McDavid's Aggression

Matt Henderson
February 04 2016 07:00AM

Connor McDavid has all the tools. He has the brains to think the game at the highest level. He has the hands to make plays with the puck that even the world’s elite marvel at. He has wheels reminiscent of a young Pavel Bure. And he has the vision to find his teammates and see plays that are difficult to spot from a bird’s eye view of the ice. However, what ties it all together to make him the most dangerous player on the ice is his aggressiveness. It’s not enough that he just has these gifts. His genius is in the way he challenges the opposing skaters to keep up to him.

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Edmonton Oilers waive Luke Gazdic

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2016 09:00PM


On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers placed left wing Luke Gazdic on waivers, clearing a roster spot for defenceman Brandon Davidson to come off injured reserve. It couldn’t have been an easy decision for the team, but it was the right one.

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February 03 2016 07:11PM

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The Edmonton Oilers drafted Joey Laleggia out of the University of Denver in 2012. He finished his college career, signed and then turned pro last fall. A combination of things—drafting older players, trading draft picks for immediate help—has the Oilers facing an offseason with very little coming down the pipe. What does it mean? If my math is correct, expect to see several college, graduating junior and pro signings to replace the graduating amateurs from the draft.

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Robin Brownlee
February 03 2016 10:27AM


Connor McDavid is all of 14 games into his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers and I can’t think of another player wearing the silks of this franchise who has been this good this young and electrified an entire fan base the way McDavid already has since, well, you know . . . 

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Robin Brownlee
February 03 2016 07:00AM


The Edmonton Oilers already had four Stanley Cups in the trophy case when this season began, and it’s fair to say they could have had another one or two had the cards fallen their way. That’s exactly what happened in 1989-90 as the Oilers claimed their fifth Cup, the unlikeliest of the bunch.

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