Oilers Young Stars Game Two: Battle of Alberta

Kevin McCartney
September 15 2014 08:55PM

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    Oilers PK flattens to 1-3 formation. Craig (90, right) to close lane if he gets middle lane containment from forward. Weak-side forward is loose, but Flames line change leaves him without a job at the moment. 

The Nations Network sent this Jets Nation writer to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'm judging your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box. 

The rivalry feeling started before puck drop with the heathens from the south (people from Calgary can't view this site, right?) yelling "Oilers Suck!" during the anthem and making the singer laugh. But when Travis Ewanyk tried to take BIll Arnold's head off early in the first, things became heated. 

The rest of the game was the story of split squads - each team having outrageous skill at the top of their lineup, and a thirst for violence at the bottom. 

Inside are notes on the evolving team play followed by my scouting reports on each player's game. 

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Monday Mailbag - September 15th

baggedmilk
September 15 2014 02:30PM

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The weekend is over, you're back at work, and you need a way to kill some time. With that, I introduce another edition of the Monday Mailbag. The mailbag only works because of you guys, if you have a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com. Enjoy the break from productivity, my friends.

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EBERLE AND RNH: MORE, PLEASE

Robin Brownlee
September 15 2014 12:40PM

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Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins occupy positions at the top of the marquee and the pay scale with the Edmonton Oilers, so it’s no big surprise GM Craig MacTavish expects them to perform like it.

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Ramsay, Hall and pre camp notes

Jason Gregor
September 15 2014 10:46AM

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The Oilers rookies wrap up their rookie tournament in Penticton this afternoon before flying back to Edmonton to prepare for Wednesday's tilt vs. the U of A Golden Bears at Clare Drake Arena.The veterans partake in medicals on Thursday, step on the ice Friday and Saturday before the first preseason games on Sunday vs. the Flames.

The Oilers and Flames will play two games this coming Sunday, one in each city, but before the games begin here are some notes prior to the start of the Oilers 35th NHL season.

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Opening Day

Pengellyink
September 15 2014 07:48AM

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