#22 - Laurent Brossoit

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-09-17

The first and only goalie in the Top 25. I hate to spoil the surprise, but Laurent Brossoit is the only goalie to make it into the Top 25 Under 25. I know, it's hardly worth checking in after having that bombshell dropped this early in rankings, but I thought you should know that the voters here at the Copper & Blue think Brossoit is the best goalie prospect that the Oilers have. As you can see from the rankings below there is a decent amount of agreement between our voters too. Only Jon has him outside the Top 25 and he's the top ranked goalie on everyone's list except Jon's; I'm not sure what that's all about. Alan Ben Bruce Curtis DB Derek Jeff Jon Michael Ryan Scott Zsolt

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Edmonton Oilers hire former Olympic champion David Pelletier as skating coach

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-09-17

The Edmonton Oilers have hired former Olympic champion David Pelletier to their development team as the club’s skating coach.

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IS THE ANSWER JOHN FERGUSON?

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-09-17

This is John Ferguson. 50 years ago he was an enforcer in the NHL. During Ferguson's career, being an enforcer involved playing alongside Jean Beliveau, or Henri Richard—skilled men who delivered a pass and expected it back on the tape and on the fly. The role of enforcers has changed over the decades, but may be returning to the Ferguson-era definition in the future.

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The Bears vs. the Rookies Pre-Game

Source: Oilers Addict
Date: 2014-09-17

Unless you live under a rock, you no-doubt are aware that the Oilers’ rookies take on the defending National Champion University of Alberta Golden Bears at the Clare Drake Arena tonight. I went and picked up my ticket this afternoon. The Oilers rookies had just finished an on ice session and were loading into the [...] The post The Bears vs. the Rookies Pre-Game appeared first on Oilers Addict.

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Heavyweight lineup for Oilers vs best college team in country

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2014-09-17

The U of Alberta Golden Bears, the No. 1 team in the country, have won eight of the last 10 meetings with the Edmonton Oiler rookies at Clare Drake Arena but the Oilers will be bringing lots of their big guns to the table Wednesday for the last look at the prospects before main camp opens Friday. Last year’s game, a 4-3 U of A win, was very chippy at least for the first 40 minutes, before things calmed down. Here’s the Oiler lineup, with Laurent Brossoit expected to go start to finish in goal. Forward lines: Mitch Moroz-Leon Draisaitl-Mitch Holmberg. Vladimir Tkachev-Bogdan Yakimov-Greg Chase. Travis Ewanyk-Jujhar Khaira-Kale Kessy. Kellen Jones-Connor Jones-Kyle Platzer. Defence

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Oilers prospects Vs U of A Golden Bears always a battle

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-09-17

It will be the Edmonton Oilers prospects against the University of Alberta Golden Bears, Wednesday (7 p.m.) at the Clare Drake Arena, but the game could easily be labeled Oil Kings reunion night.

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Oilers hire former Olympic champion David Pelletier as skating coach

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-09-17

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have added former Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach. Pelletier is best known for winning the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating along with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt […]

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Oilers hire Olympic champion Pelletier as skating coach

Source: TSN
Date: 2014-09-17

Go to TSN.ca for details. #TSN

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NATION NETWORK SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-09-17

Last week we designed a survey to get a better understanding of what works on the Nation Network and what doesn't. The answers that came back were all across the spectrum - some provided great insight, others provided a good laugh, others made us want to rethink our chosen profession. We sat down at Nation HQ this morning with a fresh glass of thinking Rye and read everyone's responses - over 1100 in total! - from bow to stern. A big thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to answer this thing. Surveys are SO annoying - we appreciate you taking time out of your life to provide us with key information to drive our redevelopment. Our summary findings can be found after the jump.

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Bears vs. Oilers rookies tonight..

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-09-17

The first time I watched the Oilers rookies battle the U of A Golden Bears was in 1993. Jason Arnott was a rookie and my brother was a free agent invitee to training camp. He played with Arnott for the first few days of camp, and I vividly remember him calling me at home after the second day of training camp and talking about his experience.He told me Arnott was going to be an excellent player. He was big, strong, had a great shot and played with an edge. Arnott went on to score 33 goals as a rookie, so his scouting report was pretty accurate. My brother grew up a diehard Mark Messier fan, so wearing the Oilers jersey, even against the Bears was a fun experience for him.

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Oilers Add Pelletier to Development Staff

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2014-09-17

The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have added former Olympic champion David Pelletier to the Oilers development team as the club’s Skating Coach. Pelletier will work closely with Player Development Director Rick Carriere and Skills Coach S...

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Matt Henderson: Oilers vs Golden Bears: Hitting The Books

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-09-17

Today is the last game the Oiler prospects will play as their unofficial 4th game in the Young Stars tournament which wrapped up in Penticton. The team will faceoff against the University of Alberta Golden Bears of the CIS. For those unfamiliar with the Golden Bears, they are the best hockey club in Canadian University and very likely the best collegiate hockey team in North America. No disrespect...

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