Final Additions

Final Additions

I don’t recall an offseason that left this much business so late into summer. There are like 30 rfa’s to sign (Jesse Puljujarvi is one) and there are several attractive UFA’s. Edmonton doesn’t have much money left, but there’s room for a depth signing. Who are the candidates? THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part of the

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-08-15

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Hot Links: Thursday, August 15

Hot Links: Thursday, August 15

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images T25 U25: #23 - Filip Berglund, #22 releases this afternoon, some other prospect stuff, the #Oilers are counting on new forwards this season, Klefbom interview, and MORE! Good morning! Real quickly — and definitely not out of necessity because I’m 12 minutes to deadline and haven’t written a word yet — here’s what the haps are: In Top 25 Under 25 news, we released our article on #23 Filip Berglund yesterday. Don’t forget, #22 drops just

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-15

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The closer Ethan Bear gets to the NHL, the more crowded things get on Edmonton Oilers' blueline

The closer Ethan Bear gets to the NHL, the more crowded things get on Edmonton Oilers' blueline

After a few years of relentlessly climbing our Cult of Hockey summer prospect rankings, Ethan Bear seemingly took a step back in 2018-19. Perhaps it is better described as a step sideways. But in the suddenly crowded world of Edmonton Oilers prospects, he's suddenly looking up at a whole lot of beefcake. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-15

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There won’t be an Oilers Rookies vs Golden Bears game again this year

According to Jim Matheson, yet again there won’t be Edmonton Oilers Rookie Team vs University of Alberta Golden Bears game. Apparently, Daryl Katz and the U of A have a “business issue” getting in the way of the annual fall rookie game. Oiler rookies aren't playing Golden Bears once again in Sept because owner Daryl Katz has business issue with U of Alberta. His team's loss, Bears too for their program. No Oiler rookies vs NAIT/Grant Mac kids this year after 9-1 rout last fall. — Jim

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-14

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Oilers Counting on New Forwards

Oilers Counting on New Forwards

When Ken Holland accepted the job as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, he inherited a roster with plenty of flaws. Chief among them was a lack of scoring on the wing. Sure, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl combined for an outstanding 91 goals in 2018-19 (the most goals by any pair in the NHL). However, Alex Chiasson and Zack Kassian were the only natural wingers on the Oilers to reach double-digits in goals last season. Tha lack of scoring depth won’t get you into the playoffs; it puts

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-08-14

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The Copper And Blue 2019 Top 25 Under 25: #23 - Filip Berglund

The Copper And Blue 2019 Top 25 Under 25: #23 - Filip Berglund

D Philip Berglund checks in at #23 in this year’s Top 25 Under 25. 22-year old SHL mainstay has one more year to convince the #Oilers he’s worth a contract before he becomes a UFA. Filip Berglund -- a 6’3”, 205-pound defenseman from Sweden -- checks in at #23 in this year’s Top 25 Under 25. Coincidentally, Berglund landed here last year, too. Here’s what Corey had to say a year ago: ”While it seems unlikely that Berglund has the upside to be an impact player at the NHL level, h

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-14

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3 August Questions: Goal Scoring, Defence, and Goaltending

As we work our way through the offseason and inch closer to the start of the 2019/20 season, I find myself wondering about the Oilers roster again and whether or not Old Dutch has done enough in his first summer as GM to right the ship and turn things around. As Oilers fans, we’ve known more than our share of disappointment over the years, but we always seem to find ways to use the extended summer to recharge our batteries and get ourselves pumped for a new year. This year, though, I feel li

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-14

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Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Fake McDavid Jerseys and Dating Miley Cyrus

Welcome, friends, to another Wednesday edition of Baggedmilk’s adventures in radio as I, once again, jumped on the 95.7 Cruz FM airwaves to talk to the boys at The Locker Room about all things Edmonton Oilers. To start off this week’s segment, we jumped into some pop culture with a look at the Miley Cyrus and Chris Hemsworth divorce which was apparently caused by a boring bedroom. With that in mind, I was asked if I think that I could handle Miley’s risque appetites so I did my best to p

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-14

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Let’s Make (Another) Deal: Oilers And Flames Edition

Let’s Make (Another) Deal:  Oilers And Flames Edition

Valimaki: out with ACL tear. | Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images Flames defenceman Juuso Valimaki suffered an ACL tear, leaving a hole in Calgary’s defence. Now’s the time for Ken Holland to shine. It’s been a wild offseason for Calgary. It’s even wilder when you consider that the Oilers and the Flames hooked up for a trade about a month ago, when the Oilers sent Milan Lucic (!!) to the Flames for James Neal. It’s easily Ken Holland’s finest work with the Oilers

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-14

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Waive Babies

Waive Babies

It’s possible—unlikely, but possible—the Edmonton Oilers will feature a couple of former Bakersfield Condors among the 14 forwards in the opening night lineup. A lot of attention has been paid to Tyler Benson, Cooper Marody, even Kailer Yamamoto. Let’s spend a little time talking Josh Currie, Joe Gambardella and Patrick Russell. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous gr

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-08-14

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