Edmonton Oilers need solid back-up goalie. Could it be KHL's Mikko Koskinen?

Edmonton Oilers need solid back-up goalie. Could it be KHL's Mikko Koskinen?

This in from both Elliotte Friedman of Sportnset and Bob Stauffer of the Oilers, news linking the Edmonton Oilers to KHL free agent Mikko Koskinen. Friedman said on Hockey Night in Canada that Edmonton is the frontrunner to sign the veteran goalie. Stauffer then tweeted out: “Further to @FriedgeHNIC on Mikko Koskinen. My understanding is KHL UFA players contracts expire April 30th. Peter Chiarelli said Goaltending was “close or near the top of things to look at,” when I asked him about ge

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-22

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Friedman Says the Oilers are the Front Runners for Giant Finnish Goalie Mikko Koskinen

Click the pic above to check out our merch!You probably have heard either via the Twitter or from Hockey Night in Canada Elliotte Friedman say that the Oilers are in on Finnish goaltender Mikko Koskinen. This new shouldn’t come as a shock to anybody. There are changes afoot in the KHL and a ton of talent is looking to come to the NHL. And if you’ve been listening to Bob Stauffer recently you’d know he asked both Todd McLellan AND Peter Chiarelli during their year-end avails questions as t

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-04-22

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William Lagesson returning to North America

Last week, news came out of Sweden that defensive prospect, William Lagesson, would be returning to North America to try and crack the Oilers roster after spending the year on loan to Djurgårdens IF of the SHL. After splitting his last four seasons between North America (NCAA and USHL) and Sweden, William Lagesson looks set to make his way back to our side of the pond after finishing up his year with Djurgårdens IF. Joakim Eriksson, Djurgårdens IF’s General Manager, spoke to an SHL repo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-21

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31 Thoughts, The Podcast: What’s wrong with hockey analytics?

31 Thoughts, The Podcast: What’s wrong with hockey analytics?

In Episode 15, Jeff and Elliotte discuss where former Hurricanes coach Bill Peters might go next and how the Kings and Sharks should approach their off-seasons. Plus, NESN’s Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards joins the show to talk game sheets, analytics, Tim Thomas and more. Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sportsnet NOW Livestream every single game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs—blackout free—plus the Toronto Blue Jays, key Raptors & NBA Playoffs matchu

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-04-21

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After heavy hockey sinks like a stone in Pacific, Peter Chiarelli looks to salvage the good ship Oilers

After heavy hockey sinks like a stone in Pacific, Peter Chiarelli looks to salvage the good ship Oilers

“You have to come from a bunch of different angles, whether it’s player personnel — and players are hard to find — be that the attitude, or the ‘heaviness’ for lack of a better word, whether it’s a heavy stick or a heavy player. There are teams that don’t have hard, heavy players but they play heavy, they’re strong on their sticks. That’s something you have to instil. I’ve seen the progression here in past years, in talking to MacT they’ve been trying to get bigger and h

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-21

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The Backup Goalie Market

The list of needs for the Edmonton Oilers this summer is pretty much agreed upon by most who follow the team. They need one or two wingers, a right shot defenseman and maybe another depth forward. The other item that’s sometimes thrown on the list is a backup goalie that’s better than Al Montoya and can push Cam Talbot more than Laurent Brossoit did. Some say that’s a need, while others will argue that since Al Montoya is already under contract for next season that the team shouldn’t us

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-21

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Adam Larsson and the Edmonton Oilers

Adam Larsson and the Edmonton Oilers

At no fault of his own, Adam Larsson was put in an awfully difficult position to start his Edmonton Oilers career.  Though any reasonable fan, media member and student of the game would never view the rugged rearguard as fair value for Taylor Hall, one has to remove that part of the equation in order to fairly judge his performance. On its own merit, the trade is a fail every single time for the organization but the 25-year old has managed to deliver exactly what should have been expected of h

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-21

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Oilers Defense Options for the Draft

Oilers Defense Options for the Draft

There are two crucial needs for the Edmonton Oilers this summer. One of them is finding a top-six winger that can score 20-30 goals and potentially play with Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The other need is to find a top-four offensive defenseman. When it comes to finding an immediate solution for the defense, they may need to look for help via free agency or the trade market. Related: Oilers Options 2018 NHL Draft For a long-term solution, there’s going to be plenty of options when

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-21

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Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon

In late June, the Edmonton Oilers will draft another crop of prospects who will (hopefully) blossom into productive players—maybe even receive Stanley from Connor McDavid on an early summer night in the days ahead. What would you like from an Oilers draft? High risk? Or a predictable list foretold by those who rank these things before the event? Interesting question. THE ATHLETIC! Great playoff special! Try The Athletic on for size free and see if they enjoy the in-depth, ad-free coverage o

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-21

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Around the Oilogosphere – April 21st Edition – Oilers Coaching Rumors, 2018 NHL Draft Coverage, and Is Drew Doughty Available?

Click the pic above to check out our merch!Now that Glen Gulatzan has been fired by the Calgary Flames, the Oilers can finally complete their NHL all-star team of coaches by adding him to Todd McLellan’s staff. Right? I mean depending on what Barry Trotz, Bruce Boudreau, Alain Vigneault, and Darryl Sutter are doing, the Oilers should probably pass on that potential and scoop up the uber-successful Glen Gulatzan before anything… I know my boys at the Oilers Live Podcast through their support

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-04-21

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