Hot Links: Wednesday, August 7

Hot Links: Wednesday, August 7

Evan Bouchard, seen here on his 45th birthday. | Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images Evan Bouchard interview, Sam Gagner stuff, T25 U25 Fan Vote ends tonight, and MORE! Good morning! It is the the humpiest day of the week, and we’re right there, knee deep in the slog with you. The biggest buzz that I came across yesterday was this nonsense about Nikita Gusev wearing Connor McDavid’s number in New Jersey. I can’t believe anyone would take an issue with anyone wearing a number that is

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-07

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'Not that sacred': Should Connor McDavid have dibs on No. 97?

'Not that sacred': Should Connor McDavid have dibs on No. 97?

A recent social media squabble over Connor McDavid’s jersey number shows that hockey is a high stakes numbers game.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2019-08-07

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Examining the potential waiver-wire opportunities at hand for the Oilers

Will Ken Holland be scanning the waiver wire in late September or early October? Who might be available?

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-08-07

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Can Stuart Skinner take hold of the No. 1 goalie prospect label for Edmonton Oilers?

Can Stuart Skinner take hold of the No. 1 goalie prospect label for Edmonton Oilers?

Previously: Ranked 7th in 2018 and 13th in 2017  Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-07

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Nation Real Life Episode 133: Nobody wants to go to Buffalo

Welcome, loyal citizens, to another episode of the Real Life Podcast! It’s the weekly podcast that starts with an agenda and the boys get to absolutely none of it. This week, with Wanye taking a much-deserved vacation, the guys were left to their own devices to plan the show and it went the way that you’d expect. To start off this week’s show, the guys jump into things with a look at the ongoing Jesse Puljujarvi saga as the guys try to decide if there is an end in sight. After claiming t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-06

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What About Sam?

Much of the talk as these dog days of the NHL off-season drag on is that the next order of business for Edmonton Oilers’ GM Ken Holland is to find himself a third-line centre. I wonder, might Sam Gagner be a reasonable facsimile if Holland can’t find the pivot he’s looking for? Until somebody not on the roster now comes along, assuming that Holland can make a move, I think Gagner might be that guy or, at the very least, get a long look along with @Gaetan Haas and @Jujhar Khaira for the j

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-06

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Inside the Nation: Pairing the Boys

It’s been almost a week since we have seen Dusty, too long in fact. But he’s back, today at Noon over on the Oilersnation facebook page. If you weren’t able to check-in at that time, fear not! we have a breakdown of what was discussed here. What you missed: Golf tourney build up @Jesse Puljujarvi doubling down on staying in Finland The deals that *could* be had for him @Rasmus Ristolainen maybe? #SummerofLineys Pairing the Boys Jack Michaels coming in with his lineup ideas: Spent the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-06

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Should Evan Bouchard play in the NHL in 2018-19?

The Oilers have been rightfully criticized for rushing prospects over the past decade. Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins were first-overall picks and ready for the NHL. Nail Yakupov was another first-overall pick, but he could have used more time either in junior or the KHL. But first overall picks almost always play right away. The last number-one overall pick to not make the NHL after being drafted was Erik Johnson in 2006. Marc-Andre Fleury also went back to junior after being selected fir

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-06

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NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs

Oilers have some interest in Brassard … Puljujarvi should take a fresh start with Tippett and Holland Kurt Leavins of the Edmonton Journal: Don’t expect the Edmonton Oilers to bring in a bunch of players on PTOs this season. The Oilers have some interest in free agent center Derick Brassard as a potential No. 3 but Brassard’s camp is looking for more than $4 million a season and the Oilers aren’t interested in going that high. Though he keeps saying he wants to be traded, thinks it’s

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-08-06

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REASONABLE FOR SKILL FORWARDS ’19-20

There was lots of talk during the buyout period about Sam Gagner and his contract. It would have been a cleaner buyout than the Andrej Sekera deal that came to fruition, but the team is razor thin on the wings and Gagner can post offense. I keep thinking his ideal spot is on the No. 4 line, where he and some two-way forwards could smash the soft parade—with Connor McDavid popping in for a guest appearance from time to time. The longer I stare at this for the RE, the more I wonder. THE ATH

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-08-06

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