1. Everyone still calls them “Phoenix” all season. This is just inevitable. To be honest, they should be called the Quebec Nordiques, but that’s another story. 243 more words
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While most of OilerNation is waiting to see if No. 3 overall pick Leon Draisaitl makes the team, where every move he makes in practice and scrimmages is broken down and critiqued, Draisaitl’s linemate for Sunday’s home against the Calgary Flames, David Perron, never was under the same microscope when he was a first-round selection of the St. 927 more words
One year ago, the Oilers bemoaned a lack of toughness after Sam Gagner and Taylor Hall were targeted during exhibition games.
This preseason, the club is being proactive. 146 more words
Despite getting three consecutive first overall picks from 2010 to 2012, Edmonton is still struggling to escape the NHL basement.
Offensive potential counted for little (again) last season, as the Oilers finished bottom of the West (28th overall) and finished with the worst defensive record in the NHL. 968 more words