Oilers fourth line plans on making a big impact

While most of the attention will be on Edmonton’s top two lines this season, where Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will be the driving forces, don’t be surprised if the bottom of the Oilers lineup makes a little noise. Or a lot. With a unique combination of speed, size, savvy, grit, and goal scoring ability, the trio of Mark Letestu, Zack Kassian and Jujhar Khaira has the potential to make big impact this season. In fact, Kassian is coming right out and saying it:

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-22

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Oil Kings Koch and Warm better for experiences at NHL camps

Davis Koch believes he’s a better player for the experience at Edmonton Oilers rookie camp. Koch, along with Trey Fix-Wolansky and defenceman Will Warm, had the opportunity to mingle with aspiring NHLers before returning to the Edmonton Oil Kings for the upcoming Western Hockey League season. Koch and Fix-Wolansky were with the Oilers and had an opportunity to play in the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, B.C., while Warm attended the Vegas Golden Knights rookie camp.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-22

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OILERS CUT A BAKER’S DOZEN

The Edmonton Oilers cut 13 players today, in what is surely one of the most interesting cut-down days in recent memory. The group sent out isn’t especially provocative, but the names of those who stayed may offer us insight into the organization’s thinking. THE CUTS (NHL CONTRACTS) R Greg Chase, who went 48, 3-11-14 in Bakersfield last season. This will be the final year of his entry-level deal. RC Kyle Platzer

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-09-21

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Oilers send 8 to Bakersfield

Ethan Bear the only potential surprise The Edmonton Oilers reduced their NHL camp size by 8 players today, sending Ethan Bear,

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-09-21

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Oilers training camp shines a light on defensive prospect group

Among other things the Edmonton Oilers’ 2017 training camp has been a chance for the team’s impressive crop of rookie defencemen to make an impression. The Oilers currently have four defencemen at camp entering their first season of pro hockey in North America. These represent the core of the group which will push for employment on the team’s blueline over the next few seasons. It’s a good time to look at that class as a whole. Edmonton’s management team obviously fee

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2017-09-21

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Oilers Cut 13 From Training Camp Roster

Following last night’s 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets and today’s practice at Rogers Place, the Oilers cut 13 players off their training camp roster. Forwards Evan Polei and Chad Butcher were released from their ATO’s, while veteran forwards Ryan Hamilton, Josh Currie and Zach O’Brien were released from their PTO’s. All five of those players are signed to AHL contracts, and will report to Bakersfield this weekend for AHL training camp. NHL contract wise the Oilers

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-09-21

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Oilers send Ethan Bear and seven others to AHL in latest round of cuts

As we inch closer to the start of the regular season, the Oilers have pulled out the scissors and have made their second round of cuts. Ethan Bear, Ben Betker, Greg Chase, Braden Christoffer, Joe Gambardella, Ziyat Paigin, Kyle Platzer, and Shane Starrett have been sent to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. Last week, the...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-09-21

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Edmonton Oilers assign Ethan Bear, Ziyat Paigin & 6 others to Bakersfield in AHL

This just in from the Edmonton Oilers: “The #Oilers have assigned Bear, Betker, Chase, Christoffer, Gambardella, Paigin, Platzer & Starrett to the Bakersfield Condors.” My take No surprises here in the players who were went down, as all clearly need more development time in the AHL. 

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-21

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OILERS MAKE CAMP CUTS

Source: The Bakersfield Condors
Date: 2017-09-21

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OHL season preview: Pre-season power rankings & NHL prospects to watch

With the Erie Otters losing a lot of top-end talent, there's going to be a new king of the West this season. Find out all you need to know about the OHL this year The Ontario League generally features the strongest competition of the three CHL circuits and does particularly well with high-end prospects (Connor McDavid, John Tavares, Patrick Kane, etc.). This year may be a little muted in that regard, though Andrei Svechnikov will likely be a top-three NHL draft pick out of Barrie

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2017-09-21

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The Oilers Need To Put It All Together

Last season brought an overwhelming change in culture for the Edmonton Oilers. A revamped positive attitude and winning on a regular basis shifted things in a new direction. Peter Chiarelli knows that winning is a process and his team is still in the early stages of becoming great; but the Oilers surely cannot escape the heightened expectations of the upcoming 2017-18 season. The results of 2016-17 speak for itself. A fourth place finish in the powerhouse Western Conference. Second ov

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-09-21

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Oilers: Jussi Jokinen could be another all-purpose player for Edmonton

When Mark Letestu looks at Jussi Jokinen, what does he see? “A left-handed version of me,” the Edmonton Oilers’ multi-purpose forward said with a laugh. So twins, then. If not by birth, then by circumstance. Related Oilers beat host Jets in pre-season

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-21

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