Complete notes from Edmonton Oilers’ rookie game No. 3: Draisaitl the best Oiler, but upstaged by Nikolaj Ehlers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-09-15

Part of the process of zeroing in on everyone in an Oilers’ jersey is a necessary lightening of awareness of the individuals behind specific plays by the opposition, in the case the Winnipeg Jets young stars. Even so, it was impossible to ignore Nikolaj Ehlers, who was far and away the best player on the ice and put up perhaps the single most-dominant game of any player in this tournament in a 5-4 win where he and goaltender Eric Comrie at times seemed like the only guys who could handle Edmonton. He scored twice in regulation, added an assist and then potted another in the shootout. On the Oilers’ side, Leon Draisaitl was clearly the most dominant player on the team, looking like a comp

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Edmonton Oilers lose 5-4 to Winnipeg Jets in Young Stars Tournament [Photos]

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-09-15

PENTICTON - The Edmonton Oilers lost 5-4 in a shootout to their Winnipeg counterparts Monday afternoon, failing to complete a three-game sweep of the Canucks, Flames and Jets at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton.

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RECAP: Jets 5, Oilers 4

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2014-09-15

PENTICTON, B.C. - A first-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets stole the show with two goals in regulation and one in the shootout as they downed the Edmonton Oilers prospects 5-4 in their final game of the Young Stars Tournament. The Jets struck fi...

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Monday Mailbag - September 15th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-09-15

The weekend is over, you're back at work, and you need a way to kill some time. With that, I introduce another edition of the Monday Mailbag. The mailbag only works because of you guys, if you have a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com. Enjoy the break from productivity, my friends.

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The rookie tourny and other thoughts

Source: Oilers Addict
Date: 2014-09-15

I’m sitting at my desk, eating my lunch, and watching the final game for the Oilers of the rookie tournament. I never seem to realize how much I miss hockey until the season starts anew. This choppy rookie tournament looks like the work of a renaissance master to my refreshed eyes. It could also be [...] The post The rookie tourny and other thoughts appeared first on Oilers Addict.

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#24 - Jackson Houck

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-09-15

The Vancouver Giants winger holds steady at #24. Last spring Jackson Houck made his first appearance in our Top 25. He found himself inside the Top 25 for the first time after making the modest leap from the 26th overall position in our rankings that followed the 2013 draft, where he was selected by the Oilers with the 94th overall pick, to the 24th spot a few months later. In this edition of semi-annual rankings he lands once again in the number 24 spot. Here's a breakdown of how the voters ranked him. Alan Ben Bruce Curtis DB Derek Jeff Jon Michael Ryan Scott Zsolt 25 24 27 24 21 21 21 21 29 24 32 21 Previous Rank: 24 In his post draft season Houck had scoring numbe

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Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins discussed Johnny Boychuk trade over the summer

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-09-15

One of the summer’s most persistent rumours was the idea of a trade between Edmonton and Boston that would see native son Johnny Boychuk join the Oilers in time for the 2014-15 season. It was a deal that in theory made sense for both sides, as Boston could free up the dollars it needs to clear to become compliant with the salary cap, Edmonton could acquire a quality defenceman with size and a physical dimension and Boychuk could return to Western Canada. As Bruins sportswriter Joe Haggerty put it back in June: Going back out to Western Canada, maybe that wouldn’t be  the worst thing for [Boychuk], an Edmonton native, and something he might be amenable to. I know he loves Boston though a

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EBERLE AND RNH: MORE, PLEASE

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-09-15

Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins occupy positions at the top of the marquee and the pay scale with the Edmonton Oilers, so it’s no big surprise GM Craig MacTavish expects them to perform like it.

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Prediction Blog 2014-2015

Source: Puckrant
Date: 2014-09-15

One of the best parts of being a hockey fan or a devoted fan of any sport (but my purposes lets just say hockey) is being able to have lively debate and conversation with other hockey fans. At any moment, you can go from having perfectly sane conversation to laughing and yelling (In a good natured way) at Oilers fans telling you how this is finally going to be the year, or flames fans who hold that one Stanley Cup over the heads of us Canuck fans, or a Whalers fan crying about how his team should never have left Hartford. You might find people debating Gretzky vs. Lemieux until someone much older comes in and says - "Ha! You are both wrong, it was Orr!" I love hanging out with people who

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THE LOAD OUT

Source: Puckrant
Date: 2014-09-15

Bob McKenzie interviewed Oilers GM Craig MacTavish on TSN and if you're an Oilers fan this is must-see stuff. It is here . Among the items of note: They'll make the decision on Draisaitl based on Leon's development, not need. MY TAKE: It doesnt look like it from here. If they need to add a center, the club will make a move. MY TAKE: Sounds like they may have something in their back pocket. 2015 pick plus plus for Patrik Berglund? Likes the Chicago model, three scoring lines and a shutdown 4line. They are a developing player and maybe another player away from that. MY TAKE: I think that's fair. MacT feels Oscar, Klefbom and Marincin are going to be good defensemen for 10-15 years.

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Ramsay, Hall and pre camp notes

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-09-15

The Oilers rookies wrap up their rookie tournament in Penticton this afternoon before flying back to Edmonton to prepare for Wednesday's tilt vs. the U of A Golden Bears at Clare Drake Arena.The veterans partake in medicals on Thursday,  step on the ice Friday and Saturday before the first preseason games on Sunday vs. the Flames.The Oilers and Flames will play two games this coming Sunday, one in each city, but before the games begin here are some notes prior to the start of the Oilers 35th NHL season.

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GIF: Kale Kessy. Not A Hunter Smith Fan.

Source: Tend The Farm
Date: 2014-09-15

Kale Kessy meets Hunter Smith. Hates Flames organization forever. Joins an elite club of Edmonton Oilers fans. Welcome to the club, kid. Just wish it didn't have to go down like this. The post GIF: Kale Kessy. Not A Hunter Smith Fan. appeared first on Tend The Farm ~.

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