Edmonton Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto with the 22nd pick

What a strange feeling. It took over two hours of waiting around, but the Edmonton Oilers have finally made their first pick at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. With the 22nd overall pick, the Oilers selected Kailer Yamamoto from the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. More to come. 

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-24

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New Jersey Devils select Nico Hischier 1st overall

The New Jersey Devils took Nico Hischier with the first pick No. 1 overall pick in team history, opting for the so-called "Swiss McDavid" over Nolan Patrick, the big Brandon Wheat

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-06-23

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The Great Big 2017 NHL Draft Thread: Round 1

Oilers scheduled to pick 22nd overall. The Edmonton Oilers (along with the rest of the NHL) will descend on Chicago for the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. Edmonton is slated for the twenty-second ov

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-06-23

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Guest Post: Silent No More…

  by Matt Burns This is my first blog post on The Oilers Rig, so be kind. I don’t know anything about anything, or so I’m told. I’m having a really hard time with the verbal around the Oilers right now, and I literally can’t keep it to myself any longer. In typical Canadian style, I’m sorry in advance that you are being subjected to the rantings of an apparent lunatic. I w

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-06-23

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Jones: Russell signing shows Oilers all in to win sooner than later

Fancy-stat fans absolutely detest the deal. Eyeball fans unquestionably like it. * (*Well, maybe all but the four-year part.) Thirty-year-old defenceman Kris Russell has signed a four-year, US$16-million extension with the Edmonton Oilers. I’m an eyeball guy, and I see Russell blocking 213 shots and playing a lot of tough minutes well. And I see a team that is now playing to go all the way with everybody around him, players, coaches and general manager believing

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-23

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Jordan Eberle will wear No. 7 with Islanders

Jordan Eberle’s fresh start in New York will include a fresh number, as the Islanders announced Friday that he’ll wear No. 7 with his new club.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-23

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Column | Peter Chiarelli’s winning reputation is unearned

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-06-23

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Prospect of Interest: The 411 on Shane Bowers

The most interesting part of assessing young players is that on many occasions, we just don’t know what they’re going to become. Sure, there are the Connor McDavids and Auston Matthews’ of the world, but they’re the minority. Draft-eligible prospect Shane Bowers is a prime example of a player who’s hard to gauge. Some scouts are bullish on him, while others question his abilities. Here’s a closer look at Bowers.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-23

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On Jordan Eberle and my journey from hater to fanboy in just five years.

A lot can change in five years. During the 2011-12 season Jordan Eberle had an amazing run of good luck and finished the season with 34 goals, 42, assists, and 76 points; all of those are still career bests. And following that season he signed a

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-06-23

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Edmonton Oilers Wise to Re-Sign Kris Russell, Here’s Why

The Edmonton Oilers officially re-signed Kris Russell Friday. The contract is a four-year deal worth $16 million. The Oilers opened up an extra $3.5 million cap space Thursday after trading Jordan Eberle to the Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome. With that space, Edmonton took the opportunity to extend Russell to ensure depth on defence. […] Edmonton Oilers Wise to Re-Sign K

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-06-23

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Strome on McDavid: ‘I knew one day I’d be looking up to him’

Ryan Strome was on a flight when he found out he’d been traded from the New York Islanders to the Edmonton Oilers. One of the first people to reach out to the 23-year-old centre once the

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-23

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Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to 4-year contract extension

The Edmonton Oilers will retain a veteran presence on their blue-line to start next season after signing Kris Russell

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-06-23

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