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…


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. 


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.


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…


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…


GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Jets

The Oilers are heading to Winnipeg riding a four-game winning streak which is their longest of the season thus far. Here are your game day notes.


GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Avs

Elmer Lach from Nokomis, Saskatchewan was the first Art Ross Trophy winner (NHL’s leading scorer) when he scored 61 points in 60 games in 1948. He’d scored 80 points in only 50 games three years earlier when he won the Hart Trophy as the league Most Valuable Player, but there was no Art Ross Trophy…


GDB Game Notes: Look Away — I’m Hideous!

One of the my favourite scenes in Seinfeld ends with Kramer’s infamous, “Look away, I’m hideous.” “What happened to your face, it looks like an old catcher’s mitt. It’s from all that smoke. You’ve experienced a lifetime of smoking in 72 hours. What did you expect?” saysJerry Seinfeld “Emphysema, birth defects, Cancer, but not this!…