September 24 2015 11:51AM
Quiet and reliable is about as sexy and attention-grabbing as driving a minivan, so it’s no surprise to me a lot of fans of the Edmonton Oilers, if not the vast majority, were looking right past Griffin Reinhart and fixing their gaze on Darnell Nurse when training camp began.
September 24 2015 09:54AM
It’s the day after game three of the preseason so now seems like as good a time as any to start reading too much into what we saw on the ice. Here are a few of the things I saw out there from two key members of the Oiler blueline. Join me in the comment section to tell me how little anything we observe means in September.
September 23 2015 10:27PM
I don't worry too much about the score in preseason games, especially when the opposition ices a lineup with minimal NHL players. The Jets roster had limited NHL talent, but the players who dressed are still trying to impress Paul Maurice, so the Oilers, despite having more skill, still needed to work hard.
September 23 2015 06:26PM
The good news about split squad games is that it eliminates two preseason games in one night. Todd McLellan is not a fan, because he didn't get to watch 20 players up close to see how they reacted on the road against a more established NHL roster, and I can understand his frustration, but selfishly, I like getting to the meat of the preseason games.
The Jets lineup tonight will be similar to the one the Flames dressed in Edmonton on Monday, only a few NHL regulars, but it does give us another opportunity to see how the Oilers and McLellan are adapting to one another.
September 23 2015 02:59PM
My friends, once again it's time to put your hockey mind to use for a chance at glory and prizes. What am I talking about? The latest Nation Draft, of course. With the addition of Connor McDavid this season will be huge for the Oilers, and we wanted our regular season draft to follow suit. This is no ordinary Nation contest, my friends, you're going to want to get in on this one.