Monday Musings...

Jason Gregor
September 22 2014 01:34PM

The Oilers took their CBA-mandated one day off a week today, and they will be back on the ice tomorrow in Leduc. The players will get to enjoy Dallas Eakins' on-ice beep test. "It's brutal," said a few players last week, but this year the test will be done at the end of practice not at the start, so the players are happy about that at least.

More musings....

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Robin Brownlee
September 22 2014 12:03PM

It’s way too early into our introduction to Leon Draisaitl to arrive at any conclusions as to what he’ll be as a finished product, but with what we’ve seen of him so far at training camp with the Edmonton Oilers, it’s probably safe to say he comes as advertised. This is a good thing.

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Monday Mailbag - September 22

September 22 2014 10:20AM


As far as I'm concerned, you've worked about as much as is necessary for today - it's time to take a break and learn something.  To make the mailbag work I need your questions.  If you have something you'd like to ask our writers, email me at  Enjoy wasting company time, dear friends.

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Post game report from Rexall...

Jason Gregor
September 21 2014 08:58PM


The Oilers defeated the Flames 3-1 at Rexall, but lost 1-0 in Calgary. Here is a quick recap of the game in Edmonton.

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GDB -8.0 & -7.0

Jason Gregor
September 21 2014 11:02AM


For the past two seasons the Battle of Alberta has been the Battle of Basement, with the Oilers narrowly bettering the Flames in 2013, and Calgary finishing ahead last year. It feels like forever since these franchises have been simultaneously competitive, but despite their lack of on-ice success fans in both cities still despise their provincial rival.

Even though tonight's rosters will feature many players who will never suit up regularly for the Flames or Oilers, fans in both markets will be passionately rooting for the logo.

Until a Stanley Cup run is realistic, or even the playoffs for that matter, the BOA is the series you expect the Oilers to win.

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