REVIEWING THE 2009 DRAFT

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-04-27

For Steve Tambellini, Stu MacGregor and the Edmonton Oilers one of the major questions on draft day involved Dmitry Kulikov’s signability and how long they might have to wait for him. When Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson fell into their laps, it was an easy decision for Edmonton. No. 10 overall: L Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson. His scouting report talked about speed (likely fastest man in the draft) and NHL-readiness (Red Line felt he was, Pierre Maguire disagreed). We are now six years after the draft and MPS spent most of this season in the AHL (albeit with a deep organization). My feeling is that he’s stuck in the minors and that Paajarvi should be able to establish himself again if h

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Edmonton Oilers' owner Daryl Katz going into the movie business with Joel Silver

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-04-27

Oilers' owner Daryl Katz is segueing into the motion picture biz and Edmonton's arena district is set to benefit.

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Oilers: Dawn of a new Era

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-04-27

Bob Nicholson and Peter Chiarelli were all smiles this past Friday when Nicholson unveiled Chiarelli as the new President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the Edmonton Oilers. The press conference wrapped up the most surprising 139-hour stretch in Oilers history. Peter Pocklington's trade to acquire Wayne Gretzky is the most important move in franchise history, and his trade on August 9th, 1988 was the most shocking moment, but 139 hours between Saturday April 18th at 6 p.m. and the April 24th, 1 p.m. press conference has to be the biggest surprise sequence in a long time, if not ever.Ten days ago apathy, angst and frustration reigned in Oilersnation and deservedly so.

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Legendary Hollywood Producer Joel Silver and Canadian Entrepreneur Daryl Katz Partner to Create Silver Pictures Entertainment

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-04-27

Silver renews relationship with longtime collaborator Warner Bros. Media executive Hal Sadoff joins the company as Chief Executive Officer Los Angeles, April 27, 2015 - - Joel Silver, one of the most successful producers in motion picture hi...

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The Edmonton Oilers trended down under Craig MacTavish, which justifies his demotion

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-04-27

The Cult of Hockey’s forensic audit of Craig MacTavish, Pt. 2 Craig MacTavish is no longer general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, but it looks like he might still be with Oilers hockey operations in some capacity. Reports are that he’s already on the road with new general manager Peter Chiarelli, travelling to Kelowna last weekend to watch top Edmonton prospect Leon Draisaitl. If nothing else, MacTavish is evidently going to be demoted, and while his two-year reign as general manager is still fresh, it’s worthwhile to take on final look at the pros and cons of his time in charge. The Cult’s Bruce McCurdy started this process in this post. Here’s my own contribu

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Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse, the Future of the Oilers?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-04-27

Before I dive into this article, let me preface it with this, because I know some readers will be up in arms. I’m aware that Connor McDavid isn’t a member of the Edmonton Oilers. There’s obviously always a chance they would trade that first overall pick (don’t worry they won’t); it’s possible they could choose a different player (not a chance); and of course there’s the perception that Connor doesn’t want to play in Edmonton. (He’s not a diva, he won’t balk the Oilers). But, considering how bad this team have been for the past nine years, and the kind of generational talent McDavid is expected to be, the only way Edmonton doesn̵

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RE 14-15 OSCAR KLEFBOM: SWEET MELISSA

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-04-27

If Oscar Klefbom didn’t exist we’d have to invent him. Without Oscar, Oilers fans may not have had any idea how the position of defense is supposed to be played nightly. I’m only slightly kidding. The sooner Oscar can play 25 minutes a night, the quicker Oilers fans can watch games without defaulting to the fetal position every 25 seconds. RE 14-15: 41GP, 1-6-7 .171 ACTUAL 14-15: 60GP, 2-18-20 .333 OSCAR KLEFBOM BOXCARS, TWO-YEAR TREND OSCAR KLEFBOM FANCY STATS, TWO-YEAR TREND HOLY HELL he looked good. Oh yeah, this is a real piss cutter. Is he top pairing? Not now, no. I mean down the line. No idea, we don’t know if he has enough offense to play a feature role. I&

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Monday Mailbag - April 27th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-04-27

Another week has passed and what a week it was! From Connor McDavid to a new management regime, this has been one of the biggest weeks in Oilers history. It feels as though the sun is permanent shining in OilersNation and it feels good. Spirits are high, and hope is in abundance - when was the last time we could say that? As always, the mailbag depends on you. If you have a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle: One Must Go

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-04-27

The Edmonton Oilers are poised to become a dramatically different team once the 2015-16 NHL season begins, and it will likely result from the addition of a single player. Following the surprising, yet fortunate outcome of the NHL Draft Lottery in the Oilers’ favor, Edmonton is set to add a unique and tremendously skilled player in Connor McDavid. “He’s as good as I’ve seen in the last 30 years, the best player to come int0 the league in the last 30 years, the best to come along since Lemieux and Crosby. He can definitely change a franchise’s fortunes” – Wayne Gretzky Praised by the great one as one of the best players to enter the league in the pas

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Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle excited about recent news for Edmonton Oilers

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-04-27

VIENNA, Austria — A funny thing happened on the way to the IIHF World Championship for Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle.

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‘The fans in Edmonton are in for a treat’ — Erie coach Kris Knoblauch

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-26

You know Connor McDavid is special because when he isn’t on the ice, you’re thinking, “Why not? Has the coach lost his mind? Can’t he play the full 60 minutes?” McDavid is not perfect by any means. He gives the puck away at times because he always seems to have it. He passes when he should shoot because he doesn’t want to be known as a puck hog. At times, he’s almost going too fast, often on breakaways.

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8 DAYS A.D.

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-04-26

I still can’t fathom what has happened to the Oilers in the past 8 days. The draft lottery was the stuff of Oilers fight songs in 100 years time but a total house cleaning at the top too? I still stick to my two theories that I either died sometime on the evening of the 17th of April or I'm currently in a coma and this is all a dream.Whatever the case if my wishes keep getting granted at this rate I should be married to Natalie Portman at 2 PM next Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony and the 9 day non stop party afterwards.

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