It’s a seller’s market ahead of NHL trade deadline

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. In the days leading up to Monday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, draft picks have been moving at a fast and furious pace. It’s a seller’s market and much more selling could be coming before the clock runs out. Already the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes and Arizona Coyotes have gotten first-round picks for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli, Andrej Sekera and Antonie Vermette, and older players like Kimmo Timonen and Jaromir Jagr have fetched second-rounders and more. Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall didn’t want to say he’s licking his chops about

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Oilers place defenceman Keith Aulie on waivers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Keith Aulie on waivers. The six-foot-six, 228-pound defenceman had no points and 53 penalty minutes in 18 appearances with the Oilers this season. He added an assist in eight games with the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons. Aulie has four goals, nine assists and 183 penalty minutes in 154 NHL games with Toronto, Tampa Bay and Edmonton. The Rouleau, Sask., native was selected by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round of the 2007 NHL draft.

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Report: Oilers want goalies, scouted Maple Leafs

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

The Edmonton Oilers are interested in acquiring goaltending help and they’ve been watching the Toronto Maple Leafs netminders for the past two weeks, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie. Renaud Lavoie on Twitter Goaltending has been an issue in Edmonton for years and the current edition of the team led by Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth allows 3.24 goals per game, which ranks 27th in the NHL. It was reported on Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada that Maple Leafs starter Jonathan Bernier, who is 18-19-5 this season, could be made available for a trade. Toronto’s other goalie, James Reimer, is no stranger to trade rumours either. Interestingly enou

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20 Questions with hall of famer Joey Moss, Edmonton Eskimos and Oilers veteran [Photos]

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-01

Joey Moss, the longtime dressing room attendant for both the Edmonton Oilers and Eskimos, will be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in the achievement category May 29 in Red Deer. Moss has been working with the Oilers since 1984 and the Eskimos since 1986.

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Edmonton Oilers do the ol’ tighten up against the Blues, still lose 2-1 on cusp of trade deadline

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2015-03-01

Rexall Place can seem like hockey’s back of the beyond, the NHL’s forlorn gulag when it’s late in the season and the games are more meaningful when they’re losses, some believe, than when they’re victories. Yet again this season, at least to the outside world, the Oilers are a relevant NHL club only because of the imminent trade of two-way defenceman Jeff Petry before the Monday deadline, and the team’s placing in the final standings as it relates to the draft in June. And yet, and yet. There the Oilers were on Saturday night, playing things even-steven with the St. Louis Blues, one of those hard, heavy, excellent teams that too often have their way with t

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Oilers: The Best of Both Worlds

Source: Oil Drop
Date: 2015-03-01

It may have been closer than some were expecting but last night's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues was essentially the perfect outcome for the Edmonton Oilers. Keep from getting embarrassed but continue to hold your spot in the Draft Lottery. It may not be overly sexy but it is exactly what this team needs to do over the final six weeks of the 2014-15 season.

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BLUE STEAL

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-03-01

Someone is going to get a helluva defenseman in the next 30 hours. Jeff Petry is an extremely useful blue and one of very few to slip trough the fingers of his drafting team while in the heart of his productive years. It’s a reflection of  a losing organization. Self-inflicted wound, no other way to frame the issue. Petry won’t sign? Instead of blaming the player, perhaps we should reflect on the reasons why this young man isn’t extending with the Oilers. Most players with his ability would have been locked up long ago and that’s for sure. The sunk cost on Petry in terms of scouting, value of draft selection, development and deployment is enormous. At the very moment

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Edmonton Oilers player grades — Oil lubed by Blues, adding insult to Iiro Pakarinen’s injury

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-01

Blues 2, Oilers 1 Progress occurs in in baby steps in the National Hockey League, and sometimes has to be measured in terms of moral victories. For the Edmonton Oilers, the latest such was a 2-1 regulation loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. The NHL is a 2-1 kind of league, and at least the Oilers are starting to play 2-1 games, even as they are not yet adept at winning them. This was their third straight with the identical scoreline, with a (wait for it) 1-2 record in those games. This match was very similar to last Saturday’s home loss to Anaheim Ducks, one in which the Oilers fell behind in the first period, battled back to tie it in the middle frame, and hung around at 1

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Blues used depth to expose Oilers’ mistakes

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

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Stastny scores late game winner, Blues edge Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

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Oilers Hang onto 29th Spot For One More Day

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-01

St. Louis beats the Oilers 2-1 The sixth place St. Louis Blues came into Rexall to take on the 29th place Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers, in a bad place all around came into the game only 1 point behind the Arizona Coyotes for 28th spot. St. Louis on the other hand needed to win if they were to have a chance of catching the first place Nashville Predators. The only thing that stood between another Oilers loss and potential Blues win was Ben Scrivens who had a pretty decent game. Highlights First Period 17:48 - Iiro Pakarinen tries to finish a check and goes awkwardly into the boards behind the Blues net. He appeared to have hurt his knee and did not return to the game. 15:04 -

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Oilers put in strong effort but can’t shake Blues

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-01

Well, well, well. Just one day after the Edmonton Oilers were chattering about the importance of playing with some consistency, about playing with intent in spite of their place in the NHL standings, they walked the walk against the St. Louis Blues.

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