Haas and Nygard

Haas and Nygard

Gaetan Haas and Joakim Nygard have a few things in common, including strong European resumes and unusual names. Nygard drew interest from 20+ teams, while Haas had an audience of one (Ken Holland) from what we know. Oilers fans are uneasy about the roster over the summer, with No. 3 center (Haas) and fleet winger (Nygard) areas of possible improvement. What can we tell about these two men and their NHL chances? THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of storie

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Date: 2019-08-16

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Hot Links: Friday, August 16

Hot Links: Friday, August 16

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images T25 U25 rolls on with #22 Logan Day, #21 releases after lunch, who might be a PTO option for the #Oilers, and MORE. Happy Friday! Morning, folks! The Top 25 Under 25 series continued yesterday with Logan Day Day, who checked in at #22 in this year’s edition. #21 should be out just after 1pm MST today, so circle the wagons back to see who it is! Otherwise, I mean, you know what this is. We’re past the halfway point of August now, so you should ce

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Date: 2019-08-16

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 49 – Sources Are Saying…

It’s the middle of August and we’re still trudging through the Dog Days of Summer, desperately seeking any kind of hockey-related information to fill our mostly empty heads. We talked about a Taylor Hall return to Edmonton, the best wingers in the league, some strange hypotheticals involving the Oilers moving to Calgary, and some very random personal stuff. We also bantered about the validity of sources, especially at this time of year when everyone so badly wants ANYTHING to talk about.

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-16

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Edmonton Oilers PTO Options

Edmonton Oilers PTO Options

Is Ken Holland’s summer shopping done? It’s possible, as the veteran GM is capped out and doesn’t have many assets to dangle via trade. He’s accomplished almost everything he set out to do this summer, sans adding a third line center. It’s possible he’ll find his man for that spot in the weeks leading into camp. The Oilers, who have many holes on their roster, could be players on the waiver wire. They are also a very strong candidate to sign a PTO or two. The club has spots open, ma

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2019-08-16

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The Nation Roundup

Oilers defensive depth quickly becoming a strength; Flames and Tkachuk aren’t talking; Canucks coach dishes on several topics surrounding the team; why Matthews shot creates a struggle for goalies; Wings make a trade; Joe Murphy, Kelly Buchberger and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky. 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 do

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-16

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Unlikely prospect Joel Persson has a serious chance to win a job on Edmonton Oilers' blueline

Unlikely prospect Joel Persson has a serious chance to win a job on Edmonton Oilers' blueline

Is there an unlikelier prospect in Edmonton Oilers' system than Joel Persson? As of this date two years ago the diminutive right-shooting rearguard was 23½ years old and had spent his entire professional hockey career in Sweden's Division 1 and Division 2, which despite their handles are actually the third and fourth levels of Swedish hockey below both the SHL and the second-tier Allsvenskan. Consider them Sweden's version of the ECHL and whatever league is lower than that. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-16

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JONES: Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has long been in racing game

JONES: Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has long been in racing game

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins bought his first thoroughbred race horse in his rookie season as an Edmonton Oiler and has been building his own stable ever since. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-08-15

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Inside the Nation: Taylor Hall rumours, Oilers rookies, and the #SummerOfLineys

Welcome, citizens, to another live episode of Inside the Nation with Dusty Nielson, the Facebook Live show that breaks down all things @Edmonton Oilers. To kick off today’s episode, Dusty jumped in with a look at the @Taylor Hall rumours that hit Twitter today which suggested that the former winger wants to come back to Edmonton. Would it make sense for #4 to make a return? Could the Oilers even make it work under the salary cap? Next up, he looked at the Oilers rookies going up against the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-15

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Weekly Rumours – Flames in trouble & a pair of big names on the trade block

Actual rumours? In the middle of August? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! Let’s dig in. THE FLAMES TROUBLES After buying out Stone ($2.33M Savings 19-20) per @FriedgeHNIC, the #Flames now have $7.76M of Cap Space with 21 (12F/7D/2G) on Roster. RFA: Tkachuk, Mangiapanehttps://t.co/q3YrmsLP3P — PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) August 1, 2019 Brad Treliving has a couple of RFA’s to sign and not a lot of money to do it. Right now, the Flames have around $7.75 million in cap space and they need to get new dea

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-15

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This, That and the Other Thing

With competition for eyeballs being as hot as it is, a lot of pundits in various sports have taken to calling themselves “insiders.” When it comes to consistently predicting what’s happening or is going to happen with the Edmonton Oilers, I can list the people who have the real inside dope on one hand. I’ve never counted the person who goes by the name Tracy Lane on Twitter among them. I’ve always considered the account sketchy, even if she/he apparently guessed right about two or th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-15

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