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See it Again: The Anthem

Last night, the Oilers’ anthem singer, Robert Clark, made a surprise appearance in the crowd for the Canadian anthem and it brought the house down. We wanted to give the Oilers and Robert Clark a quick shout out for the innovation and doing the anthem in a way that we haven’t seen before. Have another…

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GDB +1.0 Wrapup: Worth the wait

Knoxville’s is your post playoff party destination Oilers fans waited a long time for #StanleyCup Playoff hockey, and they did not disappoint with a rendition of O Canada from the stands. pic.twitter.com/UqJkCKh97g — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 13, 2017 The Oilers started off the first frame strong. The Sharks surged early in the first playoff game at…

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GDB +1.0: Finally: Playoffs

After the disappointing loss in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final, even the most pessimistic fan wouldn’t have predicted it would take almost eleven years before the Oilers returned to the playoffs. But it happened. And it was painful. Last night I emceed the Minerva Foundation’s 40th annual playoff draft and throughout the night…

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Oilers to offer $80 concourse pass for playoffs

According to Oilers Tweeter Ryan Batty, the Edmonton Oilers are offering fans an alternate way to attend the team’s playoff games at Rogers Place. Unfortunately, your $80 ticket (!!!) won’t get you a seat. Or a view of the game, for that matter. All this pass does is give you access to the arena’s concourse…

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NHL First Round Playoff Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

This is part of a playoff preview series based at NHLNumbers.com Here it is. The Edmonton Oilers are in the playoffs. Connor McDavid will get his first opportunity to show the hockey world that he is, in fact, the best player around when the games matter most. The first test will be the San Jose…

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WEEKEND UPDATE (APRIL 10, 2017)

Jujhar Khaira was recalled to the NHL today by the Edmonton Oilers, capping a week of moves and events. Ziyat Paigin finally made his North American debut this week and signed his entry-level deal today. The Oilers added another college goalie as well (Shane Starrett, Oilers release on both signings is here). Jordan Oesterle took a…

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Oilers sign Paigin, Starrett to ELC’s

The Edmonton Oilers announced today the signings of 2015 7th round selection Ziyat Paigin and free agent goaltender Shane Starrett to two-year, entry-level contracts. The news comes five days after the Bakersfield Condors signed Paygin to an amateur tryout. The 22-year old defender has played his whole hockey career in Russia’s KHL and VHL development…

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GDB 82.0 Wrap Up: Perfect Finish

Tonight was a beautiful role reversal. Over the past decade, the Oilers have finished many seasons in meaningless games against the Canucks. Tonight wasn’t really different, but instead of the Oilers playing things out with a roster full of random call-ups against Canucks fooling around in a shinny game while prepping for a playoff run, it was Vancouver on…

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McDavid reaches 100 points

Tonight, Connor McDavid became the eighth Edmonton Oiler and 107th player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season. He is the sixth youngest to reach 100, doing it at 20 years and two months. Here are the only players to do the same at a younger age. Sidney Crosby, 18 years 8 months. Dale…

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GDB 82.0: AT THE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN, WHERE THE GREAT PLAINS BEGIN

Beginning in March of 2007, the Edmonton Oilers experienced a false spring every spring. The team got so good at losing, fans rallied around the idea of draft lottery parties, but that became unpalatable when the lottery became an annual thing. It seemed, from 2007 through 2015 and the McDavid lottery, nothing rhymed. So it…