September 12 2015 11:01PM
Connor McDavid, Mitch Moroz, Alex Loiseau, Loik Leveille and Ethan Bear were healthy scratches tonight. As I said yesterday, the Oilers had planned McDavid would not play back-to-back. He is not banged up from the Virtanen hit, this was their plan. I'm actually curious if he plays Monday when all the Oilers top management types are back in Edmonton for their charity golf tournament.
The Oilers and Flames both won yesterday, and both sides want to remain undefeated and win the tourney.
September 11 2015 11:49PM
The Connor McDavid era unofficially began tonight in Penticton, and he was involved in the action early. The first two periods were very entertaining, before the Oilers erupted for four goals in the third period and dominated the Vancouver Young Stars 8-2.
September 11 2015 02:36PM
The Oiler rookies stepped on the ice at 10:45 this morning in Penticton, and there were fans in the stands well before practice started, but the lineup outside the box office to purchase a few seats that just went on sale was much longer. McDavid Mania is alive in Penticton.
September 10 2015 10:35AM
The Oilers rookies have medicals this morning before flying to Penticton to start the 2015 Young Stars tournament. They play Vancouver tomorrow night (8:30 p.m. MST), Calgary on Saturday (8:30 p.m. MST) and Winnipeg Monday afternoon (12:30 MST).
September 09 2015 01:31PM
Gazdic is the most skilled Oilers forward when it comes to fisticuffs, but if
he is going to be a regular in the lineup he'll need to be more than just a
fighter. Gazdic lost a few pounds -- not that he was too heavy, he simply wanted to
get leaner and quicker.
But he made it clear yesterday that doesn't mean he is trying to forget the role that got him to the NHL.