2019-20 Game 15: Oilers at Penguins

The first time the Edmonton Oilers played the Pittsburgh Penguins, it was January 19, 1980. It was a blood bath. I asked Cam Connor about a year ago about…

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It Don’t Come Easy

What would an ideal AHL season look like for the Oilers organization? If we…

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Chapter One Complete

It was a strange month for the Edmonton Oilers and its fans. A stunning start…

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2019-20 Game 14: Oilers at Blue Jackets

Detroit came out flying last night, could have been 4-0 if that team had some…

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2019-20 Game 13: Oilers at Red Wings

All of a sudden, things are getting tight. Wins by Arizona and Vancouver on…

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Catch the Blue Train

The postgame comments blamed the effort and the energy, but for me those things obscure the actual truth: The Edmonton Oilers don’t have enough good…

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2019-20 Game 12: Panthers at Oilers

The big win against the Washington Capitals behind them, the Edmonton Oilers are on to slay another dragon: The traditional tepid Sunday afternoon outing….

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Total Recalls

A first NHL recall is damned important, but context matters. Fernando Pisani’s came after 172 AHL games and four years in college. It came in mid-season…

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Bruce Springsteen’s Ramrod

In yesterday’s GDT I wrote “the key to making playoffs is to shorten those losing streaks and lengthen the good times. Even a Bettman point…

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2019-20 Game 11: Capitals at Oilers

I remember the 1974 expansion draft like it was yesterday. The Washington Capitals drafted the best goalie available (Ron Low) and then tried to grab as…

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The Load Out

We all have our favorites, I can give you a list from any era. Young players get drafted (or signed as minor free agents) and begin to matriculate toward…

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2019-20 Game 10: Oilers at Wild

This is a game the Oilers should win, but strange things happen when teams are desperate. The Minnesota Wild enter the game with a 2-6-0 record and are…

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Grind House

Mike Smith was splendid in Winnipeg on Sunday night, the Oilers backchecked like demons (Nuge in OT was a clinic), Ethan Bear is authoring an impressive…

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