Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: May 2015

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-05-29

Yay for May! Our Top 10 NHL tweets of the month feature a quick-witted Hamburglar, a Babcockian case of mistaken identity, a touching Connor McDavid moment, and a vintage Wayne Gretzky. 10. Curtis Lazar, big Kyle Turris fan growing up: Hey @kyleturris thanks for the words of encouragement back in 2007! They meant a lot pal! #HonourStudent pic.twitter.com/NBFITEwZUl — Curtis Lazar (@CurtisLazar95) May 7, 2015 @CurtisLazar95 I had @CPhillipsFour report to me monthly re: your marks! He also told me he helped you with homework: pic.twitter.com/0IVcb0AMI6 — Kyle Turris (@kyleturris) May 7, 2015 9. Connor McDavid on the night he lost the OHL championship: McDavid and his dad once

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-05-29

David Booth's interesting stretch routine, Mike Babcock's assistants, Canucks wanting to fix blueline, David Clarkson versus Matt Beleskey, Flames trade targets, teams in Cap trouble, Leon Draisaitl, Peter Chiarelli, free agency, the NHL draft and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Off-Season Targets: Dustin Byfuglien

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-05-29

While running the Boston Bruins, GM Peter Chiarelli had a knack for acquiring bigger, physical veterans. While the philosophy likely changes in Edmonton, it would surprise no one if Chiarelli tries to add that player type to his new team. In fact, in his opening press conference he mentioned being tougher and possibly getting bigger. Edmonton’s biggest needs are on the back-end, with goaltending and defense being massive holes. One player that could fill that massive hole on the blue-line while scratching the itch for bigger and more physical players? The one and only Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets. Why Is He Out There: Let’s get this out of the way right now, the Jets are

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The hits just kept on coming for Rob Klinkhammer and his Wagon Band

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-05-29

2014-15 Oilers in Review: Rob Klinkhammer ___ As we reach the bottom end of the Edmonton Oilers’ point scoring spectrum, we find ourselves firmly in the domain of “role players who have to bring other needed elements to the team than scoring”. Last time it was my turn in the rotation of Cult of Hockey’s Oilers season review series, it was Boyd Gordon under review, so the discussion turned to defensive play, penalty killing, and faceoffs. Especially faceoffs. We’ve now made it all the way down to Rob Klinkhammer, the last of the fourteen forwards we will feature in detail. Klinkhammer acquired in the David Perron deal, such an afterthought that the trade was init

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COMBINE LIST IMPORTANT TELL

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-05-29

The Edmonton Oilers had an unusual draft in 2014, but things should be back to normal this coming season. The club chose four or more players who attended the NHL combine from 2010 through 2013, but only one in 2014. With so many picks this season, Oilers fans would do well to scan the names of this year's combine invite list.

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Dual Offer Sheet - Chicago’s Worst Nightmare?

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-05-29

Could a dual offer sheet scenario give the Oilers a boost this offseason? Offer sheets aren’t a new concept in the NHL. Restricted free agents have the right to sign with any team that will take them as long as the team is willing/able to pay the compensation for the player. The problem with offer sheets is that a lot of GMs see them as taboo. Fear of retaliation (see Vancouver/St. Louis circa 2008), the loss of draft picks and criticism from other teams has lead to only a handful of offer sheets over the past 10 years. Since 2006 there have been a total of 8 offer sheets to RFAs and in each case except for Dustin Penner the original team matched the offer sheet. What we haven’t se

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Oilers Draft Preview: #16

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-05-28

Before I get into the titled subject matter, I thought I’d share my Lottery Day story with you all. Let me sum up my past few weeks in a simple, yet elegant, name. MCFLIPPINGDAVID!!! The moment is still engraved into my memory. Here I was, working the kitchen at the local A&W on a saturday night, well aware I was missing the Draft Lottery at home. My phone was near dead and, I am ashamed to say, I was scrolling through my twitter feed far more than doing my job. I was working alongside one of my friends, a Flames fan, and we were speculating how McDavid would be for the Buffalo Sabres and casually joking about Edmonton winning the lottery. We both knew that would just be ludicrous

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RE 14-15 BEN SCRIVENS: LITTLE MARTHA

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-05-28

I don’t know anyone who cheers against Ben Scrivens, and in Edmonton—for a goalie—that’s incredible. Scrivens is a fine person, his causes are absolutely worthy, and he’s a thoughtful young man who uses his celebrity to further genuine conversation and debate. I cheer like hell for him. He had a very bad year as a hockey player. BEN SCRIVENS PLAYER CARD That was an ugly season. From game one through to the last one, complete disaster. Will they bring him back? Hard to say. Would you bring him back? Yes. Well, that’s it, fire him into the sun! Scrivens’ four seasons of college featured good SP’s (.911, .930, .931, .934) after year one and he had some

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Peter DeBoer to Sharks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-05-28

The San Jose Sharks have a new leader—head coach Peter DeBoer. The team’s official Twitter account passed along the news Thursday: DeBoer is the eighth head coach in franchise history and replaces Todd McLellan, who joined the Edmonton Oilers this offseason. DeBoer coached with the Florida Panthers for three years and then took over the New Jersey Devils. He led the Devils to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season, where they ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Kings. That trip to the Stanley Cup Final for DeBoer was one more than the Sharks have enjoyed in their franchise history. New Jersey fell off in DeBoer’s next two seasons, and the Devils fired him in December aft

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The Rangers "Clutch" Elimination Game Performances

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-05-28

The Rangers just keep winning in elimination games. They must be the clutchiest bunch of clutches who ever clutched. If you watched Game 6 of the Rangers/Lightning series on Tuesday night then you likely know about the Rangers record in elimination games over the last four years because it was discussed at least once every five minutes throughout the broadcast. I was watching the game with a baby screaming in my ear and of the two, the constant mention of the Rangers elimination game record was by far the more annoying. Not because it’s not interesting, if you weren’t watching the game they’re now 14-3 in games when facing elimination since 2012, but because it doesn’t really m

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Auston Matthews to play next season in Europe

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-05-28

It appears that 17-year-old phenom Auston Matthews will spend the 2015-16 season overseas. Almost 100% Auston Matthews is headed to Europe, not WHL or NCAA.. News is teams from Sweden, Finland may have joined Zurich in the bidding. — Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 28, 2015 Re Matthews, scored 10 g in 10 games vs Div I teams this yr, played against men for U.S. at worlds, thinking simply wants bigger challenge. — Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 28, 2015 Cox reported earlier this month that several clubs from Switzerland had reached out to Matthews’ camp to gauge his interest in playing next season in Europe. The Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League hold his junior righ

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Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Tampa Bay Lightning Edition

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-05-28

This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble. Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. Today our focus turns to one of the four teams still fighting for the Stanley Cup: the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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