We’ve got roster moves!
The Oilers skated out onto the ice last night for their home opener underneath a replica of the recently-finished Walterdale Bridge. It was the first time we had seen the team use a pre-game prop since the Oil Derrick days of old Skyreach Centre/Rexall Place.
Connor McDavid on the ice gives the Oilers the best chance to win and Todd McLellan knows that. McDavid is averaging nearly 24 minutes a game, an unprecedented amount for a forward in the NHL. His 23:51 per game is identical to teammate Oscar Klefbom and just ahead of Roman Josi. Forward’s typically don’t play…
The Oilers finally made their home opener last night and extended their winning streak to three games. Last night’s win represented the formula for success for this team in a lot of ways — solid goaltending, excellence from Connor McDavid, a little depth offence, and good special teams.
Hello friends! We’re back with another episode of the Nation Donair Tour! This week we were joined by our good pal Karim, from Cornerstone Insurance. Karim took us to the ever-popular Burger Baron on the west end.
Ty Rattie played a total of 7:39 last night before leaving the game in the second period. Todd McLellan didn’t know the exact injury but said Rattie and Matt Benning are both doubtful for tomorrow’s clash against Nashville.
Another week, another Injury Report. The Oilers are five games into the season and things are looking up. In case you’re wondering, I’m completely over worrying about the Injury Report jinxing this team. If something bad happens, it happens, and we can’t do anything about it. Right? *knocks on wood*
Fired up Kypreos weighs in on Pettersson incident; Did the Oilers face a ref grudge; Matthews apparently wants a 5 year deal; Flames drafting and development improvements; is Nylander worth $8 million; a great scrap and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Dailyfaceoff.