Oilers vs. Golden Bears Game Thread

Bruce Bennett

The annual matchup is the only way for this crop of rookies to salvage something from their camp.

Alberta Golden Bears

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Edmonton Flyers
0-0-0 0-3-0
Young Stars Classic Young Stars Classic
7:00 p.m. MDT | 630 CHED, edmontonoilers.com
Clare Drake Arena - Edmonton
Tickets

The opposing view:

Top Story: Edmonton was blown out of Penticton and everyone tangentially related to the Oilers is grasping for any small positive from that tournament. Now the rookie squad faces off against the U of A Golden Bears and the skill that helped the Oilers make this a competitive game in recent years isn't there. This could be another blowout, especially considering the level of goaltending the Oilers have on this team.

I'm interested to see if Marc Olivier Roy is getting his feet under him as he seemed to against Vancouver, or if he was getting the bounces. I think the Oilers could pair Brandon Davidson and Martin Marincin together against a bigger, stronger, more veteran team to see how they look without having to carry guys who aren't quite there yet. I'd like to see Todd Nelson put two skilled lines together to at least give the kids who are capable of playing hockey a chance to play the game, rather than playing sled dog for a bunch of walruses.

The Oilers are saying:

The "chaotic" nature of a thrown-together rookie squad also works against a steady defenceman like a Klefbom.

--Bob Stauffer on Klefbom's performance thus far.

This is completely non-sensical. A steady defenseman should bring calm to a thrown-together rookie squad.

The Opponent is saying:

"This isn’t any exhibition or pre-season game; playing against the Oilers’ organization is something special, and it will be a really good way for us to kick off our season."

--Golden Bears centre Sean Ringrose

Desired Lineup:

Marc Olivier-Roy - Jujhar Khaira - Kyle Platzer
Austin Fyten - Greg Chase - Andrew Miller
Brandon Baddock - Chase Schaber - Ty Bilcke
Kale Kessy - Travis Ewanyk - Cam Abney

Martin Marincin - Brandon Davidson
Martin Gernat - Oscar Klefbom
Darnell Nurse - Joey Leach

Tyler Bunz

Actual Lineup:

Andrew Miller - Marc Olivier-Roy - Austin Fyten
Kyle Platzer - Reid Petryk - Kale Kessy
Greg Chase - Chase Schaber - Brandon Baddock
Ty Bilcke - Travis Ewanyk - Cam Abney

Brandon Davidson - Darnell Nurse
Joey Leach - Oscar Klefbom
Martin Marincin - Ben Betker

Ty Rimmer

Key matchup: Youthful legs versus veteran tricks. The Golden Bears have a ton of experience and will likely play games with the younger Oilers.


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