L – Oilers 4, Jets 5 – Game 1 – 2013-10-01 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , October 1, 2013 10:48 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets
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0-0-0 Record 0-0-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 1, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

The Edmonton Oilers kick off their season tonight at home against the Winnipeg Jets.  They do so with their newly named captain(14th) Andrew Ferrence.  He has exhibited great leadership from the day he stepped into the dressing room and has been a great asset to the community outside of the rink since his arrival.  He’s homegrown and seems to be a perfect fit to help guide our youth.

Aside from Ference, the Oilers have added a number of new players to the lineup this season.  More notably David Perron, Boyd Gordon and Jesse Joensuu up front.   Anton Belov, Denis Grebeshkov on D and Labarbera to back-up / share the load with Devan Dubnyk.  More recently the Oilers have also added Steve MacIntyre and Luke Gazdic to up the team toughness.

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Oilers vs. Stars – Preseason Game 8 – 2013-09-27 @ 6:00 PM MST – web

By , September 27, 2013 4:01 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars
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5-1-1 Record 4-0-2
Location: Cox Convention Center
Date: Sept 27, 2013 @ 6:00PM MST
TV: webcast

PRE-GAME RANT

Small change to the line-up tonight with Eberle and Perron being split up. Eakins is trying to spread the talent over three lines. Pre season is a good time to do it, so if it’s failed experiment then it’s easy to move on. That will give the top 3 lines a dangerous option each so we should see balanced scoring opportunities.

4th line will have its own danger aspect as well with MacIntyre and Brown being centered by Acton. Word is the Stars have a goon line, so good to hear we’ll have a deterrent or two dressed.

I’m also really happy with the attitude that Eakins is bringing to the team. He wants to win every pre-season game and carry over a winning attitude into the regular season. He’s bringing a lot of passion to the bench and hopefully it will result in some solid play.

Tonight’s game will be in the home of the OKC Barons where a number of the younger guys spent time during last year’s partial lockout. The building will likely be packed and noise levels will raise the roof. Should be a great experience for the Baron’s faithful.
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Oilers vs. Rangers – Preseason Game 7 – 2013-09-24 @ 7:00 PM MST – TSN

By , September 24, 2013 1:55 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs New York Rangers
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4-1-1 Record 1-2-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: Sept 24, 2013 @ 7:00PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

Really hard to find a recent pic of the Oilers and the Rangers so here are some of the Octane girls instead!  Go to a game, buy a calendar for your nephew for Christmas, or at least use that lie.  Support the team!

Oilers and Rangers face off tonight at Rexall place.  Looks like the designated backups will play tonight as both Dubnyk and Lundqvist were in action last night.  Oilers defeated the Jets 2-1 and the Rangers fell to the Flames 4-1.

Oilers had a lot of players getting a look last night so there will be a rotation of fresh legs brought in.  They are also minus Linus.  He’s been placed on waivers for the purpose of re-assignment.

Last night Pitlick had an impressive game and Eakins is going to give him another look.  He also is still enjoying Hall centering Hemsky and Smyth so that line will be kept together for now.  Larsen has had a strong showing in camp registering 5 blocked shots last night as well as a goal and two helpers over 3 games played.

Sounds like Grebeshkov(groin) and Potter(back) are both out with no current timeline, so it’s great to see that Larsen is doing well.

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Oilers vs. Thrashers – Preseason Game 6 – 2013-09-23 @ 7:30 PM MST – webcast

By , September 23, 2013 4:02 pm

 

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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
logo vs logo
3-1-1 Record 1-2-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: Sept 23, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: oilers.nhl.com

PRE-GAME RANT

Oilers(3-1-1) are hosting the Jets(1-2-2) who have recently returned to the NHL, rising from the ashes of Atlanta like a Phoenix!  Which is where their previous team now resides…

Oilers have also trimmed the following from the roster:

Richard Bachman* (G) – Oklahoma City (AHL) aka Stephen King
Brad Hunt (D) – Oklahoma City (AHL)
Jujhar Khaira (LW) – Everett (WHL)
Oscar Klefbom (D) – Oklahoma City (AHL)
Martin Marincin (D) – Oklahoma City (AHL)
Ryan Martindale (C) – Oklahoma City (AHL)
Andrew Miller (C) – Oklahoma City (AHL)
Ty Rimmer (G) – Oklahoma City (AHL)
Sam Gagner (G) – IR (Thanks Kassian…)

OKC might do well this year as some of these names did fairly well in camp. 

Enough small talk, time for game talk.

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Oilers claim Steve MacIntyre off of waivers.

By , September 23, 2013 10:19 am


Oilers have claimed Steve MacIntyre off of waivers.

We are now ready to play the Sabres.

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