Leon Draisaitl: The offence is ready, the defence a work in progress

Jonathan Willis
September 28 2014 11:51PM

Draisaitl, Leon

The Oilers’ lopsided 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday featured a lovely combination of an inept offence and porous defence, but there were some exceptions to those trends.

One of them was rookie forward Leon Draisaitl, whose defensive game could have been better but who looked far, far better than the scoring wingers on his line when he entered the offensive zone.

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit

Nation World HQ
September 28 2014 01:21PM


Ladies and Gentlemen, here is Fantasy Hockey’s most detailed and helpful FREE fantasy hockey draft kit. With 300 player / goalie projections and analysis and a team-by-team season preview and breakdown, the 2014-15  DailyFaceoff Draft Kit is the only tool you will need to be successful on draft day.

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September 28 2014 11:35AM


This is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. If you're an Edmontonian and you've never been, get in your vehicle and drive around our city: It's very much the same. Saskatoon is by far Saskatchewan's prettiest city, owing to actual water running through it (Regina Regina Regina: What WHERE you thinking?).

Like Edmonton, Saskatoon has a wonderful history and love affair with hockey.

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Robin Brownlee
September 28 2014 09:51AM

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Would Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Jordan Eberle or Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers have the first clue what to do if an opposing player jumped them or forced them into a fight? Could they defend themselves?

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September 27 2014 09:56PM

kessy by ferguson

This is Kale Kessy. I believe he is the final transaction in the career of Steve Tambellini as Oilers GM—Tobias Rieder to Phoenix for Kessy—and it had that look of a terrible deal, one of those skill-for-nothing trades. Rieder looks like a million bucks, and Kessy—before training camp—looked exactly like a Coke Machine.

And then came fall 2014.

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