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WWYDW: Should the Oilers get a new backup goalie?

It isn’t debatable that Cam Talbot has had an excellent season. Edmonton’s starting goaltender leads the league with 43 appearances, two more than the next-busiest goalie, and has a very solid 0.919 save percentage. More debatable is whether he should be playing so much, and what would happen to the Oilers if he got hurt….

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Real Life Podcast Episode 12: The Squirrel Grab

In episode 12 we had a special last minute guest. Wanye’s compound in Mexico was in lock down, his Internet was down and he wasn’t available. So Struds and I started out discussing hockey and then we were joined by former Aussie Rules Footballer Josh Brown, who is currently residing in Edmonton and working for…

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Monday Mailbag – Draisaitl’s Next Contract

It’s Monday and that means we’re back with another edition of the Mailbag. This week, we talk about Draisaitl’s next contract, when the Oilers turned the corner, and why the Oilers can’t close out games against weaker opponents. As always, this feature depends on you guys so I need your questions for next week. If you have…

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WWYDW: Edmonton Oilers Trade Deadline Strategy

It’s the middle of January and the Edmonton Oilers are well-positioned to capture a playoff spot and perhaps even challenge for the division title in the Pacific. This opens up choices and possibilities to general manager Peter Chiarelli as the trade deadline nears—he could buy, sell or choose some sort of middle path. In this…

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Monday Mailbag – Do the Oilers Need a New Backup?

Happy Monday, fine citizens. May your day go by quickly and the faces of your co-workers go un-punched. Here is another edition of the Mailbag to help you kill off some company time, and give you an opportunity to learn something at the same time. Magic, right? As always, this feature is completely dependent on…

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WWYDW: Scoring Woes

Over the last 10 games, Patrick Maroon has scored seven even-strength goals, which is a fantastic total. The remainder of the Edmonton Oilers roster has scored just 10, which is a much less impressive number. Nix the goals that Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl tallied, as well as that of injured forward Tyler Pitlick, and…

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Real Life Podcast: Episode Ten

Many topics to discuss on the podcast. We start with Patrick Laine getting crushed by McCabe. Struds wasn’t buying what the Oilers were selling when it came to how they handle Jesse Puljujarvi.

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Monday Mailbag – Is Jordan Eberle in the Plans?

The first week of 2017 is in the books, you’ve already quit your resolutions, and now you’re looking for ways to kill some company time until you’re allowed to go home. As always, we’re back with the mailbag to help you do that. I always need you guys for this feature so email me your questions…

WWYDW: Should Edmonton Grab Matt Nieto Off Waivers?

On Wednesday morning, the San Jose Sharks placed winger Matt Nieto on waivers. Nieto, a jack-of-all-trades player who is only 24 years old was a top-nine forward for current Oilers coach Todd McLellan during their time together in San Jose. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask whether Edmonton should…