Big long weekend! A few things worth noting, so let’s get to it.
Our Top 25 Under 25 series continued with #6 Tyler Benson, and #5 Philip Broberg both making their debuts this weekend.
Sunil posted the third episode of his Superfan Podcast. This week’s guest: Bruce McCurdy.
All the company verbal suggests Darnell Nurse is about to get PAID.
Woodguy posted a new article over the weekend, trying to project Tyler Benson’s season by looking at a group of players who scored like he did at the same age in the AHL.
The Athletic prospect guy Scott Wheeler profiled Oilers’ G prospect Dylan Wells.
Lowetide published his Reasonable Expectations article over at The Athletic, and his colleague Dom Luszczyszyn published his projection article for the Oilers this season - it was not rosy. LT also tried to project Connor McDavid’s points, and linemates, for the upcoming campaign.
The Oilers released their rookie camp roster Friday afternoon. Were there any surprise inclusions? Omissions? Lowetide took a crack at guessing some of the PTO invites, too.
Might there be a trade fit for Jesse Puljujarvi in Tampa?
Bruce McCurdy’s realist series continues, looking at the Oilers’ depth chart on the blue and in the different shade of blue.
There was a bit of pushback from the locals toward the ‘Eastern Media’ who had a fair bit to say last week about the Oilers. But why? Could it be the wasting of McDavid’s career to date is something worth talking about?
Finally, Jesse Puljujarvi scored 3 minutes into his Champions Hockey League debut with Karpat. It was a nice one-timer from the high slot after a well-executed face-off. It obviously made news here.
Top 25 Undet 25: #5 - Philip Broberg (Copper and Blue)
Top 25 Under 25: #6 - Tyler Benson (Copper and Blue)
Top 25 Under 25: #7 - Caleb Jones (Copper and Blue)
Oilers release rookie camp roster. (Copper and Blue)
The Superfan Podcast - Episode III. (The Superfan)
On Darnell Nurse’s next contract, and how he is poised to receive a large one. (Oilersnation)
Woodguy: Projecting Tyler Benson’s 19/20. (Because Oilers)
Against Nelson Riddle’s strings. (Lowetide)
Hurry sundown. (Lowetide)
Rollin’ down the highway. (Lowetide)
Looking at Tampa Bay as a possible trade partner. (Oilersnation)
Seriously. There’s something about Tampa. (Oilersnation)
McCurdy on the Oilers’ blue line and goaltending depth. (The Journal)
Wasting Connor McDavid’s career-to-date is going to attract attention. (Oilersnation)
On Puljujarvi’s Champions League debut. (Sportsnet)
Scott Wheeler’s Dylan Wells profile. (The Athletic)
Connor McDavid: Pushing for 50 goals. (The Athletic)
Dom: Edmonton Oilers season preview. (The Athletic)
Lowetide: Reasonable expectations. (The Athletic)
Don’t forget to wheel it back around after lunch to see who lands at #4 in our Top 25 Under 25 series for this year!