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THE PLAN IS ON FIRE

The Edmonton Oilers (MacT as GM edition) are 3-10-2 fifteen games in, and OilersNation has gone from anger to real disillusionment. Up next for the fanbase is indifference, but before they get there is there anything the GM can do?

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OH, COME ON!

Ryan Smyth is hurt, Taylor Hall is skating, so is Ryan Hamilton and Jesse Joensuu is a ways down the line. Today, the Oilers found out that David Perron will need an MRI (neck) and could be out for a time. Who’s left?

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Blame Steve Tambellini

There’s a long list of things wrong with the Oilers right now, but somewhere near the top of the list has to be the state of the defence corps. With the exception of Jeff Petry (and possibly Anton Belov) there hasn’t really been a positive story on the Oilers’ blue line this season, and the […]

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Did Richard Bachman just win the Oilers’ backup job?

The Edmonton Oilers have been looking all season for somebody they could count on to play moderately well in net. They didn’t necessarily need a goalie to steal them games, just competent performances that would give the team a chance to win. They got a lot more than that last night from Richard Bachman.

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OCTOBER PROSPECT UPDATE

Every new season brings us a fresh batch of surprises (good and bad) from the prospects bubbling under. This season, Edmonton, Calgary, Sault Ste. Marie and faraway Neftekhimik are sending good arrows, while the down arrows come from Quebec, Vancouver and Californa. How good are these kids? Let’s have a look. 

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GDB 13.0: Nothing could possiblie go wrong

Tonight’s game features a tired Oilers team that lost a one-goal game to Phoenix last night against a rested Los Angeles squad that when last seen trounced those same Coyotes by a 7-4 score on Thursday. What could possibly go wrong?

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SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

The Edmonton Oilers farm system is developing players, but most of the top end Barons prospects currently are defensemen. With today’s injury to Tyler Pitlick, the club’s minor league system is perhaps primed for a ‘defenseman traded for a forward’ deal that addresses the club’s need for more skill forwards. Who should it be?

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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 […]