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A good guess has the Oilers signing Ryan McLeod sometime over the next 100 hours, giving him another game, and then sending the impressive youngster back to junior for the year. I’m not certain McLeod has fallen short of opening night, but the smart money has him flying back to Ontario. No matter what happens, McLeod is easily the most outstanding second-round pick of the decade, and it isn’t close. THE ATHLETIC! It’s almost here! On Monday, you are invited to a party at The Rec Room (sou

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-09-22

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Pacific Preview: The Canucks are trudging through their dark rebuild years

This is one part of a multi-part series profiling the teams of the Pacific Division from an Oilers perspective.  The Vancouver Canucks are entering their post-Sedin years. While that might be a tough pill for their fanbase to swallow, it might be the push they need to fall deep enough into the standings to get themselves the No. 1 overall pick their rebuild desperately covets. What did they do last season? 31-40-11 – 73 points (7th in Pacific)  218 goals for (26th in the NHL) 264 goals ag

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-22

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Ty Rattie: Perfect Fit for the Oilers?

Ty Rattie: Perfect Fit for the Oilers?

For many who read far too much into titles, the first thing they’re going to do is call me out for jumping the gun by using the words perfect and Ty Rattie in the same sentence. ‘Don’t put too much pressure on the kid!’, they’ll say. ‘Why expect so much so soon?’, others will argue. Those are all fair points, and yes, Rattie is only a couple games into this year’s preseason, so his current production will be far greater than what his totals show by the time the season is done.

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-09-22

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Road to Sweden – It’s Official

I have been very blessed to work for the Nation for the year that I have; I have had many exciting moments in this past year. Meeting young fans of the Oilers and being able to make their day for doing good things. I have been to Calgary on a bus, visited Lake Louise and this past February I took a trip down to Vegas and got to meet a ton of Nation fans handing out free flags across the strip. Located @OilersNation!@TheNationDan & Crew!!#LetsGoOilers #Oilers #YEGinLV pic.twitter.com/Lcrn

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-22

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A pair of Ryans: Oilers' McLeod, Strome strengthen families' bond as teammates

Aided by some support of family friend Ryan Strome, 2018 second-round pick Ryan McLeod has been one of the surprise September standouts for the Edmonton Oilers.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-09-22

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McDavid’s new top-line trio proving a worthy experiment for Oilers

McDavid’s new top-line trio proving a worthy experiment for Oilers

EDMONTON — There is a question/opinion floating around the hockey talk shows about poor Connor McDavid. The gist is that his club has failed McDavid by forcing him to play with an out-of-position left-winger and a right-winger who isn’t even a proven NHLer. They’re not wrong. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a natural centreman and Ty Rattie truly has only 49 NHL games played at age 25. But, as we watched them pump home five goals on an 11-point night for the trio against a depleted Winnipeg lineup

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-22

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The Roundup

Did Auston Matthews tell the Leafs what’s what; an open letter to Lucic; what will the Canucks look like opening night; Jets breakout star; Pacific division previews, fantasy hockey rankings and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Dailyfaceoff. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you woul

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-22

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A pair of Ryans: Oilers' McLeod, Strome strengthen families' bond as teammates

Aided by some support of family friend Ryan Strome, 2018 second-round pick Ryan McLeod has been one of the surprise September standouts for the Edmonton Oilers.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-09-22

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Nation Donair Tour – Simply Donair

Donair time! This week we left it up to YOU GUYS to choose where we stopped next on the Donair Tour. We made a Twitter poll with some of our top recommended places included. The winner of the poll was Simply Donair! Attention Donair eaters! We're looking for our next location to hit up for the #NationDonairTour this week. Where do you want to see us go? #yeg — OilersNation.com (@OilersNation) September 18, 2018 Let me tell you, it was not a warm day today. It was cold, windy, and snowing;

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-21

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The FREE DailyFaceoff Fantasy Kit!

If you’re into fantasy hockey and want an edge that will make you the envy of the rest of your league then you’re going to want to get in on this FREE draft kit from our friends over at Daily Faceoff. In the past, the boys at DFO have put this draft kit together kind of like a magazine and sold it for $5, but this year they decided to make the whole thing free. And not only will this baby be 100% free, but they’ll also be updating the draft kit all season long at DailyFaceoff.com. As I m

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-21

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