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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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October 08 2015 01:57PM

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I have been in love with Jordan Leslie Eberle since before time began. In fact I originally learned of him in a vision I had three previous lives before this current incarnation of my present body.

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How is Todd McLellan going to run his defence?

Jonathan Willis
October 08 2015 09:45AM

Defensive mess

It’s been a key weakness for the Edmonton Oilers for literally years now, and despite a busy offseason it isn’t clear that the options available on defence have dramatically improved from what was on the roster a year ago. Now it’s up to Todd McLellan to get the most out of an uncertain group. How is he going to do it?

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