Friday Morning Hot Links

Friday Morning Hot Links

Good morning, I hope you’re prepared for the weekend. The Oilers have re-signed Drake Caggiula to a two year contract. He’s likely to play way too many minutes. (Copper&Blue) Pierre LeBrun goes a bit insider to speculate over John Tavares and Milan Lucic among others. (The Athletic) Nick Boynton calls out the NHL on their handling of concussions. (Sportsnet) David Staples links Milan Lucic to a former team regarding a trade scenario. (Edmonton Journal) That’s all for now, have a

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-06-15

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NHL Rumors: Canucks, Blackhawks, Oilers and Canadiens

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Blackhawks, Oilers and Canadiens

On the Vancouver Canucks … Rick Dhaliwal: Agent Todd Diamond on Sportsnetf 650 on RFA Markus Granlund: “We have held some preliminary talks with the #Canucks, things will heat up at the draft in Dallas. We are talking about a short term deal. Rick Dhaliwal: The Canucks and unrestricted free agent Darren Archibald have started contract talks.

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-15

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Will Andrej Sekera rebound?

It’s now been 13 months since Andrej Sekera tore his ACL during game five of the 2017 playoffs when he-man Ryan Getzlaf crashed him into the boards. The hit was innocuous seemingly just a routine finishing of a check. Sekera went on to miss a large chunk of the Oilers past season and ended up getting shut down with two games left in the season having only played 36 games for the team. Reg — as he is called by his teammates — wasn’t quite himself last season. At 32 years old, he never l

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-15

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Cult of Hockey: The secret good thing about Drake Caggiula

Cult of Hockey: The secret good thing about Drake Caggiula

Drake Caggiula is originally from Pickering, Ont., and was born June 20, 1994. He played in the NCAA with the University of North Dakota, and in 2016, in his senior season, they won the national championship. He was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. On May 7, 2016, Caggiula agreed to a two-year entry-level deal with the Edmonton Oilers. Cult of Hockey writers David Staples and Bruce McCurdy discuss the secret good thing about Edmonton Oilers forward Drake Caggiula.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-06-15

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Oilers Re-Sign Drake Caggiula

Oilers Re-Sign Drake Caggiula

The Oilers have re-signed forward Drake Caggiula this afternoon, handing the forward a two-year deal worth $3,000,000. The deal will carry a yearly cap hit of $1,500,000 per season and does not include any kind of trade protection. Caggiula just wrapped up his second NHL season, playing in 67 games and registering 13-7-20. This came on the heels of a rookie season that saw Caggiula post 7-11-18 in 60 contests, adding three goals in 13 playoff affairs. For me, Caggiula hasn’t taken the steps m

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-06-14

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Oilers Re-Up F Drake Caggiula

Oilers Re-Up F Drake Caggiula

Two-year vet signs two-year extension. Financial terms not released yet. Per release, the Edmonton Oilers have re-signed F Drake Caggiula to a two-year extension. Capfriendly.com indicates Caggiula was arbitration eligible this summer, so perhaps this is a case of the Oilers trying to secure his services before it came to that. But what for? Caggiula is by most metrics among the worst Oilers forwards and, while he tries hard, and he chose Edmonton, it’s almost certainly time to let another te

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-06-14

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Edmonton Oilers invest two more years into utility winger Drake Caggiula

Edmonton Oilers took care of the first of four Restricted Free Agents on Thursday when they announced a two-year contract extension for utility forward Drake Caggiula. The devil is in the details, specifically that pertaining to cap hit. To this point no terms have been made public beyond the two-year duration of the deal. (Why the clubs don’t routinely announce this critically important fact in the cap era escapes me entirely, but no doubt word will seep out eventually..) Until the cap hit

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-06-14

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Edmonton Oilers sign Drake Caggiula to a two-year contract

According to the Oilers’ official Twitter account, restricted free agent Drake Caggiula has signed a two-year contract extension. At the time of posting, no details have been released aside from the contract length.  The Edmonton Oilers took care of another piece of housekeeping today as they signed Drake Caggiula to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2020. As you’ll recall, Caggiula came to the Oilers as a highly-touted college free agent after spending f

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-14

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Oilers sign forward Drake Caggiula to two-year contract

Oilers sign forward Drake Caggiula to two-year contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Drake Caggiula to a two-year contract. The 23-year-old Pickering, Ont., native appeared in 67 games with the Oilers in 2017-18, posting 20 points (13G, 7A) and tallying 37 penalty minutes, including three power-play goals and one game-winning goal. The five-foot-10, 185-pound forward has appeared in 127 games over two seasons with the Oilers, compiling 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) and 53 penalty minutes, five power-play goals and three game-winning

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-06-14

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What is good and bad about Drake Caggiula, who just signed two year deal with Edmonton Oilers

What is good and bad about Drake Caggiula, who just signed two year deal with Edmonton Oilers

This just in, news that the Edmonton Oilers have signed up Drake Caggiula. The #Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Drake Caggiula on a two-year contract. pic.twitter.com/P6E7amz8nE — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 14, 2018 Cult writer Bruce McCurdy will post his analysis soon, but for now here’s a video where me and Bruce discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Caggiula as a player.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-06-14

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