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Oilers recall Ellis ahead of game three

This afternoon, the Oilers recalled Nick Ellis from the Bakersfield Condors. Following a 3-2 win over San Jose’s AHL team last night, the Oilers made the move to bring in a third goaltender. While the move is nothing more than a chance to get Ellis a look at what it’s like in a playoff atmosphere,…

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Weekend Update (AHL edition)

The Bakersfield Condors completed the regular-season schedule last night, closing the books on a year that landed just shy of the playoffs. There were major surges in fortune for many prospects in the AHL in 2016-17, and those stories headline this edition of the weekend update. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS 16-17 LC Anton Lander 42gp, 25-30-55. A…

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GDB +3.0: California Dreaming

Despite a decade between drinks, Oilers fans have taken to the playoffs like a duck (spits) to water. Bringing the loud to the Rogers Place has been a seamless transition, and may I just say we seem to have improved our singing since 2006. The chorus had form, clarity and range! Music! The Oilers as a…

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GDB +2.0: Oilers Expecting To Be A Smarter Team

“It was one game. Our game didn’t go to crap because of one night. We can learn from it, but we are excited and upbeat,” Patrick Maroon said Thursday morning. He was surprised how many people were freaking out and pushing the panic button. This is his sixth playoff series, and his teams are now…

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The Roundup

Previewing all the 1st round matchups, a Jets player calls out their goaltending, Leafs look to upset Caps, why Oilers fans should hate the Sharks, 5 reasons the Flames will beat the Ducks, safety was death for Willie Desjardins in Vancouver, Detroit saying goodbye to the Joe and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to…

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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…