138

GDB 6.0: Sweep the Leafs (5pm MT, SNW)

The term “sweep the leg” became popular from the 1984 classic film, The Karate Kid. When protagonist Daniel Russo was fighting Johnny in the final of the All Valley Karate Championships, Russo had a serious left leg injury and Johnny’s Sensei, Kreese, instructed him to “sweep the leg.” Essentially, do whatever it takes to win,…

190

GDB 5.0: Show Up in Series Opener (5pm MT, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers allowed five goals in each of their mini-series opening games against Vancouver and Montreal. They were outscored 10-4 and made some egregious defensive decisions with and without the puck to allow many “easy” goals against. That trend needs to stop tonight when they play their first road game in 321 days. Their…

230

GDB 4.0: Tippett Changes Blueline (7pm MT, SNW)

The Oilers entered the season planning on reducing their goals against at 5×5, but through three games they’ve been leaking goals worse than Rudy Guliani’s hair dye. Edmonton has allowed 10 goals at 5×5 in three games. That is an ugly 3.33 GA/game average. The past three seasons they’ve allowed 2.16 goals/game, ranging from 2.14…

118

GDB 3.0: Let’s Hab a Good Time (5pm MT, SN)

Welcome, dearest Internet friends, to what can only be described as a very exciting Saturday morning here at the Nation as our beloved Edmonton Oilers get set to take on the Montreal Canadiens for the first time this season. First Saturday night game of the year? Yes, please. 

115

GDB 2.0: Avoid Back-to-Back Loses (7pm MT, SN1)

What I love most about the 2021 schedule for the North Division is how often we will see teams playing two, three and four-game mini-series. It adds an extra layer of angst, excitement and opportunity to the regular season. It is only the second game of the season, but the Oilers don’t want to start…

183

GDB 1.0: A True Canadian Champion (8pm MT, SN)

Like a young child on Christmas, I woke up early this morning excited about the day. Exactly 44 weeks since the last NHL regular-season game was played, the NHL returns tonight with five games. This season will be very different. No fans in the stands, an abbreviated 56-game season, four new divisions and teams only…

0

Team Canada Game Day Preview: Semi-Finals vs Russia

Team Canada punched their ticket to the semi-finals with a win over the Czech Republic on Saturday night and now, they will have to pass their toughest test yet as they have a semi-final matchup against a Russian group that many considered the co-favourites to win the gold medal when the tournament began.

4

Team Canada Game Day Preview: Quarterfinals vs Czech Republic

Canada finished off their round-robin with their toughest game of the tournament and they delivered their best performance of the tournament. They straight up dominated Finland for the first 40 minutes of that hockey game and that should leave Team Canada and their fans feeling very confident heading into the semi-finals.