September 14 2015 09:54PM

fuck yes

When you’re first falling in love with hockey as a kid, the gap between the basement hockey you play with your dad and the professionals is small. From your perspective, you’re a hockey player – it’s pretty much your entire identity – and when hockey players reach a certain age, they play on TV, in the NHL, for their favourite team, and it’s super fun.

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Rookie Camp Condors

Scott Zerr
September 14 2015 06:09PM


The Young Stars Tournament in Penticton wrapped up on Monday, and while there’s still oodles to be worked out at the main training camp, a few players might be making things very interesting for the Oilers’ top affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.

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Peter Chiarelli lays out the challenge for Darnell Nurse and Leon Draisaitl

Jonathan Willis
September 14 2015 03:43PM

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On Saturday night, TSN’s Bob McKenzie interviewed Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli. We’ve had a number of posts on this site hitting on what was said because the wide-ranging conversation gives us a glimpse into the mind of the man tasked with reviving the Oilers.

Among other points, Chiarelli gave us a glimpse into his philosophy regarding young players, specifically Darnell Nurse and Leon Draisaitl.

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Robin Brownlee
September 14 2015 11:12AM


The cliché, “it’s not how you start but how you finish,” certainly applies to Edmonton’s second NHL season. The Oilers not only made the playoffs for the second straight year despite another poor start, they grabbed the attention of the old guard by sweeping the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the post-season on the way to a second-round meeting with the New York Islanders.

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Monday Mailbag - September 14th

September 14 2015 08:00AM


Can you believe it's finally the week of the Golden Bears and Oilers rookie game? Seriously! Go check your calendars to make sure I'm not dreaming - I'll wait here. Okay good. The problem with feeling all this excitement is that we have to wait all the way until Wednesday for Connor McDavid and the other rookies to suit up against the Bears at Rexall Place. Luckily the mailbag is here to help you kill a little bit of that time. If you'd like to have a question featured you can email it to me at or DM me on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.

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