McDavid-less Edmonton Oilers lose shootout heartbreaker

McDavid-less Edmonton Oilers lose shootout heartbreaker

The Edmonton Oilers fell behind early Tuesday when it was announced about 30 minutes before game time Connor McDavid was ill and would not be playing against the Arizona Coyotes. That’s like the captain of the airplane announcing just before takeoff the plane has no wings. The Oilers captain is not only the straw that stirs the drink in Edmonton this year, he is the drink, the ice, the glass and the bar it’s sitting on. So losing him, even for 60 minutes, seemed like an automatic loss. They

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-20

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New Jersey Devils: Is Nico Hischier An Elite Centre?

New Jersey Devils: Is Nico Hischier An Elite Centre?

New Jersey Devils centre Nico Hischier is a top centre, but is he elite? Embed from Getty Images That’s the question. It’s a tough one. There are many elite centremen in the NHL. There’s Nathan MacKinnon, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Evgeni Malkin, Aleksander Barkov, John Tavares, Brayden Point, Sean Monahan, Patrice Bergeron, Jack Eichel, Tyler Seguin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Claude Giroux, Mark Scheifele and Ryan Johansen. The centermen listed above are players that you bu

Source: Puck77
Date: 2019-02-20

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NHL Live Tracker: Coyotes vs. Oilers

NHL Live Tracker: Coyotes vs. Oilers

Follow along with Sportsnet’s NHL Live Tracker, presented by WestJet, as the Arizona Coyotes take on the Edmonton Oilers.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-02-20

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Oilers’ Connor McDavid to miss game vs. Coyotes with flu

Oilers’ Connor McDavid to miss game vs. Coyotes with flu

The Edmonton Oilers won’t have their best player in the lineup when they host the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday. Connor McDavid is sick with the flu and will miss the game, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon. McDavid has the flu. Will miss his 2nd game of the season. Did not play on December 3rd in Dallas. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 20, 2019 McDavid leads the Oilers with 31 goals and 83 points in 57 games this season. The news comes on the same night that Blue Jackets forwa

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-02-20

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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes

GAME THREAD:  Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes

Oilers need to turn it around quick if they want to avoid just playing out the string Edmonton Oilers (24-29-5) (7th, Pacific) Arizona Coyotes (26-28-5) (5th, Pacific) 7 PM MST Rogers Place TV: Sportsnet West Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Five For Howling The Oilers are looking for a win anyway, anyhow. Can Arizona fit the bill? LINES Leon Draisaitl - Connor McDavid - Zack Kassian Tobias Rieder - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Sam Gagner Milan Lucic - Colby Cave - Alex Chiasson Ty Rattie - Kyl

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-02-20

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Oil Spills podcast: Trade deadline approaches with Edmonton Oilers in sell mode

Oil Spills podcast: Trade deadline approaches with Edmonton Oilers in sell mode

The Edmonton Oilers are indeed sellers for the 2019 NHL trade deadline coming up on Feb. 25. They dealt goalie Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers for Anthony Stolarz in order to clear salary cap room for defenceman Andrej Sekera, who returned to the Oilers lineup from injury. But can the Oilers under interim general manager Keith Gretzky reasonably do much else besides give players away for middling draft picks to try to clear salary off the books? Other questions: should Gretzky — brother

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-02-20

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Matt Duchene scratched by Senators ahead of trade deadline

Matt Duchene scratched by Senators ahead of trade deadline

Forward Matt Duchene has been told that he will be scratched by the Ottawa Senators ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline. So Matt Duchene has been told he’s not playing the next few games. Deduct from that what you want. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 19, 2019 In his 31 Thoughts blog on Tuesday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman wrote that “barring a massive swerve, Matt Duchene will be traded.” He went on to list the Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Calgary Fl

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-02-19

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Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera beginning his own personal rebuild

Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera beginning his own personal rebuild

At 32 years of age and after knee surgery and a torn Achilles in back to back seasons, Andrej Sekera will now attempt the comeback of all comebacks. The odds are pretty long at this point, as they would be for anyone trying to become a top pairing defenceman again after two major injuries in such a cruelly short span, but all he wants is an honest chance to beat them. “I’m really excited, it’s been a long time for me,” he said of his first step on the long road back, which came Tuesday

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-19

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NHL Rumor Update: Duchene, Silfverberg, Puljujarvi, More

NHL Rumor Update: Duchene, Silfverberg, Puljujarvi, More

In today’s second edition of the rumor rundown, there was a big update from the TSN panel of Insider Trading, including news on Matt Duchene being pulled from the Senators lineup, Jakob Silfverberg almost ready to sign with the Ducks and Jesse Puljujarvi being sent back down to the AHL. Duchene Will Not Be in Lineup on Thursday The Ottawa Senators are pulling Matt Duchene from the Senators lineup until a deal is completed for the center or the player signs an extension with the team. It was r

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-02-19

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Conor Garland sporting battle scar from previous encounter against Edmonton Oilers

Conor Garland sporting battle scar from previous encounter against Edmonton Oilers

Conor Garland still sports the scar from the last time he was in town to play the Edmonton Oilers. The Arizona Coyotes winger needed 10 stitches to close a gash on the left of his forehead, just above his eye, after a shot from defenceman Jordan Oesterle bounced in off his head and into the net. Garland returned to the game and scored the winning goal in a 3-2 victory on Jan. 12. “I’ve seen it. I don’t cringe, I understand I got lucky and that nothing really bad happened,” Garland said

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-19

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