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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…

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GDB 51.0: Paging Power Play Production (5:30pm MT, SNW)

As the Oilers embark on the Bermuda Triangle (where wins disappear) of road trips with games in Tampa Bay, Florida and Carolina, they are hoping their power play finds a spark. For 26 months and 152 games, the Oilers’ power play was the best in the NHL between October 2019 to December 10th, 2021. They…

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GDB 50.0: Wrapping up a busy week against the Wild (6pm MT, SNW)

Heading into their fifth game in the last seven days, the Oilers will look to wrap up an insane week of hockey on a high note as they face off against the Minnesota Wild for the second of three meetings this season. Even though Jacques Lemaire hasn’t been coaching in Minnesota in over a decade,…

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GDB 49.0: Goin’ to Winnipeg (2pm MT, SNW)

It’s a frosty Saturday in the capital city and I can think of no better way to spend my morning than here with you as we get ourselves set for the third and final round of the season series between the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. I know the playoff series sweep at the hands…

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GDB 48.0: Pounding the Pacific (7pm MT, SNW)

The Oilers are 12-3 against the Pacific Division. They are are 3-0 v. Vancouver, 2-0 against Calgary, 2-1 v. Seattle and Vegas, 1-1 v. Los Angeles and 1-0 against Anaheim. The current NHL playoff format has the first two rounds within your division (with possible wildcard crossover) and so success against Pacific rivals is vital…

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GDB 47.0: Schedule Advantage (8:30pm MT, SNW)

The Los Angeles Kings haven’t played since February 2nd. They haven’t played a home game since January 20th. Two weeks in the middle of an NHL season without playing a game feels like an eternity for players and the Edmonton Oilers must take advantage of a rusty Kings team.

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GDB 45.0: A New Start (7pm MT, SNW)

This time it will be different. That is what Oilers fans are hoping as Jay Woodcroft becomes the Edmonton Oilers’ 10th head coach since 2008-09 (14 seasons). I only counted Craig MacTavish once, although he also had a five-game mid-season stint in 2014-15 while transitioning from Dallas Eakins to Todd Nelson. Maybe Woodcroft becomes a…