September 22 2014 12:03PM
It’s way too early into our introduction to Leon Draisaitl to arrive at any conclusions as to what he’ll be as a finished product, but with what we’ve seen of him so far at training camp with the Edmonton Oilers, it’s probably safe to say he comes as advertised. This is a good thing.
September 22 2014 10:20AM
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September 21 2014 08:58PM
The Oilers defeated the Flames 3-1 at Rexall, but lost 1-0 in Calgary. Here is a quick recap of the game in Edmonton.
September 21 2014 11:02AM
For the past two seasons the Battle of Alberta has been the Battle of Basement, with the Oilers narrowly bettering the Flames in 2013, and Calgary finishing ahead last year. It feels like forever since these franchises have been simultaneously competitive, but despite their lack of on-ice success fans in both cities still despise their provincial rival.
Even though tonight's rosters will feature many players who will never suit up regularly for the Flames or Oilers, fans in both markets will be passionately rooting for the logo.
Until a Stanley Cup run is realistic, or even the playoffs for that matter, the BOA is the series you expect the Oilers to win.
September 21 2014 07:00AM
By now, the Edmonton Oilers getting slammed for their willingness to pay young players early is a bit of a tradition. It goes back to Brian Burke complaining about the Penner offer sheet and it basically hasn't stopped since.
The counterargument is that phrase in the title. If Edmonton had signed its kids to the two-year bridge deals which are so popular around the league, Taylor Hall would be one year away from RFA status and three years away from unrestricted free agency.