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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Find Them, Keep Them

Matt Henderson
September 19 2015 05:34PM

When news broke that the Oilers signed Oscar Klefbom to a seven year deal at $4.167 million per season I, along with many in Oilers Nation, was very pleased. However, to many outsiders who definitely don't watch the team closely, the deal raised eyebrows. Let them raise their eyebrows. The Oilers need to find good players and keep good players. This deal ensures they get to keep one for the prime years of his career.

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Report: Oscar Klefbom Agrees to Seven-Year Extension

Jonathan Willis
September 19 2015 01:35PM


It appears that Oscar Klefbom is going to be part of the Oilers for the long haul. On Saturday morning, TSN's Ryan Rishaug reported that the defenceman had agreed to a seven-year contract extension with the team, with the deal to be finalized shortly.

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Pity the poor forwards trying to crack the Oilers’ roster

Jonathan Willis
September 19 2015 12:45PM


We got our first look at how the Oilers’ revamped hockey operations staff views it’s (also somewhat revamped) forward corps yesterday as training camp opened. Todd McLellan’s day one lines were intelligent and make it painfully clear how difficult it’s going to be for Edmonton’s fringe NHL types to hang on to roster spots.

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September 19 2015 10:45AM


As the Oilers gather this morning in Leduc, we're all watching each player (well, our favorites and a few others) and how they perform during the next two weeks. Does it matter? Yes and no.

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