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Oilers 4, Canucks 1 – Preseason Game 4 – 2013-09-18 @ 8:00 PM MST – SNET-W

By , September 18, 2013 12:54 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
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1-1-1 Record 0-1-0
Location: Rogers Arena
Date: Sept 18, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Well, the season hasn’t even started yet so there’s not a whole lot to go on for a blurb but I’ll give it a go. Oilers(1-1-1) and Canucks(0-1) do battle tonight on SNET-W. No cursing at the streaming capabilities of the Oilers site tonight!

So far in the preseason the Oilers split wins with a split squad versus the Flames and engineered a comeback in Winnipeg that fell just short.

A number of players(17) have been re-assigned/cut since then but they are still far from the final roster.

Canucks will start Luongo tonight and the Sedins will be in the lineup as well. Sadly Torts will be the eye in the sky and not entertaining us on the bench.

Oilers will have a closer to NHL roster for the game with a few goons on the fourth so it could be an entertaining one to watch.
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Bob McKenzie and Craig Button Mock Draft Lists

By , June 25, 2013 7:01 pm
2013 NHL Mock Draft Lists on TSN

2013 NHL Mock Draft Lists on TSN

Bob McKenzie and Craig Button have completed their draft lists. Below is each of their top 30 lists. With Bob McKenzie, it should be noted that he does not rank based on team need, but just on player rank. Craig Button considers team need in his draft.

The “Diff” column indicates how much higher/lower a player was drafted on one list over the other. An E indicates equal, and a U indicates unlisted (ex. Bob ranked a player that Craig didn’t have on his list).

Bob McKenzie has Sean Monahan in Edmonton’s draft slot (would love to have him). There are a lot of Oilers fans who rank Elias Lindholm over Monahan (I don’t include myself in that group… we’ll see). Button mentioned that he doesn’t think Lindholm is in the same class as Monahan and Sasha Barkov (i.e., he isn’t as good), but he does note that he is still a very good player. Based on who was available at #7, Button had the Oilers selecting Darnell Nurse. Ryan Rishaug noted that if Valeri Nichushkin was still there at #7, the Oilers would probably choose him instead, based on a need for size. Button conceded that this was also quite likely possible.

What’s your top 3 order for the Oilers pick, assuming MacKinnon, Jones, Barkov, Drouin are gone?

I’d rank it: Nichushkin, Monahan, Nurse

No matter who we take, we’ll be pretty damn happy though, as I’d say there are an easy 5 guys in that range that would be great to pick, and at least 3 will be available.

Anyways, here are the lists below..
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Yakupov signs ELC – 3 years

By , July 23, 2012 9:57 am

Nail Yakupov has signed an entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

“We’re very happy to sign Nail to a three-year contract. He’s an extremely talented and passionate young man who we feel will be an integral part of our team for many years to come.”

- Steve Tambellini

“Bring on the cup!”

- Fanboys

Dollar bills have not been disclosed as of yet.

You had me at “Hello, it’s Wayne” – Justin Schulz choo-choo-chooses the Oilers

By , June 30, 2012 3:46 pm
Gretzky bringing a new bride back to Edmonton

Gretzky bringing a new bride back to Edmonton

Wayne has scored again. Gretzky gave the Oilers organization a reach-around by calling the #1 sought after (Ryan Suter aside) defensive free agent talent of this year and presumably told him about how f—ing awesome it is winning cups in Edmonton. Now, we don’t know it was ol’ Wayner that sealed the deal.. but really.. no one says no to Wayne. You say no to Wayne, then you are saying no to hockey.

Also joining the flock of panhandlers was fellow legend Paul Coffey, current coach Ralph Krueger, Taylor Hall (via phone?), Kevin Lowe, and Craig MacTavish. Reijo Ruotsalainen was busy this weekend.

All in all this is a big deal for the Oilers who have seen struggles in recent years to entice big name players to come to Edmonton. Justin Schultz is very unproven still, but the word on the street is this kid is very good. He’s also a right-handed defenseman, which is something I’m always nagging about the importance of, due to their rarity. I’m looking forward to seeing this guy in our lineup next year. I’m thinking the Oilers will leave Smid and Petry together, and Whitney may see some action alongside Justin Schultz. The Oilers will likely have to move a defenseman sometime soon now, as they have 8 NHL (loosely speaking) defensemen in their group. Most teams will only carry 7. Also, it’s unlikely this team is done with the defense.

So.. what now for Gretzky? Who can we have him call next? I think he should call Dany Heatley next and let him know what an asshole he is, but thank him for helping out the rebuild. Next, maybe we can have him call Nashville Predators GM David Poile, and let him know that he is going to trade us Shea Weber, and/or one of his many young, stud D-men. After that, I wouldn’t mind if he called the City of Edmonton and told them to speed up construction of the last leg of the Henday.

Day 2 draft thoughts..

By , June 23, 2012 10:19 pm
Mitch Moroz, selected 32nd overall by the Oilers

Mitch Moroz, selected 32nd overall by the Oilers

The 2012 NHL Entry draft is complete. What have the Oilers got to show for it?

Here’s the rundown of the Edmonton Oilers’ picks on Day 2 of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Round 2

In the 2nd round, the Oilers selected Mitch Moroz, a left winger for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. I had the pleasure of watching a good handful of Oil Kings games this year, and got to see a bit of Moroz. I will say that there wasn’t a lot that stood out to me, but the Oilers brass were pretty keen on him. One of the media mentioned on Twitter that the Oilers felt that he would not have been available for them to pick in the 3rd round. They really wanted to nab him, especially after seeing fellow Oil King Henrik Samuelsson go in the 1st round. TSN had him ranked at 56th overall (i.e. late 2nd round), so you’d have to think that the Oilers were right.. Moroz probably wouldn’t have been there for their 3rd round selection.

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