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The Paajarvi Recall/Non-Recall

The Edmonton Oilers ended up looking a little silly yesterday. First, they recalled Magnus Paajarvi. Tom Renney talked about him playing on the top line with Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle. Then, the Oilers had to return Paajarvi to the AHL after the NHL informed them they’d used their allotted four post-deadline recalls. What does it mean?

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GDB 78.0: KING FOR A DAY

So the Oilers play the LA Kings tonight in another meaningless game do they? And Gregor is doing married guy stuff before his show and asked us to write the GDB on his behalf? How will we live with the pressure of trying to describe a game that will be forgotten by 99% of us within…

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BLUE WAVE

The CHL and European leagues have completed their regular seasons, and that means we can suss through the numbers and project the offensive future for Edmonton’s prospects. Using Gabriel Desjardins NHL equivalencies, Martin Gernat is a rising star.

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GDB 76.0: FANS FACE A DILEMMA

Charlie Sheen’s "Winning" trend faded out quicker than the Flames’s playoff hope the past ten days. Sure it was exciting, funny or annoying for awhile, but inevitably we got the expected outcome. Suddenly Oiler fans are facing a dilemma themselves regarding Winning! The Oilers are 5-2-3 in their last ten, a 106-point pace for a…

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Recent Run Puts Lottery Position In Jeopardy

It’s been an awfully nice 10-game run for the Edmonton Oilers. The team has gone 5-2-3 in that span, and with Devan Dubnyk between the pipes (5-1-1 in that stretch) there’s a possibility that the team finishes the year strongly. That’s good news for a lot of people – particularly for Tom Renney, in the…

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FULL NELSON

This is Todd Nelson. He’s a candidate for the head coaching job in Edmonton with the Oilers. An impressive two year run in Oklahoma City and a familiarity with the team’s young depth players make him an attractive option.

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GDB 75.0: HE’S A WHALER, WE SHOULDN’T BE SURPRISED

Kevin Dineen is in his first season behind an NHL bench, and barring a major collapse in their final nine games he’ll have the Florida Panthers back in the playoffs for the first time since 2000 – some rebuilds take a long time. Dineen was a scrappy player during his 18-year career. He had some…

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LINUS

Yesterday, Jason Gregor (via Terry Jones via Jack Michaels) gave us the word on what makes Linus Omark happy.

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GDB 74.0: SOME ARE NEVER PLEASED

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you do, because some people will still be upset or annoyed. In his 550th career game, Ales Hemsky produced his first career hat-trick, and added an assist, in a surprising 6-4 win over the Predators. Prior to Tuesday’s outburst Hemsky had a paltry six goals in 59 games. He’s never…

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GDB 73.0: CULTURE CHANGE

Can the outcome of the final ten games make a difference in the long-term growth of the Oilers? Unless they shock us and win 7 or 8 of 10 I don’t see it altering much. The Oilers are six points back of 28th Minnesota, so unless the Oilers pick up 15 or 16 of a…

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MIXED BAG MONDAY

Another rollercoaster weekend for Oiler fans as you watched the Oilers man-handle the Flames on Friday, and then blow a two-goal lead last night v. the Coyotes. Such is life in Oilersnation.

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GDB 72.0: AVOID A LETDOWN

After a convincing BOA victory on Friday night and then celebrating St. Paddy’s all day yesterday, I’m sure many of you feel like like "ass" this morning. The last 48 hours have been great in Oilersnation. The Oilers crushed the Flames on Friday and last night the Sharks, Avs and Kings all won, so the…