GDB Game Notes Oilers @ Wild: The Unamazing Race

I’ve always believed sports is the true “Reality TV.” It isn’t scripted. You never know what will happen, and often we witness things that defy logic. Just look at the Unamazing Race for the two Wildcard spots in the West. It is truly remarkable.


GDB Game Notes Blackhawks @ Oilers

The race for the two wildcard spots in the Western Conference has eight teams within seven points, and seven teams within five points for the final spot. The Chicago Blackhawks have won four games in a row, and while they are at the back of the pack, only one team, St.Louis, has won more than…


GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Canadiens

Fresh off a frustrating 5-4 loss in overtime to the Flyers, the Oilers will be back in action again this afternoon for a matinee game in Montreal. Here are your game day notes. (Yes, I know the Habs don’t play at Olympic Stadium. But when you have a chance to pay homage to the Expos,…


GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Flyers

After a week-and-a-half break, the Oilers are back in action tonight against the Flyers in Philadelphia. It’ll be the first game for the team in the post-Chiarelli era and it’ll be the starting point on an uphill climb for a playoff berth. Here are your game day notes.


GDB Game Notes: Hurricanes @ Oilers

After a frustrating loss at home to the Flames last night, the Oilers will be back in action immediately as they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Here are your game day notes.


GDB Game Notes: Oilers and Canucks in Meaningful Game

It has been 13 years since the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks met in a game that meant a lot in the NHL standings. It was March 25th, 2006. The Canucks entered the game in 7th spot in the western conference with 82 points, while the Oilers were in 8th place with 80 points. LA…


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…


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.


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,…


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…


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…