THE OILERS AND DRAFT RE-ENTRIES

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-05-27

The Edmonton Oilers had a very poor 2014 Entry draft—after choosing wisely in the first (Leon Draisaitl) and four (William Lagesson). One of the players drafted that weekend in 2014—Keven Bouchard—will re-enter the draft if he goes unsigned by June 1. This sort of thing happens a lot with all NHL teams—Edmonton chose not to sign Marco Roy and Jackson Houck in 2013—but it does point out a missed opportunity. Early picks, like Roy who was a late second rounder, indicate a clear miss—an entry-level deal is a fairly low bar for a bona fide prospect. The following is a list of players from the 2014 Draft class who's clubs will lose them on June 1st if not signed. pic.twitter.com/R

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Team Surprise: Breaking down Canada’s World Cup roster

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-05-27

Well, well, well. Guess we can call this Team Surprise. How about Joe Thornton, for starters, being recognized for his excellent play? Few prognosticators, if any, had Jumbo Joe as part of Team Canada’s entry for the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Then there’s defenceman Kris Letang — whose Pittsburgh Penguins will meet Thornton’s San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Final next week — being left off the team. That’s a real stunner. Anaheim Ducks star winger Corey Perry, who recently captained Canada to a gold medal at the IIHF World Championship in Russia, also didn’t make the final national team roster for the first time in many years. But Claude Giroux, coming off an unproductiv

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Team North America names final World Cup of Hockey roster

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-05-27

Team North America has released its final 23-player roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, taking place Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, in Toronto. Named to Team North America are: G John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks G Connor Hellebuyck, Manitoba Moose – Winnipeg Jets hold NHL rights G Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins D Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers D Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers * D Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets D Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets D Colton Parayko, St. Louis Blues * D Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs D Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg Jets * F Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers F Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning * F Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres F Johnny Gaudreau, Calga

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Team Europe names final World Cup of Hockey roster

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-05-27

Team Europe has released its final 23-player roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, taking place Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, in Toronto. Named to Team Europe are: G Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks (Denmark) G Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders (Slovakia) G Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders (Germany) * D Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins (Slovakia) D Christian Ehrhoff, Chicago Blackhawks (Germany) * D Roman Josi, Nashville Predators (Switzerland) D Luca Sbisa, Vancouver Canucks (Italy) * D Dennis Seidenberg, Boston Bruins (Germany) D Andrej Sekera, Edmonton Oilers (Slovakia) D Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers (Switzerland) F Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Philadelphia Flyers (France) * F Mikkel Boedker

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Kris’ Mock Draft 2016: 11-20

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-05-27

Introduction Welcome to Part Two of my 2016 Mock Draft! Yesterday, I did part one, picks 1 to 10 over here  for a more detailed analysis for each pick. So far my draft board looks like this: Toronto: Auston Matthews Winnipeg: Patrik Laine Columbus: Jesse Puljujarvi Edmonton: Pierre-Luc Dubois Vancouver: Matthew Tkachuk Calgary: Alex Nylander Arizona: Olli Juolevi Buffalo: Mikhail Sergachev Montreal: Logan Brown Colorado: Jakob Chychrun As before, I’m using a variety of sources including The Hockey News Draft Preview, Corey Pronman’s Top 100 Prospects , Eliteprospects.com and Craig Button’s list from TSN.ca . They are all great resources for prospects and I highly rec

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We're Talkin' Baseball

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-05-27

My friends and fellow citizens, I am here today to tell you about a fresh new partnership that we just hashed out between OilersNation and the Edmonton Prospects. So before you leave a comment about how this is a hockey website just know that I won't care. This article is not talking about hockey - today we're talkin' baseball.

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Ten Years Gone – Oilers Win The West

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-05-27

Two nights ago, the San Jose Sharks claimed the Western Conference Championship and advanced to the Stanley Cup Final. Ten years ago, the Sharks were a victim in the second round of the playoffs to an Edmonton Oilers team going on the same exact journey. Ten year ago today, the Edmonton Oilers clinched the west. After entering the playoffs as a lowly eight seed, Edmonton stunned Detroit and then San Jose. That set up, as you all know, a date with the Might Ducks of Anaheim. Coming into the series, Edmonton was on fire. The Oilers took out Detroit in six games thanks to Ales Hemsky and Fernando Pisani’s late game heroics. In round two, they stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to win that se

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Great players left off of Canada's roster

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-05-27

The final rosters for the World Cup of Hockey will be announced today. Finland, Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic filled out their 23-man rosters this morning, and the remaining four teams will be named this afternoon.When Canada's final roster is finalized there will be a lot of debate among passionate Canadian fans. Some very good players won't make the roster, but will we see ten eventual Hall of Famers omitted?That is what happened in 1991.

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Cult of Hockey: the five big themes of Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-05-27

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has now been around long enough to identify his key messages, the themes he repeats in interview after interview on how to improve the Oilers.  His main philosophical message is that hockey is a grind, that it takes unrelenting effort and focus to improve an NHL team. After that, however, he there are five tactical considerations guiding him right now.   Get bigger. Get a top defenceman. Win quicker than later. Possibly trade the 4th overall pick. The best time to act on a big deal is after proper assessment, so after the season and before the 2016 draft and before July 1, 2016 free agency.` Here’s a quick review of his comments: April 24, 2015 at

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2006 FLASHBACK: ROUND TWO

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-05-27

In the third installment in the series, our 2006 flashback heads to the left coast, as the Edmonton Oilers faced the San Jose Sharks. In what was an astounding outcome, the Sharks were the No. 1 ranked team in the Western Conference by the second round—despite finishing fifth in the conference!

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