Andrew Ference named captain of the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
September 29 2013 08:11AM

 

Dallas Eakins broke the news that Andrew Ference will be the new captain of the Edmonton Oilers when he tweeted the picture above on Sunday morning.

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умный (SMART)

Lowetide
September 29 2013 07:13AM

This is Bogdan Yakimov scoring his first KHL goal earlier this season. Yakimov is playing depth minutes but scoring at a very nice clip, and his contributions for Neftekhimik have him front and center on the list of Oilers prospects progress in 2013-14.

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No Cigar: Eight Years Out

Robin Brownlee
September 28 2013 01:09PM

When I picked the Edmonton Oilers to make the playoffs last season I was playing a hunch despite plenty of evidence I'd be wrong. I was, of course, as the Oilers made it seven straight years out of the post-season.

Picking the Oilers to miss the playoffs in 2013-14 is no such matter. It is, despite my sense there has been more optimism about Edmonton's chances from pundits around the NHL, not to mention long-suffering fans in the City of Champions, going with the odds instead of against them.

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A TRICK OF THE TAIL

Lowetide
September 28 2013 11:09AM

In 2009 fall, Jean-Francois Jacques rode an impressive pre-season (5, 3-1-4 +1) into an opening night spot on the 1line for the Edmonton Oilers. He would get only 4 goals during the regular season, but the TC (and Pat Quinn's endorsement) gave his career a push and he played 100 NHL games 2009-11. How much does pre-season scoring mean?

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POSSESSION PLAYERS

Lowetide
September 27 2013 11:36PM

Steve MacIntyre was hurt tonight (well, he hurt himself) and may be headed to IR along with four other guys. The Oilers played what observers described as a "poor" final pre-season game and will now ready themselves for the regular season debut this coming week.

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