Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds

Yesterday we made the ‘summer needs’ list and found the Oilers need to acquire a puck mover (left or right), a winger (or two), a backup goaltender, and to increase the footprint of the ’94s (which may involve acquiring more ’94s). It’s a fairly substantial list. Question: Who’s leaving via trade in order to get these things done? THE ATHLETIC! Great playoff special! Try The Athletic on for size free and see if they enjoy the in-depth, ad-free coverage on the site. Offer is here.

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-20

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Off-Season Targets: Jaroslav Halak

Off-Season Targets: Jaroslav Halak

Back at the 2017 NHL trade deadline, with the Edmonton Oilers closing in on a playoff spot, the club was connected to goaltender Jaroslav Halak in trade rumors. At the time, Halak was playing in the AHL after being demoted by the Islanders, and many believed he was ticketed to be traded. A deal involving Halak never happened, he was recalled late in the season and nearly helped push the Islanders into the playoffs. He entered camp with a chance to win back his job and did so, appearing in 54 ga

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-20

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Friday Morning Hot Links: Spring Might be Here

Friday Morning Hot Links: Spring Might be Here

Good morning, I hope you’re ready for the weekend. The NHL has announced the Norris Trophy Finalists. Drew Doughty, PK Subban and Victor Hedman. (NHL.com) Jonathan Willis points out that Ryan Strome lived up to his reputation, but the expectations were inflated. (The Athletic) Coaches Corner takes a jab at the playoff format. I can’t say that I disagree. (Sportsnet) Brad Marchand talks about life as a Bruin. (The Players’ Tribune) That’s all for now, I hope it’s a nice day today,

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-20

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The ‘Pete’s on it’ Photoshop Contest

Since talking about the playoffs isn’t an option for us this year, I wanted to put something fun together so that we can all have a laugh in these dark, playoff-less days — Gord knows we could use a chuckle. My friends, it’s photoshop contest time. In the four+ years since I started working at Oilersnation, there are two things that have consistently made me happy: Photoshop contests and Connor McDavid. Unfortunately, the Oilers missed the playoffs again this year so I’m not allowed to

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-20

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The Roundup

Oilers top to bottom, need to be better; what’s next for the Flames; Leafs fans love Jack Edwards; Wings bring back Holland; Auston Matthews, Kovalchuk the NHL playoffs and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the 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 article you wouldn’t have found

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-20

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Young Edmonton Oilers forward prospects ready to shake the Bake, but maybe not NHL

Young Edmonton Oilers forward prospects ready to shake the Bake, but maybe not NHL

Near the top of the list of negatives about the Edmonton Oilers organization this year was the lack of depth at forward, especially when it came to promising young players at forward.  That looks like it’s about to change. A group of young forwards including Kailer Yamamoto, Cooper Marody, Cameron Hebig and Tyler Benson all look primed to have big years in Edmonton’s American Hockey League affiliate, Bakersfield, next year. Along with younger minor league pros Joseph Gambardella, Patrick R

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-20

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(Video) Welcome the Anaheim Ducks to the No Playoff Party

The boys are feeling the power of positive thinking and will take some time welcome the freshly eliminated playoff teams to the “No Playoffs Party” as they leave the comfy confines of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The red carpet is rolled out for the second consecutive day as the Anaheim Ducks were very eager to join the No Playoff Party. Last night, the Ducks lost their fourth straight game against the Sharks of San Jose, with four also being the number of goals they scored in the entire serie

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-19

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Ties that bind

Todd McLellan and Glen Gulutzan spent the last two seasons on opposite sides of the Battle of Alberta, but that didn’t stop them from picking up the telephone, having a chat and deciding they’d travel back to Saskatchewan, where they both have roots, together to see what they could do to help in the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that claimed 16 lives. Gulutzan was still the head coach of the Calgary Flames when he and McLellan made that trip. That’s no longer the case, of course,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-19

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Fun Debates and a Big Thank You

April is a wonderful time to be a sports fan. You have hockey playoffs in the AJHL, WHL, AHL and NHL. You have NBA playoffs. MLB has begun, the NFL draft is next week, followed by the CFL draft, and the NHL will announce the finalists for player awards. There is no shortage of topics to discuss and debate. Last night, Sidney Crosby scored his 173rd playoff point and surpassed Mario Lemieux to become the all-time playoff points leader in Penguins history. When Crosby’s career is over he could

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-19

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The Milan Lucic Effect

The Milan Lucic Effect

So here we are. Just two seasons into the seven-year/$42 million deal Milan Lucic signed via free agency with the Edmonton Oilers and it appears as though the worst-case scenario has come to fruition far quicker than most imagined. In fact, it has gone so poorly that even those who were onboard with the move are suddenly wondering aloud what the next five years might bring. With that said, this organization has little to no choice but to use the veteran winger in a top-six role in 2018-19 and h

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-19

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