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WWYDW: When does Cam Talbot get a break?

Cam Talbot started his 16th game of the season and fourth consecutive game against the Anaheim Ducks last night. With the exception of a single game in a back-to-back set and 10 minutes in October, he’s been the Edmonton Oilers goaltender for every minute of the 2016-17 season. Unfortunately for the Oilers, his play has…

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Real Life Podcast: Episode Three

Our fearless founder Wanye is shovelling his way out of Iceland and once again was absent from the Podcast, but we had actor and comedian Wayne Jones join us. We traded a Wanye for a Wayne. Clever.

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Monday Mailbag – Analytics vs Eyeballs

It’s Monday, once again, and here we are with another edition of the mailbag.  Each week, I take your questions (email me at [email protected] or hit me up on Twitter) and send them out to our writers for their opinion.  As always, I got a bunch of great questions, but I need questions for next week. If there’s…

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Sitting Down with Ryan Rishaug

Whether you know him as TSN’s Edmonton beat reporter, from his radio appearances, or his Twitter account, Ryan Rishaug has been a staple in the Edmonton sports scene for over 15 years now. I had a chance to sit down with Ryan to talk about the Oilers, the changing environment of sports coverage, and whether…

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Wayne Talks Connor

It’s a slow news day for the Oilers so I figured I would highlight a few sections from the interview that Wayne Gretzky did with the NHL Network before yesterday’s game against the Penguins. In the interview, Gretzky talks glowingly about Connor McDavid and reveals what advice he gave to the young phenom. 

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WWYDW: What happens when the Oilers get healthy?

The results have been very good for the Edmonton Oilers in the early going of the 2016-17 season. Notwithstanding Tuesday’s entertaining (and close) loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton owns a 9-4-1 record and some surprisingly excellent underlying numbers.   Impressively, the Oilers have done it with a lot of players on the shelf. In…

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PRESENTED BY FINNING CANADA: Real Life Podcast – Episode Two

This week we discuss Jason Strudwick finally learning the finer points of hockey; the trials and tribulations of coaching Initiation hockey. We also tackle your music Guilty Pleasures, the over protection of goalie’s feelings, Jaromir Jagr the stick boy and Wanye’s obvious commitment issues.

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Monday Mailbag – How do you fix the power play?

It’s mailbag time again, my friends, and that means I’ve taken the questions you’ve sent me and fired them over to our panel of writers to get all the answers you’ve always been looking for. I say it every week, but this segment is entirely dependent on you guys to make it work, so send me your questions. You can…

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WWYDW: What need is highest on your Oilers wishlist?

The Edmonton Oilers’ first 10 games have been all that could have been hoped for, with the team going 7-2-1 and putting enough points in the bank that a breakthrough season is a realistic possibility. For that to happen, though, Edmonton will need to continue on as it’s started. In this week’s edition of What…

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Presented by Finning Canada: New Podcast – Wanye Speaks

We have a new podcast at the Nation called Real Life. Myself, Jason Strudwick and Nation co-founder Wanye Gretz will be a part of it. Struds and I really enjoyed working together for a few years and have been looking to do something together for awhile. Wanye is actually quite funny, and smart, and after…

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Monday Mailbag – Who’s the Best Defenseman So Far?

The weekend is over, you’re back at work, and you need a way to kill a little bit of company time until you’re allowed to part ways with the office and your pants. As always, I present you with another edition of the Monday Mailbag. The mailbag only works because of you guys, and if you…

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WWYDW: Roster Moves

Once again, the Oilers have been hit by the injury bug this season and that means guys have had to step up their games to fill the void left by their injured comrades. In this week’s WWYDW, I want to know what kind of roster moves you’d make once guys start getting healthy again.