It Was Always Going To End This Way

The #Oilers have placed defenceman Nikita Nikitin on waivers for the purpose of assignment. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 3, 2015 Edmonton has placed Nikita Nikitin on waivers, potentially ending this experiment the only way it was ever going to play out.

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Nikita Nikitin Placed on Waivers

The Oilers have placed Nikita Nikitin on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the Bakersfield Condors. Let’s see if anyone takes the penny before he gets there.

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DARNELL NURSE: SURF’S UP, BUT NOT FOR LONG

The Oklahoma City Barons sent some good defensemen to the NHL, and the good ones weren’t in the minors long. As the Bakersfield Condors get ready to take flight, how long will it be for the next crop to be ready?

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Oilers’ Mclellan “happy” about the loss

Pump the brakes. The season is not over. The Oilers aren’t guaranteed another 28th place finish.  They lost a preseason game. They didn’t play well. They didn’t battle hard enough. All of this is true, and head coach Todd McLellan seemed almost happy it happened.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1981-82 SEASON

It was just their third NHL season, but everything about it looked like a coming out party for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers won 48 games and finished second in league standings with 111 points, scoring an NHL record 417 goals along the way. Wayne Gretzky scored 50 goals in 39 games and finished with…

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The Roundup

Trade rumors of Zajac to Toronto swirl, Brandon Sutter’s big expectations in Vancouver, Flames predicted to make playoffs, young core better positioned than Oilers, Maurice and Yeo clash in Winnipeg, Eberle out for a while in Edmonton, young kids making rosters, training camp cuts, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to…

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Canucks defeat Oilers 5-2.

The Oilers will not go undefeated in the 2015 preseason, after a 5-2 loss to the Canucks. They returned to reality after six consecutive victories. The Oilers, especially the defence, had a tough time handling the speed of the Canucks.

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GDB -2.0: Canucks-lite Visit Rexall

The Oilers haven’t allowed a goal in just over 147 minutes. I know it is the preseason, but thus far we have seen a significant improvement in their defensive zone awareness. We haven’t seen glaring mistakes, or five-star turnovers, and that has to be considered progress.

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Opportunity Knocks

View image | gettyimages.com When Anton Slepyshev was drafted I thought it was a good gamble by then GM Craig MacTavish. Today it looks like a great one. It might even go down as one of the best moves MacTavish made during his short and ill-fated tenure as general manager.

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WWYDW: Sorting out the Goaltending

It’s abundantly clear that Cam Talbot is going to enter the season as the Edmonton Oilers’ No. 1 goaltender. After that, though, things get decidedly unclear. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask our readers to explain how they would deal with the team’s two contenders for the job of…