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GDB 72.0: The Final Nail?

I’ve felt for weeks the Los Angeles Kings were not going to catch the Edmonton Oilers in the race for a playoff spot. Today, the Oilers have a ten-point lead with eleven games to go. For even the most worrisome fan, an Oilers victory tonight should alleviate those concerns. The Oilers could put an end…

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GDB 71.0: Saturday Night’s Alright

Back in the olden days, a Vancouver-Edmonton tilt meant there would be goals. On March 4, 1987 the Oilers won 8-5 over the Canucks on the west coast, with Frank Caprice stopping 20 of 28 shots. Don’t blame Caprice, the Oilers arrived wave after wave for 60 minutes during the decade. I would love to predict…

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GDB 70.0: Marchand vs. McDavid

Prior to Boston’s game in Calgary last night, the Oilers and Bruins were extremely similar teams. Through 69 games the Oilers had 81 points, the Bruins had 80. The Oilers have scored 194 goals and allowed 177. The Bruins had scored 194 and allowed 177.

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GDB 69.0: Dallas, a Team the Oilers Should Beat

The Dallas Stars sit 26th in the NHL. They are 29th in GAA at 3.24. They don’t give up many shots, averaging 30.4/game (16th in NHL), but their goaltending has not been good enough. Kari Lehtonen has a .902sv% in 42 starts, while Antti Niemi has been worse with a .895sv% in 26 starts. This is…

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GDB 68.0: FREE BIRD

The Edmonton Oilers are in a real live playoff race and their opponents have refused to fold like a cheap suit. For Oilers fans, the excitement of the postseason is a new drug, but the idea of a losing streak, epic fail and embarrassing end to the regular year is prominent, front and centre. What…

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GDB 67.0: Schultz Showdown

The Sharks, Ducks, Flames and Kings all won last night. The Oilers are still eight points up on the ninth place Kings, but if they want home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, they need to get back on the winning track. It shouldn’t be panic time yet. They are 6-4 in their…

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GDB 66.0: No Dead Weight

Tonight, the Edmonton Oilers will face one of the most prolific scoring ex-Oilers, but it won’t be on the ice. Doug Weight, the last Oilers player to score 90 points in a season, will face his former team for the first time as a head coach. Weight is 13-6-3 after taking over as Interim head…

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GDB 63.0: CONGREGATION

We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  Edmonton Oilers fans have enjoyed a wonderful winter and the club has passed every test (so far) worth discussing. As we prepare for the deadline and to exit February, there are some pressures bubbling up from…

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GDB 62.0: Capital Challenge

(Photoshop: @NewfieMikey) We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  The Washington Capitals are the best team in the NHL. They have the most wins, the most points, they’ve allowed the fewest goals (122), and they’ve scored the second most goals (198). They are +76…

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GDB 61.0: Nice Kitty

(Photoshop: @isuckatpicking) We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game. After losing to Tampa Bay last night in a 4-1 turd bath, the Oilers won’t have much time to hang their heads as they must get right back to work against the red hot…

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GDB 11.0: Talbot vs. Lundqvist

We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game. Last year, Cam Talbot was on the bench both times the Oilers faced the New York Rangers. At their first meeting on December 11th, Talbot was still in a rut and didn’t get the start against…