Edmonton Oilers: New GM/Head Coach Rumors + 2019 NHL Draft Q&A w/Max (@TPEHockey) and Keith Fries (@KeithFries)

Yesterday, during the intermission of the Blues/Jets game, uber-insider Elliotte Friedman said that Mark Hunter had completed his 2nd interview for the General Manager’s position. Just before we get into this, I need to comment on the playoffs. I’m not one that cheers for teams because they’re in Canada. I cheer for the Oilers and when they’re not playing in the post-season, I cheer for whatever team I find most entertaining. I’m pretty sure I cheer against the Canadian teams because

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2019-04-21

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GM WATCH: Nicholson On To Second Interviews

GM WATCH:  Nicholson On To Second Interviews

Mark Hunter gets a second interview. Is Pat Verbeek a dark horse candidate? Oilers boss, Bob Nicholson into 2nd interviews with GM candidates. Belief is, he may do a 3rd with top guys and is hoping to hire his man around May 1.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 21, 2019 May 1st is right around the corner! Bob Nicholson has pulled in former Leafs assistant GM Mark Hunter for a second interview, which would suggest that he’s moved on past the first cut of candidates. The question now

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-04-21

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What can the Oilers get for the eighth-overall pick?

The Edmonton Oilers hold the eighth-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The Oilers need more talent. Forwards, defencemen, or goaltenders. Should they trade the pick for immediate help? Would a legitimate top-six forward or top-four right-shot defenceman be more valuable than whoever they pick at eight? There’s been some real good players picked eighth overall recently. William Nylander went eighth in 2014. Zach Werenski went eighth in 2015. Adam Boqvist went eighth last June. He had 60

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-21

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Has Mark Hunter emerged as the leading candidate for the Edmonton Oilers General Manager Job?: 9 Things

Has Mark Hunter emerged as the leading candidate for the Edmonton Oilers General Manager Job?: 9 Things

I don’t know about you, but I watch every Stanley Cup playoff game through an Edmonton Oilers lens. Each game, each circumstance, I find my self wondering how they existing roster would perform and based on that…what changes have to be made in the off-season for that to become reality. Some of those situations give me hope and confidence. Other remind me of how hard of a road it is going to be. In the meantime, here are some real-world Oilers goings on, including some news on the G.M. hunt

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-04-21

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Oilers Prospect Update: AHL playoffs, begin

The AHL playoffs are underway joining the rest of the Oilers pipeline in the postseason (or into the offseason). The Condors being the top seed in a best-of-five series took one of two games in Colorado and now head back to Bakersfield for three (if needed). The news of Evan Bouchard’s London Knights early exit at the hands of Dmitri’s Samorukov’s Guelph Storm means good news for the Condors: Oilers assign Evan Bouchard to the Bakersfield Condors He has yet to see the ice for them. Over

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-21

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NHL Rumors: Trouba, Neal, Penguins, Oilers, More

NHL Rumors: Trouba, Neal, Penguins, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are some updates on the Pittsburgh Penguins including Matt Cullen and his playing future, the Edmonton Oilers have invited on GM candidate in for a second interview and is Jacob Trouba done in Winnipeg and James Neal finished in Calgary? Quick Penguins Rumors Jason Mackey is reporting that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen might retire from the NHL. Cullen said he will talk things over with his family before deciding. Penguins general manager

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-04-21

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On the Road to Zihuatanejo

On the Road to Zihuatanejo

In the 43 games Zack Kassian played between January 1 and the end of the season, he scored (5-on-5) 1.84 per 60. That ranks No. 143 among NHL forwards who played 250 or more 5-on-5 minutes during that time. There are 31 teams in the NHL, each of them deploying three first-line forwards, meaning there are exactly (at any given time) 93 top-line forwards. Kassian is shy of those lofty heights, but he did score at an impressive rate for half a season. What are we to do with that? THE ATHLETIC!

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-04-21

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Anton Slepyshev wins KHL championship

On July the 2nd, 2018 the Oilers said goodbye to Anton Slepyshev (as well as Yohann Auvitu) who headed over to the KHL after not accepting the Qualifying offer from the team. This was expected and while still retaining his rights, Slepyshev joined the powerhouse of the KHL, CSKA Moscow. After winning the Continental Cup (the KHL’s version of the NHL’s presidents trophy) Anton and his club won the Gagarin Cup defeating Avangard Omsk in the finals. In doing so, a bit of history was made as t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-21

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Prince Albert Raiders have their hands full with Edmonton Oil Kings

Prince Albert Raiders have their hands full with Edmonton Oil Kings

If anyone thought the Prince Albert Raiders would roll over the Edmonton Oil Kings the way they did most of the Western Hockey League during the regular season, that has been dispelled through the first two games of the Eastern Conference Final. The Oil Kings gave the Raiders all they could handle in the friendly confines of Art Hauser Centre and the series has all the makings of being a lengthy one. The Raiders won Game 1 on a lucky goal and were taken to the limit in Game 2, as the Oil Kings

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-21

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Edmonton Oil Kings notes: Animosity ramps up quickly in Eastern Conference Final

Edmonton Oil Kings notes: Animosity ramps up quickly in Eastern Conference Final

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — It can take some time to build animosity in the WHL playoffs for teams who are not in the same division and do not have a history against each other. Yet, it did not take long for the Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince Albert Raiders to develop bad blood, as evidence by the physicality of Game 2 on Saturday. The two teams went at each other from the drop of the puck, which had not been the case in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday, where there was a

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-21

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