Deadline: Post Salary Cap

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-01

Aw yes, the unrequited Canadian holiday is upon us and it appears the Oilers may have more than just Petry do deal with before the 1pm deadline. Alex Thomas just recently updated the Oiler’s deadline status and the team is apparently taking calls on captain Andrew Ference as well as discussing a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs that could bring in one of James Reimer or Jonathan Bernier. As exciting as the current news is, I have started looking into the past and here is part two of yesterday’s blog. POST SALARY CAP DEALS Before the Oilers would shock the NHL with a magical run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2006, they spent the deadline adding two key pieces that would play major

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Keith Aulie waived by the Edmonton Oilers

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-01

The writing has been on the wall for a while with respect to Keith Aulie. The Oilers’ No. 7 defenceman for much of the year has seen himself passed on the team depth chart by prospect Martin Marincin, and twice in the past week has sat in favour of Oklahoma City call-up Jordan Oesterle. On Sunday, Edmonton placed the defenceman on waivers.

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Oilers Deadline Eve Updates

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-01

Buckle up friends, we are now less than 24 hours from the NHL’s annual trading deadline. The rumors are flying, and the Oilers might actually be more active than we once thought they would. What’s the latest? Let’s take a look. Jeff Petry: He was a healthy scratch last night and is likely done as an Oiler. The Lightning and Red Wings are interested, we’ve heard that from places like The Fourth Period (here too) and Sportsnet, but we are now hearing about more teams interested. The Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens and even the St. Louis Blues are rumored to be interested. This deal will happen, it’s just a matter of return and of destination. Per

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Does it makes sense for the Edmonton Oilers to trade for Jonathan Bernier or James Reimer of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-01

The Oilers need help in goaltending, but perhaps they’ve already found it in new goalie coach Dustin Schwartz… This just in from NHL hockey commentator Renaud Lavoie of TVA, news that the Edmonton Oilers might be interested in picking up a goalie from the Toronto Maple Leafs: My take Here is a list of players and coaches that the Oilers have picked up with strong links to the Leafs organization in the past few years: Dallas Eakins, Keith Acton, Will Acton, Ben Scrivens, Ryan Hamilton, Mark Fraser, Keith Aulie, Mike Brown. Not a list that has exactly covered itself in glory, though Scrivens

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Blackhawks’ Sharp mulls legal action for rumours

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp says he’s looking into potential legal action over rumours being spread about him. Last week, reports surfaced implying the Blackhawks lockerroom is in turmoil with Sharp at the centre of the controversy. “When it affects your family, when you’ve got two little girls at home and your parents are calling you, it takes a toll,” Sharp told reporters in Chicago Sunday. “Trade rumours, talk about my play on the ice. I’m fine with that. I can handle that. But when people delve into your personal life and make up rumours and things that are completely false and untrue, it takes a toll on you. It takes a toll on your family, you

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NHL Trade Deadline 2015: Hottest Rumors as Cutoff Date Approaches

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-03-01

We're in the home stretch now, folks, as the NHL trade deadline is just a day away, and all trades must be in by 3 p.m. ET on Monday. The next 24 hours, give or take, promise to be a whirlwind of action, rumors, deals that fall through and, everyone's favorite part of the entire ordeal, speculation. Below, I rounded up a few of the rumors that are really picking up steam as the deadline nears. Let's break them down.   Jeff Petry Jeff Petry is one of the defensemen still available in a trade in what has turned out to be a vibrant market before the deadline for the blueliners. And Pierre LeBrun of ESPN is hearing one team in particular could be chasing the 27-year-old: Scott Burnsi

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-01

Some very strong performances across the Oilers' prospect spectrum this week, with OKC Barons forward Andrew Miller leading the way. Among the other impressive items? Joey Laleggia is ending his college career on a terrific run and Anton Slepyshev had at least one breathtaking moment.

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Report: NHL teams asking about Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference in trade talks

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-01

For weeks, it has looked like the Edmonton Oilers’ trade deadline was going to be reasonably quiet, with Jeff Petry the subject of serious and sustained trade rumours but the rest of the roster likely to be retained. But on Sunday another Oilers defenceman found his name surfacing in the rumour mill. TSN’s Darren Dreger is among the most connected members of the national media, and he suggests that there is trade interest in Andrew Ference: Ference, who was signed as a free agent by the Oilers in the summer of 2013, has two years left on his contract after this season at a cap hit of $3.25 million. The 35-year-old has largely been a second-pairing defender for Edmonton, but has at times

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It’s a seller’s market ahead of NHL trade deadline

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. In the days leading up to Monday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, draft picks have been moving at a fast and furious pace. It’s a seller’s market and much more selling could be coming before the clock runs out. Already the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes and Arizona Coyotes have gotten first-round picks for Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli, Andrej Sekera and Antonie Vermette, and older players like Kimmo Timonen and Jaromir Jagr have fetched second-rounders and more. Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall didn’t want to say he’s licking his chops about

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Oilers place defenceman Keith Aulie on waivers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Keith Aulie on waivers. The six-foot-six, 228-pound defenceman had no points and 53 penalty minutes in 18 appearances with the Oilers this season. He added an assist in eight games with the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons. Aulie has four goals, nine assists and 183 penalty minutes in 154 NHL games with Toronto, Tampa Bay and Edmonton. The Rouleau, Sask., native was selected by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round of the 2007 NHL draft.

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Report: Oilers want goalies, scouted Maple Leafs

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

The Edmonton Oilers are interested in acquiring goaltending help and they’ve been watching the Toronto Maple Leafs netminders for the past two weeks, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie. Renaud Lavoie on Twitter Goaltending has been an issue in Edmonton for years and the current edition of the team led by Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth allows 3.24 goals per game, which ranks 27th in the NHL. It was reported on Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada that Maple Leafs starter Jonathan Bernier, who is 18-19-5 this season, could be made available for a trade. Toronto’s other goalie, James Reimer, is no stranger to trade rumours either. Interestingly enou

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20 Questions with hall of famer Joey Moss, Edmonton Eskimos and Oilers veteran [Photos]

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-01

Joey Moss, the longtime dressing room attendant for both the Edmonton Oilers and Eskimos, will be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in the achievement category May 29 in Red Deer. Moss has been working with the Oilers since 1984 and the Eskimos since 1986.

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