Leon Draisaitl on the wing may just work out for everyone

Jonathan Willis
September 04 2015 10:00AM

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Asked on Thursday about the possibility of moving 2014 third overall pick Leon Draisaitl out of his natural position at centre and on to the wing, Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan admitted that he’d thought about it.

His subsequent comments made it clear that he’d thought about it a lot.

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Pouliot's Production

Matt Henderson
September 04 2015 08:00AM

One of Edmonton’s few success stories from last year was Benoit Pouliot. He was targeted, I believe, in large part for his impact on possession and he delivered not only there but also on the scoreboard. He ultimately went 58GP, 19-15-34 on the season. If not for injury Pouliot would have surely established a new career high in points to go along with the career high in goals he produced last year. Are expectations for him going to be too high for this coming season?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 04 2015 06:45AM

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Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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OilersNation Arena Update: 09.03.15

jeanshorts
September 03 2015 03:00PM


Chris The Intern is back with another update on the construction progress of the new Rogers Place arena! A lot has happened in the last few weeks and we're getting closer and closer to spending all our money on overpriced beer in a luxurious new barn! Take a look! 

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No need to "Nurse" his development

Jason Gregor
September 03 2015 12:45PM

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Does Darnell Nurse need time in the AHL, or can he step in and help the Oilers right now?

It is one of the burning questions heading into training camp. I believe his play will have the biggest impact on how the blueline shapes ups early in the season.

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