Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/5/2016 edition

Jonathan Willis
October 05 2016 01:30PM

It is a particularly busy day on the NHL waiver wire, which features at least one NHL-caliber forward, defenceman and goaltender. Most teams still have a lot of bodies in training camp, but the names on today’s list have to be tempting.

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Captain Connor

October 05 2016 12:22PM


Today, the Edmonton Oilers announced that Connor McDavid would be the 15th captain in franchise history. McDavid becomes the youngest Oiler to don the captaincy, becoming the first teenager to have the letter sewn onto his jersey. My friends, a new era is upon us. 

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Tanner Pearson suspended two games for hitting Brandon Davidson

Jonathan Willis
October 05 2016 11:55AM


The NHL Department of Player Safety has spoken: Los Angeles Kings winger Tanner Pearson will sit out the rest of the preseason, as well as L.A.'s first two regular season games, for a check to the head of Edmonton Oilers' defenceman Brandon Davidson.

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The Rogers Place Effect

Chris the Intern
October 05 2016 07:00AM

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We often refer to the McDavid effect, and how the young phenom attracts NHL free agents to the city like no other. Everybody wants to play with Connor. Everybody knows that because of him, the Oilers will have some serious Stanley Cup potential in the upcoming years. One player, in particular, was Milan Lucic. But Connor McDavid wasn't the ONLY reason that Milan Lucic chose to sign in Edmonton. A big, shiny, new building had a little something to do with his decision, and that building isn't stopping with Lucic. Rogers Place will be the reason Edmonton lands a number of upcoming sporting events as well. 

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Jonathan Willis
October 04 2016 02:30PM

The waiver wire list generally only gets better and better as training camps approach their end dates, and this year is no exception. Tuesday's list features some extremely interesting players.

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