RFA Profile: Drake Caggiula is still carving out a niche

Part of the reason Peter Chiarelli viewed Jordan Eberle as expendable, I think, was what appeared to be a glut of secondary scoring on the wings ready to take a step forward. One of those wingers expected to take on a bigger role on the team after the Eberle trade was Drake Caggiula, Edmonton’s big college free agent signing from summer 2016 who was coming off a solid rookie season. Caggiula had a dream 2015-16 season with the University of North Dakota. Along with Brock Boeser, Troy Stetche

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-21

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Jets fans ready for deep playoff run after Wild blowout

Jets fans ready for deep playoff run after Wild blowout

WINNIPEG — Finally, it is Winnipeg’s turn. At last, after all these years of front row seats to someone else’s run towards a Stanley Cup, Jets fans are cheering on a dominant, stacked home team that left someone else in their dust in Round 1. Finally, Jets fans have a team that can take them somewhere, without a dynasty Oilers or Blackhawks club standing in their road. They are Western Canada’s team this morning. By Monday they’ll likely be Canada’s team — if they aren’t alread

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-04-21

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At The Cult of Hockey: Who are Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan considering for the new Edmonton Oilers bench coaches

At The Cult of Hockey:  Who are Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan considering for the new Edmonton Oilers bench coaches

With Todd McLellan all but guaranteed to be back as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, in 2018-19, the task of the General Manager and his Head Coach now turns to the matter of who will flank Mclellan. It is my understanding that Jim Johnson is no longer an Assistant Coach with the Oilers. For the time being, he may still be with the organization. But Johnson stopped running the club’s penalty kill with about 25 games to go in the regular season. So the writing has been on that wall for some

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-21

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(Video) Friday Fights: Top 25 of 2017-18 (20th-16th)

The season is over now. The playoffs are on-going. The NHL hates fighting in the playoffs, when the only series that seemed to care about hating each other (Minnesota/Winnipeg) got heated, the NHL got penalty happy, handing out two games worth of penalties in the first period. Anyways, we at Hockeyfights have chosen to wrap the regular season up with a tiny bow, called the top 25 fights of the season 2017-18. Last week you were able to watch the 25th down to 21st best fights of the year. Coming

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-21

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Speculation: Glen Gulutzan to the Edmonton Oilers as an assistant coach

Oilers need to stock organization with possible NHL head coaching candidates This in from Elliott Friedman of Sportsnet, some chit chat with Bob Stauffer of Oilers Now, with Friedman speculating — and I stress that word — on former Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan becoming an asst. coach on the Oilers. “I am wondering, by the way Bob, if Gulutzan ends up on Edmonton’s bench as an asst. coach. You know, him and McLellan, they’re both Saskatchewan guys, they were both in Humboldt toge

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-20

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McDavid among the top selling NHL jerseys

The NHL released the list of their top-selling jerseys this morning and the Oilers’ captain, Connor McDavid, ranks among the league leaders in overall units sold. Surprised? Unlikely. Considering Connor McDavid has now won back-to-back Art Ross Trophies and is arguably one of the most marketable assets the league has in its stable, it’s not overly surprising that he would be among the league leaders in jerseys sold. Frankly, if you’re going to dawn a jersey then why wouldn’t you want th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-20

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Edmonton Oilers: Misplaced Expectations

Edmonton Oilers: Misplaced Expectations

With the news the Calgary Flames fired head coach Glen Gulutzan on Tuesday, many fans in Edmonton are once again asking how Oilers coach Todd McLellan still has a job. After all, the Flames were expected to finish lower in the standings than the Oilers when the season started and after having a better 2017-18 campaign, Calgary removed their bench boss anyway. The answer to how McLellan is still running things might be simple. Perhaps the problem was not the coach but the misplaced expectations

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-20

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Oilers Options at the 2018 NHL Draft

Oilers Options at the 2018 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft Lottery takes place a little over a week from now and the Edmonton Oilers have the ninth-best odds (five percent) of winning the thing. There are various lottery simulators for fans to enjoy as the lottery approaches, namely two, like Tankathon, and NHL Lottery Simulator. Regardless, there are only a few instances where the Oilers would move up into the top three picks of the draft. It’ll be an interesting summer for the Oilers, who gave their general manager Peter Chiarelli a p

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-20

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Leafs’ Auston Matthews has top-selling jersey in NHL

Leafs’ Auston Matthews has top-selling jersey in NHL

Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are the consensus picks when debating the NHL’s best player, but Auston Matthews has them beat in one area. The Toronto Maple Leafs star had the best-selling jersey league-wide in 2017-18, with Crosby and McDavid finishing second and third, respectively. Crosby topped the sales charts last year. Toronto @MapleLeafs forward Auston Matthews (@AM34) had the top-selling jersey on the Fanatics network of sites during the 2017-18 regular season. https://t.co/hXVd

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-04-20

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Love the D

There has been a lot of discussion about the Oilers need to get their hands on an offensive d-man, preferably one that was forced to shoot right as a child. Last week I took a look at some options for the Oilers if they were willing to move their 1st round pick in exchange for some immediate help. This week I think it’s important to expand on what Peter Chiarelli had to say at his year-end presser when asked about moving that pick.  “There’s a whole cluster of D that I like,” is what

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-20

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