David Musil and the bridge to nowhere

Jonathan Willis
October 20 2016 09:06AM


It’s been a tough few months for David Musil.

The Edmonton Oilers played hardball with the 2011 second-round pick in contract negotiations this summer, knocking the dollar figure low at both the NHL and AHL level. He cleared waivers after being cut early on this fall. And on Tuesday, he was a healthy scratch for Bakersfield’s first game of the AHL season.

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WWYDW: Critical Thresholds and Jesse Puljujarvi

Jonathan Willis
October 19 2016 03:00PM


Jesse Puljujarvi was a healthy scratch for the Edmonton Oilers’ game last night against the Carolina Hurricanes, and has averaged just 10:51 in the three games he has played. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask our readers to explain how they would handle the 18-year-old Finn if they ran the Oilers.

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GDB 2.0 Wrap Up: That's What First Place Looks Like

Jonathan Willis
October 14 2016 09:55PM



The Edmonton Oilers have played two games. The Edmonton Oilers have won two games. Even better, they've played both games against Calgary. Final score: 5-3 Oilers.

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I believe there was some concern regarding depth at right wing?

Jonathan Willis
October 13 2016 10:52AM


Outside of Jordan Eberle, the Edmonton Oilers entered their first game of the 2016-17 NHL season without any established middle-six players at right wing. This decision was criticized by many, including yours truly, but on opening night the club’s depth players did everything they could to quiet those concerns.

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WWYDW: Balanced Scoring or Loaded Lines?

Jonathan Willis
October 12 2016 03:30PM


Leon Draisaitl will start the year playing at centre, but it seems virtually certain that he’ll also see right wing fairly early in the 2016-17 NHL season. Where he ultimately ends up is a key component of today’s What Would You Do Wednesday question: Should the Oilers run a relatively balanced three-line attack or load their scorers on two lines?

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