Jonathan Willis
October 02 2016 12:30PM


It’s another busy day on the waiver wire. We’ve got a little bit of everything today. Famous prospects, unknown late bloomers, gritty mid-career guys trying to make it as fourth liners, and even a few proven NHL’ers trying to sneak a few more games in on their way down the career curve.  

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October 02 2016 10:43AM

There are been some good times for Nail Yakupov in Edmonton, but each fall brings the same questions. Does he have four years' experience, or one year's experience four times? Why does he have such a difficult time playing such a relatively easy position (defensively)? Can he make enough of a difference to play consistently on a scoring line? We have to be at some kind of crossroads, right?

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Oilers waive Musil and Beck, assign four others to the AHL

Jonathan Willis
October 01 2016 05:18PM


The Oilers trimmed their training camp roster by six names on Saturday. Four players were assigned outright to the Bakersfield Condors to the AHL, while two others - David Musil and Taylor Beck - will need to clear waivers to be sent down.

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Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/1/2016 Edition

Jonathan Willis
October 01 2016 03:56PM

With each passing day, we get closer to the start of the 2016-17 NHL season and hockey games with actual value in the standings. We also get closer to completed rosters, a fact which means the names on the waiver wire get more interesting by the day.

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September 30 2016 05:02PM

The Edmonton Oilers exhibition schedule is underway, and of course we are putting Drake Caggiula in the Hall of Fame and mad as hell at those lollygagging veterans. We all understand there are many miles to go in the pre-season, but Caggiula is doing some things to get noticed. Chief among them: Shooting the puck!

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