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July 29 2016 05:00AM
Auston Mattews contract saga over nothing, how do the best NHL teams structure their salary cap, Trevor Linden speaks, Flames off-season report card, all signs point to Connor McDavid to be Oilers next Captain, Pacific division preview, size doesn't matter, Evander Kane, The Tragically Hip and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
July 28 2016 09:25PM
The Edmonton Oilers appear set at the NHL level at center, but the loan of Bogdan Yakimov to his KHL team means the Bakersfield Condors will have a new look at the position this fall. Let's have a look at the candidates for center in the AHL.
July 28 2016 02:10PM
Yesterday, Todd McLellan confirmed the Oilers will indeed have a captain for the upcoming season and Connor McDavid seems like the obvious choice. McDavid turned 19 years young on January 13th. He will be 19 years and 273 days old when the season begins on October 12th. If he is captain on opening night he'll surpass Gabriel Landeskog as the youngest captain in NHL history.
Landeskog was 19 years and 286 days when he was named captain in Colorado. Sidney Crosby was 19 years and 297 days with Pittsburgh and Vinny Lecavalier was 19 years and 315 days when Tampa Bay handed him the captaincy.
Handing the captaincy to a teenager has had mixed results.
July 28 2016 12:04PM
In an article from Jim Matheson, Todd McLellan spoke about the Hall trade, Adam Larsson, and the Oilers in general. Without getting too much into the “that’s the price you have to pay” argument, the section about Larsson’s role and impact is more relevant moving forward.
July 28 2016 09:00AM
Here are the top ten reasons that Jordan Eberle will make the perfect Oilers captain.