GDB -3.0: Catch McLellan's Eye

Jason Gregor
October 04 2016 01:03PM


We are getting down to crunch time. The Oilers who are battling for jobs have three games to make a final strong impression for Todd McLellan. Some of them will play well and still be sent to the AHL, simply due to numbers, but these games are the final chance to ensure McLellan knows their strengths.

Eric Gryba is battling for a contract. Anton Lander is vying to keep a spot in the NHL. Nail Yakupov wants to keep his spot in the top-nine, while Jesse Puljujarvi,Griffin Reinhart, Tyler Pitlick, Dillon Simpson and Anton Slepyshev are hoping to earn a spot on the 23-man roster.

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A Morally Superior Lineup

Matt Henderson
October 04 2016 11:17AM

Nuns Hockey

There’s a very strange thing happening with the Oilers and the way we talk about the forward lines. I must admit, I don’t like it. There is a certain morality that is being applied to the topic that has no place existing. Its only purpose is to close the mind and, in Edmonton, it’s taken hold.

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Robin Brownlee
October 04 2016 07:00AM


As the Edmonton Oilers of today continue to search for a right-handed defenceman who can move the puck and generate points from the back end, I can’t help but hop into my hockey time machine and think how perfect a fit diminutive Finn Risto Siltanen would be now, just as he was when the Oilers broke into the NHL in 1979-80.

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Pearson to have a hearing for Davidson hit

Zach Laing
October 03 2016 05:00PM

The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Tanner Pearson will have a hearing for his illegal check to the head of Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson.

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Jonathan Willis
October 03 2016 03:00PM


We're still waiting for real hockey games, but there won't be a dull day off the ice between now and the start of the NHL regular season. Monday kicks off another week and another batch of players for the waiver wire.

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