Chris Johnston on McDavid: 'He's a special player who should be held to special standards'

Thomas Drance
September 10 2015 08:22AM

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From dampened tracksuits to potentially disastrous predatory offer sheets that failed to account for a pretty important CBA article, Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston has broken all kinds of colourful, interesting, and controversial stories in his career. 

This month Johnston has got a new sort of challenge though: tour the country and host four live hockey-talk shows in four different cities in four nights. It's called Puck Talks Live and it's coming to Edmonton! The event will take place at your favourite watering hole (the Pint on Whyte Ave., duh) on Thursday, Sept. 17 and you can buy tickets here. Jason Gregor will be there. Struds will too. Wanye won't be (or at least, not officially). 

Anyway we caught up with Chris to talk about the coming of Connor McDavid, and the Puck Talks Live event.

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September 09 2015 07:32PM

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The Edmonton Oilers are bringing in big defensemen via trade, draft and free agency at a rapid clip. Three new men arrived during draft weekend and free agent Day One, and there's more movement to come. Who will last the season? Who will be here next fall?

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Is There Room for Gazdic?

Jason Gregor
September 09 2015 01:31PM

Luke Gazdic is the most skilled Oilers forward when it comes to fisticuffs, but if he is going to be a regular in the lineup he'll need to be more than just a fighter. Gazdic lost a few pounds -- not that he was too heavy, he simply wanted to get leaner and quicker.

But he made it clear yesterday that doesn't mean he is trying to forget the role that got him to the NHL.

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The Daily Faceoff Fantasy Draft Kit

Nation World HQ
September 09 2015 01:14PM


Who should I pick first overall? How early should I draft Connor McDavid? Who will breakout this year? Do I really know what I'm doing? The DailyFaceoff draft kit is here to guide you through the fantasy darkness

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WWYDW: Oscar Klefbom’s contract extension

Jonathan Willis
September 09 2015 10:26AM


Last season, Oscar Klefbom established himself as a key building block in the Oilers’ defensive plans. He has one year remaining on his entry-level deal and will become a restricted free agent next summer. When should Edmonton extend him, and what kind of deal should they offer him?

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