Should the Oilers go all-in on Erik Karlsson?

The Ottawa Senators reportedly asked every player with a no-move or no-trade clause to submit their no-go lists, including Erik Karlsson. This comes after Doughty’s free-agent talk with The Athletic sparked comments from Karlsson about getting his market value in a year and a half. That’s not what the frugal Senators want to hear. They’re also 1-9-2...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-12

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Oilers Fans Gearing Up for a Sens-ational Trade?

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2017-12-12

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Could Auvitu play forward?

It’s about to get real crowded on the Oilers blueline once Andrej Sekera and Adam Larsson return from the injured reserve. Captain obvious here: we really need those two guys on the ice, but what happens with the others? Well, the two names at the top of the list of Oilers defencemen on the outs...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-12

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Player grades, Games 21-30: Edmonton Oilers can't seem to break the vicious cycle of win-one-lose-one

Player grades, Games 21-30: Edmonton Oilers can't seem to break the vicious cycle of win-one-lose-one

The Edmonton Oilers are improving, honest. It’s just happening so slowly that the gap between the NHL club and the playoff cutline is widening, while the number of remaining games is already dwindling. After winning 3 of their first 10 games and 4 of the next 10, the Oilers won fully half of Games 21-30. Problem is they lost the other half, all in regulation, to post a .500 points percentage for the segment. This in a league with a cockamamie points system that has a median points p

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-12-11

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Missed Opportunities

The Edmonton Oilers dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. They outshot them 41-23. They had 89 shot attempts to the Leafs’ 47. But they lost 1-0. When you’re sitting in 14th place in the Western Conference and seven points out of a playoff spot on December 10th, playing well and losing doesn’t offer much...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-11

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Three Thoughts: Next Year is Here

After taking two much-needed points in a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Edmonton Oilers played well enough to get two more against the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday, but ended up losing 1-0 in a game they should have – there is no “deserved” in hockey – won. All told, it was a very...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-11

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Oilers Have No Wiggle Room

There is no question the Edmonton Oilers are in the midst of playing their best hockey of the season. Unfortunately for them, said run has resulted in them posting a 4-3 record over the last two weeks and not surprisingly, they have made up almost no ground in the Western Conference standings. While they may […]

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-12-11

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Edmonton Oilers said to be looking at bringing in a goalie, NHL insiders say

Edmonton Oilers said to be looking at bringing in a goalie, NHL insiders say

This in from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the latest on the Edmonton Oilers search for a goalie:  “Laurent Brossoit is improving in the Edmonton goal, but the Oilers have looked at some external contributions to their crease. Nick (Kypreos of Sportsnet) mentioned Winnipeg’s Michael Hutchinson, playing extr

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-12-11

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Leafs 1, Oilers 0 post-game Oil Spills: There isn’t time for moral victories

The Oilers outplayed the Leafs last night but didn’t win. The team badly needs to start winning games, and as nice as good underlying numbers are, there isn’t enough runway left to just assume things are going to naturally turn around. Highlights The Leafs grabbed an early lead under a minute into the first period....

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-12-11

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31 thoughts Erik karlsson trade rumours ottawa senators

31 thoughts Erik karlsson trade rumours ottawa senators

One NHL executive reached out Sunday to ask more about Erik Karlsson. He said, “I thought you were being overly careful.” That’s true. Here’s what we know: As per Karlsson’s contract, the Senators have the right to ask him for a list of 10 teams he can’t be traded to. He has 48 hours from the request to submit it. I’d heard that, in the aftermath of his “I’m going to get what I’m worth” comments two weeks ago, Ottawa made the ask. But it w

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-12-11

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