Draisaitl’s Deal is Among the NHL’s Best

Draisaitl’s Deal is Among the NHL’s Best

Approximately one year ago, Leon Draisaitl signed an eight-year contract worth an average of $8.5 million per season. At the time there were a number of insiders and fans that felt the contract might have been an overpayment. Seasons of 55 points and 77 points prior to the signing were good (leaning on great), but there were doubts Draisaitl would be able to consistently produce at a level worthy of one of the higher contracts in the NHL. The fear was, as a restricted free agent, he was simpl

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-08-12

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All About Ethan Bear

Since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Oilers fans have been keeping a close eye on defensive prospect Ethan Bear. Since being selected 124th overall, Bear has continued to develop nicely, putting up two excellent post-draft seasons with the Seattle Thunderbirds before making his professional debut with the Bakersfield Condors in 2017-18. Bear went on to make his NHL debut with the Oilers at the end of their campaign, playing in 18 games and scoring one goal and thr

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-12

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All About Cooper Marody

Cooper Marody has certainly become an interesting prospect for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans since being acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers back in March. In the five months that followed, Marody has had an influx of new experiences with the Oilers, including the signing of his first professional contract back in April and a professional debut with the Bakersfield Condors to close out their season. Despite the small sample size, Marody performed admirably with the Condors in his short s

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-11

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Edmonton Oilers: Should Mark Letestu Be Brought Back?

Should the Edmonton Oilers look at some past faces when trying to fill that last roster spot? Or should they have a prospect be plugged in? We’re only a few weeks away till August officially wraps up and the Edmonton Oilers are anxiously waiting to get the season started. They are officially at the point […] Edmonton Oilers: Should Mark Letestu Be Brought Back? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-08-11

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Milan Lucic: Rebounding into an Aging Ceiling?

One key to success for the Oilers next year is a decent year from Milan Lucic. What does ‘decent year’ even mean though? What can we reasonably expect out of Looch next year? Rebound or continued plummet? Some are convinced that Looch’s points total next year will be in the 30s at best. Because he’s done – too slow, too old, too beat up for the new NHL. Some are adamant that it will be in the 40s (meh) or 50s (good) or 60s (whaaat!) next year. They are very much in the “rebound” c

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-11

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The Truth at 20

Since the turn of the century,  the Oilers have had many forward prospects arrive at the pro level (age 20) and spend some or all of that rookie pro campaign in the AHL. In the first decade, Jarrett Stoll and Kyle Brodziak emerged as bona fide NHL players, with higher picks Rob Schremp, Marc Pouliot and Jani Rita unable to negotiate the rapids. So far this decade, Magnus Paajarvi, Tyler Pitlick and Jujhar Khaira have cobbled together the foundation of NHL careers, although none of the three p

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-08-11

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Saturday Sunshine: Strome is where the heart is

The sunshine of positivity may have been too bright this week in Edmonton as we saw the mercury rise to the 40C mark just yesterday. Grab your sunscreen and hit play on that sultry summer song from Burt Bacharach and let us bask in the sunshine that is Ryan Strome. Now there will be people who are upset with the way we obtained Ryan, and that’s fine. Leave that to another article as it’s easy to get negative for a player for things that are completely out of their control. For Strome, he

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-11

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Nation Donair Tour – Amean Pizza & Donair

We back! Welcome back to episode three of the Nation Donair Tour, bringing  you reviews from every donair shop in the City of Edmonton and surrounding area. That’s right, we’re searching for the 97 of all donairs and we’re destined to find it. After many recommendations, we decided to stop at Amean Pizza & Donair (3450 99 St NW) this week. In order to step up our Donair reviews, we needed to bring in the big guns. That’s why we asked Yukon Jack from 100.3 The Bear to join us on ou

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-11

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The Roundup

Nugent-Hopkins finds new niche; analyzing the bad Flames signings over the years; Linden move too little, too late in Van; The next one, Prospect rankings, NHL Top 20 lists and more in this week’s Nation Roundup. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn’t have found otherwise. LEAFS Who are the ‘

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-11

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Jesse Puljujarvi predicted to have strong goal-scoring year (again) by Sports Forecaster

Jesse Puljujarvi predicted to have strong goal-scoring year (again) by Sports Forecaster

Last year the Sports Forecaster magazine, which specializes in making predictions for hockey poolsters, predicted the top 16 players on the Edmonton Oilers would score 265 goals. In the end, the entire Oilers team had 229. This year that same magazine has the top 16 players scoring 266 goals. So we’ll see how that turns out, but it’s worth noting the magazine doesn’t always get it wrong. Before the 2016-17 season, for example, the Sports Forecaster predicted the Oilers, coming off a 199

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-08-11

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