Potratz Prospects: The Fillers & Busts

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-30

At the end of every prospect list, are the players that may never see a single NHL game. The Oilers have had a strong amount of these players. We will look into the new Milan Kytnar’s, Alex Plante’s, Colten Teubert’s, and Alexei Mikhnov’s. The Oilers saw a draft-for-need mentality during the Tambellini years, and that’s why decently high picks were used on the likes of Troy Hesketh, Cameron Abney and a player on this list; Travis Ewanyk. Here is the finale of the list. THE FILLERS & BUSTS #26 RW John McCarron, 2012 Draft 153rd overall Cornell University (ECAC) 31GP 4-8-12, -8 McCarron has a lot of things the Oilers need. He’s a huge body at 6’2 2

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Oilers game preview: Boyd Gordon, Matt Hendricks on road trip but injuries keep their roster status iffy

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-30

The Edmonton Oilers are singing a hurtin’ song with two defenceman staying at home — Andrew Ference (concussion) and Mark Fayne (shoulder). Forwards Boyd Gordon and fellow fourth-liner Matt Hendricks both made the trip to Denver, but are iffy with bad backs.

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Monday Mailbag - March 30th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-30

The weekend is over, we’re all back to work, and looking (read needing) for ways to kill time. Enter the Mailbag.  As always, I’ve taken your questions, passed them to our panel of writers, and waited for wisdoms to spill out of their heads.  If you want to ask a question, email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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Andrew Miller – A Prospect Of Interest?

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-30

These are dark days, but in dark days come lessons that lead to a brighter tomorrow. For the Oilers, right now they are learning. Todd Nelson has righted the ship to a degree, getting some key young players to perform at higher levels, and actually getting some wins out of this unit. The most important thing? Nelson has begun turning prospects once thought to be done for into actual NHL players. Anton Lander, Oscar Klefbom and Martin Marincin have all become key parts of the team, while others have made their impact. One of those players is forward Andrew Miller, who scored his first NHL goal on Friday night, and now has three points in five games with Edmonton. Will Andrew Miller ever be a

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OILERS AT AVALANCHE, G76 2014-15

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-03-30

Time goes drifting by so quickly, we don’t notice day to day things. The carefree days of youth give way to a more mature look and we settle in without even knowing it has happened. Before you know it, we pass ‘prime time’ and enter ‘grizzled veteran’ before passing through ‘still productive’ and ‘nearing the end’ and fin. It is so fleeting, for all of us. The young cluster, the department of youth, the heart of the order, are men.   The Edmonton Oilers are on the home stretch and are neither too hot nor too cold; no sir, their bed is just right for missing out completely on McEichel! I kid. Edmonton was very unlikely to pace with Bu

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WHO IS THE BEST GOALIE IN THE 2015 DRAFT?

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-30

What we don't know about goalies is a lot. When scouts talk about forwards or defensemen, or we read an online scouting report, we come away with some idea about the player. He's fast and small, or big and slow, etc. Goalies? Who would play you in the movie? It's difficult to figure out what scouts look for and the verbal we get from scouting services is either so technical it's impossible to understand or it sounds like what we might say when asked the same questions.  The entire idea of projecting goalies is voodoo. What's a fan to do?

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Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings' Ideal Lineup Picks for March 30

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-03-30

The NHL schedule for Monday night offers some of the most compelling action in recent days. The six-game schedule features four matchups that have prominent playoff implications. The Montreal Canadiens host the Tampa Bay Lightning in a game that will have huge consequences in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning, who have not lost to the Habs this season, can draw to within one point of Montreal if they can gain a win in regulation. The up-and-down Chicago Blackhawks host the desperate Los Angeles Kings. The defending Stanley Cup champions are currently on the outside looking in at the playoffs, and they can't let any potential points slip away. There are quite a few excellent players who ca

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Predict The Final Score: Game 76 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-30

The Oilers turn their attention to Buffalo vs. Arizona Oilers vs Avalanche Today's Goaltenders: Who cares?  Sabres @ Coyotes tonight! Second chance contest now running! Please put your prediction in the subject line like this: Oilers n - Avalanche n Please list the Oilers score first, regardless of the team being home or away. Make your own prediction and do not comment on anyone else's prediction. Any comments that are not in the format above, or in response to someone else's comment will be deleted. Points distributed as follows: Predict both teams correctly: 5 points Predict the Oilers score correctly: 2 points Predict the opponent's score correctly: 1 points Y

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New life for Oilers Lander

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-30

There was a time this season when it seemed Anton Lander’s days with the Edmonton Oilers were over. Heading out on a three-game road trip, starting against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, the Oilers are taking Boyd Gordon, Matt Hendricks, Tyler Pitlick and Nikita Nikitin.

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First Star, Worst Star: March 29, 2015

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-30

Spring has sprung, the playoffs are almost here, it's Wrestlemania Sunday, and if that wasn't enough it's time for First Star, Worst Star! 

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Penguins survive rallying Sharks for SO win

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-30

PITTSBURGH — David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second home game in as many days, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. After the Penguins killed off the final 3:52 of overtime while short-handed — the result of Patric Hornqvist’s high-sticking double-minor — Perron and Crosby beat Sharks backup goalie Alex Stalock to his stick side on Pittsburgh’s first two attempts of the shootout. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Melker Karlsson, and when Logan Couture’s shot struck the crossbar after Crosby’s goal, the game was over and Pittsburgh (95 points) officially pulled back into a tie for

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-29

Martin Gernat suffered a season ending injury this week and joined a long line of injured Barons on the sideline. Among those healthy enough to play, who delivered solid performances this week? Read on!

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