The Condors Defence

Scott Zerr
August 26 2015 05:17PM


More than half of the defensive corps for the 2015-16 edition of the Bakersfield Condors is pretty well set in stone.

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WWYDW: Andrew Ference and the Captaincy

Jonathan Willis
August 26 2015 10:00AM


One of the subplots of this fall’s Oilers training camp will be the role of team captain Andrew Ference. The defenceman took a step back last year and saw his ice time reduced as the season wore on; arguably he isn’t among the top-six defencemen on Edmonton’s roster at this time.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask if he should or shouldn’t play, and what should happen to the captaincy in either event.

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Skipping School

Matt Henderson
August 26 2015 08:00AM


We’ll keep calling it the McDavid factor until someone else comes up with something catchy. He’s been the catalyst for sweeping changes in Oil Country. Even before being drafted he was responsible for the end of the Glory Days Oilers in management and the turnaround in respectability that the Oilers experienced. He’s unquestionably the reason why the Oilers have 36 nationally televised games scheduled. He’s also the reason why the team is going to play its annual rookie match against the University of Alberta Golden Bears in Rexall Place for the very first (and last) time.

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August 25 2015 05:15PM

paigin capture

Call me crazy but I'll take it: The KHL season is underway and Oilers' prospect Ziyat Paigin got into action for AK Bars earlier today. Music! Skates, pucks, nets, yelling at referees, bad coffee, GOD I wish I'd been there.

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How Peter Chiarelli built his last Stanley Cup winner

Jonathan Willis
August 25 2015 02:00PM

Peter Chiarelli

Peter Chiarelli was hired as Boston Bruins general manager on May 26, 2006. On June 15, 2011, he hoisted the Stanley Cup, having successfully built the Bruins up from the NHL basement to the pinnacle of the sport.

Edmonton Oilers fans obviously hope that Chiarelli will do the same with his new team, and so it’s worth looking at exactly what he did the last time around.

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