GENTLE BEN

Lowetide
July 05 2015 02:00PM

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One of the pieces of news we received during the free-agent spree on July 1 was the knowledge that Edmonton was interested in another goaltender. It would be easy to assume that Cam Talbot—Ben Scrivens is the tandem for next season, and it may well be at the end of the day. The shopping news suggests we keep an eye out for change.

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TODD MCLELLAN AND HIS YOUNG FORWARDS

Lowetide
July 04 2015 09:19PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have Connor McDavid under contract and now attention turns to things like how to handle his development, identifying ideal linemates and his deployment. Perhaps we can get some insight into McDavid's future by looking at Todd McLellan's past.

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THE OTHER GUYS

Robin Brownlee
July 04 2015 04:21PM

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It’s no surprise fans of the Edmonton Oilers are falling all over themselves about Connor McDavid, who has been drawing oohs and aahs and applause from the thousands of faithful filing into Rexall Place to watch prospects do drills at an orientation camp.

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Dumping a Body

Jonathan Willis
July 04 2015 09:53AM

The Edmonton Oilers have a pile of defencemen. They have seven established NHL players, not including Griffin Reinhart, Darnell Nurse and Brandon Davidson, and certainly not including Cody Franson or Christian Ehrhoff. They have to dump a body.

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MAKING SENSE OF THE OILERS DEFENSE

Lowetide
July 03 2015 08:11PM

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This is Todd McLellan's 2014-15 San Jose Sharks defense run through Rob Vollman's Player Usage Chart. As you can see, McLellan had a hard rain pairing to face the tough zone starts and competition, followed by four guys who shared the rest of the load evenly. Todd McLellan didn't bring Marc-Edouard Vlasic with him from San Jose, so what will he do with the Oilers blue?

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