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Someone drafted outside the first round is a gem
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No, this post isn’t about Brandon Davidson — we’ve known for a while that the Oilers really did find a hidden gem in him during the sixth round of the 2010 draft. But while we’re chatting about Davidson, let me just quote that old saying, “If you love something set it free. If i...
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Happy Birthday to the god father of the Nation, Ryan Smyth!
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Many of you don’t know this, but without Ryan Smyth, Oilersnation may not exist. In 2007 when Smytty got traded to the New York Islanders and broke all of our hearts the website that eventually turned into Oilersnation.com was born. This legendary website was called BringRyanHome.com. If I ...
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Patrick Maroon not on ice for morning practice
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NHL trade deadline is looming. Everyone knows that Patrick Maroon, an impending unrestricted free agent, is on TSN and Sportsnet’s top 10 possible rental options list. The reality of the Oilers without the services of Patrick Maroon could be sooner rather than later. As per a tweet from Sta...
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Cam Talbot to be fined for goaltender interference comments?
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According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, Cam Talbot could be looking at a fine for his f-bomb-laced rant in regards to the NHL’s goaltender interference. Expect Cam Talbot to be fined by the NHL for Saturday’s postgame comments. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 21, 2018 For m...
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Happy 18th birthday to Big Georges’ hat trick!
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If you were a fan of the Oilers in the early 2000s, you were a fan of Big Georges. Georges Laraque was one of the most feared fighters in the league on top of being a gritty, hard working, energy player who could get the bench and the fans fired up. Exactly 18 years ago...
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As season winds down, Oil Kings heat up
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The Oil Kings currently sit just three points out of dead last, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by being around the team lately. They’re 4-1-1 in their last six games, and they’re getting points against some good, and hungry, hockey teams. Their one regulation loss over this stretch was against ...
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Bruins 3, Oilers 2 post-game Oil Spills: Third period meltdown
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Despite carrying a 2-0 lead into the final frame, the Oilers got dropped 3-2 after a third period pounding by the Bruins. Their one-game winning streak is over. Highlights Ryan Strome opened the scoring with a four-on-four goal in the first period. Since beating the crap out of that water bottle,...
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WWYDW: TANK CITY
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Oh, you think the tank is your ally. But you merely adopted the tank; I was born in it, molded by it. Can you believe we’re talking about this again? Just a little under a year ago we were throwing a REST IN PEACE DECADE OF DARKNESS party to celebrate the fact that the nightmare...
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GDB 59.0 Wrap Up: Leads are overrated, Oilers fall 3-2 after third period collapse
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We won if we ignore that hockey games are three periods. Final Score: 3-2 Bruins After what amounted to a horrible road trip for the Oilers aside from Sunday’s win in Colorado, I was hoping that these next two games at home would be what the doctor ordered. Maybe a couple days of sleeping i...
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Taylor Hall is having fun for the first time since playing junior
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Hey look, Taylor Hall is talking about his time with the Oilers. Let’s dig in! For the first time in his NHL career, the 2010 first overall pick — the face of Oil Change 2.0 and H.O.P.E, the supremely talented winger who shouldered the enormous burden of turning the Oilers around — has a pl...
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How important is AHL success to the NHL team?
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As the Edmonton Oilers find themselves near the bottom of the standings, their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, find themselves in a similar position. Through 48 games, the Condors are 20-20-8, which has them sitting in dead last in the Pacific Division. The Condors haven’t had the benefit...
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GDB 59.0: McDavid v. Bergeron (7pm MST, SNW)
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Will we see a marquee matchup tonight? The reigning Hart Trophy and Art Ross winner, Connor McDavid, versus the best defensive forward in the NHL, Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron has won the Frank Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) in four of the last six seasons. He finished second in 2016 to Anze...
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Quick Hits Oilers vs. Bruins: Slump Busters
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Ryan Strome scored the game winner in Colorado on Sunday. It was his first goal in 23 games. “Maybe it will get the piano off my back,” he said post-game. Strome wasn’t the only Oilers carrying a piano, or monkey, on his back. Many Oilers are struggling through a goal-scoring sl...
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A step back
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Enough with the consolation prizes. All that really matters is wins and losses. If I heard that once from fans of the Edmonton Oilers during the decade of futility leading up to a long-awaited return to the playoffs last spring, I heard it 1,000 times. As a bottom line it is, of course, true. Exc...
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Finding positives down the stretch
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It’s a time of the year that we’re all too familiar with as Oilers fans: the final twenty-some odd games with any hopes of playoffs gone and the team seemingly having nothing to play for. The wins and losses over this final stretch are meaningless. There won’t be much to cheer for, but thes...
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