WEEKEND UPDATE!

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The Edmonton Oilers begin their pre-season schedule with split-squad games against the Flames here and in Calgary tomorrow. The team’s prospects have already played a lot of hockey and the long season ahead is starting to gain some depth and detail. Early stars? Leon Draisaitl and several AHL contracts.

PENTICTON TOURNAMENT

  1. LW Josh Winquist, 3GP, 4-1-5.
  2. C Leon Draisait, 3GP, 2-3-5. 
  3. L Braden Christoffer, 3GP, 3-1-4.
  4. C Alexis Loiseau 2GP, 2-2-4.
  5. C Kyle Platzer 3GP, 1-2-3. 
  6. D Joey Laleggia 2GP, 1-2-3. 
  7. L Connor Rankin 3GP, 2-0-2. 
  8. C Connor McDavid 1GP, 1-1-2.
  9. R Greg Chase 2GP, 0-2-2.
  10. R Cole Sanford 3GP, 0-2-2. 
  11. R Anton Slepyshev 3GP, 1-0-1. 
  12. D Darnell Nurse 2GP, 1-0-1. 
  13. D Loik Leveille 2GP, 0-1-1. 
  14. L Mitchell Moroz 1GP, 0-1-1. .
  15. R Rihards Bukarts 3GP, 0-0-0.
  16. D Colton Waltz 3GP, 0-0-0.
  17. D Ben Betker 3GP, 0-0-0. 
  18. C Marco Roy 2GP, 0-0-0. 
  19. C Cole Linaker 2GP, 0-0-0. 
  20. C Tyler Soy 2GP, 0-0-0.
  21. D Kevin Davis 2GP, 0-0-0.
  22. D Ethan Bear 2GP, 0-0-0.
  23. D Caleb Jones 2GP, 0-0-0. 
  24. G Eetu Laurikainen 2GP, 3.08 .904. 
  25. G Jordan Papirny 1GP, 3.00 .912. 
  26. G Keven Bouchard 1GP, 4.48 .867. 

The Oilers had a very successful tournament, players who stood out in a good way included Drasiatil, Braden Christoffer, Josh Winquist, Joey Laleggia and Eetu Laurikainen.

GOLDEN BEARS V ROOKIES

  1. Leon Drasaitl 1-3-4
  2. Connor McDavid 0-3-3
  3. Joey Laleggia 1-1-2
  4. Cole Sanford 1-1-2
  5. Braden Christoffer 0-2-2
  6. Josh Winquist 1-0-1
  7. Alexis Loiseau 1-0-1
  8. Anton Slepyshev 1-0-1
  9. Caleb Jones 0-1-1

Fabulous game, McDavid made several astounding plays and his brilliant speed was on full display. Two plays, one a backcheck that required great speed and another a breakaway pass that required fabulous speed and hand-eye coordination, were definitely memorable. Leon Draisaitl was the best player on the ice, full stop.

This afternoon the Oilers cut nine players from their roster and the cuts are several days early compared to last season, when the cuts came after the SS game against Calgary. Source

USHL

D John Marino 3GP, 0-1-1 (pre-season)

EURO

  1. D William Lagesson 4GP, 1-1-2 (Sweden U20 Int’l competition)
  2. D Ziyat Paigin 8GP, 0-1-1 (KHL)
  3. G Miroslav Svoboda 5GP, 3.84 .876 (Czech 2)

Photo by Trevor Wear. All rights reserved.

    • Shit bitch cunt fuck

      Good to see, no sense having a over crowded training camp. I like the idea of getting the numbers down quickly, that way well gel as a team quicker and develop chemistry.

      The more I think about our D, the more I see it being a huge strength of ours in 1-2 years. This year our D should be at least league average and its only going to get better.. Especially now with some actual coaches who know how to win.

      Nurse-Sekera
      Klefbom-Reinhart

      In 1-2 years will be just as good, if not better than:

      Brodie-Hamilton
      Gio-Wideman

      And we all know the forward comparisons… Heheh sorry Flamers, whenever they get good, we get gooder

      • ATL Oiler

        In two years, you won’t see Wideman with the Flames. You will see names like Hickey, Andersson, Kylington, Kulak, Wotherspoon etc. Flames have 3 elite and a guy who got 56 points last year. The 3 names you won’t recognize are 18 and will be in the World Junior tournament this year. Another is in the mix for Sweden too. The Flames will also have the starting goalie for Canada and he isn’t even their top goalie prospect. Calgary doesn’t have the draft pedigree at forward that Edmonton does but at this point they have good balance and are young. Their center scored over 30 in his second year and will only get bigger and better. I’m not criticizing the Oilers and their future but to say the Flames aren’t building something pretty good would be an error.

    • TheBirdOfAnger

      Leon-Anton-Yakkity Yak.
      That 3L makes me so nervous & yet so giddy!
      The old regime set these kids up to fail; Full Stop.
      For me this is like naked Scarlett Johansson on a unicorn. I’m standing at the bus stop, will she pick me up or just keep riding?

    • Joy S. Lee

      I didn’t say the flames weren’t building something good, they are… Just not as good as the oilers. I’m assuming youre referring to Brodie, Hamilton and gio as your “elite” guys. My point is in a year or two our 3 elite D men in Nurse, Klefbom and Reinhart will have surpassed all your “elite” D men minus maybe Hamilton. not to mention we have sekera in his prime as well… I can list great prospects we have in our system (laleggia, Davidson, bear etc) every team has great prospects (except the nucks)… Nobody knows how prospects will turn out and it’s been confirmed kylington has attitude issues so you guys can have him, there’s a reason he went 60th. Same goes for your goalie argument, we have Brossoit who is trending to be a stud, and many other good bets. The flames are good, no argument there. But I don’t think you guys have the firepower up front to be in the elite class like the Hawks, ducks, lightening and soon to be… OILERS

      • a lg dubl dubl

        You list the Flames prospects as not certain which is true yet you lust the Oiler prospects as certain to surpass the Flames including Brodie. Also, Kylington has been great thus far but there were concerns as you say but, remember, Yak had his agent in town a year and a half asking for a trade

      • Joy S. Lee

        You’re assuming a lot. This is why they play the games. No one knows for sure how it’s going to go; in fact, we haven’t beaten them much lately, so our guys have a ways to go before we can proclaim such dominance, thanks. It’s okay, because it’s all about the journey, anyway, but you might be best served to not get ahead of yourself. The Flames do have a good assortment of talent in their system, and they also seem to have a system that the players enjoy playing in, and terrific leadership. I’d call that a major challenge for the Northern team. Chill out; I like the Oilers’ chances, too, but we’re a long way from fully developed.

    • Joy S. Lee

      The cuts should be early. The sooner the better. Get the axe swing early to avoid any disappointments and or hard feelings. Focus on the core elements of the roster. Keep camp competitive by making sure that the those at camp are really not just training camp fodder but prospects who have a real shot.
      Eakins had Acton and Hamilton. Its time we clear the dead wood early on to ensure that the start of the season and during the preseason we are getting the core of this team on the same page. Not stumbling through the first 10 games because we still are trying to get players on the same page.

      I like the fact that TM has already established his pairs on the forward lines and on D. Lets make sure McDavid knows who he is playing with going into the season. Lets make sure the PP and PK is set sooner rather than later.

      No pissing around is what I am seeing from TM.
      And btw thank you PC for setting the bar for Nurse and others with that OK contract. That is going to be a value contract big time.

      The only thing that has me concerned is NN. Please lord cannot we send him to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for a bag of footballs.They need practice pylons in Regina don’t they?

    • For Pete's Sake!

      I’ve gotta say, I really like the AHL signings of Braden Christoffer and Alexis Loiseau. A great couple of additions to develope talent and depth on the farm. A couple of late bloomers that could turn out to be great depth players for the Oilers in the future.