PRE-SEASON UNDERWAY: OILERS LOSE TO FLAMES AT REXALL

Lowetide
September 15 2013 12:33AM

The Edmonton Oilers (the Rexall version) scored early and often but didn't play a full 60 minutes. The result? A shootout loss at the hands of the Calgary Flames. The split squads in each city ended up playing spoiler for the home fans, but the most important item--finding the 23 men for the final roster--came a little closer to focus in the two games. Here's my take on the Edmonton performers.

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Showboats!

Jonathan Willis
September 14 2013 10:32AM

Dallas Eakins has been making waves since taking over as head coach – he’s a man of definite opinions and hasn’t shied away from expressing them. On Friday, he took a shotgun to a particularly puerile complaint: players showing off.

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THE GENUINE ARTICLE

Lowetide
September 14 2013 08:46AM

Nail Yakupov is a splendid hockey player and an absolutely incredible quote. He's a flashy guy with a great deal of loyalty and continues to endear himself to Oilers Nation by saying exactly the right thing at the right time. The result is a growing bond between player and fanbase--I dare say that if the Yak Celly reaction happened today, critics would have been quiet that night (and that's not a bad thing). Nail Yakupov is larger than life, an emerging legend, and it's our good fortune to be along for the ride.

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REAR WINDOW UPDATE

Lowetide
September 13 2013 07:42PM

AHL teams have been grinding talented kids into a fine white powder and churning out checkers and role players to the NHL for 77 years. The pipeline to Edmonton from Oklahoma City has delivered Jeff Petry and little else so far; do the Oilers have anyone knocking on the door this fall? Are the Barons ahead of the Oilers own past in graduating AHLers to the best league on earth?

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FREE PRESEASON STREAKCRED RISES

Wanye
September 13 2013 03:01PM

 

Ever watch a TV show a couple times, decide that it sucks and then get completely shocked when it comes back for a second season? Yeah, StreakCred is exactly like that. Except that it doesn't suck. It's super fun. And this time we have a free preseason to get you hooked real nice like see?

OH AND THERE ARE TROPHIES THIS TIME AROUND

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