October 09 2015 09:25PM

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Todd McLellan deployed his defensemen in an interesting way last night and it'll be interesting to see if we see any changes for the Nashville game. There were some surprises—Oscar Klefbom missed some TC games and it showed—but their usage was fascinating in game one. There are some things that look different and that we can follow. 

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More positives than negatives

Jason Gregor
October 09 2015 02:07PM


The Oilers lost to a better hockey club last night, but unlike the past few seasons they were not completely overwhelmed.

The Oilers were on their heels for the first 10 minutes, and Cam Talbot kept them in the game with some very good saves, but once they got their feet under them I thought the Oilers showed many positive signs that should lead to more wins this season.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 09 2015 06:45AM

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Cocaine and the NHL, Leafs prepare for misery, Flames fear some regression, how much of an impact will Canucks rookies have his year, Ference gives up 'C' in Edmonton, the NHL All-hipster team, predictions and forecasts for the 2015-16 season and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings

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The McDavid era begins with something familiar: A loss

Jonathan Willis
October 08 2015 08:51PM


It was Connor McDavid's first NHL game, but in a lot of ways things didn't look much different for the Edmonton Oilers. Visiting one of the toughest teams in the Western Conference, the Oilers struggled to get to scoring areas and ultimately found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 score.

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GDB 1.0: The McDavid Era Begins

Jason Gregor
October 08 2015 03:49PM

The wait is finally over. Oilersnation is ready to explode with excitement. I sense most fans are not expecting Connor McDavid to deliver a playoff spot in his inaugural NHL campaign, but you've been patiently waiting 172 days to see McDavid play his first NHL game.

The anticipation has been building ever since Bill Daly unveiled the Oilers logo on the gold card back on April 18th. Fans across the NHL are excited for another season, but in Edmonton there is a renewed passion among a fanbase that hasn't been this enthusiastic since the spring of 2006.

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