Larsson very excited to join Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-07-25

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Cult of Hockey: With their weak depth chart at right wing, can Oilers afford to wait on Jesse Puljujarvi?

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-25

The Edmonton Oilers caught a massive break at the 2016 NHL Draft when the Columbus Blue Jackets passed on consensus Top Three prospect Jesse Puljujarvi to address their organizational shortcomings at centre. Couldn’t have worked out much better for the Oilers, who have a major weakness of their own up front — at right wing. Puljujarvi, a right-shooting natural right winger, brings an impressive package of size, speed, and high-end skill, all attributes the starboard size sorely needs. What the 18-year-old can’t provide, of course, is experience, which is in short supply at the position.  Talent on the other hand is plentiful, at least if y

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-25

Having too many able bodies for available jobs isn’t a bad problem to have. It’s called depth, and that’s something the Edmonton Oilers haven’t had nearly enough of – they still don’t on the blue line -- in recent seasons.

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Cam Talbot Q&A: Oilers need ‘one more piece’

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-07-25

Build from the net out, they say. Or, in Edmonton’s case, rebuild from the net out. Two months into his much scrutinized tenure as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Peter Chiarelli went out and traded for a No. 2 goaltender he believed (correctly, so far) would make a dependable No. 1. Yeah, the Oilers still came up short of a post-season berth in 2015-16, but Cam Talbot responded to his elevated role by recording the most wins (21) by an Edmonton goalie in eight seasons, with the second-best save percentage (.917) by an Oilers netminder since the NHL started tracking the statistic (Devan Dubnyk posted a .920 in 2012-13 but played 18 fewer games). For an encore, the Ontario nativ

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Best and Worst of the Oilers Managment

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-07-25

Since 2006, The Edmonton Oilers have hired four general managers to right the ship from the constant mediocrity to down right awfulness. Join me down memory lane as I look at the best trade and the worst trade from Kevin Lowe, Steve Tambellini and Craig MacTavish.  In this article, I am only focusing on the trades. I feel like for Kevin Lowe for example, it would be tough to list free agent acquisitions pre salary cap as well….Edmonton still could not compete with the bigger market teams. I have also left out Peter Chiarelli because I feel it’s still too recent and talking about the Taylor Hall trade (which would have been his worst by the way) has been done to death. For the sa

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The North X Northgretz Podcast - R.I.P Cyclists

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-25

This week the boys are joined by MULTIPLE SPECIAL GUESTS!!! First Kyla The Intern talks about her hatred of bikes, the legality of names on birth certificates, and scorching hot takes on peppers, before the boys play a bunk game of NHL trivia, Graphic Designer JoAnne recaps her Quebec trip and weighs in on the Phil Kessel Team USA snub before all the most pressing questions are answered in this weeks edition of Ask The Idiots. 

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Rumor Roundup: The latest on the remaining notable UFAs

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2016-07-25

The number of NHL unrestricted free agent signings slowed to a trickle since the opening-day frenzy on July 1. Over the weekend, defenseman Luke Schenn became the most recent notable player to ink a new contract, reaching an agreement with the Arizona Coyotes on a a two-year, $2.5-million deal. Several notable players remain available in the UFA market. Among those yet to land new contracts are defensemen Kris Russell, James Wisniewski and Kyle Quincey and forwards Jiri Hudler, Radim Vrbata, Sam Gagner, Brandon Pirri and Matt Cullen. Sportnet’s Luke Fox recently reviewed the status of the top remaining UFAs. He noted Russell, 29, was linked earlier this month to the Boston Bruins, Flo

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Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson and the Edmonton Oilers

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-07-25

If both players manage to stay relatively healthy throughout their NHL careers, there is no question that the Edmonton Oilers will end up on the wrong end of the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson swap. Trading away a 24-year-old proven driver and point producer for a guy who “could” one day turn into a legit top pairing defenceman,  is a deal that has potential disaster written all over it. While the return was certainly underwhelming, the addition of the former New Jersey Devils blueliner will instantly upgrade Edmonton’s paper thin backend. Adam Larsson is good. Oilers trading for him is a really good thing. It's not on him that the Oilers overpaid to get him. Remember this &mdas

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The People Who Guided Me to the NHL

Source: The Players Tribune
Date: 2016-07-25

Coming off one of the best seasons of my career, I can’t help but look back and be appreciative of everyone who helped guide me to this point.

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Jordan Eberle: A Right Wing Love Story

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-25

Embed from Getty Images Sup, Oilers Nation? I'm here to let you in on a little secret today: Jordan Eberle isn't elite. Wanna know another secret, though? It totally, absolutely does not matter. 

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