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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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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WWYDW: Who Gets Voted Off the Island?

Jonathan Willis
October 07 2015 05:40PM


We now know who will be on the opening night roster for the 2015-16 Edmonton Oilers. In this week’s edition of WWYDW, we’d like our readers to do two things. First, predict which of the players currently on the roster won’t be there by July 1, 2016. Secondly, we’d like to know who should be gone but won’t be and who will be gone but shouldn’t be.

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WWYDW: Sorting out the Goaltending

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2015 08:34PM


It’s abundantly clear that Cam Talbot is going to enter the season as the Edmonton Oilers’ No. 1 goaltender. After that, though, things get decidedly unclear. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask our readers to explain how they would deal with the team’s two contenders for the job of backup goalie.

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Eberle out 4-6 weeks; Oilers demote Nurse and others

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2015 10:52AM


One way or another, the list of healthy bodies in training camp is getting trimmed. Wednesday morning was a busy day on the news front for the Edmonton Oilers, as we learned both that star winger Jordan Eberle will be out of action for a significant period of time and that the team had made another round of training camp cuts.

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