Edmonton Oilers Trim Roster to 41 Players as Camp Continues

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2016-09-30

The Edmonton Oilers have released more players from training camp, reducing their roster to 41 players as the preseason action continues. According to the Oilers’ official Twitter, the Oilers released Ryan Vesce from his PTO contract, and assigned Ben Betker (D), Greg Chase (C), Josh Currie (C), Braden Christoffer (LW), Ryan Hamilton (LW), Kyle Platzer (C), […] Edmonton Oilers Trim Roster to 41 Players as Camp Continues - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Preseason Gameday #4: Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-09-30

By the end of tonight, the Calgary Flames will be more than halfway through their 2016 preseason schedule. Already down to 49 players in training camp, the Flames are likely to make another sizeable round of cuts in the next couple of days, so the next couple games are going to be crucial for bubble players hoping to make the team out of camp. A number of those players are in the lineup tonight as Calgary plays host to the Vancouver Canucks (7 pm, Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960). Calgary Flames 1-2-0 (preseason record) Matthew Tkachuk-Sam Bennett-Troy Brouwer Hunter Shinkaruk-Matt Stajan-Micheal Ferland Chris Higgins-Freddie Hamilton-Alex Chiasson Morgan Klimchuk-Mark Jankowski-Garnet Hatha

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Edmonton Oilers Seemingly Auditioning Players Friday Against Jets

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2016-09-30

After a sluggish loss Wednesday against Vancouver, the Edmonton Oilers are looking to fly into Winnipeg with a bang. As they prepare to face-off against the Jets Friday, they are seemingly dropping hints about what their NHL opening night roster could look like. In fact, when you take a look at the forward lines for […] Edmonton Oilers Seemingly Auditioning Players Friday Against Jets - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Oilers reduce camp roster to 41

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-09-30

The Edmonton Oilers fell to the Vancouver Canucks in their latest preseason game, and then they followed that loss by reducing the camp roster to 41 players. The club sent seven players to Bakersfield, while releasing another player. The Edmonton Oilers announced on their website that Ryan Vesce was released from his PTO, while D Ben Betker, C Greg Chase, LW Braden Christoffer, C Josh Currie, LW Ryan Hamilton, C Kyle Platzer, RW Patrick Russell and G Nick Ellis were assigned to the farm club, Bakersfield Condors. They join Scott Allen, Frankie Simonelli, Joey Benik, Jaedon Descheneau, Caleb Jones, Ethan Bear and Markus Niemelainen as the other cuts. None of the names are a big surprise, as t

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Canada Wins, Draisaitl and Sekera Have Good Showing at World Cup

Source: OilersNetwork
Date: 2016-09-30

I'm not going to lie... as much as I cheered for Canada as a Canadian hockey fan, part of me wanted to see Europe take it home with the two remaining Oilers in the tournament playing for the Europeans. It would have been exciting to see Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera, as part of the underdog group that scraped together pieces from eight different countries, make a go of it. It wasn't meant to be and Canada took the best-of-three finals in two games.Good for Team Canada, who was the tournament favorite from day one.The Oilers Contingent In reality, it was because of these two Oilers that I even watched the final game of the World Cup tournament. After McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins got sen

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Can McDavid Be the Best Without Scoring?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-09-30

It started out as a narrative, but now it’s becoming a reality. Through six games at the World Cup of Hockey (three pre-tournament games and three round robin games), Oilers’ star Connor McDavid didn’t score one goal. In fact, in those games that mattered, McDavid had 12 shots, but couldn’t find the back of the net and managed just three assists. (He had no points in pre-tournament action despite his team scoring 13 goals in three games). He generated plenty of chances. His speed opened the door for Team North America to get scoring opportunities. But he was snake-bitten in this tournament, and that’s not a new development. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) McDav

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Down Goes Brown: What went right and wrong at World Cup

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-09-30

It was a tougher series than most had expected, but in the end we got the result we were all waiting for. Team Canada claims the World Cup once again, winning yet another best-on-best tournament by sweeping a surprisingly feisty Team Europe in two straight games. Last night’s 2-1 comeback caps off a tournament that packed a decent number of twists and turns into its two-week schedule. We saw a new format with two new teams, a nice underdog story, and one so-called contender that turned out to be anything but. It wasn’t perfect, or even especially close. But the World Cup certainly had its moments. The 2016 edition marked the event’s first appearance in 12 long years. Now

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PS G4 2016-17: OILERS AT JETS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-09-30

Tonight, RNH plays in Winnipeg and we will probably see Nail and Jesse again. Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera will be back in camp after a little rest and by this time next week the band will be back together again. Training camp so far has felt incomplete, and not all of that feeling comes from the holes in the roster. OILERS PRE-SEASON STATS F Drake Caggiula 2gp, 2-0-2 (8 shots) R Anton Slepyshev 2gp, 1-1-2 (3 shots) R Tyler Pitlick 2gp, 1-1-2 (7 shots) C Jere Sallinen 2gp, 1-1-2 (3 shots) D Griffin Reinhart 1gp, 1-0-1 (2 shots) R Iiro Pakarinen 1gp, 1-0-1 (1 shot) C Ryan Vesce 1gp, 1-0-1 (3 shots) R Kris Versteeg 2gp, 1-0-1 (4 shots) C Mark Lestestu 1gp, 0-1-1 (0 shots) L Benot Pouliot

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Adam Larsson vs the League

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-09-30

“Adam Larsson is only a top pairing in Edmonton”. “The Oilers added Larsson for Schultz”. These are quotes that seems to be thrown out a lot. I’m not sure why. Is it because people are trying to slant a trade into more hyperbole of imbalance? Is it just ignorance on people’s part? The reality is, Adam Larsson has been a top pairing defenceman and a fine one at that. Still, I find that people are putting Larsson down. No, he’s not as dynamic as PK Subban (who was strongly rumoured and eventually moved). All of a sudden, Larsson comes to Edmonton and is a second pairing option. However, I believe that Adam Larsson is a top pairing defenceman on almost

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Why Lie About It? McDavid is Already the Captain

Source: Soup On Sports
Date: 2016-09-30

Man, remind me never to go on Twitter during an Oilers preseason game!  If that’s what it’s like during a poor exhibition game, what’ll it ever be like if they ever make it back to the playoffs?  Granted, the playoffs seems pretty unlikely after the effort Wednesday night, but still.   So a hot topic, maybe the hottest topic around the Oilers these days is the team’s captaincy and whether or not Connor McDavid will get it.  It was discussed on TSN yesterday, it’s been discussed a ton with fans and local media, and people are waiting to see what’ll happen.  First of all, allow me to break the news: he’s the captain, morons.  If you ACTUALLY

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