The Graduates

The Graduates

We often debate the minor league system and how much it should be producing each fall. I heard many years ago that a good draft produces two actual NHL players a season, so if we add .5 players for the college and CHL undrafted free agents we arrive at 2.5 per year. The other question surrounds qualifying as an actual NHL player. Scott Cullen’s line in the sand suggests 100 games, based on draft results. Many commenters have suggested that’s a low bar, so what’s reasonable? 400 games? Let

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-08-18

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Saturday Sunshine: Swedish Stalwart

The Sunshine of positivity shining so bright even the smoke from BC fires can’t stop it from shining. Last week the focus was on the home that Strome built. this week we are going to bask in the positivity that is the first part of the solidification of our defensive corps. So hit play on that sultry and sexy theme song from Burt Bacharach and let us bask in the beauty that is Adam Larsson. As with Ryan Strome in last week’s Saturday Sunshine, the first precursor to recognizing Adam Larss

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-18

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Are there any outliers heading to Oilers training camp who can steal an NHL job?

Glen Sather had a way with a phrase and he was outstanding at getting his point across to the media (and therefore, the public). In the fall of 1983, entering a fateful training camp that would produce the first truly western Stanley Cup champion since the Victoria Cougars in 1925, Sather made a...

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-08-18

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Leon Draisaitl confident Oilers can return to playoffs next season

Leon Draisaitl confident Oilers can return to playoffs next season

Leon Draisaitl knows the Edmonton Oilers had a disappointing season last year, but he’s confident history won’t repeat itself. “I think we’re too good of a team where we’re not at least competing in the playoffs or not in the race,” Draisaitl said Thursday during the NHL European Player Media Tour. And even if we are, that’s probably not good enough. We want to make the playoffs and I think we have the team to do it. Now it’s up to the players to show it.” After reaching Game

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-08-18

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Cooper Marody's great skill should see him push for an Edmonton Oilers job soon

Cooper Marody's great skill should see him push for an Edmonton Oilers job soon

2018 Edmonton Oilers prospects Cooper Marody #9 overall There’s group of older AHL/NHL tweeners trying to  make the Oilers at forward, but coming up fast is a second group of forward prospects born in 1997 and after who have the talent and pedigree to make their mark in the National Hockey League. Cooper Mardoy is an honorary member of this younger group. He’s born in December 1996, so he’s closer in age to prospects like Cameron Hebig and Tyler Benson than he is to the 1994-borns, Juj

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-08-18

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Leon Draisaitl responds to the Sekera injury

MAOR Oilers offseason interviews! And this time, it was Leon Draisaitl’s turn to talk Oilers. In the dog-days of summer, I crave Oilers player interviews. If I could, I would have flown out to Germany myself to get a Leon interview but unfortunately I’ve spent all my summer money at the Costco food court. Lucky for me I don’t have to fly anywhere, cause the interviews keep rolling in! Leon Draisiatl spoke to the media during the NHL European Player Media Tour this past week and dropped s

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-17

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Edmonton Oilers 2018 Top 25 Under 25: #14 Drake Caggiula 

Edmonton Oilers 2018 Top 25 Under 25: #14 Drake Caggiula 

One of Peter Chiarelli’s more famous signings was Drake Caggiula who was signed as an undrafted college free agent from North Dakota in the spring of 2016. The signing came with much fan-fare as Caggiula was coming off a massive season in North Dakota where he put up 25 goals and 51 points in 39 games which led to an NHL Equivalency of 44 points. At the time of the signing, Caggiula bolted right to the top of the Oilers’ prospect rankings. The fact that Caggiula, now with 2 full seasons in

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-08-17

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Edmonton Oilers 2018 Top 25 Under 25: #14 Drake Caggulia 

Edmonton Oilers 2018 Top 25 Under 25: #14 Drake Caggulia 

One of Peter Chiarelli’s more famous signings was Drake Caggulia who was signed as an undrafted college free agent from North Dakota in the spring of 2016. The signing came with much fan-fare as Caggulia was coming off a massive season in North Dakota where he put up 25 goals and 51 points in 39 games which led to an NHL Equivalency of 44 points. At the time of the signing, Caggulia bolted right to the top of the Oilers’ prospect rankings. The fact that Caggulia, now with 2 full seasons in

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-08-17

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John Bartlett will now be calling the action for the Maple Leafs on Sportsnet

John Bartlett will now be calling the action for the Maple Leafs on Sportsnet

The NHL play-by-play man chats with Jeff Blair about moving over from being the TV voice of the Canadiens to the TV voice of the Maple Leafs, his past experience as a broadcaster for the Marlies, the difference between the Toronto & Montreal hockey markets, how the Habs can right there ship, the ceiling to the Leafs this season, and how concerned he is about Mike Babcock’s blueline. The post Oilers have options to replace Sekera appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-08-17

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Edmonton Oilers: Three Trade Routes to Replace Andrej Sekera

The Edmonton Oilers are going to need to replace Andrej Sekera and the only way they’re going to get a like-for-like is via trade. Here are three teams that Peter Chiarelli could pursue to find his man. Edmonton Oilers: If you’re looking for a more in-depth look at the Oilers options with regards to replacing […] Edmonton Oilers: Three Trade Routes to Replace Andrej Sekera - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-08-17

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