Hendricks chosen as Oilers’ nominee for Masterton trophy

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-01

ANAHEIM, Calif. — There are mornings when Matt Hendricks aches, and that’s not even when his back has seized up or after he’s taken a shot off his foot and had to sleep with a suitcase under his mattress just to keep the swelling down. Sometimes, it’s just the price to be paid for playing the game the way he does and he’s OK with that.

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Oilers forward Matt Hendricks, son of a U.S. Marine, earns team's Masterton nomination through work ethic

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-04-01

Sometimes, the smallest and simplest piece of information can explain a lot about someone.

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Maple Leafs play spoilers in win over Lightning

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-04-01

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri had a goal and assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs continued their cameo role as spoilers, defeating the Tampa Bay Lighting 3-1 Tuesday. One day after securing a playoff berth with an emotional win in Montreal, the slumming Lightning (47-24-7) found themselves down 2-0 after a sluggish spell midway through the first period. Kadri’s goal at 8:53 marked the first time the Maple Leafs (29-42-6) had the lead in a game in 541:08 of action. David Booth and Morgan Rielly also scored for Toronto, which got a fine 40-save performance from goalie James Reimer in winning its second straight before 18,857 at the Air Canada Centre. Ryan Callahan scored for

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Oilers Sign Star College Defenseman Joey Laleggia

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-04-01

There is not much left for Joey Laleggia to accomplish at the college level. The 23 year old defenseman for the University of Denver Pioneers will leave an impressive and decorated college career after signing a 2 year entry level deal with the Edmonton Oilers. #Oilers sign NCHC Player of the Year and @HobeyBakerAward finalist @JLaLeggia21 to a two-year entry-level contract. pic.twitter.com/TFgnmeTHkR — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 31, 2015 Laleggia has proven over his four years in the NCAA to be one of the elite offensive defensemen in American college hockey. Here’s a look a a few of just this year’s accolades; Top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker award NCHC

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Stuff and Things – Tanking Edition

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-04-01

There is plenty to talk about in this weeks edition of Stuff and Things. The Oilers are winning, the talk about the draft is heating up, Taylor Hall is back and the playoff races are down to the wire for NHL teams looking to get in. Let’s get to it. Stuff Today the Oilers signed college d-man Joey LaLeggia, he’s a smaller puck moving defenseman who’s had himself a great college career. LaLeggia will report to OKC to get some time with the Barons before his two year entry level contract kicks in. You can read a more in depth look on the signing here. The Oilers are winning, 3 in a row to be exact and points in 7 of their last 8 games. It’s been fun watching Oilers ho

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Oilers prospect Joey LaLeggia signs two-year entry-level deal following NCAA career

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-04-01

The Edmonton Oilers agreed to terms with University of Denver Pioneers defenceman Joey LaLeggia Tuesday on a two-year entry level contract.

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What Do We Do About The Tank?

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-31

The Tank. It’s ripping the NHL apart right now and pundits are trying to sort out how to fix it. Teams are losing and not just that, they’re trying to lose. No, not the players. The players would never try to lose. In fact, any player who tried to lose a game on purpose is scum and deserves to be exiled to the desert where they wander the waste lands looking for shelter from the oppressive sun and dodging bands of roaming cannibals. But, Organizations sure as heck are trying to build purposefully poor rosters in order to pick up a lot of L’s. What do we do about it?

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The Pot of Gold Photoshop Finalists

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-31

The time has come for you to once again do your civic duty and select the next Photoshop champion. One of the following heroes will be walking away with a swag package the likes of which the world has never seen, and will bask in eternal glory! Many have entered, but only one can be named champion. Who will it be? As always, that's up to you.

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Oilers Sign Joey LaLeggia

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-31

This should come as absolutely no surprise, but the Edmonton Oilers have officially agreed to terms with University of Denver D Joey LaLeggia on a two-year entry level contract. The deal will take effect starting on July 1st, and LaLeggia will be in training camp next season. In the meantime, the defender has agreed to an ATO with the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons, and he’ll report to the team immediately. This ATO allows LaLeggia the opportunity to play pro hockey the rest of the season without burning a year off of his entry deal. LaLeggia will be eligible for the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs should the Barons make it. Personally, I’m thrilled about this move. I follow th

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Edmonton Oilers sign U.S. college prospect Joey LaLeggia to entry-level contract

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-31

U.S. college prospect defenceman Joey LaLeggia has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

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Edmonton Oilers sign Joey LaLeggia

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-31

On Tuesday the Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia to an entry-level deal. LaLeggia, originally a fifth-round pick of the Oilers in the 2012 Draft, had just finished his fourth season in college hockey.

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OILERS SIGN LALEGGIA!

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-03-31

The Edmonton Oilers have signed college star Joey Laleggia to an entry level deal. The young puck moving defenseman is famous for his NCAA career and has made it known (most recently via Guy Flaming’s Pipeline Show on TSN1260) that his plan after college was to sign with Edmonton and turn pro. Laleggia is a highly-regarded prospect in many circles (including this blog, where he was ranked No. 14 prospect in the winter rankings) and wrote the following at that time: Joey Laleggia is an undersized defender with impressive offensive ability. He plays in a strong college conference and has been successful during his four years in Denver. The Oilers would certainly have interest (Dilks men

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