WEEKEND UPDATE!

Lowetide
September 20 2015 03:58PM

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The Edmonton Oilers begin their pre-season schedule with split-squad games against the Flames here and in Calgary tomorrow. The team's prospects have already played a lot of hockey and the long season ahead is starting to gain some depth and detail. Early stars? Leon Draisaitl and several AHL contracts.

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IT'S AN ILL WIND SHE BLOWS

Lowetide
September 20 2015 10:03AM

It's fun days for Oilers fans, as the news churns out updates hourly on a long list of exceptional talents. Klefbom signs! followed Hall scores two! and of course there are heart attack moments like the Nuge getting hit with a puck by Cam Talbot. Take the temperature of the average Oilers fan and it's 98.6 with a smile—and that stands in stark contrast with fans of other NHL teams when it comes to McDavid in Edmonton.

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DO PRE-SEASON PERFORMANCES MATTER?

Lowetide
September 19 2015 10:45AM

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As the Oilers gather this morning in Leduc, we're all watching each player (well, our favorites and a few others) and how they perform during the next two weeks. Does it matter? Yes and no.

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BLUE COLLAR

Lowetide
September 18 2015 02:54PM

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So many years and so many tears, wasted. The Edmonton Oilers cast away good men and true in the name of no one remembers and we walked countless steps to Rexall knowing in our hearts the season was in vain. The good times are on the way, but we can keep track of progress by checking off the boxes in reverse order of their disappearance a decade ago: Balance, reason, common sense. It's been a decade.

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A YEAR IN THE A?

Lowetide
September 15 2015 04:00PM

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Darnell Nurse arrives in pro hockey during a period of transition for the Edmonton Oilers organization. The club is feeling the burden of inflated contracts from under-performing veterans while also wanting to be patient with close to NHL-ready options. We know men like Nikita Nikitin and Andrew Ference have a 'due date' that extends to the end of their current deals, but could strong performances by the youngsters during training camp and in the fall hasten their departure?

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