The Oilers in the Wake of McDavid's Injury

Dimitri Filipovic
November 05 2015 02:59PM

What happened to Connor McDavid in Tuesday night's game against the Flyers was a real punch to the gut. And that's coming from someone who has doesn't have anything resembling any ties or allegiances to the Edmonton Oilers franchise. Purely as a fan of hockey, it's nothing short of regrettable that we're going to be deprived of seeing and enjoying someone who has instantly become one of the most fun players in the league to watch for at least a couple of months. 

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New line combos...

Jason Gregor
November 05 2015 01:02PM

Connor McDavid's injury and Jordan Eberle's return to the lineup has forced Todd McLellan to change his top two lines.

In practice, Eberle skated on the right side with Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins slid into McDavid's spot in the middle of Nail Yakupov and Benoit Pouliot.

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Goaltending 101...

Jason Gregor
November 05 2015 09:00AM

I was a goalie for one game in Tom Thumb. I didn't like it all. I spent most of the game skating in circles around the net because I was bored. Every kid got to be a goalie for one game, and if you liked it you could play again. I never did.

I did lace them up a few times in our spirited road hockey games on Apache Crescent in Leduc, but after taking a frozen tennis ball in the junk when I was eleven, I never tried goal again. Kids like Darren White were much better in goal than I was and combined with the tennis ball incident, my days of putting on the pads officially ended when I was eleven.

I prefer offense. I've always appreciated goal scorers much more than goalies, plus I understand the forward position much better. However, in today's NHL goaltending is crucial for a team's success, so in order to learn the position more I reached out to a guy who understands the position.

Today, we break down the Flames' game winning goal from this past Saturday night.

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Anton Slepyshev demoted, Andrew Miller recalled

Jonathan Willis
November 04 2015 06:35PM


The Oilers made a roster move on Wednesday, sending little-used Russian winger Anton Slepyshev to the minors and bringing back the speedy Andrew Miller, a minor-league scorer capable of playing both wing and centre.

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WWYDW: The Edmonton Oilers’ Centre Depth Chart

Jonathan Willis
November 04 2015 02:05PM


Confirmation came Wednesday morning of Oilers’ fans worst fears. Connor McDavid, who has so spectacularly lived up to incredible hype in the early part of his NHL career, is going to miss months after breaking his collarbone.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask how Todd McLellan should proceed from here.

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