Connor McDavid

When it comes to the NHL, there is perhaps no more overused term than “depth player”. Year after year, we hear about team “X” needing better players in the bottom half of their lineups and while that is all well and good, let’s get serious. At the end of the day, without enough impact pieces
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Yesterday we reviewed the trade value of the Edmonton Oilers’ goalies and defensemen. This time we’re going to look at the forwards and whose value has increased, decreased or stayed the same since last year. It’s no secret Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has one major task to accomplish this summer – find a scoring
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Every June, the NHL Entry Draft produces new trade talk, free-agency speculation and of course, the game’s forthcoming superstars eager to fulfill their NHL dreams. Draft day sees coveted teenagers have immense weight put on their shoulders and the future of a franchise placed in their hands. Oftentimes, an entire draft class is summed up
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Coming off what was easily their most disappointing effort of the season, the Edmonton Oilers reached a new low point for 2017-18. After being thoroughly dominated by the lowly Buffalo Sabres on home-ice and being shutout for the third time in their last five appearances at Rogers Place, much of their fanbase is ready to wave
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With just one win in their last eight games, Saturday evening cannot come soon enough for the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it has not been a pleasant start to the New Year for Todd McLellan’s crew but with tonight’s tilt against the Arizona Coyotes and their first official visit to Las Vegas next on the docket,
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Despite looking as though their 2017-18 campaign is all but over, there are still those holding out hope the Edmonton Oilers could somehow save their season. Now the chances of that happening seem rather slim but to each his own. With that aside, if we go on the assumption that making the playoffs is no
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There is no question the Edmonton Oilers are in the midst of playing their best hockey of the season. Unfortunately for them, said run has resulted in them posting a 4-3 record over the last two weeks and not surprisingly, they have made up almost no ground in the Western Conference standings. While they may
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As much as the Edmonton Oilers slow start irked Todd McLellan, chances are the way his team was losing games is what bothered him most. Though they still gives up their share of chances, last night’s overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins was the club’s third consecutive 2-1 outcome. Despite the loss, the head coach
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It is not often that we get a chance to see two teams go head-to-head in a so-called response game this early in an NHL season. In most cases, that kind of scenario has traditionally revolved around sending a message to the opponent at the other end of the rink. However, in this case, that
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It was bound to happen. After starting the 2017-18 campaign with a shutout win over their provincial rivals and media across the league singing their praises, the Edmonton Oilers showed they still have a ways to go in order to reach the lofty expectations of their recent press clippings. Make no mistake, this team is
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton Oilers are finally finding their stride after having their
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Who doesn’t like a good mailbag? With the NHL season right around the corner, it seems appropriate to start the Overtime With BSC Mailbag; a new series of articles where the hockey community can have their voices heard and questions answered! I will be taking questions on Twitter using the hashtag “AskBSC” and publishing a
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Over the last three years, Jim Benning has been applauded for building up the Vancouver Canucks‘ once woeful prospect pool. While that’s good news for the Canucks and their fans, it’s not necessarily good news for Cole Cassels. Once considered a top-five prospect for the Canucks, the 22-year-old has seen his positioning on the Canucks’
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Players on an NHL Entry Level Contract (ELC) are capped at a $925,000 salary, but can earn millions more in bonuses if they perform, launching them into veteran-like pay brackets. With the 2016-17 season over, the Stanley Cup back in Pittsburgh, and the NHL awards handed out, we can add up which players reached what
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For hockey fans of a certain vintage, the phrase “Battle of Alberta” jogs up glorious memories from the past. Unfortunately, it has been so long since both teams have been good at the same time, most fans have no idea at just how intense the rivalry between the organizations and their fan bases used to
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