Edmonton Oilers Preseason: Kassian Rumor and BLH’s Opening Night Roster

I’ve been told (I’m required to start all rumors with that now) that Zack Kassian has quietly made it known to the Oilers that he’d wouldn’t be opposed to playing for another club. In much the same way Jordan Eberle did last summer, you could call it a soft trade request. I know already there are readers rolling their eyes and saying Eberle didn’t request a trade and they’re not that wrong, they’re just uninformed. He made a quiet one basically saying that perhaps it’s time for

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-09-24

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Report: Safin To Be Traded

Report: Safin To Be Traded

After getting in to one preseason game, the Oilers returned hulking and talented prospect winger Ostap Safin to St. John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Oilers drafted the 6’5 winger in the 4th round of the 2017 draft and Safin had a solid draft plus 1 season putting up 26 goals and 58 points in 61 games for the Sea Dogs, leading the team in scoring. The issue is, Safin didn’t just lead the team in scoring, he had a 17 point gap on the team’s second leading scorer as, aft

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

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Monday Mailbag – Biggest Preseason Surprise

Welcome, friends, to another edition of the ON mailbag! Look at our beloved Oilers making their way through the preseason in good shape with the 2018-19 season drawing closer. If you’re anything like me, you’re chomping at the bit for the regular season to start and while these preseason games have certainly scratched an inch they’re still not quite the same as the games that matter. Thankfully, the mailbag is back to help you kill off a little bit of time until the sweet sweet regular

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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Player reviews: Edmonton Oilers do lots right in Winnipeg, but winning the game is not one of those things

Player reviews: Edmonton Oilers do lots right in Winnipeg, but winning the game is not one of those things

Oilers 3, Jets 5 Let’s begin where we ended a few days ago, the game day write-up of the first of a home-and-away series between the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets: Tonight’s opponent is the “Winnipeg Jets” who will bring a top-flight defence pair in Josh Morrissey and Jacob Trouba, otherwise their travelling roster is populated with depth players and hopefuls. Expect to see the Oilers return that favour in Winnipeg on Sunday, with the takeaway being the home team should be heavily

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-24

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The Bubble Boys: Arrows up for Kailer Yamamoto & most Edmonton Oilers prospects

The Bubble Boys: Arrows up for Kailer Yamamoto & most Edmonton Oilers prospects

Time is short for the Bubble Boys of the Edmonton Oilers, the 20 players battling for both roster spots and line positions. There are just three preseasons NHL games to go against Vancouver, Arizona and Calgary this week.  After the team’s 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, here’s my take on which of the players are trending up and which are trending down, listed in order for each category of the most likely to make the Oilers and to play a key role on the team: Arrows Up Jesse Pul

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-24

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Scheifele, Wheeler lead Jets over Oilers in pre-season

Scheifele, Wheeler lead Jets over Oilers in pre-season

Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler each had three-point games as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 in pre-season play Sunday.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-09-24

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GDB -5.0 Wrap Up: Streak Grounded

When last we tuned in to see the Oilers play the Winnipeg Jets this pre-season, the Oilers were looking like an NHL team whilst the Jets iced their Manitoba Moose lineup. This time the tables have turned and the Jets NHL-heavy lineup was licking its chops at the potential of playing the Oilers Condors. Khaira-Strome-Puljujarvi Rieder-McLeod-Yamamoto Caggiula-Brodziak-Kassian Malone-Marody-Aberg Nurse-Benning Jerabek-Bear Gravel-Garrison Koskinen Talbot This was teed up as the “show me” ga

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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Scheifele, Wheeler lead Jets over Oilers in pre-season

Scheifele, Wheeler lead Jets over Oilers in pre-season

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler each had three-point games as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 in pre-season play Sunday. Scheifele scored a power-play goal, added another shorthanded and picked up an assist on Wheeler’s power-play goal. The captain also had a pair of assists. Rookie forward Skyler McKenzie also scored twice for Winnipeg. Forward Dennis Everberg and defenceman Dustin Byfuglien each contributed a pair of helpers. Connor Hellebuyck ma

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-24

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PRESEASON GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

PRESEASON GAME THREAD:  Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

Oilers will face some heavy hitters tonight in Winnipeg Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets 6 PM MST Bell MTS Place TV: OilersTV™ (AB/SK/NWT/NU) Radio: 630 CHED The Oilers are in Winnipeg to take on the Jets. Edmonton scored seven times in their victory against Winnipeg on Thursday, they’ll look to keep those good times rolling in Manitoba tonight. With the Jets dressing Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg has brought out some of their top firepower fo

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-23

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Oilers send Shane Starrett to Bakersfield

We missed this yesterday, but the Oilers continued their preseason cuts by sending goaltender, Shane Starrett, to the Bakersfield Condors, which leaves only three goalies left at main camp: Cam Talbot, Mikko Koskinen, and Al Montoya. With the regular season getting closer by the minute, it’s not overly surprising that the Oilers shed another goaltender from their main camp roster. They don’t have time for funny business with Europe on the horizon. Starrett will now head to Bakersfield for

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-23

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