: The 2018 first-round pick

The Oilers have been playing well recently. So well, in fact, that we’re talking about the team climbing the standings and going on a playoff run. Since Todd McLellan barked at the team following a hideous effort in a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Oilers are 5-2-0. In that span, they were only outshot…

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WWYDW: Who goes when Sekera and Larsson return?

After missing a couple weeks of action with a back injury, Adam Larsson is a game time decision to return to the Oilers on Thursday against the Nashville Predators. While we don’t have an exact date on when Andrej Sekera will return following off-season surgery, it’s likely the veteran defender will be back within the…

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WWYDW: Looking for help between the pipes

Goaltending has been an issue for the Oilers this season. I mean, many things have been an issue for the Oilers this season, but with Cam Talbot on the injured reserve for the new few weeks, goaltending has jumped to the forefront among Edmonton’s problems. Laurent Brossoit and AHL call-up Nick Ellis are currently manning…

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WWYDW: Putting the power back in the power play

The Oilers have only scored 12 goals on the power play this season. Only two teams — the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets — have scored fewer at this point. Part of that has to do with how few power play opportunities the team has had, but the Oilers efficiency with the man advantage…