Realistic Expectations for Rattie

Ty Rattie scored five goals in the final 12 games last season. He’d scored four goals in his first 37 NHL games over four seasons between St.Louis and Carolina. Rattie’s hockey sense got him a look on Connor McDavid’s right wing late last season, and he took advantage of it. Life is all about opportunity. You don’t know when a great opportunity will arise, but we all hope we are ready to take advantage of it when it does. Rattie had the luxury of a five month span, mid-April to mid-Se

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-21

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 4 – Sucker Punches and Scorpion Death Sauce

Welcome, Nation friends and citizens, to Episode 4 of Oilersnation Radio! This week, we slide into the studio (read: office) to record this week’s podcast with the Oilers rolling through the pre-season on a three-game winning streak so there was plenty of Oilers related news to talk about. To start off this week’s episode, we got things started by talking about the Oilers 3-0 start to the pre-season and whether or not we can actually be excited about it. Is it premature to get excited about

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-21

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Ty Rattie impresses during pre-season game against the Winnipeg Jets

Ty Rattie impresses during pre-season game against the Winnipeg Jets

Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan talks about Ty Rattie’s pre-season game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Oilers are now 3-0 in pre-season but, unfortunately, there are no points given out in September after wins over Calgary, Vancouver and now the Winnipeg Jets. In this one, the Oilers’ No. 1 line of McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ty Rattie had nine points. McDavid juked past Jake Trouba and scored the game’s best goal on Eric Comrie and fed Nugent-Hopkins for two and Rattie for one. Ratt

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-21

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Playing With the Roster: Forwards

Playing With the Roster: Forwards

A thought experiment “If I were as bad at my job as Peter Chiarelli is at his, I’d be fired” is a phrase you’re going to hear quite a lot if the Oilers come out to a slow start this year. I must ask, what exactly is it you guys do for a living where that would be true? I’m not defending the job Chia has done by and means, of course, but I have worked plenty of regular jobs throughout my life and I have never found that being bad at them — or even outright detrimental — would ever

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-21

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Edmonton Oilers: Can The Preseason Win Streak Continue?

Can the Edmonton Oilers keep up their winning momentum? So far they have been 3-0 in the preseason. The Edmonton Oilers won their third straight game of the preseason. This performance against the Winnipeg Jets was surprising and unexpected. That’s the biggest takeaway after the Oilers beat the Jets 7-3 last night, it was utter […] Edmonton Oilers: Can The Preseason Win Streak Continue? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2018-09-21

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Can Ty Rattie fill the Patrick Maroon role on the Oilers?

Ty Rattie and Patrick Maroon are different style hockey players. Rattie’s much smaller, but can he mimic Maroon and break into the NHL as a full-time player at 25 and play with highly-skilled players? Up until 2013-14, Maroon was a really good AHL player that hadn’t played more than 15 odd games with the Anaheim Ducks after a trade from Philadelphia early in the 2010-11 season. The knock on Maroon was his skating, which isn’t Rattie’s strong suit despite looking a step quicker in presea

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-21

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Rattie shows Oilers he has staying power in win

Rattie shows Oilers he has staying power in win

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-21

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Give Me Temptation

Give Me Temptation

The Edmonton Oilers kept rolling last night during preseason, they are now 3-0-0 heading into the weekend and a tough away game against the Winnipeg Jets. Lots of good arrows and that top line was like a cool autumn mist followed by a breath of fresh air. Music! THE ATHLETIC! It’s almost here! On Monday (September 24) you are invited to a party at The Rec Room (south side). The Athletic Edmonton group would love to meet you, chat about the new season and the team in general. You can registe

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Date: 2018-09-21

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An Open Letter to Milan Lucic

Considering the season the big man had in 2017-18, it’s not overly surprising that some hockey folks have doubts that he’ll be able to rebound and get himself back to playing at the level we need from him, but I’m not ready to write Looch off just yet. With the 2018-19 season just around the corner, I thought that now would be a great time to sit down and pen an open letter to Milan Lucic to support him as he looks to get himself back to being a terrorizing force that we need him to be.

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-21

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Oilers Make Another Round Of Cuts

Oilers Make Another Round Of Cuts

Prior to last night’s preseason tilt against the Winnipeg Jets, the Edmonton Oilers cut eight players from their training camp roster. The cuts bring Edmonton to 35 players remaining, meaning 12 more cuts are to be made before opening night. There were some expected moves here, but also a few surprises in this round of cuts. Bakersfield Bound: All eight players cut late yesterday afternoon will report to training camp with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. Forwards: Josh Currie, Tyler Benson

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-09-21

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