BROSSOIT TO THE NHL

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-02-11

Historically, the Edmonton Oilers have been ghastly at developing goaltenders. In this century, exactly one goaltender has been developed through their system—and even then, he faltered long enough for the organization to lose him. Goalies are tough to figure out for the Edmonton Oilers. Let's have a look at this century. 

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Nazem Kadri admits he goofed with his throat-slashing gesture

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-02-11

Toronto Maple Leafs’ centre Nazem Kadri came clean and admitted he’d done a silly thing with his on-the-bench throat-slashing gesture Tuesday after Calgary Flames’ captain Mark Giordano blew him up with a ripping open-ice hit. “It was a mistake, an emotional decision,” said Kadri. “You have to take a hit and act like a professional.” “Things happen quickly out there and sometimes you make a mistake. I’m a young player, making a mistake, caught in a vulnerable position,” he said. Kadri, who missed Wednesday’s Leafs’ skate at Clareview Arena as a maintenance day because he felt a little sore, plays his best on the edge but his angry gesture didn’t look good, especiall

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While the Edmonton Oilers and Eskimos have challenges, Eskimos GM Ed Hervey's task less daunting than Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli's

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-02-10

Most fans see themselves as being more general manager than coach. And this is quite definitely general manger season when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers and Eskimos.

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Bold Prediction: I Bet Eberle Scores 30 This Year.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2016-02-10

There's not much going on in the Oilers' season. Anyone want to listen to my crazy prediction? It's pretty unlikely that any Oiler scores 30 goals this year. Hall would be our best bet. He's got 18 goals so far. He's on pace for 27, but scoring 12 in his final 27 games wouldn't be crazy. You know what would be crazy, though? Eberle scoring 30 goals. That would be nuts! I bet it happens. Jordan Eberle actually leads the team in goals-per-game among players who have appeared in at least half of the team's games. Connor McDavid obviously leads the team in every per game individual production stat, but we'll get to him later. Eberle is currently converting 16.1% of his shots into goals. Th

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Why Are Rookies Having a Huge Impact on the NHL This Season?

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2016-02-10

The NHL, on average, is getting younger. In 2007-08, five teams (Anaheim, Calgary, Detroit, Carolina and Atlanta) had final rosters where the players' average age was 29 or older. In 2015-16, the current oldest team in the league is the Minnesota Wild, at 28.292 years, according to NHLNumbers.com. Look around the league today, and several teams are not only getting solid contributions from first-year players, they are almost dependent on them for overall success. The Edmonton Oilers had problems when Connor McDavid was healthy, but they quickly sank back to the bottom of the Western Conference standings when the 19-year-old went down with a broken collarbone in early November. In Detroit, 19

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Say It Isn’t So – Oilers Show Us Their True Colors

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-02-10

The Edmonton Oilers went out east last week with momentum, coming off of a 5-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at home. Edmonton smacked Ottawa by a score of 7-2 to open the trip and things appeared to be going in the right direction. Then, it all collapsed like it was 2010, or 2011, or 2012, or 2013, or 2014, or……okay you get the point. Say it isn’t so, the Oilers once again failed to handle success or adversity and fell to 30th in the NHL. Hey, at least I got to use a Hall and Oates music video, right? Okay, seriously, this was bad. Edmonton got cocky after their two wins and there is no way around it. Kind of baffling considering where they were in the standings, but

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OSCAR CLOSE, BROSSOIT TO THE SHOW AND FREE CHRISTIAN

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-02-10

A small flurry of news items since we last spoke, one of them could have an enormous impact on the rest of the season. One thing about Peter Chiarelli’s Oilers? Stories appear to come out of the blue, arriving like clockwork after bad or multiple losses: Oilers coach Todd McLellann said Oscar Klefbom is close enough to returning that he might be able to play on the upcoming homestand. — Rob Tychkowski (@Sun_Tychkowski) February 10, 2016 The upcoming homestand is awhile: tomorrow Toronto, Jets on the weekend, Ducks, Wild and Avalanche next week, and the Phaneufs on February 23. That gets Klefbom into the final 20 games or so and means he would be in uniform for over 50 games this

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Cult of Hockey: Brossoit to Edmonton, Nilsson to Bakersfield as Oilers pull their goalies

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-02-10

It had become a question of “when”. Today that query was answered as the Edmonton Oilers announced the recall of their top farm team goalie, Laurent Brossoit, sending struggling Anders Nilsson in the other direction. One school of thought had it Talbot could start every game for a while — perhaps even a long while — with Brossoit to keep active in Bako and get a look during the next back-to-back, conveniently located in California Feb 25-26. But Nilsson’s poor performance in Brooklyn thi past Sunday may have accelerated the process.  Cam Talbot was called into action midway in the first period and finished out the road trip from there. Thursday night’

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Edmonton Oilers to get close look at top prospect goalie Laurent Brossiot

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-02-10

The Oilers’ best prospect, farmhand goalie Laurent Brossoit, may not be here for a long time but it’ll  be a good time because he’ll be making an NHL wage, and the Bakersfield Condors’ No.1 netminder could get a game or two in net with the struggling Anders Nilsson sent to the AHL club for an indeterminate period. The swap of goalies is a two-fold scenario for the Oilers. They want to see what they’ve got in Brossoit, 22, who’s played 26 games in Bakersfield this season with a 2.70 average and .921 save percentage and three shutouts. Is he good enough to be Cam Talbot’s backup next season after three pro seasons? Or is the sample-size simply too small? He’s started o

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Christian Ehrhoff is on waivers. Sure, why not.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2016-02-10

Christian Ehrhoff is a defenceman, that's good enough for me. You may not know this, but the Oilers are a bad hockey team and bad hockey teams need players. This is why the reaction of a lot of fans to a player, any player, being place on waivers is "OMG WE NEED TO CLAIM THAT GUY RIGHT NOW!!!" Sometimes that reaction doesn't make a lot of sense, sometimes it does, and sometimes it makes a whole hell of a lot of sense, like today when the Kings placed Christian Ehrhoff on waivers. And since the Oilers are dead last we have the first shot at him. I knew being lousy would pay off eventually. Christian Ehrhoff (LAK) on waivers. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 10, 2016 Firs

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