Connor McDavid expects Battle of Alberta to heat up

He bounced tennis balls off a racquet against world-ranked Genie Bouchard, attempted to throw more strikes into a net than Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez, and wore a wide grin through it all. Aside from the bitterness of not getting a shot to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics, life is good for young Connor McDavid these days. His Edmonton Oilers are on the upswing, he won the Hart and Art Ross Trophies for being the NHL’s MVP and leading scorer, and he signed a record ei

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-27

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Edmonton Oilers: Zack Kassian Will Be Important Asset in 2017-18

Though not much of a goal-scorer, Edmonton Oilers winger Zack Kassian has become an important part of the lineup. The 26-year-old finished the 2016-17 campaign with seven goals and 24 points through 79 games this season and was a plus-4. He also racked up 201 hits and had just 39 giveaways. Kassian also had outstanding momentum in […] Edmonton Oilers: Zack Kassian Will B

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-07-27

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McLellan raises the bar for Oilers heading into Next season

Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan knows expectations have risen dramatically in the past year. Having ended a 10-year playoff drought this spring and reached within a game of the Western Conference Final, McLellan knows where the bar is set heading into the 2017-2018 NHL season. It’s similar to where it was during his time as the San Jose Sharks head coach. “In Year 3, we have a much better idea of how our players are going to react to different types of coach

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-27

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The NHL upset Connor McDavid and that makes us sad

Over at Sportsnet, Luke Fox posted a quick media scrum with Connor McDavid where he expressed his disappointment about being ineligible to play at the coming Olympics. Around these parts, we don’t take too kindly to people and things that make Connor unhappy. With Team Canada announcing their pre-Olympic rosters, another nail got hammered into...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-27

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Johnny Gaudreau on NHL’s Olympic decision, Flyers comments

It has been three months since the NHL announced its decision not to participate in the 2018 Olympics, yet the disappointment from players still feels fresh. Earlier on Wednesday, the league’s reigning MVP Connor McDavid told reporters in Toronto he’s still “really upset” about not being able to represent Canada in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next winter. M

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-07-27

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Coach Todd McLellan bullish on unusually stable Edmonton Oilers defence

This in from Oilers coach Todd McLellan, his press conference today where he gave thoughts on the Oilers defence, new forward Ryan Strome and the difficulties of keeping the core intact. On playing Adam Larsson and Oscar Klefbom this year: “In an ideal world we’ll keep them together. I thought they really grew up as a pair throughout the regular

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-26

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RE 17-18 RYAN STROME: WHEELS

The Edmonton Oilers have a habit of collecting first-round selections from the New York Islanders. Eric Brewer (No. 5, 1997), Raffi Torres (No. 5, 2000), Robert Nilsson (No. 15, 2003), Ryan O’Marra (No. 15, 2005), Griffin Reinhart (No. 4, 2012) have all spent time in the Oilers organization. So, until Michael Dal Colle arrives, let’s talk about Ryan Strome (No. 5, 2011) as an Edmonton Oiler. (Wheels). STROME PUCK IQ NUMBER

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-07-26

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If star players really want to go to Olympics, they should get involved in collective bargaining

The best players in the NHL have historically sat on the sidelines during collective bargaining, but it's time for the likes of Crosby and McDavid to get involved. So Connor McDavid is “really upset” about NHL players not participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics. In that case, McDavid might want to take a number and get in line because there are a lot of star players who feel the same way. Sidney Crosby doesn’t like it, either. But the NHL is not in the business of caterin

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2017-07-26

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-26

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Connor McDavid disappointed in NHL decision to skip Olympics

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid says he's disappointed that the NHL won't be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea next year.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-07-26

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Connor McDavid disappointed in NHL decision to skip Olympics

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid says he's disappointed that the NHL won't be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea next year.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-07-26

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Former Oilers are all over the Team Canada pre-Olympic tournament rosters

Team Canada has named its rosters for the upcoming 2017 Sochi Open and the Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov which both will take place in August.  Heading into the Olympic year, Team Canada will play in two exhibition tournaments in August to give the brass a better look at what they could have heading into Pyeongchang. The...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-26

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