‘C’ Change: Who will fill the NHL’s seven vacant captaincies?

Over the past two seasons, the captaincy of seven teams has changed hands. Ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, Blake Wheeler, Alex Pietrangelo, Anze Kopitar, Derek MacKenzie and Connor McDavid were all named captains of their respective clubs. Last season, the ‘C’ was stitched to the jerseys of Roman Josi, Justin Faulk and Jordan Staal, albeit with the latter two players sharing the responsibility as co-captains of the Carolina Hurricanes. And as the 2018-19 season approaches, chances are that g

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2018-08-17

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Year in Review: Kris Russell can thrive so long as he’s in the right role

This is one part of a player-by-player Year in Review series we’ll be doing over the next couple months as we look back on the 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers season.  2017-18 Edmonton Oilers No. 4: Kris Russell  GP: 78 – G: 4, A: 17, PTS: 21 One of Peter Chiarelli’s better moves as Edmonton’s general manager was the low-risk signing of Kris Russell to a one-year, $3.1 million deal prior to the start of the 2016-17. Russell, while lauded for having poor fancy stats, played alongside Andrej S

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-17

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Is there a trade out there that makes sense?

Is there a trade out there that makes sense?

The next few weeks are going to be interesting for the Oilers, as the “keep your powder dry” summer rolls into its third month. The around the edges method to address Andrej Sekera’s injury news is to check the waiver wire and possibly make a small trade in the days leading up to the season if it makes sense. Is it possible we see a panic deal? I don’t think so, that window has passed. What about a big deal that makes sense? Let’s have a look. THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as a gi

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-08-17

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Fridsay Morning Hot Links

Fridsay Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, let’s do it. First off, Jeff gives us the lowdown on Kirill Maksimov in our Top 25 (Copper&Blue) Tyler Yaremchuk asks if Evan Bouchard might be NHL ready as is. Please read the article before overreacting. (Oilers Nation) Bruce McCurdy looks at the ripple effect that Andrej Sekera’s injury will have on the team. (Edmonton Journal) Finally, Sportsnet releases it’s full preseason schedule. (Sportsnet) That’s all for now, enjoy.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-08-17

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All About Dmitri Samorukov

Drafted in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Dmitri Samorukov has been an interesting prospect to follow. The 6’2″ Russian defender has spent the last couple of years accustomizing himself to the North American game and possesses the type offensive instincts that the Oilers and their fanbase are looking for while also having the potential to develop a useful piece for the future. With his entry-level contract signed and his first taste of pro hockey under his belt, the future loo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-17

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The Roundup

Flames gambling their season on goaltending; Potential cap hurdles ahead in Calgary; Sekera replacements in Edmonton; how do the Leafs D compare to the Capitals; the Ryan Ellis deal, Zetterberg, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DailyFaceOff. 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 doing, or maybe you find an interesting

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-17

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Speculation: Oilers interested in Scottie Upshall for a PTO

With training camp about a month away and holes still left to be plugged, I heard a rumour from a couple of different sources that I trust that the Edmonton Oilers are one of a few western conference teams (Vancouver is the mix too) that are interested in bringing in veteran, Scottie Upshall, on a professional tryout. According to my sources, nothing is locked in yet but that there is some interest in seeing if Upshall is a fit from an Oilers perspective. Obviously, this is just a rumour at thi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

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Nation Donair Tour – High Voltage

It’s episode four of the Nation Donair Tour and we’re still rolling! Last week we were joined by Yukon Jack and gave Amean Pizza & Donair a taste. This week we received an outrageous amount of recommendations for High Voltage (10387 63 Ave NW, Edmonton), so we just couldn’t resist.  People have a lot of interesting stories with their High Voltage donair experience. It was definitely a unique donair and I would recommend it to anybody. Personally, I felt the donair reminded me more of

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

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Mark Letestu signs PTO with Panthers

Former Oiler, Mark Letestu has signed a professional tryout with the Florida Panthers. After being traded by the Oilers to the Nashville Predators at the trade deadline then getting flipped to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Elk Point Native will look to lift the Stanley Cup in Florida.  This article is not about a current Oiler, I know. But I love and admire Mark Letestu, and I care about where he is playing and how his life is going. I was secretly hoping the Oilers could re-sign Letestu this

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

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On Andrej Sekera, the Edmonton Oilers, and the ripple effect

On Andrej Sekera, the Edmonton Oilers, and the ripple effect

Make no mistake, the recent achilles injury to veteran defenceman Andrej Sekera has put the Edmonton Oilers in a spot of bother. Coming off a down year for both himself and the team — not unrelated outcomes — his position on the Oilers’ depth chart was the subject of speculation. But in one important respect, Sekera is, or should I say was, #1 with a bullet. His $5,500,000 cap hit is the highest on the blue line. He was signed to a six-year deal at that figure in 2015 and brought on board

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-08-16

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