Scott Zerr
October 06 2016 07:00AM


It’s a wild uncertainty when considering whether the Bakersfield Condors will be any better this season than they were a year ago.

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October 05 2016 06:48PM

Reto Berra is on waivers tonight, the Florida Panthers finding themselves with an embarrassment of riches in net as the season nears. For the Edmonton Oilers and Peter Chiarelli, it is an extreme opportunity to right a possible wrong of summer—and shore up an extremely important position.

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Hendricks injury creates concern and opportunity

Jason Gregor
October 05 2016 02:20PM

Another game, another injury.

Patrick Maroon, Oscar Klefbom, Kris Versteeg, Iiro Pakarinen, Brandon Davidson and now Matt Hendricks have been injured so far this preseason. Maroon only missed a week and he looked great last night scoring a goal and adding an assist. Klefbom was also only out a few days. Davidson and Versteeg still aren't skating, but they are listed as day-to-day. Pakarinen is out a month and Hendricks will be out weeks according to head coach Todd McLellan. It has not been a good start, injury-wise, for the Oilers.

Hendricks was a lock to be the fourth line left winger on opening night and he would have been the on the Oilers' first PK unit with Mark Letestu. His injury has opened the door for Anton Slepyshev and Tyler Pitlick to earn a spot on the roster, but it creates a hole on the PK unit.

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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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