The Oilers farm system is beginning to resemble the real thing

The list of legit NHL prospects who will be playing for the Condors this season should reach double figures.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-09-23

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PRESEASON GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

PRESEASON GAME PREVIEW:  Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets

Headin’ to the ‘Peg Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets 6 PM MST Bell MTS Place TV: OilersTV™ (AB/SK/NWT/NU) Radio: 630 CHED OFF TO THE PEG The Oilers iced a bunch of sure-fire NHLers in their 7-3 victory over the Jets’ B-squad on Thursday night. Ty Rattie had a couple of goals, Connor McDavid had four points, and the Oilers capitalized on a four goal third period en route to a blowout. The tables will be turned tonight in Winnipeg, as the Oilers will face a top heavy Jets club. Can the

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

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GDB -5.0: Winnipeg Doesn’t Have an Airport (6pm MST, Oilers TV)

Welcome, welcome, welcome to another preseason GDB that will be your guide for tonight’s rematch between the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. As you all know, this is the second time these two teams have met in the past four days and the Oilers will be looking to repeat the result from Thursday’s victory despite facing off against a much more experienced lineup for today’s sequel. Will our brave heroes extend their winning streak to four games, or will their quest be halted by an oppone

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-23

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The Edmonton Oilers face decisions on Yamamoto, Bouchard & McLeod in this Cult of Hockey Game Day edition of 9 Things

The Edmonton Oilers face decisions on Yamamoto, Bouchard & McLeod in this Cult of Hockey Game Day edition of 9 Things

The Edmonton Oilers will all but have decided their roster for Europe after tonight’s game in Winnipeg. Most players who are on the bubble will have had a 2-game audition against (by-and-large) NHL competition by then. I don’t expect more than a slot or 3 to be left unfilled after waivers on Monday. Here, then, are some of the factors to consider as Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan prepare to pare down. 9 Things 9. Given the ugly narrative around Mikko Koskinen right now it makes perfect s

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-23

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McDavid brings generational dominance back to the NHL

I want to talk about McDavid’s greatness for a moment, if I may. As we prepare for Connor’s 4th season in the league and the buzz around camp indicates that he may have somehow gotten even faster, I think we need to acknowledge that last year he accomplished something that hasn’t been done in 17 years – he repeated as the Art Ross Trophy winner. For all the great players who have been a part of or joined the league since 2001, nobody won the scoring race in back-to-back years since then

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-23

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2018-19 Preseason Game Four: Oilers at Jets

We had just purchased our new house, the one we would raise our two beautiful children in. It was the smallest house on the block, we didn’t have enough furniture to fill it, but it was ours all the same. Two kids, under four, and we’re starting a new life. For years, over a dozen, she’d been warning me. “If you keep chewing on that pen cap, one day you’ll choke on it” and one day, with the kids in bed at about 7:30 at night with the sun streaming into our beautiful new home with no

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-09-23

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Oilers Assign Shane Starrett To Bakersfield

Oilers Assign Shane Starrett To Bakersfield

And then there were three (goalies). The #Oilers have assigned goaltender Shane Starrett to the Bakersfield @Condors, reducing the training camp roster to 34 players (3G, 12D, 19F).— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 22, 2018 With each passing minute, the regular season is inching closer (we’re exactly two weeks away from Oilers / Devils on the 6th of October). With that in mind, the Oilers reduced their training camp roster by exactly one today. Shane Starrett has been ship

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-22

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Quick Shifts: Can Max Domi become Montreal’s ‘fan favourite’?

Quick Shifts: Can Max Domi become Montreal’s ‘fan favourite’?

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. 1. Between intense workouts during a training day in Toronto this summer, Darnell Nurse was asked about the off-season trade that brought his buddy Max Domi to Montreal. “What a spot for him,” Nurse enthused. “Fan favourite by the end of the year, for sure.” I’m probably not the only one who watched Domi bare-knuckle an unsuspecting Aaron Ekblad square in the face during a

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-22

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New mainstream media narrative challenges Leon Draisaitl to lead his own line

New mainstream media narrative challenges Leon Draisaitl to lead his own line

There’s now a new and radically different narrative around Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid. Last year at this time it was: “Draisaitl and McDavid on the same line is absolutely brilliant. Together they’ll drive the Oilers into the playoffs and maybe even to Stanley Cup glory.” Today it is: “Draisaitl and McDavid on the same line is sign of failure, and will be more of the same thing that doomed the Oilers to mediocrity last year.” I much prefer the new mainstream media narrative.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-22

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Can the Oilers be cautious with Bouchard?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Oilers draft and sign a rookie to an entry level deal, they leave that player’s exact position unfilled with competent veterans, then in camp they marvel at how well he looks compared to his competition. It’s a common thread of almost every Oiler camp I can think of dating back to at least the beginning of the HOPE era of this infinibuild. This year, it’s Evan Bouchard’s turn to walk directly into a spot left wide open for him. I want to st

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-22

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