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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GDB -3.0: Catch McLellan's Eye

Jason Gregor
October 04 2016 01:03PM


We are getting down to crunch time. The Oilers who are battling for jobs have three games to make a final strong impression for Todd McLellan. Some of them will play well and still be sent to the AHL, simply due to numbers, but these games are the final chance to ensure McLellan knows their strengths.

Eric Gryba is battling for a contract. Anton Lander is vying to keep a spot in the NHL. Nail Yakupov wants to keep his spot in the top-nine, while Jesse Puljujarvi,Griffin Reinhart, Tyler Pitlick, Dillon Simpson and Anton Slepyshev are hoping to earn a spot on the 23-man roster.

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A Morally Superior Lineup

Matt Henderson
October 04 2016 11:17AM

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There’s a very strange thing happening with the Oilers and the way we talk about the forward lines. I must admit, I don’t like it. There is a certain morality that is being applied to the topic that has no place existing. Its only purpose is to close the mind and, in Edmonton, it’s taken hold.

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