Leon Draisaitl placed on the Injured Reserve

According to the Edmonton Oilers, Leon Draisaitl has been placed on the Injury Reserve and will not play tomorrow against the Carolina Hurricanes. It looks like the bad news just keeps piling up around here.  If you were looking for some good news to start off your week then this is not it as word...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-16

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Oilers place forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve

The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve, the team announced Monday.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-16

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Oilers' place Draisaitl on injured reserve

Oilers' place Draisaitl on injured reserve

Source: ESPN
Date: 2017-10-16

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McDavid can get faster, so says his skating coach

Over at the Hockey News, Ken Campbell spoke to Connor McDavid’s skating coach, Joe Quinn, who’s been working with Connor since he was in the sixth grade. In the interview, Quinn talks about McDavid being able to get even faster than he already is and having “lots of room to improve.” Let’s break it down....

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-16

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Oilers: WTFundamentals

Every Edmonton Oilers player admitted their effort wasn’t good enough in losses to Vancouver and Winnipeg. The Oilers worked harder versus Ottawa, but their fundamentals were almost non-existent. Passing, shooting, reading the play, supporting the puck — the Oilers did this very well in game one versus Calgary, but on Saturday at home to Ottawa they...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-16

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Early Oilers struggles reminiscent of 2015-16 Flames regression

To try and figure out what ails the Edmonton Oilers this October, let’s travel back in time — and 300 kilometres down Highway 2 to Calgary — where two seasons ago we looked at a Flames team and used the word “unsustainable.” Remember those Flames and the controversy they became a few months after beating Vancouver in

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-16

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Early Oilers struggles reminiscent of 2015-16 Flames regression

To try and figure out what ails the Edmonton Oilers this October, let’s travel back in time — and 300 kilometres down Highway 2 to Calgary — where two seasons ago we looked at a Flames team and used the word “unsustainable.” Remember those Flames and the controversy they became a few months after beating Vancouver in

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-16

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Oil Drop Report: Draisaitl, Talbot & Malone

As far as early disappointments in the new NHL season go, the Edmonton Oilers currently sit in a class all their own. While far from the only club to get off to a slow start, just ask any fan of the Montreal Canadiens, expectations for this group were on an entirely different level heading into 2017-18. Be that right or wrong, it is the hand they have been dealt and as of this moment, it no longer matters. Righting the ship in the here and now is priority one. Week That Was:

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-10-16

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NHL Rumors: Oilers, Canadiens, Predators and Rangers

On the Edmonton Oilers … Jim Matheson: thinks that the Edmonton Oilers need another experienced defenseman until Andrej Sekera returns and that they are looking at Vegas Golden Knights blueline. Jon Merrill is a cheap defensive defenseman. Jason Garrison is a more expensive power play guy. On the Montreal Canadiens … Arthur Staple: Scouting the

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-10-16

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The Nazz are Blue

Saturday night was no fun but that’s one game and the big story is the big man from Cologne. Those gorgeous backhands come after a giant brain rifles instructions down the motor mile. Right now Mr. Draisaitl’s brain is addled. Get well soon, Leon! An enjoyable winter in the land of the ice and snow depend on it! Please, baby Jesus, bring Leon back to perfect health soon! I can’t wait to see that wry smile after a flukey goal again. BRAD MALONE Why did they call up Brad

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-10-16

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Down Goes Brown Weekend Wrap: Senators conquer the West

Every Monday, Sean McIndoe looks back at weekend play in the NHL and the league’s biggest storylines. You can follow him on Twitter. Opening faceoff: Senator six-packs So that was a pretty decent road trip for the Senators. Facing back-to-back weekend games in Alberta, Ottawa put an even dozen goals on the board against the Flames and Oilers. Combined with Tuesday’s shootout win over the Canuc

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-16

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Monday Mailbag – McLellan’s Biggest Challenge

If you’re reading during the daylight then there’s a good chance that you’re using this mailbag as a way to kill some company time, and for that I thank you. This week we take a look at Todd McLellan’s challenges, defensive pairings, early season surprises, and more. If you have a question, and I’m always...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-16

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