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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BETWEEN TWO GREGORS EPISODE 1

jeanshorts
July 03 2015 03:20PM


It's here! It's finally here! The inaugural episode of the most anticipated show OF ALL TIME! BETWEEN TWO GREGORS! 

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Meet Cam Talbot

Jason Gregor
July 03 2015 01:26PM

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The big news earlier today was Connor McDavid signing his entry level deal. It was a very easy negotiation. He gets the max deal, like every other #1 pick. As good as McDavid is going to be, he won't be the lead catalyst in their quest for better team defence. He, like all forwards, will play a part, but the Oilers defensive deficiencies need to be improved by the defencemen and, most importantly, the goalies.

Meet Cam Talbot. He'll arrive in Edmonton in late August and prepare for a battle with Ben Scrivens to win the starting job. He is excited about the opportunity.

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