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Sportsnet.ca
NHL Power Rankings: Early Disappointments EditionWe know all about how awesome Auston Matthews has been this month, thank you.
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 5 hours ago
We know all about how awesome Auston Matthews has been this month, thank you. We’re well aware that Nikita Kucherov and Alex Ovechkin could give 50 goals — 60 goals? — a scare with the efficiency of their wicked shots. The Golden Knights are the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers' arrogance getting shoved back down their throatsIt was as poor a decision as has been made north of the 49th parallel this quad
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 14 hours ago
It was as poor a decision as has been made north of the 49th parallel this quadrennial. “Maybe you’re over-excited and almost want to do too much,” Klefbom said after yet another Oilers loss, this one a 5-3 setback to Carolina. “We’ve been losing... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers find opportunity to give Brossoit start, despite strugglesBrossoit, the Oilers backup, gets the start tonight in place of starter Cam Tal
Sportsnet.ca / Posted yesterday
Brossoit, the Oilers backup, gets the start tonight in place of starter Cam Talbot, with both Talbot’s and the Oilers’ numbers in the tank. But head coach Todd McLellan said he’d have played Brossoit tonight if his Oilers were 4-0, so it should be no... Read more
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TSN
Oilers place Draisaitl on injured reserveThe Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve after
TSN / Posted yesterday
The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve after he sat out practice on Monday. Draisaitl has been dealing with concussion and eye issues and did not play in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. He will be... Read more
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TSN
Struggling Oilers place Draisaitl on injured reserveThe Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve after
TSN / Posted 2 days ago
The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve after he sat out practice on Monday. Draisaitl has been dealing with concussion and eye issues and did not play in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Draisaitl was... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Early Oilers struggles reminiscent of 2015-16 Flames regressionTo try and figure out what ails the Edmonton Oilers this October, let’s travel
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 2 days ago
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... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Down Goes Brown Weekend Wrap: Senators conquer the WestEvery Monday, Sean McIndoe looks back at weekend play in the NHL and the league
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 2 days ago
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... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Senators sweep Western Canada with blowout win over OilersDerick Brassard, Zack Smith, Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris also scored for the
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
Derick Brassard, Zack Smith, Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators (3-0-2), who have won three straight, including a 6-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night and a 3-2 shootout win in Vancouver on Tuesday to start the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers' play not living up to supposed Cup-contender statusEDMONTON — “The time for talk is over. We just have to get results.” “I don’t
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
EDMONTON — “The time for talk is over. We just have to get results.” “I don’t know what needs to be said,” he quipped. “We just have to be better.” Let’s cut to the chase: Was last season a fluke? Are the Edmonton Oilers just McDavid and a bunch... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers' Leon Draisaitl suffered concussion against WinnipegThe 21-year-old is being held out of Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senator
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
The 21-year-old is being held out of Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators, and coach Todd McLellan told reporters on Saturday that what was believed to be an eye injury is actually producing concussion symptoms. Draisaitl has one goal and two... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Detroit hands Vegas its 1st lossGustav Nyquist scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings had four goals in the thi
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
Gustav Nyquist scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings had four goals in the third period to beat the host Vegas Golden Knights 6-3 on Friday, handing the NHL’s newest franchise its first loss. Vegas is the first NHL expansion team to win its first... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers' Todd McLellan brings out his 'mean side' ahead of Senators gameEDMONTON — There is really only one member of the Edmonton Oilers who has been
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 4 days ago
EDMONTON — There is really only one member of the Edmonton Oilers who has been through expectations like these, and never found the answer at the other end. It just so happens, that someone is the current head coach of the Oilers, and the former... Read more
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TSN
Draisaitl doubtful for SaturdayKeep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with d
TSN / Posted 5 days ago
Keep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips. Montreal Canadiens Defenceman Mark Streit claired waivers on Friday and has been loaned to the Laval Rockets of the American Hockey League. Streit was... Read more
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TSN
Habs D Streit clears waiversKeep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with d
TSN / Posted 5 days ago
Keep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips. Montreal Canadiens Defenceman Mark Streit claired waivers on Friday and has been loaned to the Laval Rockets of the American Hockey League. Streit was... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Ryan Strome just trying to fit in as Oilers try to find footingThe team that dealt away the $6-million player — in this case Jordan Eberle — f
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 6 days ago
The team that dealt away the $6-million player — in this case Jordan Eberle — for the guy making $2.5 million on the final year of his deal, always does its best to portray things as a hockey trade. But, frankly, there’s a reason one guys makes more... Read more
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Calgary Sun
NHL preview, Canadian teams: Edmonton OilersNHL appearances of three years. After six coaches in seven years — Craig MacTa
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
NHL appearances of three years. After six coaches in seven years — Craig MacTavish, Pat Quinn, Tom Renney, Ralph Krueger, Todd Nelson and Dallas Eakins — the Oilers finally have stability at the top. Two full seasons have given Todd McLellan time... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Oilers humbled in loss to Jetscoach. Getting out-hustled at home shouldn’t be acceptable. “The big concern i
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
coach. Getting out-hustled at home shouldn’t be acceptable. “The big concern is where we are with the mental state,” said Todd McLellan. “We’re not near competitive enough. We’re not outworking teams. It feels like it in moments of the game, but... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
McLellan to remind Oilers 'how to win' after mediocre showingsEDMONTON — They are serial worriers, these National Hockey League head coaches.
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 8 days ago
EDMONTON — They are serial worriers, these National Hockey League head coaches. You see the light at the end of the tunnel? They see the speeding locomotive behind it. It’s just their way. So to get an idea of what Todd McLellan is thinking this... Read more
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CTV News
Horvat, Markstrom solid as Canucks open season with win over OilersVANCOUVER -- Bo Horvat watched in awe as players across the NHL filled the net
CTV News / Posted 10 days ago
VANCOUVER -- Bo Horvat watched in awe as players across the NHL filled the net over the last four days. When the Vancouver Canucks finally kicked off their season, the 22-year-old centre got in on the action. Horvat scored twice and Jacob Markstrom... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Horvat delivers as Green pushes right buttons for CanucksVANCOUVER – Having trained and implored his new team to play faster, Vancouver
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 10 days ago
VANCOUVER – Having trained and implored his new team to play faster, Vancouver Canuck coach Travis Green brilliantly enabled them to do so Saturday with a genius lineup move in the National Hockey League team’s season-opener: he played Bo Horvat. A... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Terry Jones: Edmonton Oilers expect Connor McDavid 'follow the leader' factor will elevate teamcaptain will have a ‘Follow The Leader’ factor in play as the returning Hart, A
Calgary Sun / Posted 12 days ago
captain will have a ‘Follow The Leader’ factor in play as the returning Hart, Art Ross and Ted Lindsay trophy winner? Todd McLellan is expecting it. “I hope it’s real strong,” said the head coach. “He’s our captain. There’s no doubt he’s our... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Five most interesting players to watch this season, according to analyticsEveryone already knows everything there is to know about megastars Connor McDav
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 12 days ago
Everyone already knows everything there is to know about megastars Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Erik Karlsson. They’re difference makers who will play a deciding role in the fates of their team and the league. Instead of latching... Read more
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TSN
Inside McDavid’s quest for goal-scoring greatnessTSN Senior Hockey Reporter EDMONTON - Connor McDavid glanced at the scrap of p
TSN / Posted 12 days ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter EDMONTON - Connor McDavid glanced at the scrap of paper covered in a reporter’s scrawl and, yes, the numbers seemed to reflect what he pictured in his mind's eye. The reigning Hart Trophy winner’s summer mission was to... Read more
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CBC.ca
Connor McDavid: 'Could he possibly be faster than he was last year?'The rumours began in the summer. At first, just vague mumblings out of the ann
CBC.ca / Posted 12 days ago
The rumours began in the summer. At first, just vague mumblings out of the annual BioSteel Camp, where NHL players hit the ice and the weight room before official training season starts in September. Some reporters found themselves wondering if... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Tom Jones' Two Cents: Lightning, NHL previewTimes columnist Tom Jones gives his Two Cents on the upcoming Lightning and NHL
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Times columnist Tom Jones gives his Two Cents on the upcoming Lightning and NHL season: Lightning's best player Who is the Lightning's best player, Nikita Kucherov or Steven Stamkos? Neither. Victor Hedman is the Lightning's most complete player.... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Connor McDavid scores hat trick in winboth of whom had angles on him, brought gasps from every corner of the arena.
Calgary Sun / Posted 13 days ago
both of whom had angles on him, brought gasps from every corner of the arena. “It’s what he does,” said head coach Todd McLellan. “He doesn’t go from first to second to third to fourth gear. He just goes from first to fourth and he’s gone.... Read more
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TSN
Oilers learning to embrace contender statusTSN Senior Hockey Reporter EDMONTON — One year ago, I made my way here for the
TSN / Posted 13 days ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter EDMONTON — One year ago, I made my way here for the Oilers’ home opener. I wanted to see the Oilers christen their palatial new home, to see Connor McDavid take flight in Year 2, and, of course, to witness the... Read more
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TSN
TSN Hockey's Need To Know: Season Opening StatisticsHockey is back. With the first puck set to drop tonight for the start of the 2
TSN / Posted 14 days ago
Hockey is back. With the first puck set to drop tonight for the start of the 2017-18 NHL season, check out TSN Hockey's stat pack below on season openers. TEAM-BY-TEAM RECORDS IN SEASON OPENERS GP, W-L-T/OT PTS, PTS%, GF-GA, 2017-18 OPENING... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Why Canada can believe its Stanley Cup drought will soon endThe first on-ice Stanley Cup celebration that Connor McDavid can conjure up fro
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 14 days ago
The first on-ice Stanley Cup celebration that Connor McDavid can conjure up from his youth was 2004, when Vincent Lecavalier and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Calgary in seven games. Born in 1997, McDavid was all of seven years-old. And to be honest,... Read more
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Philly.com
Where will the Flyers finish? Who will win the Cup? Our fearless NHL predictions for 2017-18Here are Sam Carchidi’s predictions for the 2017-18 NHL season: Record: 41-32-
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
Here are Sam Carchidi’s predictions for the 2017-18 NHL season: Record: 41-32-9, 91 points. They will be only slightly better than last season’s disappointing 88-point campaign, but this is a young team on the upswing. Where they’ll finish in the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Sportsnet NHL Insider predictions for 2017-18 seasonThe NHL season is here. We’ve assembled a panel of Sportsnet NHL Insiders to t
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 15 days ago
The NHL season is here. We’ve assembled a panel of Sportsnet NHL Insiders to take a shot at predicting the unpredictable. From the Stanley Cup winner to how many Canadian teams will be playing for the Stanley Cup in April, to how many points Connor... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Terry Jones: Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid hungry for more as new NHL season dawnslot of bounces to go your way. But we’re ready to go. Everyone feels good. Ever
Calgary Sun / Posted 15 days ago
lot of bounces to go your way. But we’re ready to go. Everyone feels good. Everyone feels confident.” How does head coach Todd McLellan see his captain on the eve of his new season? “Hungry. Confident. Leading. That’s three of the words I would... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
The reality of drafting teenagers: All NHL prospects are differentIt is wholly unfair, and you’d think we would learn. The reality is this is wh
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 15 days ago
It is wholly unfair, and you’d think we would learn. The reality is this is what happens when we draft 18-year-old players. Some turn into Matthew Tkachuk, who made Calgary and had an impactful 18-year-old season, while others are like teammate Sam... Read more
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TSN
How do the NHL’s No. 1 lines stack up?TSN Senior Hockey Reporter The only thing more fickle than a coach’s lineup ca
TSN / Posted 16 days ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter The only thing more fickle than a coach’s lineup card is the way a chunk of frozen vulcanized rubber bounces during a September preseason game in Arizona. Thousands of line combinations will whir in the blender over the... Read more
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New York Post
New NHL rules shouldn’t distract from league’s biggest problemThere should be no problem with the NHL trying to crack down on slashing and fa
New York Post / Posted 19 days ago
There should be no problem with the NHL trying to crack down on slashing and face-off penalties, as they did to a comical effect at the beginning of the preseason before backing off a little. Nor should there be a problem with the board of governors... Read more
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CBC.ca
NHL preview: Edmonton Oilers are good, and everyone knows it nowThis is part one of our series of season previews for the seven Canadian-based
CBC.ca / Posted 19 days ago
This is part one of our series of season previews for the seven Canadian-based NHL teams. Edmonton Oilers 2016-17 record: : 47-26-9 (103 points), 2nd out of 7 in Pacific Division, eliminated by Anaheim in 7 games in 2nd round of playoffs Key... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers' Kailer Yamamoto earning roster spot over Jesse PuljujarviWell, here’s something else that isn’t supposed to happen: Kailer Yamamoto, the
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 22 days ago
Well, here’s something else that isn’t supposed to happen: Kailer Yamamoto, the first-rounder from 2017, isn’t supposed to be more NHL-ready than Jesse Puljujarvi, the first-rounder from 2016. Especially when Yamamoto stands five-foot-eight while... Read more
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Calgary Sun
American NHL players wade in on NFL anthem protestget back there.” While it seems unlikely any Oilers players will be kneeling f
Calgary Sun / Posted 22 days ago
get back there.” While it seems unlikely any Oilers players will be kneeling for the U.S. anthem anytime soon, head coach Todd McLellan says he wouldn’t try to use his position to influence anyone’s decision. “I have my personal views and... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Which team is Canada's best hope for the Stanley Cup in 2017-18?It’s a drought that could end this season. Which of Canada’s seven teams has th
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 23 days ago
It’s a drought that could end this season. Which of Canada’s seven teams has the best chance of doing it? VANCOUVER CANUCKS Two different iterations of the Canucks roster made Vancouver a team to be reckoned with for a full decade. Both variants... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers finally good enough to admit Puljujarvi’s game isn’t quite readyEDMONTON — There was a time, not long ago, when Jesse Puljujarvi would have mad
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 24 days ago
EDMONTON — There was a time, not long ago, when Jesse Puljujarvi would have made the Edmonton Oilers’ Opening Day roster off a game like this one. A goal roofed off a lucky bounce behind the Winnipeg Jets net, another when the rebound of his shot... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Yohann Auvitu comes from hockey shadows to challenge for Oilers jobThe only problem? “I was the only one,” chuckled Auvitu (pronounced oh-VEE-too
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 25 days ago
The only problem? “I was the only one,” chuckled Auvitu (pronounced oh-VEE-too). “In five generations, probably.” OK, so Ivry-sur-Seine isn’t exactly Markham, Ont., or St. Albert, Alta., where every kid on every block wants to be the next Steven... Read more
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TSN
Yamamoto, Pakarinen lead Oilers past CanucksEDMONTON — Kailer Yamamoto is definitely making a strong case for a longer look
TSN / Posted 25 days ago
EDMONTON — Kailer Yamamoto is definitely making a strong case for a longer look with the Edmonton Oilers. Yamamoto and Iiro Pakarinen both had two goals as the Oilers emerged with a 5-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. Drafted 22nd... Read more
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TSN
Jokinen leads Oilers past JetsWINNIPEG — Pre-season or not, if they wanted validation for signing Jussi Jokin
TSN / Posted 27 days ago
WINNIPEG — Pre-season or not, if they wanted validation for signing Jussi Jokinen the Edmonton Oilers got it Wednesday night. Jokinen had a goal and two assists as Edmonton beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in pre-season action. "He's a left-handed... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canadian NHL teams facing key training camp questionsIn 2016, when all seven Canadian NHL arenas were dark in the playoffs for the f
CBC.ca / Posted 27 days ago
In 2016, when all seven Canadian NHL arenas were dark in the playoffs for the first time in 46 years, there was hope in the form of a top-heavy first round of the league's entry draft that June. Come October, top-six picks Auston Matthews (Toronto),... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
NHL's crackdown on slashing could leave slower defencemen behindEDMONTON — So they’re cracking down on slashing in the National Hockey League,
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 27 days ago
EDMONTON — So they’re cracking down on slashing in the National Hockey League, which really means they’re challenging the slower player to defend without using his stick as a tool, or weapon. Which means you’d better be able to get body position.... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Be patient, Canada, your NHL teams are still developingTORONTO — On the first day of training camp, Mike Babcock was asked about manag
Calgary Sun / Posted 1 months ago
TORONTO — On the first day of training camp, Mike Babcock was asked about managing expectations. Specifically, whether a team that had qualified for the final spot in the playoffs by just one point should be expected to not only make the post-season... Read more
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BC Local News
Oilers begin camp with questions on who will play with McDavid, DraisaitlEDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp Thursday with franchise for
BC Local News / Posted 1 months ago
EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp Thursday with franchise forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl locked up to long-term contracts — but with questions on who will play alongside them. "The right (wing), in my opinion, is the... Read more
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TSN
Oilers face questions on who will play with McDavid, DraisaitlEDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp Thursday with franchise for
TSN / Posted 1 months ago
EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp Thursday with franchise forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl locked up to long-term contracts — but with questions on who will play alongside them. "The right (wing), in my opinion, is the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
NHL training camp roundup: Mike Smith 'rejuvenated,' Laine wants playoffsAnd we’re back. NHL training camps started on Thursday and we got a first look
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 1 months ago
And we’re back. NHL training camps started on Thursday and we got a first look at some players in new jerseys. Guys were available to the media and some took to the ice for scrimmages and practices. Here’s a running recap of news and notes from the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Oilers' Lucic works out with Terrell Owens with hope of improving speedEDMONTON — That Milan Lucic spent his summer training with six-time Pro Bowler
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 1 months ago
EDMONTON — That Milan Lucic spent his summer training with six-time Pro Bowler — and full-time narcissist — Terrell Owens is a bit of a contradiction. Owens, a star National Football League receiver in his day, was a serial self-promoter who put... Read more
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