McDavid talks to GQ about his style game and getting chirped around town

How do you know that Connor McDavid is taking over the world? He had to sit down for an interview with GQ Magazine that got posted on their website this morning with an all-time clickbaity headline and the reaction to it is peak Internet.  To start, the title of the interview, “Connor McDavid is Done Being Chirped At” is getting some obvious attention this morning as you’d expect, but as you dive into the actual interview, you’ll see that there was one question about what it was like t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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Gravel, Lowe, & Malone get placed on waivers

Happy Monday friends! After a disappointing preseason loss to the Jets last night the Oilers management has made a few moves this morning.As reported by Mark Spector: Kevin Gravel, Keegan Lowe, and Brad Malone have been placed on waivers. This comes at no surprise as they weren’t really projected to make the team to begin with. After signing Kevin Gravel to a one year contract this summer, it’s sort of a shame that he didn’t even make it to the end of training camp. Oilers place Kevin Gr

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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Scottie Upshall released from PTO

Scottie Upshall won’t be an Edmonton Oiler, it seems. Despite not suiting up for the Oilers in any of the team’s pre-season games, the veteran has been released from his professional tryout. The #Oilers have assigned forward Cooper Marody to the @Condors, placed forward Brad Malone & defencemen Keegan Lowe & Kevin Gravel on waivers for the purpose of assignment & released forward Scottie Upshall from his PTO. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 24, 2018 Mark Spec

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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Connor McDavid on missing playoffs: ‘It was miserable around town’

Connor McDavid on missing playoffs: ‘It was miserable around town’

Entering his fourth NHL season, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers are facing the pressure of needing to have a bounceback season after failing to make the playoffs in 2017-18. But there is one major difference this season that will impact Edmonton’s front office flexibility going forward: McDavid now counts for $12.5 million against the salary cap. With two Art Ross Trophies, two Ted Lindsay Awards and a Hart Trophy, Oilers fans are now expecting the McDavid-led Oilers to take the step n

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-24

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Kevin Gravel the biggest surprise as Edmonton Oilers waive three vets

Kevin Gravel the biggest surprise as Edmonton Oilers waive three vets

Edmonton Oilers continued the inexorable process of cutting their bloated training camp roster down to NHL size, waiving three veteran pros for purposes of reassigning them to the AHL. Oilers place Kevin Gravel, Keegan Lowe and Brad Malone on waivers. First sign that Evan Bouchard and Ethan Bear are both pushing for jobs. — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) September 24, 2018 Of the three, Gravel is the biggest surprise. For one thing he’s the only one who is on a one-way contract, albeit

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-24

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Oilers Takeaways: Observations midway through pre-season

Oilers Takeaways: Observations midway through pre-season

We all realize what pre-season records are worth, right? Well, just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s the cautionary tale: The Edmonton Oilers went 6-2 in the pre-season last season. And you know what happened next. So as we look at where the Oilers are at the halfway point of this pre-season — with a tidy 3-1 record — think “small picture.” Think about individual players, about particular positions. Don’t paint the record, which has three home games left before the Oilers jet to E

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-24

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The Edmonton Oilers have a problem on Defence that they need to solve

The Edmonton Oilers have a problem on Defence that they need to solve

Houston, we have a problem. The Edmonton Oilers don’t have 7 men who they know that they can count on to play defence for them this season. In fact, they only have 4 absolute locks: Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson, Darnell Nurse and Kris Russell. Matt Benning is not yet at the level of those other 4 but he is a very good bet, so for arguments sake lets say its 5. I say 5 because as good as both Evan Bouchard (in particular) and Ethan Bear have played this fall the organization knows that neither

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-24

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Hot Takes – September Edition

We are smack dab in the middle of the pre-season so what better time to spit out a few new hot takes. We’ll start with some Oilers takes and then expand around the rest of the league in an attempt to fire up as many people as possible. STROME HAS BETTER WINGERS THAN DRAISAITL Seriously, who could possibly disagree with this? I know the Oilers are happy to have Puljujarvi playing alongside Ryan Strome and I’m fine with that to start the season. I just wonder how many games it will take befo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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Moving Day

Moving Day

Today we could see any number of breaking stories involving the Oilers. Players sent down, players waived, players picked up on waivers, trades, Ryan McLeod’s contract announcement. It will be a strong news week as the club gets down to the serious business of finalizing its 23-man roster (with an additional goalie). Let the good times roll! Last night in Winnipeg, the third and fourth lines, along with the Nurse-Benning pairing, fought against a fairly complete Jets team. I was impressed thr

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-09-24

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Monday Morning Hot Links

Monday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, lets stat this off right. First off, the Oilers lost 5-3 to the Jets last night. It was and ugly group of Defensemen and Mikko Koskinen sure doesn’t look worth his cap hit. On the plus side Kailer Yamamoto and Jesse Puljujarvi looked fantastic. The best was when they were playing together. The coaches might just read this blog. (NHL.com) Here’s Todd McLellan talking about Kailer Yamamoto. I disagree with a lot of what Todd says and does, but he talks about Kailer th

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-24

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