September 07 2015 07:11PM
Sometime tomorrow (possibly Wednesday) the Edmonton Oilers will release their rookie camp roster for the Penticton trip. The list is bound to include Darnell Nurse and Connor McDavid (in photo by Connor Mah) and several other future NHL players. We've grown accustomed to a 'backwards season' in Edmonton, where the draft and rookie camps represent the highlight and the playoffs are a time for draft watches and some other city raising Stanley. It's been so long, and there's probably some blacktop to go before we see the playoffs in Edmonton. I've said it before and I'll say it now: This team HAS to turn north this season.
September 07 2015 10:02AM
Connor McDavid is going to move into Taylor Hall's house when he arrives in Edmonton. For some fans this was a bit of a surprise, but when you take a step back it makes a lot of sense for the young phenom.
September 07 2015 08:00AM
It's a long weekend Monday and we're back with another edition of the Mailbag. Each and every week, I take your questions and send them out to the Nation writers so that you have an opportunity to learn something. As always, I need questions for next week and if you have something you can you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me at @jsbmbaggedmilk on Twitter. You know the rules. With that, here is this week's mailbag. Enjoy!
September 06 2015 10:52AM
No matter how we look at the Oilers power lines, there's only one real opening (2 RW) as the team enters camp. Portside Taylor Hall and Benoit Pouliot, pivots Nuge and McDavid are RW houses Jordan Eberle. That last spot will probably see several candidates in pre-season and during the regular year but there's one obvious candidate who could solve the problem for the next decade. Or is it two?
September 05 2015 05:48PM
The Edmonton Oilers are under new management and fate has given them a tremendous chance to turn north in one fell swoop. As we get closer to training camp, the possibility of bringing in players on tryout deals exists. A veteran like Curtis Glencross or Jan Hejda might be able to help and the risk is minimal. Why would a team pass on the opportunity? For one very good reason.