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.
September 11 2015 05:00PM
Connor McDavid will don an Edmonton Oilers jersey in a professional-type game for the first time ever on Friday night when he suits up at the Young Stars tournament in Penticton, B.C..
When the puck drops McDavid will be facing a group of Canucks prospects that happens to feature several of his former Erie Otters teammates, including former line-mate Dane Fox, Brendan Gaunce and Kyle Pettit. We caught up with McDavid's former teammates following a pregame skate on Friday, to discuss what they anticipate from the McDavid experience on Friday night.
September 11 2015 02:36PM
The Oiler rookies stepped on the ice at 10:45 this morning in Penticton, and there were fans in the stands well before practice started, but the lineup outside the box office to purchase a few seats that just went on sale was much longer. McDavid Mania is alive in Penticton.