Monday Mailbag - September 21st

September 21 2015 08:00AM


Your weekend is over, you’re back to work, and looking (read: needing) for ways to kill company time. Enter your old friend - the mailbag.  It's the time where we can sit down together as a Nation and learn something. As always, I’ve taken your questions, passed them to our panel of geniuses, and waited for wisdoms to spill out of their brain boxes.  If you want to be included in the mailbag, email me at or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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Robin Brownlee
September 20 2015 05:44PM

All the debate about the merits and lack of same pertaining to Nail Yakupov during his first three seasons in the NHL has been intriguing and funny and all kinds of things in-between, but it’s time to get past all that and find out if and where Yakupov fits with the Edmonton Oilers.

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September 20 2015 03:58PM

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The Edmonton Oilers begin their pre-season schedule with split-squad games against the Flames here and in Calgary tomorrow. The team's prospects have already played a lot of hockey and the long season ahead is starting to gain some depth and detail. Early stars? Leon Draisaitl and several AHL contracts.

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September 20 2015 10:03AM

It's fun days for Oilers fans, as the news churns out updates hourly on a long list of exceptional talents. Klefbom signs! followed Hall scores two! and of course there are heart attack moments like the Nuge getting hit with a puck by Cam Talbot. Take the temperature of the average Oilers fan and it's 98.6 with a smile—and that stands in stark contrast with fans of other NHL teams when it comes to McDavid in Edmonton.

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Darnell Nurse will have to pass Griffin Reinhart to make the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
September 20 2015 08:00AM

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When Peter Chiarelli traded for Griffin Reinhart at the 2015 Draft, he did more than bring in a building block on the back end. He set up a formidable obstacle in the path of Darnell Nurse, who will now almost certainly have to pass the former No. 4 overall draft pick if he is to make the Oilers’ roster.

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