NHL Rumors: Hall, Duchene, Capitals, Devils, More

NHL Rumors: Hall, Duchene, Capitals, Devils, More

In today’s rumor rundown there is news on the Washington Capitals who are making surprising waiver wire plays, some whispers about a potential Taylor Hall reunion with the Edmonton Oilers and Marcus Johansson being available out of New Jersey. Lots Going on In Washington It was first reported in the morning the Washington Capitals were placing Dmitrij Jaskin on waivers. Not long after, a big shift changed and Jaskin wasn’t put on waivers but Devante Smith-Pelly was. The move was quick and a

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-02-20

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"Obviously, it's a mistake," Bob Nicholson says of process of hiring Peter Chiarelli

This in from CBC radio’s Mark Connolly, his interview with Oilers Entertainment Group CEO Bob Nicholson, where Nicholson takes responsibility for the plight of the team. “There’s no question. It was my responsibility to hire the general manager (Peter Chiarelli) and that general manager hired the coach (Todd McLellan). I have to take a lot of that responsibility. I’m the person who hired Peter Chiarelli. When we hired Peter Chiarelli and when we hired Todd McLellan we thought we were ge

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-02-20

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It’s OK, Oilers. We can end the ‘playoffs’ charade now

Edmonton literally has better draft lottery odds than playoff odds at the moment. It's time to drop the idea of a late-season surge for a team that has lost 11 of 12 games. The post It’s OK, Oilers. We can end the ‘playoffs’ charade now appeared first on TheHockeyNews.

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2019-02-20

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Coyotes 3, Oilers 2 (SO) post-game Oil Spills: McDavid-less Oilers squeak out a loser point

Edmonton’s losing streak has now reached five games, but, at the very least, the team managed to squeak out a point against the Coyotes last night. Given the circumstances, that isn’t a bad result. What happened? Minutes before the game, it was announced Connor McDavid wasn’t going to be in the lineup as he was dealing with the flu. Spending an entire day at a packed West Edmonton Mall will do that to you. With McDavid out, we knew the Oilers weren’t going to have much margin for error

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-02-20

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Watch: Oilers lose 3-2 in a shootout to the Coyotes

Watch: Oilers lose 3-2 in a shootout to the Coyotes

The Edmonton Oilers announced about 30 minutes before game time Connor McDavid was ill and would not be playing against the Arizona Coyotes. After Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored with 11 seconds left and with the net empty tying the game, the Coyotes ended up defeating the Oilers 3-2 in a shootout to move within a point of Minnesota for the final playoff spot. And while the Oilers are now six points back, there’s so many teams to climb over. Post game interview with head coach Ken Hitchcock as Edm

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-02-20

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NHL Rumors: Scouting DAL-NSH, Panarin, Silfverberg and Puljujarvi

NHL Rumors: Scouting DAL-NSH, Panarin, Silfverberg and Puljujarvi

Scouting the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators Sean Shapiro: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Stars-Predators game include the Buffalo Sabres (2), St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers. Holding pattern on Panarin TSN: Pierre LeBrun notes that if Artemi Panarin wasn’t sick he’d be playing as they need all the point they can

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-02-20

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Edmonton Oilers Rumor Roundup: Will Taylor Hall Return to the Oilers?

Last night during the Coyotes/Oilers game, a tweet from @PunjabiOil came across my timeline that quoted Elliotte Friedman saying on a local podcast if he were GM of the Oilers and he knew that Taylor Hall was going to free agency, his plan would be to bring him back to Edmonton. This was funny because Bob Stauffer and Mark Spector sort of brought Hall up during yesterday’s edition of Oilers Now and it’s not the first time we’ve heard Bob talk about Taylor Hall coming back to Edmonton, ri

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2019-02-20

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Here Come the People in Grey

Here Come the People in Grey

Leon Draisaitl reminds me of multiple Habs of my youth. I don’t ever mention Jean Beliveau (hockey’s DiMaggio) but it’s safe to speak the name of one Peter Mahovlich. Leon’s current boxcars (35-36-61) are similar to 1970-71 Pete (35-26-51) at about the same age. Last night the Oilers grabbed a point, losing in a shootout to the Arizona Coyotes. Leon drew the key assists on both regulation goals and scored in the shootout. That pass to Nuge was incredible. THE ATHLETIC! The Athlet

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-02-20

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Oilers in 60: Oilers suffer another 'tough' loss on home ice

Oilers in 60: Oilers suffer another 'tough' loss on home ice

The Edmonton Oilers (24-27-5) suffered another tough defeat on home ice Tuesday as they dropped a tough 3-2 decision to the Arizona Coyotes in the shootout. It was a tough game. Tough loss. The Oilers were without their captain Connor McDavid, who missed the game with an illness — tough blow. The Coyotes came out and played a tough brand of hockey, holding the Oilers off the score sheet through the first 40 minutes of the game. It wasn’t until the third period when the Oilers got goals from

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-02-20

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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, here are the links. First Elliotte Friedman’s 31 thoughts. He has quite a few trade rumors going on in this one. (Sportsnet) Next, Lowetide tries to envision a scenario where the Oilers will be able to sell their new GM to the fanbase. I don’t see it going well. (The Athletic) Sam Gagner is happy to be back in Edmonton. I’ll be happy if he can still play. (Edmonton Sun) Lastly, Corey gives us the stats update. The Oilers suck, but the Condors are pretty damn goo

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-02-20

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