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GDB 61.0: Smith Confident He Will Play Well (7pm MT, SNW)

Mike Smith spent 13 minutes sharing his thoughts on his play, the Oilers’ improved 5×5 play and how he approaches tonight’s game. Smith turns 40 in five days. He is very secure in who he is. The season hasn’t gone how he’d hoped, but he isn’t feeling sorry for himself and he didn’t sound like…

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GDB 60.0: A Game To Dominate (7pm MT, SNW)

Oilers fans know better than most what an overmatched hockey club looks like. From 2010-2015 the Oilers were that team, especially later in the seasons. The players didn’t quit, but rarely did they have the skillset to match their opponents, and it led to long nights in March and April. The 2022 Detroit Red Wings…

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GDB 59.0: No Easy Nights (8:00pm MT, HNIC)

There’s nothing quite like a matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Hockey Night in Canada to get the blood pumping, amirite? You either step up or you get embarrassed, which is it going to be? I don’t know who at the NHL scheduling office has a grudge against the Oilers but these last couple…

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GDB 58.0: A New Flow? (6pm MT, SN1)

The best part of live sports is the unpredictability. We can dig up data, look at statistics, trends, systems and more, and convince ourselves we know what to expect. But we usually don’t.

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GDB 56.0: Send Habs Fans Home Unhappy (5:00pm MT, SNW)

Is there anything better than a matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens to get your Saturday night started? Not to me, and that’s why I’m excited to help us all get set for what is another crucial game for our beloved hockey squadron. The boys need points and this is a good chance…

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GDB 55.0: Another Win for Mikko? (6:30pm MT, SN1)

Mikko Koskinen will make his 150th appearance as a member of the Edmonton Oilers tonight in Chicago. It will be his 139th start with the Oilers and he’s looking to continue his recent hot streak. He is 7-0-1 in eight starts since January 22nd with a sparkling .934Sv% and 2.20 GAA.

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GDB 54.0: Improved 5×5 Play (5pm MT, SN1)

It might be the new relationship euphoria, where everyone is on their best behaviour and excited to impress their new partner, but as Jay Woodcroft is poised to coach his 10th NHL game the Oilers have made immense improvements at 5×5. If it has staying power, Edmonson is suddenly a team that could have sustained…

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GDB 53.0: Thar She Blows (11:00am MT, SNW)

Back-to-back matinees? Both before noon? Let’s get it. If you’ve ever listened to Oilersnation Radio and heard us talk about the Hurricanes, you’ll know that our boy Rick holds a hatred for this hockey team that he’ll carry with him to his grave. He absolutely hates the Hurricanes and I respect it. Even though 2006…

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GDB 52.0: Danger Cats (10:30am MT, SNW)

No better way to start your Saturday than a fresh caesar and an Oilers game, amirite? Ladies and gentlemen, it’s game day. I don’t know about you fine folks, but there is nothing I love more than a good matinee to kick start my weekend. There’s just something about mixing breakfast foods and the Edmonton…