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GDB Game Day Notes: Maple Leafs @ Oilers

The Oilers are one win away from setting a new season-high with five-consecutive wins. In their way are the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team who hammered them in the middle of their otherwise-successful road trip last week.

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GDB Game Notes Canucks @ Oilers: Home Show

It is never ideal when you have more road wins than home victories, especially when you only have 15 road victories. The Oilers have been a much more consistent and competitive team away from Edmonton recently, but if they want to stay in the hunt until the final week of the season they need to…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Senators

One of the best ways to learn in business is by watching and tracking how other businesses succeed, but also watching those who struggle. I find it is much easier to mirror the mistakes of the unsuccessful businesses rather than just copy what successful ones do. Why? Because the right decision is usually the tougher…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Leafs: McDavid Returns

It feels odd to write Connor McDavid returns from suspension, but that is indeed what will unfold tonight in Toronto when the NHL’s third leading scorer returns to the Edmonton Oilers lineup. His teammates played quite well in his absence, picking up three of a possible four points, but under the most blatant Captain Obvious…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Predators

All losing streaks will come to an end eventually, some just take longer than others. The Oilers victories over the Islanders and Ducks last Thursday and Saturday were their first back-to-back wins since they defeated Buffalo and Vancouver on January 14th and 16th, and it was the first time they won consecutive home games since…

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GDB Game Notes: Ducks @ Oilers

The Oilers will go into tonight’s key game against the Ducks without Connor McDavid. Let’s see how they respond with their captain having to watch from the sideline due to his two-game suspension. Here are your game day notes.

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GDB Game Notes: Islanders @ Oilers

The wildcard race in the Western Conference is at a level we’ve never seen in the shootout era. The Minnesota Wild made the playoffs with 87 points in 2016, the lowest point total for a wildcard/eighth seeded team since 2003 when the New York Islanders made the postseason with 83 points. There was no shootout…

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GDB Game Notes Coyotes @ Oilers: Brodziak’s Road to 900 Games

The NHL was founded in 1917/1918, and in the 100+ year history of the league only 7,842 players can say they played a game in the NHL. That number shrinks to 7,439 when we talk about playing in two NHL games. 6,312 players have played ten NHL games. 4,037 men have played 100 games. 3,119…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Hurricanes

Sometimes we make sports more serious than they are. I understand why we do, because sports stimulate our emotions. When things are going well for your team you have an extra bounce in your step. While things are tough in Oilersnation right now, in Carolina their fans are having the most fun they’ve had in…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Penguins

It is always exciting when two of the best players in the NHL faceoff against each other, and the energy is heightened when it is the two players considered the best in the league. Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid will play one another for the sixth time tonight. The previous five games have all been…