Monday Mailbag - September 15th

baggedmilk
September 15 2014 02:30PM

mailbag

The weekend is over, you're back at work, and you need a way to kill some time. With that, I introduce another edition of the Monday Mailbag. The mailbag only works because of you guys, if you have a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com. Enjoy the break from productivity, my friends.

Read Article | 22 Comments

EBERLE AND RNH: MORE, PLEASE

Robin Brownlee
September 15 2014 12:40PM

image (18)

Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins occupy positions at the top of the marquee and the pay scale with the Edmonton Oilers, so it’s no big surprise GM Craig MacTavish expects them to perform like it.

Read Article | 42 Comments

Ramsay, Hall and pre camp notes

Jason Gregor
September 15 2014 10:46AM

2wcmlwn

The Oilers rookies wrap up their rookie tournament in Penticton this afternoon before flying back to Edmonton to prepare for Wednesday's tilt vs. the U of A Golden Bears at Clare Drake Arena.The veterans partake in medicals on Thursday, step on the ice Friday and Saturday before the first preseason games on Sunday vs. the Flames.

The Oilers and Flames will play two games this coming Sunday, one in each city, but before the games begin here are some notes prior to the start of the Oilers 35th NHL season.

Read Article | 23 Comments

Opening Day

Pengellyink
September 15 2014 07:48AM

thaw

Read Article | 33 Comments

What Klefbom and Nurse need to do to crack the Oilers’ 2014-15 roster

Jonathan Willis
September 15 2014 07:30AM

84-Klefbom-4

It’s certainly fair to argue about the quality of the top-end guys, but the depth on the Oilers' blue line is unquestionably the best it’s been in some years. The team has six NHL veterans signed to one-way contracts, and Martin Marincin all but inked into a spot on the roster.

Given those numbers, how can two of the team’s most exceptional prospects – Darnell Nurse and Oscar Klefbom – possibly crack the roster? Craig MacTavish was recently asked by TSN’s Bob McKenzie whether those guys had a shot at making the team, and Edmonton’s general manager made it abundantly clear what would need to happen for either of them to be in the opening night roster.

Read Article | 24 Comments