BREAKING: The Edmonton Oilers Are Breaking up Their Best Duo

Published September 25, 2023 at 1:05 PM

Oilers Shake Up Defensive Pairings

In a surprising move that has left fans both intrigued and frustrated, the Edmonton Oilers are shaking up their defensive pairings, breaking up their most dominant duo from last season.

Evan Bouchard, who had an impressive year paired with Mattias Ekholm, is now turning heads as he teams up with Darnell Nurse during training camp. This unexpected pairing has raised questions about the Oilers' defensive strategy for the upcoming season.

TSN Oilers reporter Ryan Rishaug observed this new combination on the ice, and it has ignited reports that Nurse/Bouchard will be the teams' top d-pairing heading into the 2023-24 season.

Head coach Jay Woodcroft confirmed the new pairing, emphasizing the team's commitment to exploring different defensive configurations. As the preseason progresses, all eyes will be on how this change impacts the Oilers' defensive play and whether Bouchard and Nurse can establish chemistry as a dynamic duo.

September 25   |   52 answers
BREAKING: The Edmonton Oilers Are Breaking up Their Best Duo

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