Questions on Defence: Part three

Jason Gregor
September 21 2016 10:07AM

In part three of this series we will look at Mark Fayne.

Fayne is 29 years old and has played 385 NHL games, second most on the Oilers blueline behind Andrej Sekera. He has NHL experience, and the Oilers need him to be steady this season.

The most pressing question surrounding Fayne is: Can he be a steady, reliable D-man in Edmonton?

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Kent Wilson
September 21 2016 09:52AM


Team North America lost a heartbreaker to Russia in their previous game, completely outshooting and outchancing Ovechkin and pals in the final frame only to come up one goal short. The upstart young stars team has been full value so far this tournament, providing entertaining, high-octane hockey that puts their opponents on their heels. 

The kids face a stiff test in Team Sweden today, however. The Swede's roster is filled with NHL stars, both of the grizzled vet and young star variety. Sweden's blueline is especially imposing, featuring Erik Karlsson, Hampus Lindholm, Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larrson and Anton Stralman. 

Team North America started to look like a Cinderella story in the making after an impressive start to the tournament. Can they get past Sweden today or does the fairy tale end?

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September 21 2016 07:00AM

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So last night we were sitting around watching the World Cup of Hockey match on the TV waiting for the NHL season to begin. Whether or not the tournament is a real thing or a brilliant negotiating tactic against the Olympics remains to be seen.

What does not remain to be seen is the impact of Connor McDavid. 

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Canada becomes 2-0 and sends Americans packing in 4-2 victory.

Jacob Stoller
September 20 2016 09:39PM

Canada vs USA, in Toronto with a chance to go 2-0 against a long time rival, what an exciting game to be had, one may have thought. But while the fast paced hockey from both sides excited the building and the livings rooms of Canadian fans, one team came out on top by a considerable landslide and no close and exciting game was to be had.

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September 20 2016 07:45PM

One year ago, the Edmonton Oilers left the station with eight defensemen on their opening night roster. Good that they did, as the likely extra man—Brandon Davidson—turned out to be a long awaited minor league player who did develop properly. With the news today that Eric Gryba has accepted an invite from the Edmonton Oilers, could we see 8D again opening night this year?

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