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Real Life Podcast Episode 90: Old Man Coffee

Welcome, friends, to a brand new episode of the Real Life Podcast! It’s the podcast that starts with an agenda and quickly falls off the rails as soon as the recording starts. This week, the boys set an agenda and stuck to it! Just kidding, they went completely rogue again. 

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What should we expect from Darnell Nurse?

Oilersnation let out a collective sigh of relief after it was announced on Monday that the team had agreed to terms with Darnell Nurse on a two-year, $3.2 million contract. The brief holdout is now over and Nurse is back in Edmonton poised to prove that he is a legitimate top-pairing defenseman.

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“Earning It”

There are plenty of reasons why I enjoy my day job at TSN 1260. First off, it allows me to talk about sports and share my opinion with an audience. It also exposes me to hundreds of different opinions every week, sometimes every day, and most of them are about the Oilers. Everyone has a…

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Pacific Preview: The Kings need their stars to dominate

This is one part of a multi-part series profiling the teams of the Pacific Division from an Oilers perspective.  The Kings have spent their past four seasons since winning the 2012 Stanley Cup bouncing in and out of the playoffs. Will that trend continue in 2018-19?

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Oilers Training Camp: Day One

The Oilers hit the ice at 10 a.m. this morning, with 59 players split across three groups. Scottie Upshall (knee) and Drake Caggiula (illness) didn’t skate today. Caggiula has the flu and will be on the ice soon, while Upshall could return this weekend. The line combinations give us a pretty good insight into how…

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Opportunity and Redemption

At what is a clearly a crossroads in his NHL career, it’s not lost on Ty Rattie that he is never going to get a better opportunity to prove he belongs in the best league on the planet than the one that awaits him playing on the right wing alongside Connor McDavid with the Edmonton…

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Pacific Division Top 20 (10-1)

In part one of the Pacific Division Top 20, I may have jinxed the entire division by saying it is the weakest in the league when it comes to top end talent. Hello Erik Karlsson. I had put together my top ten prior to the Sharks snagging Erik Karlsson so it’s your lucky day, 11…

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Locks, Maybes and Hopes for the Oilers

Another NHL season begins today, as the 29 teams still in North America (Calgary and Boston are in China, still waiting for their equipment to clear customs) welcome their players to camp by putting them through rigorous testing. Welcome back, boys. Today we will discuss specific events I am confident (kind of ) will occur, or…

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Three Things: Day One

So, the Edmonton Oilers opened their 2018 training camp today with physicals and defenceman Darnell Nurse wasn’t among the players pumping the bike and being poked and prodded with the ink still damp on the two-year bridge deal everybody expected to be done by now. How does this happen? Even as August turned to September…

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A Chance for Chiasson

What’s the number one reason a player agrees to a PTO in Edmonton right now? It’s not because they’ll have a chance to live in the Ice District. It’s not because our city has a huge donair loving community. It’s not because the organization has its act together, far from it. Heck, it’s not even…