More cuts as Tyler Benson, Caleb Jones among eight Edmonton Oilers hopefuls to be reassigned

More cuts as Tyler Benson, Caleb Jones among eight Edmonton Oilers hopefuls to be reassigned

With a “European Vacation” looming, the Edmonton Oilers are wasting little time in cutting their swollen training camp roster down to size. Just two days after sending 16 players to Bakersfield Condors’ parallel camp and one back to major junior, the Oilers have assigned a further eight players to their AHL affiliate. The #Oilers have assigned Tyler Benson, Josh Currie, Joseph Gambardella, Caleb Jones, William Lagesson, Patrick Russell, Ryan Stanton & Dylan Wells to the @Condors, re

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-20

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Inside the Nation: Nielson talks training camp

Today marks the first ever episode of Inside the Nation, Dusty Nielson’s Facebook Live show that will focus on all things Oilers and the NHL at large. In this week’s episode, Dusty looks at the Oilers training camp, the cuts that have been made, the cuts that are to come, and what they mean for the team moving into the season. To start, Dusty wanted to make sure that everyone got a tour of his basement to make sure that everyone understands the level of production that we’re going to put

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-20

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Another round of cuts slices a bit deeper as Tyler Benson, Caleb Jones among eight Edmonton Oilers hopefuls to be reassigned

Another round of cuts slices a bit deeper as Tyler Benson, Caleb Jones among eight Edmonton Oilers hopefuls to be reassigned

With a “European Vacation” looming, the Edmonton Oilers are wasting little time in cutting their swollen training camp roster down to size. Just two days after sending 16 players to Bakersfield Condors’ parallel camp and one back to major junior, the Oilers have assigned a further eight players to their AHL affiliate. The #Oilers have assigned Tyler Benson, Josh Currie, Joseph Gambardella, Caleb Jones, William Lagesson, Patrick Russell, Ryan Stanton & Dylan Wells to the @Condors, re

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-20

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That Top Six

While nobody will mistake the line-up the Winnipeg Jets ice against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place tonight as anything resembling their actual NHL roster, we are going to get our first pre-season look at the top six forwards that Oilers’ coach Todd McLellan will likely start the season with. Even against a watered-down Winnipeg line-up, that’s worth something — as long as we take it in the context given the questions that remain within a group that will see Connor McDavid in the midd

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-20

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Oilers Cut Eight More - Reduce Roster to 35

Oilers Cut Eight More - Reduce Roster to 35

Tyler Benson among the cuts The Oilers have assigned eight players to the Bakersfield Condors. The #Oilers have assigned Tyler Benson, Josh Currie, Joseph Gambardella, Caleb Jones, William Lagesson, Patrick Russell, Ryan Stanton & Dylan Wells to the @Condors, reducing the training camp roster to 35 players. pic.twitter.com/I1hChtOzyU— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 20, 2018 The only big surprise here is that Keegan Lowe remains in main camp, and that Tyler Benson has be

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-20

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Oilers Preseason Gameday - Vs. Winnipeg

Oilers Preseason Gameday - Vs. Winnipeg

The doors will open at Rogers Place tonight for the first time in the 2018-19 preseason. It’s truly the start of what the Edmonton Oilers hope will be redemption tour 2K19. Tonight’s opponent? A team in the exact spot the Oilers were a season ago, the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets will bring a young forward group, but will have arguably their top defensive pairing in town tonight. All in all, the Oilers will have a much better lineup and should be able to push their way to 3-0-0 on the preseason.

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-09-20

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Oilers assign eight players to Bakersfield, trim training camp roster to 35 players

The Oilers continued their pre-season cuts today by sending eight players down to the Bakersfield Condors. As we all know, the Oilers will be heading over to Europe in the coming days to kick off their 2018-19 season, and the coaching staff hasn’t wasted any time in bringing the roster down and closer to the where they’ll start the season. Today’s axe-wielding saw the team sending back four forwards, three defencemen, and a goaltender to Bakersfield with nine days to spare until the star

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-20

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Dellow: Is Connor McDavid good enough to make a power play with five left shots work?

Outside of having Connor McDavid, what's particularly fascinating about the Oilers first power-play unit is that they are all left-handed shots.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-09-20

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Canucks winger Loui Eriksson week-to-week with bone bruise

Canucks winger Loui Eriksson week-to-week with bone bruise

Vancouver Canucks winger Loui Eriksson is week-to-week with a bone bruise in his leg, head coach Travis Green announced Thursday. Green says Loui Eriksson is out week to week with a bone bruise in his leg. #Canucks — Irfaan Gaffar (@sportsnetirf) September 20, 2018 Eriksson, 33, didn’t play in Wednesday’s pre-season game against the Calgary Flames but did suit up Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers. In the Oilers game, he skated 19:15 and picked up one assist. Eriksson is entering

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-09-20

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GDB -6.0: Top Guns Make An Appearance

The Oilers play their first of four home preseason games, and the fans will be treated by seeing most of the Oilers top skaters as Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl’s lines will play along with the Oilers top top-three D-men. However, the opposition will be a shadow of a regular Winnipeg Jets roster. Such is life for many of the first preseason games. None of the Jets top forwards made the trip, which is understandable, because I highly doubt any of the Oilers top scorers will be heading to

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-20

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