Chiarelli running out of chances after string of questionable moves

Chiarelli running out of chances after string of questionable moves

“We’re not going to blow this up.” — Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli. Intentionally, anyhow. That’s where Chiarelli stands heading into his third trade deadline as the Oilers GM, consumer confidence nowhere near where it was when he took this job in April of 2015. No one expects this roster to be “blown up.” Now, the front office? Well, that’s another conversation. Taylor Hall is on a 20-game points streak in New Jersey as the buy-out clock ticks on Milan Lucic

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-23

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Quick Shifts: 12 NHL trade deadline notes

Quick Shifts: 12 NHL trade deadline notes

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. 1. Like LeBron James’ politics, the trade deadline market is leaning hard to the left. Look at the big names out there: Rick Nash, Patrick Maroon, Evander Kane, Mike Hoffman, Thomas Vanek, Jack Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Max Pacioretty, Jeff Skinner, Thomas Tatar, Bobby Ryan, Alex Galchenyuk… They all play the left side of the ice. The glut of left wings and left-shot defencemen may

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-23

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31 Thoughts Podcast: A trade deadline note for every NHL team

31 Thoughts Podcast: A trade deadline note for every NHL team

The countdown to the NHL trade deadline is on as teams feel out the competition in the hopes of coming to an agreement on a deal that will either move a team closer to the playoffs or Stanley Cup, or give someone else a valued draft pick or collection of futures with which to move forward. This week’s 31 Thoughts Podcast with Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman served as something of a preview for the deadline, as the guys had a few guests with front office experience talk about what goes on beh

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Date: 2018-02-23

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Chiarelli running out of chances after string of questionable moves

Chiarelli running out of chances after string of questionable moves

“We’re not going to blow this up.” — Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli. Intentionally, anyhow. That’s where Chiarelli stands heading into his third trade deadline as the Oilers GM, consumer confidence nowhere near where it was when he took this job in April of 2015. No one expects this roster to be “blown up.” Now, the front office? Well, that’s another conversation. Taylor Hall is on a 20-game points streak in New Jersey as the buy-out clock ticks on Milan Lucic

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-23

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31 Thoughts Podcast: A trade deadline note for every NHL team

31 Thoughts Podcast: A trade deadline note for every NHL team

The countdown to the NHL trade deadline is on as teams feel out the competition in the hopes of coming to an agreement on a deal that will either move a team closer to the playoffs or Stanley Cup, or give someone else a valued draft pick or collection of futures with which to move forward. This week’s 31 Thoughts Podcast with Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman served as something of a preview for the deadline, as the guys had a few guests with front office experience talk about what goes on beh

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-23

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Quick Shifts: 12 NHL trade deadline notes

Quick Shifts: 12 NHL trade deadline notes

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. 1. Like LeBron James’ politics, the trade deadline market is leaning hard to the left. Look at the big names out there: Rick Nash, Patrick Maroon, Evander Kane, Mike Hoffman, Thomas Vanek, Jack Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Max Pacioretty, Jeff Skinner, Thomas Tatar, Bobby Ryan, Alex Galchenyuk… They all play the left side of the ice. The glut of left wings and left-shot defencemen may

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-23

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Oilers 3, Avalanche 2 post-game Oil Spills: The Deutschland Dangler

The Oilers almost lost another game they led going into the third period. Fortunately for them, the game went to overtime where few can match up to Connnor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Highlights Things are going well for Germany. Leon Draisaitl has the puck and dangles around the Avalanche to put the Oilers up 1-0....

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-23

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Breaking Down Chiarelli’s State of the Union

Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media Friday morning and discussed the trade deadline, as well as the Oilers’ needs. Rebuilding? Chiarelli talks about high expectations, focusing on the trade deadline, and finishing the season when asked about rebuilding. “We’re not going to blow it up,” Chiarelli states. He referenced the thin margins...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-23

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Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli: "We're not blowing up the team."

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli:

This in from Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli from his press scrum: He said expectations were high and he was disappointed. “We’ve got a number of games left and I’d still like to see some progress in a number of areas. “We’re approaching the trade deadline. We’ve got some players whose contracts are expiring and we’re talking to other teams about.” “We’re not going to blow it up…There’s some areas that we have to tweak. I’ve always felt that the margin

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-02-23

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What should the Oilers gameplan be on Trade Deadline?

So with the trade deadline only a few days away what should the Oilers gameplan be going into Monday? Let’s take a look:   Courtesy of NHL.com The lack of NHL ready Prospects in the organization has been talked about a lot in the last few days. The guys on the post game show last night mentioned it as did Jason Strudwick in his interview with Mike @Oilerslive which can be heard here. At first glance, the Oilers have an excellent young core at the NHL level in 21 yr old Connor McDavid, 22 yr

Source: The Oil Knight
Date: 2018-02-23

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