PS G6 2017-18: HURRICANES AT OILERS

Dillon Simpson is in a training camp battle for an NHL job and he gets to play tonight. That means he has his destiny in his hands, but will need to hold serve. There are four defenders (Simpson, Mark Fayne, Yohann Auvitu, Ryan Stanton) applying for one job (7D) and first recall option. Auvitu probably plays Wednesday, Stanton is apparently banged up so we’ll see (easy to IR players if unready and then decide later) how this week rolls out. For Simpson (and Fayne) tonight is a big damned g

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-09-25

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Kailer Yamamoto is the wildcard of Oilers training camp

This was supposed to be a boring training camp for the Edmonton Oilers, one where the biggest questions were about specific line combinations rather than who would or would not make the opening night lineup. That it hasn’t played out that way is mostly Kailer Yamamoto’s fault. Yamamoto started the fall with a strong showing as part of the Oilers’ rookie team in Penticton, then followed that up by scoring four goals in his first three pre-season games. That figure leads th

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2017-09-25

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American NHL players wade in on NFL anthem protest

Given that the majority of National Hockey League rosters are made up of white Canadians and Europeans, anthem protests that are dominating National Football League headlines in America haven’t yet made their way to the hockey rinks. But they are impossible to ignore, especially for U.S.-born players who, like the rest of the world, are concerned by what’s going on in their country right now. “I was pretty surprised,” said Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mark Fayne, a New H

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-25

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Jesse Puljujarvi's turn to get "the Push" as Edmonton Oilers will play "A" team vs. Hurricanes

Preseason Game Day 6: Hurricanes at Oilers With the weekend’s cuts of seven players, the Edmonton Oilers’ roster continues to take shape.  That makes it an even 20 players who have been reassigned since the Oilers were split into two groups just five days ago. Every last one of those cuts came from Group B,

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-25

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GDB -3.0: Close to NHL lineups

The Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes will both dress rosters compiled mainly of NHL players tonight. Their rematch on Wednesday in Saskatoon will have less of an NHL flavour, but tonight fans going to the rink will watch the most NHL-ready lineups of the pre-season. The pace will be quicker, players will be stronger on...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-09-25

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Oilers Game Day: Puljujarvi starts on top line against Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers; 7 p.m., Rogers Place, radio: 630 CHED, TV: EdmontonOilers.com

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-09-25

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Corsica joins the Nation Network

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Nation Network and Corsica. Corsica was founded and is operated by Emmanuel Perry, one of the brightest young minds in hockey analytics. Corsica is renowned in the hockey analytics community for not only second-to-none player statistics and tools for analysis, but also progressive research in...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-09-25

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HC@Noon: McDavid could win Hart for foreseeable future

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-09-25

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Countdown to the season question 13: What would Maroon extension look like?

The Oilers salary cap is currently $66.67 million. They have about $8.38 million in cap space, however, they have about a $1 million penalty from bonus overages last season, so they only have $7.38 million to add during the season. They likely won’t have a cap penalty next season, and if the cap remained at...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-09-25

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Stability and the Edmonton Oilers

Coming off a season that both re-energized and restored faith among their fan base, the Edmonton Oilers could not have asked for a better start to their 2017 pre-season schedule. As inconsequential as a 5-0 exhibition record is, keeping the core of this group intact from a year ago has greatly helped with the inevitable shift in expectation. Transitioning from a conference bottom feeder to one

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-09-25

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Oilers Going to a Poolparty?

I don’t know about you but I am still grinning like a butcher’s dog from Jesse Puljujarvi’s game against the Jets. When he scored that second goal I tossed my son into the air (gently of course) and yelled, “JEEEESSSSEEEEE!!!!!” and as I looked up at my boy, he had a huge smile on his face too! He knew He knew. Now, that game was exactly what that doctor ordered after all of the hoopla from the game previous to where Kailer Yamamoto took care of the Vancouver

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2017-09-25

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Carolina Hurricanes @ Edmonton Oilers Preseason Preview

Is this the game in Saskatoon? That's on Wednesday? Got it.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-09-25

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