Robin Brownlee
October 06 2015 08:00AM


Undersized and undrafted, Norm MacIver was an over-achiever who played 500 games in the NHL, including 79 with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1990s, because he figured out early on in his career brains not brawn would have to be his calling card.

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Dead Space

Matt Henderson
October 05 2015 03:46PM


Lots of teams have bad contracts. That’s normal in this day and age. The NHL has been late to adopting analytics, there have been two lockouts in the last decade, there’s no one way to build a team, and the players have guaranteed contracts. All these things in one capacity or another have created a situation where teams are going to think they’re getting one value with a player and end up with something different altogether.

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UPDATE: Draisaitl to AHL

Jason Gregor
October 05 2015 10:18AM

The next 24 hours will be hectic for some NHL teams. They need to be down to their 23-man roster tomorrow, so any player requiring waivers will need to be waived today.

We've already seen a few NHL veterans on waivers. Look for more to appear on the wire today.

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Monday Mailbag - October 5th

October 05 2015 08:00AM

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It's the Monday before the NHL regular season begins. In a few short days we will be taking over the Pint Downtown and celebrating Connor McDavid's first NHL game as an Oiler. (Tickets are available here BTW. Until then we will all be finding ways to kill company time and days off the calendar. The Mailbag is here to help you kill a few minutes of the wait. I need questions for next week's Mailbag so fire away by email at or by DMing me on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk if you have something you want to ask.

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Keeping Up With The Condors

Scott Zerr
October 04 2015 03:13PM


The Condors have wrapped up their AHL pre-season and now it’s time to get down to business with starting the regular season on Friday night against Todd Nelson and the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The problem is they don’t exactly know who is going to be along for the ride. The Edmonton Oilers need to sort a few things out and the NHL waiver wire will help that effort. 

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