Stop calling him that.

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-07-23

STAHP Look. I don’t know where it came from, or who started it. I don’t even care. Let’s all put our egos behind us and admit that “Pool Party” is quite possibly the worst nickname for a player in Oilers history. I started a poll on twitter, and that’s science, and everyone agrees on my scientific poll (giggity) that “Pool Party” is the worst possible nickname we could come up with for Jesse Puljujarvi. Let’s science this shit up. Is “Pool Party” a stupid nickname for Puljujarvi? Retweet for more science. — Netflix and Kjell (@KjellIverson) July 21, 2016 I know what you’re all thinking: “WELL WHAT WOULD YOU CA

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FREE AGENTS! ALL IT TAKES IS MONEY!!

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-22

Since Charlie Huddy left for the Winnipeg rail yards, the Edmonton Oilers have been mostly unable to identify useful defensemen—in the draft, or at the NHL level. I think the Oilers are very high on Griffin Reinhart (photo by Mark Williams) and Darnell Nurse, but the gap between opening night 2016-17 and their ability to contribute to wins is a worry. A possible solution? Veteran UFAs, and they are an interesting group.

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Dan Barnes: Oil Country Championship debuts fore a good cause

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-22

The Oilers’ annual April pilgrimage to the first tee has armed the franchise’s legion of critics with a plethora of punchlines and a slew of sarcasm for a decade. And rightly so. But the Oilers now have a much healthier relationship with golf in July, one that should be good for the community and their expanding brand. The Oilers Entertainment Group is running a golf tournament, the Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by Aecon, (rolls right off the tongue) which is the seventh stop on the 12-event Mackenzie Tour, a PGA Tour Canada property. Hosted this year by The Glendale Golf and Country Club, the week of activity starts with Sunday’s junior golf clinic, Monday

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 2: ANTON SLEPYSHEV

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-07-22

The conversation surrounding Anton Slepyshev last fall was very encouraging. The Russian winger arrived in the city with a nice combination of size, speed and skill—plus he could keep up in camp. As the days became weeks, he kept hanging around and impressing the right people. Todd McLellan: “Yes. When I look at his game, and I watched the video again—the video doesn’t lie. He did a lot of the things we worked on today in the game. He’s a young player but he’s played pro hockey before. You can see it, he’s been around pro players for awhile.” Todd McLellan: “He has the ability to play a heavy game and use his shot. He’s played with speed guys and with grinders … he’

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Neon Leon: Life Without Hall

Source: Skip's Sports
Date: 2016-07-22

I cannot escape the Taylor Hall trade it seems. The last two Oilers related articles that I have written have all dealt with departure of #4, and the trade will be ever present in this one as well. Taylor Hall was a driver for this team, and no one knew this better than his linemate last season, Leon Draisaitl. The young German centerman struggled in his rookie season with the Oilers, looking lost and confused at the NHL level, but he came back in a big way with Taylor Hall on his line during his sophomore season. In what could be described as a "reversed sophomore slump", Leon looked absolutely phenomenal in the 72 games played with the NHL club last year, putting up 51 points in tha

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29 fun things we learned at Smashfest V

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-07-22

TORONTO — Dominic Moore can’t believe it’s been five years already. The NHL player’s Smashfest charity ping-pong party has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the research of concussions and rare cancers. But the gravity of those underfunded causes was hardly front and centre Thursday night at Steam Whistle Brewery, as partygoers mingled and rallied with NHL stars — and that’s the point. “When you’re here, you’re not thinking about that. You’re just having fun,” Moore said. “You look around and see all the smiles on people’s faces, we couldn’t be more proud of it.” Like its predecessors, Smashfest

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Let’s Talk About Forwards

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-07-22

If the Edmonton Oilers have been horrible at finding defencemen since 2010, the forwards are no different. Oilers Forwards 2010-2016 Not in NHLPlaying elsewhere in NHLCurrently with the OilersIn the Oilers organization Teemu Hartikainen Jean-Francois Jacques Ryan Jones Steve McIntyre Linus Omark Liam Reddox Gilbert Brule Colin Fraser Alexandre Giroux Ryan O'Marra Dustin Penner Zack Stortini Philipe Corner Ben Eager Josh Green Darcy Hordichuk Ryan Smyth Milan Kytnar Lennart Petrell Mark Arcobello Eric Belanger Jerred Smithson Jesse Joensuu Roman Horak Curtis Hamilton Rob Klinkhammer Andrew Miller Derek Roy Matt Fraser Steve Pinizzoto Lauri Korpikoski Taylor Hall (New Jersey)

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Shakin' Up with the Edmonton Eskimos

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-22

My friends, I am here today to tell you about a brand spankin' new partnership that we just finalized between OilersNation and the Edmonton Eskimos. So before you leave me a comment to curse me out about how this is a hockey website I'm warning you that this article is not about hockey - today we're talkin' football.

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Cult of Hockey: Oilers' left wing depth chart is chock-a-block with size, experience, truculence

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-22

It’s been a while since much has happened to the Edmonton Oilers. Call it a recovery period from the frenetic week that was June 25-July 1, during which time the Oilers welcomed three important players and said goodbye to a franchise cornerstone. Many in Oil Country are still licking their wounds from the departure of Taylor Hall, sent to New Jersey in a controversial one-for-one trade for defender Adam Larsson. The other new arrivals are both wingers — hotshot Jesse Puljujarvi, who unexpectedly fell to the Oilers at fourth overall at the draft, and unrestricted free agent Milan Lucic, signed to a lucrative pact on Canada Day. It’s on the port side where the biggest changes

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Oilers Waiting on Avalanche?

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2016-07-22

Tyson Barrie, Av or Oiler by October? As we sit in our comfy chairs awaiting the next move that will solidify the Edmonton Oilers roster a tad more, we’re forced to speculate. And so today I want to chat a bit about the rumblings I’ve heard regarding some roster moves that could be in the works. FOREWARNING *As I say with almost every post like this, believe me or not, it’s up to you. I’m not Dreger, McKenzie, Rishaug, or Stauffer for that matter. I’ll tell you what I hear and you can take that as bullshit or you can believe it. It’s no skin off my ass either way. But don’t be rude about what you read. That’s all that I ask from you as a reader

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