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GDB Game Notes Sabres @ Oilers: Can They Improve?

Last week I was speaking with a client. Her husband is a die-hard Oilers fan and she said, “It is hard being the spouse of an Oilers fan. His mood changes depending on how they are doing and lately he seems more frustrated than ever,” she said. I spoke to a few of my friends…

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GDB Game Notes: Coyotes @ Oilers

The Arizona Coyotes, who are in the middle of a trip through Western Canada, will be in Edmonton tonight for a game with the Oilers. Here are your game day notes.

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GDB 44.0: Home Jekyll or Home Hyde? (7pm MST, SNW)

Outside of the obvious increase in overall talent, the one area that separates the top teams in the west from those battling for the wildcard spots is their records on home ice. Nashville is 15-7, Winnipeg 15-6-2, Vegas is 15-3-3, San Jose is 15-4-4 and Calgary is 13-4-4. Meanwhile, Minnesota is 10-7-3, Edmonton is 10-9-1,…

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GDB Game Notes: Playoffs, Awards and Penalties

For a decade Oilers fans woke up on January 10th knowing their team was out of the playoff race. It was frustrating. You hated it. This year the Edmonton Oilers are smack dab in the middle of a playoff race, but there is still a lot of frustration in Oilersnation, just a different type. I…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Sharks

During the past month the top three teams in the Pacific Division have been three of the best in the entire NHL. Since December 8th the Vegas Golden Knights are tied with Pittsburgh for the most points, 23, followed by the San Jose Sharks with 22 and the Calgary Flames have the 6th most with…

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GDB Game Notes: Chiarelli has done the Impossible

On April 18th, 2015 the Edmonton Oilers organization won the 2015 draft lottery and, most importantly, the opportunity to draft Connor McDavid first overall. Six days later Peter Chiarelli was hired and named President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. When he took the job Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse and McDavid…

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GDB Game Notes: Canucks @ Oilers

The Oilers are back from the Christmas break on a three-game losing streak and tonight’s opponent was the team that got it started. For the second time in under two weeks, the Oilers will faceoff against the Vancouver Canucks, and this time they’d be best served to stay out of the penalty box. 

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GDB Game Notes: Lightning @ Oilers

The Oilers, fresh off back-to-back losses against two of the weaker teams in the Western Conference, will play their final game before the holiday break against the league’s best team. Here are your game day notes.

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GDB Game Notes: Blues @ Oilers

The Pacific Division just keeps winning. The Anaheim Ducks won again last night in Pittsburgh to improve to 11-2 since the Oilers hired Ken Hitchcock. The Calgary Flames are 10-2-1 in that time, while Vegas is 10-4 after a 1-0 loss in Columbus last night. The Edmonton Oilers have played quite well and are 9-3-1…

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GDB Game Notes: Flyers @ Oilers

Back-to-back games have not been kind to the Edmonton Oilers this season. This is their fourth set of BTB games and they are 2-4-1 thus far. They won in Nashville and Chicago on October 27th and 28th, lost in Washington and Tampa Bay on November 5th and 6th, then lost in Calgary and at home…