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Finding a Dance Partner

We’re still well over a month away from the NHL Trade Deadline and the rumour mill in Edmonton is already buzzing thanks to some tweets from Bob Stauffer and Ryan Rishaug.

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The worst of Chiarelli

As Peter Chiarelli and his staff search for scoring around the National Hockey League, I can’t help but shake my head. How does the organization still have enough faith Chiarelli to allow him to make a significant deal?

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The Oilers should avoid rentals at the trade deadline

It’s the middle of January and the Oilers are still in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference. The team has struggled since Oscar Klefbom went down with an injury, winning just four of their last 14 games, but thanks to weak competition, they’re still within two points of a playoff spot.

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They say it’s your birthday

What can you possibly get for a young man who already has everything – health, wealth and fame – for his birthday? When it comes to Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, I can think of a couple things right off the top of my head, and I bet you can too. How about a…

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One Way to Win Games

A big part of the reason I love my day-to-day job at TSN 1260 is that it really allows me to get a good read on how the everyday Oilers diehard is feeling. Whether they win or lose, I literally read hundreds of texts from fans the day after an Oilers game. After last nights…

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Should the Oilers’ first-round pick be in play?

The Edmonton Oilers are just two points out of a playoff spot, although the Minnesota Wild sit in the second Wild Card position with a game in hand. A Pacific Division playoff spot is probably unlikely at this point. Vegas sits in the third spot and the Oilers trail them by 13 points with three…

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Nurse Emerging as an Offensive Threat

In the ultra-competitive environment of the National Hockey League, an injury presents a challenge for the injured player, but it also creates a wonderful opportunity for the player granted the chance to fill the void. Oscar Klefbom injured his finger on December 11th and has missed 13 games. He will likely miss another six prior…

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Running on empty…

For much of Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers, the Edmonton Oilers were getting righteously ripped by media and fans alike. How could the Oilers look so flat in a game that meant so much? How could they no-show to open a seven-game stretch that’ll go a long way in deciding whether they make the…

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Observations: Oilers vs Panthers

It’s my first game back at Rogers Place and I got here just in time for a couple of stinkers from Talbot and Reimer, excellent. Here are a few observations and thoughts as the Oilers and Panthers “battle” it out for a couple of points.

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The Way I See It

Call me naïve, but I still think the Edmonton Oilers are going to make the playoffs. The thing is, though, that if they manage to do it, it’ll be in spite of GM Peter Chiarelli, not because of him. If that’s not being caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place, I don’t know…

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Catching Up

Happy New Year Oilersnation!! The Spengler Cup was amazing but it is nice to be back. So what did I miss? Any questionable deals or losing streaks that you all had to deal with? Yes, I know, things have been messy. I’ve got a bunch of random thoughts on pretty much everything I missed. Here…

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We’re halfway there, we’re livin’ on a prayer

January 5th was the official halfway point of the NHL season, but with the Oilers playing two important games in Southern California over the weekend, I decided to wait to do a mid-season analysis. So here we are. A little over halfway through the season, sitting on the outside, but in the mix, of a playoff…