Jordan Eberle focusing on his shooting; Zack Kassian a welcome addition; room to grow offence

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-07-25

Jordan Eberle can score but he wants to score more.

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In town for golf pro-am, Oilers new D-man Adam Larsson doesn't expect to replace Taylor Hall [Video]

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-07-25

Adam Larsson met his new teammates for the first time Monday at a Celebrity Pro-Am at Glendale, apologizing for his lack of expertise with a driver in his hand as he stood on the first tee.

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THE PUSH

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-25

A lot of what happens to Edmonton's stable of prospects depends on Peter Chiarelli's opinion of them.

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Oilers Notebook: Jordan Eberle has shooting coach; happy to have Kassian; draft-day acquaintances

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-25

Jordan Eberle can score but he wants to score more. So, he hired a shooting coach this summer, not so much to work on his one-timer, which isn’t his strong-suit, but just getting into areas to score. He wants to get back to the 34-goal season of 2011-2012 years ago, so is working with hockey’s “Shot Doc,” Ron Johnson from Vancouver. “Lots of guys are hiring skill coaches and I’ve had skating coaches but the shot was something I wanted to focus on this summer,” said Eberle, who can stickhandle in a volkswagen but wants to get shots off quicker or find the soft spots on the ice. Johnson, who runs Elite Hockey Shooters and has worked with Joe Pavelski and Ryan Kesler and scores of

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Oilers new D-man downplays fan reaction after Taylor Hall trade

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-25

Adam Larsson met his new teammates for the first time Monday at a Celebrity Pro-Am at Glendale, apologizing for his lack of expertise with a driver in his hand as he stood on the first tee. “Sorry, I’m not much of a golfer,” said Larsson, acquired in the much-analyzed Taylor Hall trade a month ago. OK, so Larsson isn’t Swedish countryman Henrik Stenson, the British Open winner. His Edmonton teammates and OilersNation won’t much care how the defenceman is on a golf track as long he he can be out against Anze Kopitar and Ryan Getzlaf shift after shift. Well, maybe coach Todd McLellan will be appreciative but the fan base still seems torn on Larsson, even if he plays the game like, sa

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 4: JERE SALLINEN

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-07-25

The story of European free agents signed by Edmonton this decade is long on weirdness—from Lennart Petrell to Anton Belov—and short on success. I am completely uncertain about Jere Sallinen, and the Oilers recent history in this area does not encourage me. KHL KOMPARISONS Anton Slepyshev—2014-15 (age 20) 58GP, 15-10-25 (12:26 TOI, 129 shots) (2.08 points-per-60) (10.73 shots-per-60) Jere Sallinen—2015-16 (age 25) 50GP, 8-11-19 (14:54 TOI, 82 shots) (1.53 points-per-60) (6.60 shots-per-60) Based on these numbers—and this is a snapshot—it is difficult to suggest these two men are going to be applying for the same jobs in pro hockey. Leaving aside the age issue, Sallinen shoots th

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Larsson very excited to join Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-07-25

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Cult of Hockey: With their weak depth chart at right wing, can Oilers afford to wait on Jesse Puljujarvi?

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-07-25

The Edmonton Oilers caught a massive break at the 2016 NHL Draft when the Columbus Blue Jackets passed on consensus Top Three prospect Jesse Puljujarvi to address their organizational shortcomings at centre. Couldn’t have worked out much better for the Oilers, who have a major weakness of their own up front — at right wing. Puljujarvi, a right-shooting natural right winger, brings an impressive package of size, speed, and high-end skill, all attributes the starboard size sorely needs. What the 18-year-old can’t provide, of course, is experience, which is in short supply at the position.  Talent on the other hand is plentiful, at least if y

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-07-25

Having too many able bodies for available jobs isn’t a bad problem to have. It’s called depth, and that’s something the Edmonton Oilers haven’t had nearly enough of – they still don’t on the blue line -- in recent seasons.

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Cam Talbot Q&A: Oilers need ‘one more piece’

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-07-25

Build from the net out, they say. Or, in Edmonton’s case, rebuild from the net out. Two months into his much scrutinized tenure as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Peter Chiarelli went out and traded for a No. 2 goaltender he believed (correctly, so far) would make a dependable No. 1. Yeah, the Oilers still came up short of a post-season berth in 2015-16, but Cam Talbot responded to his elevated role by recording the most wins (21) by an Edmonton goalie in eight seasons, with the second-best save percentage (.917) by an Oilers netminder since the NHL started tracking the statistic (Devan Dubnyk posted a .920 in 2012-13 but played 18 fewer games). For an encore, the Ontario nativ

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