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Trust
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They don’t show it much anymore on television, but one of the great TV movies of all time is called DUEL. It stars Dennis Weaver and a Peterbilt transport truck, which is the scariest vehicle I have ever seen. The truck (and a driver, who we never see) scare the daylights out of poor Dennis Weave...
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See the sky about to rain
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See the sky about to rain
Smart hockey people tell us to watch the AHL kids in two parts: October through December and then January to April. Idea being it takes some time to settle in. We have the entire bucket from the first half and seven games of the second half. How are things going? THE ATHLETIC! Great offer! Includ...
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The 31 best players in the 2018 draft
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The 2018 NHL Entry Draft may have more importance for the Edmonton Oilers than any of us thought possible. A bad season has a lot of things in play, including the possibility of front office and coaching changes. For fans, it’s a chance to contemplate (gulp) yet another lottery party. Let&#...
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That’s Entertainment
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That’s Entertainment
I’m not absolutely certain Darnell Nurse will enjoy another ‘four goals in two games’ streak in his career but the first one is in the books and came in a timely fashion for the franchise. Just days away from the season’s death rattle, a four-point weekend for Edmonton has...
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G46 2017-18: Oilers at Golden Knights
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G46 2017-18: Oilers at Golden Knights
The Edmonton Oilers won a game—that’s a welcome respite from recent events—and it’s possible for creative writers to thread the needle when presenting playoff scenarios. I’m not going to do that because it would insult your intelligence. Let’s move on. It’s Tabernac ...
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G45 2017-18: Oilers at Coyotes
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If you look at this morning’s standings, and try to create a scenario where the Edmonton Oilers make the playoffs, you are sitting in the ‘fiction’ section of your sofa or kitchen table. That’s a fact. I keep reading stories about the Oilers needing to win tonight, and tom...
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Slip Kid (It’s a hard, hard world)
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Slip Kid (It’s a hard, hard world)
Here’s an off day, meaning we get a chance to catch up on a few things. I have a few thoughts that have been rolling around in my brain, today’s a good day to get them out. One of the things we’ve done this winter is make everything black and white and I want to […]
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That song about the midway
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The Oilers lost in Nashville last night but the effort was as good as we’ve seen since before Christmas. The season is gone, let there be no doubt, but the club was watchable and showed well 5×5 and in goal. Special teams continue to be a mess, the depth is atrocious, the skill breathe...
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G44 2017-18 Oilers at Predators
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G44 2017-18 Oilers at Predators
During Peter Chiarelli’s conversation with Ryan Rishaug yesterday, one of (several) interesting subjects discussed was the trade deadline. Peter Chiarelli: “I’m going to wait a little bit, we’ve got our pro meetings coming up next week. We’ve got a few games left her...
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Hotel California
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Hotel California
They should never have let Charlie Huddy go. The year they did it, Craig MacTavish stood in front of a microphone and told us he’d been too long at the fair. I was a little upset about his resignation, because MacT was a good teacher for fans and a very funny man. In terms of […]
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