Robin Brownlee
July 28 2015 08:00AM

It’s an understatement to say Connor McDavid is generating the kind of expectations and anticipation we haven’t experienced since Sidney Crosby entered the NHL in 2005, and that hullabaloo isn’t limited to fans of the Edmonton Oilers.

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July 27 2015 02:01PM


Todd McLellan is going to have a lot of options this fall when it comes to filling out his lineup. Most of us are focused (with good reason) on the scoring lines as the mind soars with the possibilities. One thing we should be prepared for? As was the case in the 1980's, forward pairs may be the order of the day.

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Monday Mailbag - July 27th

July 27 2015 08:00AM


Whether you're killing time at work, or sitting on your couch in your Captain America pyjamas, the mailbag is here to help you kill off a little bit of your Monday.  Whether that time killed is company time (preferable), or you're killing time until it's socially acceptable to drink - we don't care - we just care that you're here. Thank you. If you have a question for the mailbag, you can email me at or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.  Until then, I present to you the masterpiece known as the Mailbag.

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July 26 2015 03:59PM

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Edmonton Oilers fans have fresh new names to discuss this summer and we're all anticipating Connor McDavid's arrival this fall. Added to the gifted incumbents (you know their names) and the grizzled veterans (you know them too, not sure they'd like being called grizzled) there's not much room up front for youth not named Connor or Leon. There might be room for one name, though. His name is Iiro.

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Lander: Long Overdue

Matt Henderson
July 26 2015 01:51PM

We often associate Anton Lander with the concept of rushing a prospect along too quickly for his development, but I’m not sure this is entirely fair. Make no mistake, the decision to keep him in the NHL for 56 games in 2011-2012 was reckless and definitely evidence of rushing Lander along, however that one decision is an outlier when it comes to the patience the Oilers have shown to the Swedish center.

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