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The Cap Space Argument

I’m a little surprised at the favourable reaction of many Oilers fans to the Denis Grebeshkov trade. While I didn’t think it was a brutally one-sided deal, I do know that I wouldn’t have made it in Steve Tambellini’s shoes. Because the biggest argument in favour of the trade is the cap space issue, I…

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UPDATED! GDB LXII: Back to reality

After a sixteen-day break the Oilers get back at it tonight in Nashville where they’ll take on former teammate Denis Grebeshkov. I’m still a bit surprised some felt the Oilers should have gotten more for the inconsistent, $3 million D-man, because to me this trade was more about shedding cap space than anything else.

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Back at it: are we there yet?

Happy to get away in the first place and less thrilled than that to be back with good reason, the Edmonton Oilers returned to the ice at Rexall Place Wednesday afternoon, marking an end to their Olympic break.

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

We will lead off by saying that we get excited about the Olympics. A 13 year old girl at a Justin Bieber autograph signing type excited. So you will have to take us with a grain of salt once the games kick get underway as we post 12,789 gushing comments like “Aren’t the Canadian Mens’…

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EMBARRASSMENT: DOES ANYBODY CARE?

Losing is one thing. Failure to muster the gumption to compete, to go down swinging and instead laying down while an opponent buffs his boots on your backside is quite another. The Edmonton Oilers are there now.

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Lamentable Streaks

The Edmonton Oilers have been very bad this season, and especially of late. That badness is reflected in the individual statistics of their skaters.

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GDB LVII: Coyote Ugly

Whoever said that the 2009-10 Oilers season wouldn’t be record setting, think again. Last week the Oilers tied the franchise record with a 13-game winless streak, and tonight they have a shot at setting a dubious record: longest road losing streak. The Oilers have lost nine straight on the road, all in regulation, and haven’t…

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GDB LVII: HammerTime

Gregor just hit us up with a message and said “Hey Wanye, I’m out at the farm calving this weekend, can you get a GDB up tonight? Don’t forget to mention that the Oilers haven’t won on the road in 8 games and the Avs are 16-8 at home." It continually amazes us how much…