Taylor Hall doing his best to 'move on' after trade to New Jersey

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-08-23

Taylor Hall is no longer in the bitter stage of the breakup.

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There’s a Divide Over the Oilers Captaincy

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-08-23

The Oilers confirmed they plan to name a team captain before the season begins, now the only question is, who will it be? Could it be the newly signed Milan Lucic, who comes in with a wealth of experience, and is still a relevant player in the league? Could it be Jordan Eberle, one of the “elder statesmen” of the Oilers, who has been with the team through all the lows? Or how about young Connor McDavid, a superstar in waiting, a franchise player from the word go. McDavid is the modern-day Gretzky in Edmonton, in terms of being a marquee name, and the guy who puts butts in the seats. But at age 19, is he ready for the role? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The Pros of Connor Being

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Speaking Of... Team North America

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-08-23

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS Connor McDavid will get to practice being captain for an NHL caliber team, when he leads Team North America to a World Cup Championship with the "C" on his chest. There, I said it. 

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Cult of Hockey: Pricey UFA signings Sekera, Lucic help address Oilers' critical shortage of contributing veterans, Nick Normandeau shows

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-08-23

Guest post by Nick Normandeau Special to The Cult of Hockey In my recent guest post, I showed how the Oilers performed since the 2013 lockout season in a few different categories, where I split the statistics into 8-game segments, with one 10-game segment at the end (Games 73-82, pro-rated to 8 games) to include the full season.  This way, we can see how the Oilers are doing over time, instead of just looking at one final end-of-the-season number.  I keep track of three categories of players (veteran, mid-career, & youth) to see which players have produced the most points each season.  There are lots of methods that you can come up with to decide which players belong in ea

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Oilers will name captain during training camp

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2016-08-23

After playing last season without a captain, the Oilers will name one during training camp next month, coach Todd McLellan confirmed Monday. The Oilers open camp September 22. "We'll select a captain at some point throughout training camp," ...

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Team North America has 'quiet confidence'

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2016-08-23

Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad said it would be a mistake for the other teams in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 to take the youthful Team North America lightly. "There is a lot of speed and a lot of talent on our team," Ekblad said. "I ...

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Taylor Hall supports teen phenom Connor McDavid for Oilers captaincy

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-08-23

Taylor Hall said he has not been back to Edmonton since being traded to the New Jersey Devils on July 5. But the 24-year-old, who was drafted first-overall by the Oilers in 2010 and spent six years playing for the organization, is still “rooting for” certain players on his former team.

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Predicting the Future Impact of Patrick Maroon

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-08-23

On Feb. 29, 2016, the Edmonton Oilers traded for Patrick Maroon as management quietly made what looks like one of the better Oilers trades in recent history. Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for prospect Martin Gernat and a 2016 fourth-round pick, Maroon went from a team where he was a smaller fish in a big pond of forwards to an organization ready to give a gritty forward with some talent an opportunity. He fit the mold of a Peter Chiarelli-type player, but to fans in Edmonton, he was relatively unknown. Maroon’s career in Anaheim was still relatively young, but also average at best. His highest scoring season was a 34-point campaign in 2014-15. He played a big game, use

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? ARE THE TOUGHER OILERS GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION?

Source: OilersNetwork
Date: 2016-08-23

Yesterday on Oilers Now, host Bob Stauffer posted an interesting question. Is fighting going to be a part of junior hockey moving forward? When it's gone, will it affect and carry over to the NHL?Photo By Dan4th NicholasThe reason Stauffer posed the question was in response to the recent rule changes by Ontario Hockey League (OHL) that will begin to penalize players with two-game suspensions after three fights in a season, with repeated suspensions for every fight thereafter. Basically, the OHL is penalizing players so aggressively, they are all but getting rid of fighting.In a way, eliminating fighting from junior hockey has its advantages. In a league where 16-year-old players will play ag

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Connor Is Ready to Captain the Oilers in 2016-17

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-08-23

Throughout his incredibly short career to date, Connor McDavid has been shattering expectations. No matter his age or the level of hockey being played, McDavid has long outperformed his opponents, regularly leaving his teammates in awe of his raw, explosive skill. What is perhaps most daunting is the fact that, with the 2016-17 NHL season approaching, McDavid is just 19 years old. And, at the ripe age of 19, McDavid has already secured a seemingly endless number of personal commendations: 1st Overall Selection in Priority Draft (Erie Otters) OHL Rookie of the Year (2012-13) OHL First All-Rookie Team (2012-13) OHL/CHL Scholastic Player of the Year (2013-14) OHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (201

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