Cult of Hockey: Which Edmonton Oiler(s) is more likely to be traded after Jesse Puljujarvi's acquisition?

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-29

The Edmonton Oilers were dealt an unexpected gift on Friday evening, when one of the “Big Three” of the 2016 NHL Draft fell to the Oilers at #4 overall. A beaming Peter Chiarelli practically sprinted to the stage to announce Edmonton’s selection of Finnish right winger Jesse Puljujarvi, whose availability was so unexpected that the Oilers had prepared no sweater with his namebar nor even figured out how to pronounce his name. No matter, “Jesse the Joker” is here, or nearly so, and his arrival affects the landscape. I call him that in part due to his impossibly wide, goofy smile and his propensity to fool around and have fun with life. (See Youtube for details.)

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Cult of Hockey: Which Oiler(s) is more likely to be traded due to Jesse Puljujarvi's acquisition?

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-29

The Edmonton Oilers were dealt an unexpected gift on Friday evening, when one of the “Big Three” of the 2016 NHL Draft fell to the Oilers at #4 overall. A beaming Peter Chiarelli practically sprinted to the stage to announce Edmonton’s selection of Finnish right winger Jesse Puljujarvi, whose availability was so unexpected that the Oilers had prepared no sweater with his namebar nor even figured out how to pronounce his name. No matter, “Jesse the Joker” is here, or nearly so, and his arrival affects the landscape. I call him that in part due to his impossibly wide, goofy smile and his propensity to fool around and have fun with life. (See Youtube for details.)

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Grand Larsson-y

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2016-06-29

The talk of the town is Milan Lucic and Jason Demers being in Edmonton and there’ll be a little bit of that today but we’re also going to chat about the mystery dman Bob Stauffer was talking about yesterday. I’d like to touch on Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as well. So if you haven’t heard the latest edition of Oilers Now, Bob Stauffer sent the Oilogoshere on a wild goose chase for about 20 minutes before being sussed out my Mark Spector. Ideal return for Hall is top pairing Dman who can play tough minutes against anyone, as opposed to 2nd pairing Off minded guy. Tough 2 find — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) June 28, 2016 Stauffer was teasing the listen

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Johnston: Lucic to Oilers is likely at this point

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-06-28

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THE STEVE AUSTINS

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-06-28

If we had a dollar for every time one of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Jordan Eberle has been traded in print or on air, we would all be living in houses as nice as Wanye Manor. Even this spring and early summer, rumors surrounding the trio have been rampant. Could it be that Peter Chiarelli has decided to keep these gents around—at least until the day he can make a deal that makes sense?

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Jason Gregor: Puljujarvi's offensive chances improve after being drafted by Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-28

The NHL entry draft came and went. There was the usual excitement and numerous trade rumours right up until the time the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews first overall, but many of them did not transpire. The biggest reaction occurred when the Columbus Blue Jackets choose Pierre-Luc Dubois with the 3rd overall selection instead of Jesse Puljujarvi Many scouts believed the Finnish right winger was the automatic candidate to go #3, but the Blue Jackets felt differently. The Oilers gladly selected Puljujarvi and he’ll have a much better chance of producing offence playing alongside the likes of Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Leon Draisaitl, comp

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Oil Kings take Belarus centre in CHL Import Draft

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-28

The Edmonton Oil Kings have young, promising import defenceman Anatolii Elizarov on their roster, so were only in the market for one player in Tuesday’s CHL Import Draft. They went on to select Belarus centre Artyom Baltruk with the 13th overall pick, then passed on the 73rd pick. Russian centre Klim Kostin went first overall in the draft to the Kootenay Ice. “We are very pleased to have selected Artyom,” said Oil Kings General Manager Randy Hansch. “He has good size and a right shot, which we were looking for, along with the ability to play centre or the wing, plus his age will fit well with our program. As a staff we were able to have viewings of Artyom at the Mac’s AAA Midget To

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Oilers give Milan Lucic and Jason Demers tour of new rink and the city in free-agent wooing period

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-28

Milan Lucic likes his old Boston boss Peter Chiarelli a lot, likes the idea of playing with Connor McDavid (who doesn’t?) and when he got a tour of the new splendiferous Rogers Place Tuesday, his eyes probably lit up. It’s going to be the best rink in the league when it opens this fall. Big rink for a big personality. All selling features for the Los Angeles’ Kings’ free-agent winger but what’s the price? Fact is, the Oilers don’t need another winger. They are so top heavy there. They need a top-two defenceman. It’s going to cost the Edmonton Oilers six for six for Lucic ($36 million), because somebody will offer him that. Overpaying is what the UFA market is all about, usu

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JIVING SISTER FANNY

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-06-28

From (almost) the beginning, Taylor Hall could push the river. On a team riddled with poor defensemen, the young man would cradle the puck in his own end, steam past pleasure crafts and steamboats, before crashing or scoring, the entire city behind him. Some days were diamonds, some days were stone, all days the hard times would not leave these Oilers alone. The relationship between Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers is close, very close. If Peter Chiarelli plans to trade him, he would do well to lasso the moon, the sun and a few stars along with it. This town will explode if it happens any other way. LUCIC AND DEMERS VISIT It seems genuinely impossible for the Oilers to sign both Milan Luc

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Top 10 Tuesday: Oilers Draft Busts

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-06-28

Embed from Getty Images Last Friday night marked a draft that saw the Oilers win a little piece of the lottery without having the lottery balls actually drop in their favour. Columbus shocked everyone by taking Pierre-Luc Dubois with their third overall pick, leaving Jesse Puljujarvi (A.K.A Pool Party) to fall into the Oilers' lap. Amazing! While there's no way of knowing who the next Oilers draft bust will be, in this week's Top 10 Tuesday I plan on killing your Pool Party vibe by reminding you of the ten worst Oilers draft busts over the years. 

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