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TOP 100 OILERS: MIKE GRIER (49)

Embed from Getty Images There isn’t a single player on this list of Top 100 Oilers who was more of a longshot to play 1,000 games in the NHL than Mike Grier, and there hasn’t been anybody who did it with more professionalism and class during his time in Edmonton than the guy teammates called…

SPEED KILLS

The Edmonton Oilers sent out Patrick Russell this afternoon, the young college winger from St. Cloud State is gone from his first training camp. The scoring winger didn’t get much of a look in main camp, while the other college signings (Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning, Nick Ellis) are still here. Why the disconnect?

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GDB -6.0: Canuck Hunting

Embed from Getty Images Yesterday at practice Todd McLellan split the Oilers into two groups. The first one consisted of players they felt were destined for the AHL, while the second group had those vying for a spot on the Oilers. Tonight could be the last opportunity for those in the AHL group to grab…

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McDavid And Nuge Return To Training Camp, Edmonton Rejoices

Embed from Getty Images They’re back! Although the wonderous tournament that was the World Cup is over for Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, their NHL seasons are just beginning. They went, they played, they won a couple, lost one, and came back home to tell the tale. Fortunately for these two players, they arrived home injury free,…

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Canada wins Game 1 of World Cup Final

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS Look, I’m not going to bore you with a lot of details here, because this game probably already did a pretty damn good job of boring you with its action. Or lack thereof, rather. Team Canada cruised it’s way to an easy 3-1 victory in front of a half-full…

WHO IN THE WORLD IS RYAN VESCE?

Among the PTO’s on this year’s training camp roster of the Edmonton Oilers is Ryan Vesce. Who? Ryan Vesce is a 34 year old hockey player from Long Island who has an interesting background—and arrives at Oilers camp coming off a splendid KHL season.

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WCOH Final 1: Canada vs. Europe

It may not be the most perfect narrative, but it certainly could have been worse. In one corner, we have Canada, a team that everybody expected to be here, with a suffocatingly high level of talent and execution of their system that has found a way to make greatness seem almost boring. In the other,…

Is Caggiula More Than A Placeholder?

Embed from Getty Images The way I see it, he has three games to make his case. Tops. After three more preseason games (at the most) Leon Draisaitl will return to the Oiler lineup, done with his duties on Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey. By then, if Drake Caggiula hasn’t shown head…

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EARLY RETURNS

Embed from Getty Images Hard-luck forward Tyler Pitlick made the most of an unexpected appearance and looked like a keeper instead of a long shot. At the same time, heralded blue-chip rookie Jesse Puljujarvi, deemed by many to be a sure thing to crack the Edmonton Oilers’ line-up out of training camp, looked anything but….