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Thoughts on Game 1

I’ve never especially liked Steve Bernier.  He’s got a lot of talents that I’d normally associate with a hockey player; good size and grit, enough offense, not a terrible defensive game.  I have just never seen him as having a terribly high ceiling as a player.  Tonight, though, he was everything that was right about the…

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Predicting the East (updated)

Sheldon Souray may want a trade??? Who gives two squirts about the Eastern Conference Round 1 matchups when the sexiest man on Earth may want out of good ol’ our town? We just about had an eyeball pop out of our skull yesterday afternoon when that article got emailed into OilersNation Central Command ™.

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Predicting the West

What do you say when there is nothing to say? Fortunately the answer isn’t nothing. How fun would that be? No, instead we will overlook the fact that our favorite team has let us down – again – and that we will be faced with another playoffless playoffs – again.

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First Line Forwards

There are thirty teams in the NHL. Each team has one first line, with three forwards on it; ergo there have been ninety first-line players since the lockout. Defining a first-line player is difficult, but the most obvious requirement is offense. With that in mind, I went and researched the top ninety players by points…

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GDB #82: For The Division

With one game remaining in the regular season, a playoff spot locked up, and the Vancouver Canucks opponent being the lowly Colorado Avalanche, you could be forgiven for assuming that this is a meaningless game tonight. Far from it.

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Seeing it through

Ah the Oilers. Only one team in the known universe could inspire such a diverse cornucopia of emoticons amongst its devout following. Take our boy Max for example. He sent us the video above a few days ago when we still had positivity coursing through our veins.

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GDB #81: A Difference In Motivation

In tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Kings, the Vancouver Canucks shouldn’t have any difficulty finding motivation. After a less than brilliant 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames, they have a shot at the Northwest Division title – if they win out and the Flames lose one of their final two games, the Canucks will…

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Perpetually Underrated

Gabriel Desjardin’s website, Behind the Net, is probably the most interesting site out there for people who like to see beyond the traditional measurements of player ability. One of the things he does is split powerplay production from even-strength production, and adjust it for ice-time.

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