September 28 2016 07:24PM
The Edmonton Oilers sent out Patrick Russell this afternoon, the young college winger from St. Cloud State is gone from his first training camp. The scoring winger didn't get much of a look in main camp, while the other college signings (Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning, Nick Ellis) are still here. Why the disconnect?
September 28 2016 04:20PM
Once again, Todd McLellan is making it clear that he isn't remotely inclined to take his time with training camp decisions. Just one day after the Oilers knocked seven names off their roster, McLellan axed an additional eight players from consideration.
September 28 2016 01:20PM
Yesterday at practice Todd McLellan split the Oilers into two groups. The first one consisted of players they felt were destined for the AHL, while the second group had those vying for a spot on the Oilers. Tonight could be the last opportunity for those in the AHL group to grab McLellan's attention and keep them in the Oilers conversation.
Chris the Intern
September 28 2016 07:00AM
They're back! Although the wonderous tournament that was the World Cup is over for Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, their NHL seasons are just beginning. They went, they played, they won a couple, lost one, and came back home to tell the tale. Fortunately for these two players, they arrived home injury free, unlike a few NHLers that fell victim to the World Cup's evil injury bug. Both Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera, however, have somehow made it to the finals with Team Europe, and are currently in the middle of their best-of-three finale series against Canada.
September 27 2016 11:51PM
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Look, I'm not going to bore you with a lot of details here, because this game probably already did a pretty damn good job of boring you with its action. Or lack thereof, rather. Team Canada cruised it's way to an easy 3-1 victory in front of a half-full and nearly entirely indifferent Air Canada Centre, setting itself up for a game that actually matters on Thursday night.