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A few thoughts on tonight’s Oilers-Flames tilt

The Edmonton Oilers iced a skilled team tonight against the Calgary Flames in Penticton but the inexperience of the forward group cost them for much of the game. The Flames best players pushed for the first 40 minutes, with Dylan Wells and a solid Edmonton defense holding the opposition at bay. In the third period,…

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Countdown to the season: Question 7 and Benning

Matt Benning had a solid rookie season. He wasn’t expected to be a regular in the lineup, but his consistent play forced the coaching staff to play him more minutes as the season progressed, and Benning never looked overwhelmed. The 23 year old could play a much larger role this season. Yesterday I spoke to…

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At Random: Getting Started

With rookies and veterans alike having filed back into town in preparation for training camp and players talking hockey Thursday before the Edmonton Oilers rookies jetted off to Penticton for the Young Stars Classic, getting started was a popular topic – in more ways than one — when the notepads and microphones came out.

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Call Them Again

Hockey season is upon us and once again we are reminded that we live in a world where Connor McDavid is an Edmonton Oiler. Coming off his first full season in which he won the Art Ross and the Hart trophies as well as a playoffs where he was not as offensively proficient as he…

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The Roundup

Auston Matthews just an average shooter; Flames have cap flexibility now; 3 questions remain for Oilers heading into the season; Jets extend coach and GM; Offer sheets, Dylan Larkin, Bo Horvat, Rookie tournament previews and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the Daily Dugout.