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Cam Talbot, Most Wins by an Oiler in 16 Years

Last night, Cam Talbot stopped 33 shots for his sixth shutout and 36th win of the season. Cam Talbot impersonating your favourite wall certainly isn’t news, and we all know that he’s closing in on Fuhr’s record, but it’s getting to win number 36 that I want to talk about.

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Top 100 Oilers: Joe Murphy (26)

By the time I arrived here in late December of 1989 and was told by my editor at the Edmonton Journal to follow Jim Matheson over to Northlands Coliseum, stay the hell out of the way and help him with coverage of the Oilers, many of the big names from the teams that had already…

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Team USA’s Boycott Speaks Volumes

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – Yoko Ono On March 31st the USA National Women’s Hockey Team was set to take on Team Canada in a preliminary game at the Women’s World Championships in Plymouth, Michigan. As history would indicate, Team USA and Team…

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Random Saturday Thoughts

While waiting for the Oilers game, I started randomly cruising the Internet and fell into a hole of looking at past Oilers seasons, some impressive defensive prospects, and anything else I could find to entertain myself. With that said, I invite you all to join me for a little Saturday randomness.

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Leon Draisaitl, Top German on the Ice and in Our Hearts

I don’t think I have to tell you guys how much I love Leon Draisaitl. I’m literally the guy that’s been trying to crowbar the Big Sexy nickname into the Nation’s vernacular since the day I found out just how big and sexy he is but that’s not why we’re here. Sexiness aside, Leon Draisaitl’s…

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What do Devils Fans Think of Taylor Hall?

Your daily dose of ridiculous dangles. Brought to you by, @hallsy09. #PHIvsNJD pic.twitter.com/gzgD0DzETi — NHL (@NHL) March 17, 2017 Yesterday it came to fruition that Tyler Pitlick has more even strength goals thank ex-Oiler and master of all things left wing, Taylor Hall. No Taylor Hall isn’t having a career-year with New Jersey, and yes…

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That’s Hockey

Six goals, two fights, great passing, hard hits and some actual animosity. The first period of last night’s game between the Oilers and Bruins is how hockey should be played. Too often we get caught up in over analyzing the game and focusing only on mistakes, rather than remembering it is supposed to be entertainment….

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All Aboard (Again)!

Wasn’t it just, like, two games ago that the playoff bandwagon was upside down and on fire in the ditch after the Edmonton Oilers lost their third straight game in a 4-1 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Place? Sure it was. The line-up to get back on forms to the left today after…

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Now What?

The downside of losing Brandon Davidson for nothing (in the expansion draft) was losing him for nothing. That said, at least the transaction, evil as it would have been, would have completed the expansion price. The Oilers won’t lose Brandon Davidson in the expansion draft, but will lose a player (unless a trade can be…

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WWYDW: The Playoff Lineup

After a three-game slump, the Edmonton Oilers broke out on Tuesday, pumping five goals past a hapless Antti Niemi and then adding two more on Kari Lehtonen just for good measure, in a 7-1 win over Dallas. In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask whether Todd McLellan has found the optimal lineup…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 18: David Pelletier

David Pelletier grew up in rural Quebec, and he barely spoke English when he went to his first skating competition in Saskatoon. He and partner Jamie Sale won a gold medal in pairs figure skating at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, but only after a judge admitted she was pressured to give Russia higher marks….

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Top 100 Oilers: Kelly Buchberger (27)

When it comes to players who turned modest talent, the willingness to work harder than anybody else and do whatever it took into a career in the NHL, Kelly Buchberger set the bar higher than just about anybody I can think of. There is no other way to characterize Bucky, who played 1,182 regular season…