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Monday Musings: Pacific Playoff Races
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Monday Musings: Pacific Playoff Races
The San Jose Sharks have lost six straight and seven of their last ten. The Anaheim Ducks are 8-1-1 in their last ten, the Calgary Flames are 7-3 and the Edmonton Oilers are 6-3-1. The Sharks losing skid has made it a four-team race in the Pacific Division. Each team has seven games remaining and...
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WEEKEND UPDATE (BETTER LATE THAN NEVER)
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The AHL season is winding down with playoffs now a real possibility. In the CHL, playoffs are underway and in Europe some teams have been eliminated and we can begin to discuss players in the system who might be signed to pro deals. Late, but finally here, this is the weekend update. BAKERSFIELD ...
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Who Are You: Benoit Pouliot
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Who Are You: Benoit Pouliot
Jason Gregor had another installment of Who Are You on his TSN 1260 radio show last week. His guest was Benoit Pouliot. I enjoy these interviews, because Gregor gets them to talk about themselves and not hockey. We get an insight to who they are as people, not just players. It is obvious the play...
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Monday Mailbag – Let’s Talk David Desharnais
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Monday Mailbag – Let’s Talk David Desharnais
It’s mailbag time again and that means I’ve taken your questions, fired them off to our writers, and waited for the magic to happen. Can the answers in this week’s mailbag enrich your lives? We shall see, but I feel pretty confident in saying absolutely yes. As always, I need question...
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The Nation Notebook: Sharks falling, Oilers can clinch, and Tavares’ future
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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  San Jose loses their stranglehold on the Pacific division lead. Michael Haley gets a hearing for his punch on Nashville’s Calle J...
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Expansion Opportunities
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Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee has let it be known that once he receives expansion protected and available lists, he is going to be open for business. A small window of opportunity exists and could mean we see all manner of transactions. Could one or more benefit the Oilers? B...
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Top 100 Oilers: Dave Hunter (25)
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Dave Hunter could have and probably should have, started his NHL career as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, who selected him 17th overall in the 1978 amateur draft. He’d instead make his debut with the Edmonton Oilers after signing with an upstart outfit that included a skinny kid named Wayne ...
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GDB 75.0 Wrap Up: Lolorado Part Deux
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We’d like to thank the Colorado Avalanche for being gracious house guests and hosts over the past few days. Final Score: 4-1 Oilers  When these two teams met up on Thursday it was supposed to be a cakewalk win for the Oilers, at least that’s what the standings would have lead you to b...
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GDB 75.0: EDMONTON SKYLINE
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We have reached a unique point in the season, in fact for Oilers fans it has been a decade since seeing this part of the skyline. Tonight at Rogers Place, two buddies will be chatting about how many times to play Laurent Brossoit, what the best matchup could be in the first round of the […]
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Homegrown Goalie!
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In Oilers history, drafting and developing goalies hasn’t been an easy square on the developmental bingo card. Andy Moog, Grant Fuhr, two decades to Devan Dubnyk, crickets. That’s almost 40 years of drafting and there have been a lot of misses along with the hits. OILERS (DRAFTED) GOA...
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