WWYDW: Which of the Oilers’ second-tier defensive prospects will stand out this year?

Jonathan Willis
September 23 2015 11:17AM


Much has been made of Darnell Nurse starting the camp in the No. 9 hole on defence, but it’s worth remembering that there is a whole list of defensive prospects even further back, some of them pretty good and quite close to being NHL-ready.

In this week’s edition of WWYDW, we ask which of the Oilers’ second-tier defensive prospects stands the best chance of emerging as a real NHL’er in the near future.

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September 22 2015 07:35PM

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Peter Chiarelli delivered his first Oilers roster to Todd McLellan and the two men are through the Penticton tournament and into pre-season on the way to the final 23-man list. No real signs from management and their leanings either way but it's early days. How's it going so far? 

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Capilano Rehab Center Injury Report - September 22, 2015

Chris the Intern
September 22 2015 04:59PM

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins took a puck off the face during training camp over the weekend by a clearing attempt made by Cam Talbot. I’m sure hitting one of our stars in the face is not how Talbot would like to make his first impression at the Oilers training camp, but accidents happen. 

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What Darnell Nurse Would Mean for the Condors

Scott Zerr
September 22 2015 02:29PM

It’s pretty clear that the Bakersfield Condors roster just got a whole lot stronger than many originally expected.

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Nurse to start in AHL?

Jason Gregor
September 22 2015 12:30PM


Todd McLellan didn't announce any cuts, but he did separate the Oilers into two groups this morning. Group A consists of players who are challenging for a spot on the Oilers roster, while Group B has players who seem destined for Bakersfield or Norfolk (ECHL).

Darnell Nurse is currently in Group B.

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