Happy 2021. Hope you were able to find some joy at the end of what proved to be a pretty trying year.
Now let’s get going. Yesterday training camp began with the team’s first optional skate and a bunch of sweet, sweet media availabilities. Incumbents Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — who still needs a new deal as he enters the last year of his contract — all sat down to answer questions, along with newcomers Tyson Barrie and Kyle Turris, who took some time to speak about their new digs.
Head over to the Oilers official website to catch all of the media avails as they’re made... avail.
Speaking of media avails, coach Dave Tippett — who did speak yesterday — sat down with Jason Gregor last week to talk turkey, and it was very heartening. Tippett presents like someone who has a full plan for his Oilers this season: a keen understanding of what they were good at, where they can improve, and how to go about doing that. It’s really good stuff, check it out HERE.
Otherwise, we have a series coming out in the coming days with help from our Canadian SBN counterparts as we work to preview the North Division in advance of puck drop 9 days from now.
Dust your jerseys off. Get your bags of chips ready. Get your bowls for those bags of chips ready. It’s go time.
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2021 Oilers Camp Notes: Day One (Copper and Blue)
World Junior Quarter Finals Preview (Copper and Blue)
Holloway Watch: Canada Takes Group A in 4-1 Win Against Finland (Copper and Blue)
WJC Discussion Thread: Day Seven (Copper and Blue)
Kyle Turris as an option on the Oilers penalty kill (Copper and Blue)
Monday Mailbag – Thoughts On The Ethan Bear Contract? (ON)
Edmonton Oilers Say They’re Finally Ready To Take That Next Step, Or Two (Sun)
Oilers Focused On Improving Even-Strength Play To Become True Contenders (SN)
Random Thoughts: Bear, Nugent-Hopkins, Kool-Aid Season And More (ON)
Prospect NHL Equivalences Encouraging For Oilers Youngsters (Lowetide)
Would You Rather The Oilers Have One Or Two Defencemen On Powerplay? (SN)
Would You Rather Nugent-Hopkins On A Line With McDavid Or Draisaitl? (SN)
Would You Rather The Oilers Have One Definitive Goaltender Or Split Like Last Season? (SN)
Three Questions Ahead Of Edmonton Oilers Training Camp (ON)
Head Coach Dave Tippett Answers Six Burning Questions For Oilers (THW)
Plenty Of Questions For Head Coach Dave Tippett Heading Into Edmonton Oilers Training Camp (Sun)
Oilers Training Camp Roster (ON)
Carter Savoie Named NCHC Rookie Of The Month For December (ON)
The 2017 Oilers Draft (Lowetide)
Oilers Training Camp Will Be Sprint When Players Hit Ice Monday (Sun)
Dave Tippett Excited For The Challenges Of The 2021 NHL Season (ON)
Oilers Training Camp: Forecasting The Big Roster Battles (Athletic)
Lowetide: Dylan Holloway’s World Juniors Work Offers Clues About Oilers Future (Athletic)
How We’d Run The Oilers: Maximize Primes Of Connor McDavid And Leon Draisaitl (Athletic)
Lowetide: The Bakersfield Condors Will Be Competitive In The Coming AHL Season (Athletic)