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 No 2017 Oilers Rookies - U of A Golden Bears game [message #698534]
Tue, 22 August 2017 09:54 Go to next message
Pseudoreality  is currently offline Pseudoreality
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This is too bad. I always looked forward to this game from the time I was a student watching Stoll and Comrie. It looks like they will be focusing on a game with the downtown colleges instead.

http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/edmonton-oilers /edmonton-oilers-prospects-will-play-combined-nait-macewan-t eam-in-annual-rookie-game


This is a step down in competition and a hit to the University athletics program.



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 Re: No 2017 Oilers Rookies - U of A Golden Bears game [message #698535 is a reply to message #698534 ]
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Adam  is currently offline Adam
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Pseudoreality wrote on Tue, 22 August 2017 09:54

This is too bad. I always looked forward to this game from the time I was a student watching Stoll and Comrie. It looks like they will be focusing on a game with the downtown colleges instead.

http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/edmonton-oilers /edmonton-oilers-prospects-will-play-combined-nait-macewan-t eam-in-annual-rookie-game


This is a step down in competition and a hit to the University athletics program.


I don't really understand this. Why would you choose to play weaker competition and a combined squad? Do the Oilers just want to ensure they get the W? Or is this because it's a downtown game and so there's some spin-off economic benefit for the Oilers?

I'm guessing the latter - it's about money and how the Oilers can increase their take...



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 Re: No 2017 Oilers Rookies - U of A Golden Bears game [message #698539 is a reply to message #698535 ]
Tue, 22 August 2017 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Steve  is currently offline Steve
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There is a bit in there about the Oilers trying to develop a business of hockey concept at MacEwen (whatever that means). It's vague (intentionally or not is hard to tell), but it sounds like the Oilers think they will benefit from this more long-term than the UofA game.

I don't think this hurts the Oilers (it's just one exhibition game), but it hurts the UofA.



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 Re: No 2017 Oilers Rookies - U of A Golden Bears game [message #698911 is a reply to message #698539 ]
Wed, 13 September 2017 14:57 Go to previous message
GabbyDugan  is currently offline GabbyDugan
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..Oilers lineup for tonight's exhibition against McEwan/Nait...

https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/preview-oilers-rookies-vs-na itmacewan/c-291035282

..."Forwards

Gambardella - Butcher - Yamamoto
Maksimov - Bauer - Safin
Polei - Koch - Szypula
Pawlenchuk - Glover - Fix-Wolansky

Defence

Jones - Bear
Lagesson - Mantha
Paigin - Samorukov

Goal

Wells
Skinner"....





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 Re: No 2017 Oilers Rookies - U of A Golden Bears game [message #698538 is a reply to message #698534 ]
Tue, 22 August 2017 13:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WhoreableGuy  is currently offline WhoreableGuy
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Ok, I can see the McDavid year where they would move the game to Rexall but moving it to Rogers Place and having a lesser opponent kind of stinks.

U of A being the opponent and having it at Clare Drake was a tradition.



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