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The Roundup

The evolution of Connor McDavid; the whipping boys for this years Canucks; who’s better Marner or Nylander; Zadina needs AHL time; the journey to pro hockey from a parents perspective, camp cuts, fantasy draft rankings and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Dailyfaceoff.

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GDB -3.0 Wrap Up: ANOTHER Preseason Win

I am guilty of not reading Jason Gregor’s GDB this afternoon thoroughly enough. If you look real close you’ll see the ugliest word that Oilers fans have had to become accustomed to this preseason, streaming. The arena’s name rights are owned by one of Canada’s sports network mother-ships. Sportsnet owns the NHL broadcast rights from…

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Nation Donair Tour – Firezone Pizza and Donair

We are BACK. This week, our pal from TSN 1260 Dusty Nielson told us to jump in the ol’ wagon and book it down the Whitemud damn near all the way to River Cree Casino and Resort to hit up his favourite place — Firezone Pizza and Donair. Let me tell you, Firezone was well…

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GDB -3.0: Battle on the Blueline (7pm MT, Streaming)

This wasn’t part of the plan. There wasn’t supposed to be a battle for the #6 spot on the Oilers’ blueline, but when Andrej Sekera tore his Achilles tendon on August 13th, a spot in the Oilers top-six opened up. Sekera had surgery the next day, and on August 20th GM Peter Chiarelli signed Jakub…

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Oilers assign Ryan McLeod to Mississauga Steelheads

After impressing basically everyone during his first NHL training camp, Ryan McLeod has been assigned to the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League. As I mentioned and it’s worth repeating, Ryan McLeod had an excellent training camp and it’s exciting to think that the Oilers may have landed a winner with their second round…

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Fighting For Spots

We’re at the point in training camp where the roster has been trimmed down significantly and it’s clear which spots are filled and which spots are still up for grabs. Some players have won jobs and cemented their place on the team, like Ty Rattie, while others are still fighting and the competition for those…

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Re-living all of Ty Rattie’s preseason goals

Ty Rattie, preseason extraordinaire, currently has seven goals and three assists in three preseason games. Can you believe it? Have we found our Chris Kunitz? Since being added to the McNuge line at the end of last season, Ty “the answer” Rattie has been nothing but excellent. With seven goals in three games, I thought we…

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Cam Talbot unveils new mask

You might be asking, “didn’t Cam Talbot get a new paint job last year? Also, didn’t he get another new paint job the year before?” Well, that’s the life of an NHL goaltender apparently, and I’m extremely jealous of the guy. This years mask has the same theme as last years, but is pretty different…

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Dare to Dream…

NHL teams have to draft and develop the majority of their core if they want to be successful. Then they need to make a good trade or two and the odd, smart free agent signing. For years the Oilers have struggled to develop their own talent. Some were rushed, others weren’t developed properly and in…