RE 16-17 MATT HENDRICKS: RUN RUNAWAY

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-08-28

Matt Hendricks arrived as a rugged two-way winger and has answered every call—moving to center, moving up and down the depth chart—with workmanlike efficiency and a great deal of enthusiasm. He is a black and white (and blue) player, pretty simple game but very effective when the boots are moving. History tells us Hendricks is nearing the end of his NHL time, as age and erosion have worn away the banks along the shore. I am pleased we got to see him in Edmonton, he is a perfect fit for a working class city. (Run Runaway). MATT HENDRICKS 15-16 5×5 points per 60: 0.76 (13th among regular forwards) 5×4 points per 60: 0.00 Corsi for 5×5 %: 45.6 Qual Comp: 11th toughest competition among

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With keys ready to hand over to Oilers on Thursday, Rogers Place crew proud of their ice

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-08-28

It’s the final countdown.

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Some data on every NHL Dman who played at least one game in the NHL last year and played at least one year of NCAA

Source: Because Oilers
Date: 2016-08-28

When it was announced that the Oilers had signed Matthew Benning I went to find some historical data on other NCAA Dmen so I could compare him to others.I couldn't find much that was usable or had the data I was looking for.If you know of any, could you please put a link in the comments?Anyhow, I did find a list of NCAA alumni who played at least one game in the NHL last year.So I manually entered the names of all the Dmen in a spreadsheet and then went to the indispensable hockeydb to gather the info that I wanted, and then manually entered that data into the spreadsheet.I need a new hobby. Man.Anyhow, I decided to publish it here in case anyone else has any use for the data.I lac

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Shawn Horcoff Should Retire When and How He Wants

Source: OilersNetwork
Date: 2016-08-28

I wouldn't necessarily call it a rumour, but more a fun idea, that former Oilers center Shawn Horcoff might be a possibility in Edmonton on an NHL PTO. One of the most wrongly hated players to ever wear the Copper and Blue, Horcoff was figuratively driven to the airport by fans when the news broke Edmonton had traded the overpaid veteran to the Dallas Stars in 2013. Yet today, a player who was the scapegoat of a lousy bit of hockey management, seems to have an audience not only fine with, but excited about a potential return.Shawn Horcoff by Lisa GanskyIn a way, I can understand the enthusiasm for a return of the player who was the subject of the " shirts off for Horcoff" craze that swept th

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-08-28

We're back! Starting today and going each Sunday all year, Weekend Update offers the latest on Edmonton's prospects across all leagues. It was an eventful week on several fronts.

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Cult of Hockey: Oilers prospect Anton Slepyshev's first North American season was a learning experience

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-08-28

2016 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #9 Anton Slepyshev Previously: #6 in 2015 One of the more interesting developments of the Craig MacTavish regime was the double–trade at the 2013 draft that ultimately turned one second round draft choice into five picks in Rounds Three and Four. Perhaps you’ll remember them: #37 overall traded for #57, #88 and #96 #57 overall traded for #83, #94, and #113 At the time, of course, those picks were just arrows in the Draft Day quiver. Even now, three years later, there is precious little information to go on to determine who “won” the trades. But let’s have a look at how the players who were chosen with those draft picks — all

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How would a second Team Canada at the World Cup look? Pretty good

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2016-08-28

It is often said that when an international hockey event is held, Canada could put two teams in the tournament and each would have a shot at winning. Such is the depth of Canada’s talent pool. But what about the 2016 World Cup of Hockey? What about the fact Canada has a team, but also has half-stocked Team North America made up of Canadian and American players 23-and-under? Is there enough talent left to put another team in play? Yes. Here is my Team Canada II: GOALIES: Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks: Emerged as a solid and capable starter with the Sharks last season after playing parts of two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. Has 13 shutouts in 99 games. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh P

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(WISH I COULD FLY LIKE) SUPERMAN

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-08-28

The Edmonton Oilers continued an aggressive procurement summer yesterday, adding righty blue Matt Benning to the pro roster. In what has become a far more active offseason than his first, Peter Chiarelli’s footprint is all over the 2016 50-man list. CURRENT 50-MAN LIST (48) Of the 48 names you see here, 21 (or 44 percent) have a direct tie to the general manager—who has been on the job for 18 months. Important to note that despite the 48 contracts, two are slide rule so there is still room to add a veteran blue or center. I think it more likely now that a trade would include a body (as in, ‘Edmonton trades Bogdan Yakimov for Dennis Wideman’) than it might have been befor

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Just Who Is Dylan Wells?

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-08-28

Dylan Wells was drafted on June 24th 2016 by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round, 123rd overall. During the draft day review I did back in late June, I mentioned Wells being a goaltender, an area where the Oilers have lacked organizational wise. Wells joins a list of Oilers recently drafted in the later rounds who play in net. The list includes Zachary Nagelvoort, Miroslav Svoboda and Keven Bouchard in the last few years of the draft. However, the list of drafted goalies has not been impressive. Bouchard was not even retained as his draft rights expired; he struggled mightily in the QMJHL and was bounced between three teams. Nagelvoort plays in the NCAA for the Michigan Wolverines, but has

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Cult of Hockey: Oilers prospect Anton Slepyshev's first North American season was a learning experience

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-08-28

2016 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #9 Anton Slepyshev Previously: #6 in 2015 One of the more interesting developments of the Craig MacTavish regime was the double–trade at the 2013 draft that ultimately turned one second round draft choice into five picks in Rounds Three and Four. Perhaps you’ll remember them: #37 overall traded for #57, #88 and #96 #57 overall traded for #83, #94, and #113 At the time, of course, those picks were just arrows in the Draft Day quiver. Even now, three years later, there is precious little information to go on to determine who “won” the trades. But let’s have a look at how the players who were chosen with those draft picks — all

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