HURRY, OCTOBER SKY

Lowetide
September 20 2016 07:45PM

One year ago, the Edmonton Oilers left the station with eight defensemen on their opening night roster. Good that they did, as the likely extra man—Brandon Davidson—turned out to be a long awaited minor league player who did develop properly. With the news today that Eric Gryba has accepted an invite from the Edmonton Oilers, could we see 8D again opening night this year?

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Eric Gryba and the Rest of the Oiler PTOs

Chris the Intern
September 20 2016 03:30PM

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The Oilers invited Eric Gryba to a professional tryout on September 2nd. Nearly three weeks later, Gryba finally accepted the offer, and will now be attending the Oilers training camp come Thursday. Gryba's grit and toughness make him an excellent depth defenceman, and would very much help the Oilers this season. Along with Gryba, the Oilers have signed six other players to PTO contracts this summer. Let's take a look at the options. 

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WCOH GAME 2: Canada vs. USA

Jason Gregor
September 20 2016 12:20PM

What a glorious day.

Canada can knock the USA out of the tournament with a victory tonight. A win would give the Red and White a 2-0 record and guarantee them a berth in the playoff round, along with Team Europe, while the USA would play the Czech Republic in a meaningless game on Thursday.

How fun would it be to end the American's tournament after only two games? I'd say about a trillion times more fun than it was to be a fan of any Canadian NHL team last year. You've earned it.

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WCOH Postgame: Russia beats North America in thriller

Jeff Veillette
September 19 2016 09:50PM

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We wanted fast paced, high energy hockey, and boy, did we ever get it. This was a game that not only lived up to expectation but pulled up the rest of the games surrounding it to really drive home the World Cup of Hockey's entertainment value, if not its oft-debated "legitimacy". A quick run of goals for the Russians gave the young North Americans the chance to attempt a comeback for the ages, and they almost pulled it off but fell just short in a 4-3 defeat.

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VIDEO: McDavid, Matthews, Scheifele combine for high-flying first tally

Jeff Veillette
September 19 2016 06:36PM

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Hockey fans at the Air Canada Centre got a bit of a taste of both their future and that of the National Hockey League, as Canadian franchise centrepieces Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, and Mark Scheifele combined for a jaw-dropping first period tally in Team North America's game against Russia.

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