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GDB 10.0: DUBNYK NEEDS TO DOMINATE

Devan Dubnyk is going to have to roll up his sleeves, put on his gloves and pads, get an extra hard hat and hope he did a lot of squats in the off-season, because he might have to carry the Oilers for awhile. Taylor Hall’s MRI came back and the good news is that he’s…

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Oklahoma City Barons Watch: October 21

It’s an interesting year for Oklahoma City. The team is loaded to the gills with defencemen, to such a degree that at some point players like Brandon Davidson have been healthy scratches. Up front, however, a club that already had some weaknesses has lost players like Mark Arcobello and Ryan Hamilton to the NHL, leaving…

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9 FOR THE OILERS

The Oilers prospect pool is finally underway (save for John McCarron) for this season and there are some outstanding performances around the globe. Some of these players could be in the NHL by spring.

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BARONS READY TO ROLL!

The Oklahoma City Barons roster looks set now, and some of the things we discussed earlier (where’s the offense going to come from?) have been solved by the names who didn’t get NHL jobs. The opening night lineup has plenty of surprises and a lot of NHL experience. The quality prospects are mostly defensemen.

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GDB -2: PLAYERS WILL DECIDE WHO MAKES THE TEAM

Prior to yesterday’s 2-1 victory over the Jets, Dallas Eakins stated the players will decide who makes this team, based on how they play. He admitted the final cuts will be difficult, but in most cases the players will play their way off, or on, the team. In certain cases a veteran on a one-way…

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GDB -3: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

Marc Arcobello and Anton Lander received a wonderful opportunity yesterday morning, when it was announced Sam Gagner is out at least a month with a broken jaw. Had Gagner not been injured, neither one of them would have been playing on the top-three lines, and unless Craig MacTavish picks up a veteran off the waiver…

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BARONS

It’s been a painful off-season for fans of the Oklahoma City Barons. Losing one of their favorite adopted sons Kristian Pelss without getting a chance to say goodbye, and the steady stream of news about other Barons heading to new stops in the hockey world. Barons fans will need a program, but we can begin…

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GDB -5: VICTORY HUNTING IN VANCOUVER

Before we get carried away let’s remember it is only preseason, but Dallas Eakins will be looking for a better effort from the Oilers tonight in Vancouver compared to last night’s display in Winnipeg. The Jets had 12 NHL regulars in their lineup while the Oilers had six; Gagner, Yakupov, Jones, Smid, Petry and Grebeshkov, but…

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GDB -6: JETTING TO WINNIPEG

The Oilers will have their pregame skate in Edmonton this morning, and then fly to Winnipeg this afternoon to take on the Jets. That would never happen in the regular season, but that’s life in the preseason. For many of the veterans it is another opportunity to sharpen their skills, while those on the bubble…

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TRAINING CAMP AND LINEUPS…

  You know hockey season is back, when many are wondering about the status of Corey Potter. Potter is nursing a back injury and that’s why he didn’t play on Saturday and wasn’t on the ice today.