September 13 2015 11:30AM
I expected Edmonton Oilers’ GM Pete Chiarelli to intentionally set the bar low for Connor McDavid’s rookie season when he sat down with TSN’s Bob McKenzie in Penticton Saturday because, really, that’s the smart thing for him to do. He most certainly obliged.
September 13 2015 09:36AM
Peter Chiarelli sat down with Bob McKenzie of TSN yesterday and among the subjects of conversation (as you'd expect) was the defense. Chiarelli's views are a fascinating look into a man trying to improve a defense with a lot of problems.
September 12 2015 11:01PM
Connor McDavid, Mitch Moroz, Alex Loiseau, Loik Leveille and Ethan Bear were healthy scratches tonight. As I said yesterday, the Oilers had planned McDavid would not play back-to-back. He is not banged up from the Virtanen hit, this was their plan. I'm actually curious if he plays Monday when all the Oilers top management types are back in Edmonton for their charity golf tournament.
The Oilers and Flames both won yesterday, and both sides want to remain undefeated and win the tourney.
September 12 2015 08:00AM
The future of Edmonton's defense is more than a little bipolar. There is a great divide between what the left side of the ice should look like for the next half decade or so, and what the right side of the ice will look like. With TSN's Ryan Rishaug tweeting out some contract talk regarding Klefbom, the left side looks strong. The right side on the other hand...that's going to need some TLC.
September 11 2015 11:49PM
The Connor McDavid era unofficially began tonight in Penticton, and he was involved in the action early. The first two periods were very entertaining, before the Oilers erupted for four goals in the third period and dominated the Vancouver Young Stars 8-2.