Miscast Ryan Strome only started to find his groove with the Edmonton Oilers toward the season's end

Miscast Ryan Strome only started to find his groove with the Edmonton Oilers toward the season's end

Ryan Strome isn’t Jordan Eberle. That fact alone helped derail Ryan Strome’s first season as a member of the Edmonton Oilers. There were expectations from many Fans, from the General Manager, and perhaps the coach also, that Strome was something that he in fact was not. It didn’t help matters that Strome started training camp on Connor McDavid’s right side. Basically, it set the player up for failure. Not only could he not finish like Eberle did (who also had little luck alongside #97)

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-05-22

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Edmonton Oilers Stats from the World Hockey Championships

The IIHF World Hockey Championships wrapped up on Sunday with Sweden winning a second straight gold medal after defending their title against Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout. For the Edmonton Oilers, only Adam Larsson was able to bring a medal home after Canada came up flat against the Americans in their semi-final matchup earlier in the day. In total, the Oilers had seven regulars (semi-regular in Auvitu’s case) and one prospect representing them at the World Hockey Championships with each pla

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-05-21

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Three Thoughts: Those Golden Knights

By reaching the 2018 Stanley Cup final in their first NHL season with a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Sunday, the Vegas Golden Knights continue to be the most compelling story in sports right now for a lot of reasons. The storylines are obvious – reaching the Cup final as an expansion team with a group of cast-offs, seeing a city ravaged by tragedy healing as the Knights’ story unfolds. It’s a feel-good tale from top to bottom, even here in hockey Mudville. The baseline for this unlikely

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-05-21

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Larsson was encouraged to explore offensive game at World Hockey Championship

It’s no secret around these parts that Adam Larsson is best known for his defensive shutdown abilities, and that there won’t be much offence to go along with it. However, Sweden’s coach at the World Hockey Championships, Richard Gronborg, was convinced that there was more to Larsson’s game and gave him the green light to explore the offensive side of the puck. What did he find? Let’s check it out. Since coming over in the Hall trade, Larsson has been more or less what was expected: a

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-05-21

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Off-Season Targets: Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Off-Season Targets: Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Young players on cheap contracts that can contribute are going to be vital for the Edmonton Oilers moving forward. Over $20 million will be invested in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl for at least the next seven seasons. That means value is needed if Edmonton wants to compete for a Stanley Cup. Drafting and developing is the most common way to acquire this kind of player, but identifying useful young players in other team’s systems is important as well. Sometimes useful players shake loose

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-05-21

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Telling Tales of Drunkenness and Cruelty

Telling Tales of Drunkenness and Cruelty

Bill Torrey passed away not long ago, a legendary figure in the game and someone NHL teams can learn from forevermore. It was 1973, the New York Islanders were one year into existence and held the No. 1 overall selection. Quoting Hockey Draft Central: The top pick was a no-brainer, because Ottawa 67s star Denis Potvin had dominated junior hockey like no defenseman since Bobby Orr. Montreal, the most active team on draft day, was determined to get Potvin. The Canadiens re-positioned themselves

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-05-21

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UFA Profile: Don’t fall into the JVR trap

Every single year there’s a free agent on the open market that signs a contract that everybody, even the team that signs it, is going to be an albatross sooner rather than later. Generally speaking, you’re signing a guy to push you over the top in the short-term and sweeping under the rug how that’ll hurt you long-term. The Oilers made a signing like this with Milan Lucic in 2016, the Capitals did it last year with T.J. Oshie, and somebody this summer is going to do it with James van Riem

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-05-21

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Monday Mailbag – Is Peter Chiarelli taking too many risks with cap space?

Welcome, my friends, to a long weekend edition of the mailbag where I’ve dragged the writers out of their weekend getaways to share a little bit of wisdom with you about all things Oilers. As we do every week, we’re back with another round of questions and answers to help you get through your day, no matter where you’re at on this Royal Wedding Monday. As always, I need you guys for this feature so email me your questions to baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbm

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-05-21

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Edmonton Oilers at the Worlds: Gold medal, All-Star berth for Adam Larsson; disappointment for everyone else as Canada crashes to fourth

Edmonton Oilers at the Worlds: Gold medal, All-Star berth for Adam Larsson; disappointment for everyone else as Canada crashes to fourth

Another World Championship wound down on Sunday with a pair of games to decide the medals. Top honours went to a terrific Swedish side that was stretched to the limit by surprising Switzerland in a tense, intense finale that needed a shootout after 80 minutes of deadlocked hockey. Final score was officially 3-2 Sweden; that was the score of choice in the elimination rounds, with five of eight games decided by the same scoreline as nailbiters were the norm. Adam Larsson receives his gold medal

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-05-20

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Ask Me Anything: Hamilton for Nylander suddenly doesn't seem so crazy

Ask Me Anything: Hamilton for Nylander suddenly doesn't seem so crazy

Is that old Dougie Hamilton / William Nylander trade idea still a joke anymore? is Jeff Skinner a good fit for the Oilers? And much more. The Ask Me Anything Mailbag returns for a brief May stop. I figure it’s only fair to bring it back before too many questions pile up when June arrives. Plenty of off-season speculation has begun, so we’ll tackle some big, looming decisions and rumors this time. And a disclaimer once more: if I don’t answer your question, sometimes it’s because I’ve

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2018-05-20

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