Kris Russell contract four-years, $4 million per, modified no trade clause, insiders say

This in from TSN’s Ryan Rishaug: “Excellent chance Russell and the Oilers finalize a deal today. Expect the range to be 4m x 4 years. Hearing there will be a modified no trade as part of the Russell deal.” And from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun: “Being finalized as we speak…” Twitter reacts…  Waddsy @waddsy19 I’m going to make popcorn right now and get ready for Oilers Twittergeddon. I already feel bad for the dude running @EdmontonOile

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-23

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HERE COMES THE SUN (2017 DRAFT EDITION)

So this is Christmas, for fans like me. The first NHL Entry Draft I recall was 1971, and it will never leave my memory. Why? Well, it was front page news across the nation and anyone my age can remember at least the frame of the story.  From the book “The Memorial Cup” by Lapp and Macaulay: The St. Catherine’s Blackhawks-Quebec Remparts contest was an intense rivalry on many levels. The series inevitably had some Quebec vs. Ontario and French vs. English undertones. In

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-06-23

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HERE COMES THE SUN (2018 DRAFT EDITION)

So this is Christmas, for fans like me. The first NHL Entry Draft I recall was 1971, and it will never leave my memory. Why? Well, it was front page news across the nation and anyone my age can remember at least the frame of the story.  From the book “The Memorial Cup” by Lapp and Macaulay: The St. Catherine’s Blackhawks-Quebec Remparts contest was an intense rivalry on many levels. The series inevitably had some Quebec vs. Ontario and French vs. English undertones. In

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-06-23

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Jordan Eberle poised for big 2017-18 next to John Tavares

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-06-23

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Ryan Strome – The Newest Edmonton Oiler

Yesterday, Peter Chiarelli pulled the trigger on his first deal of the off-season when he sent Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome. On the face of it, I do not like the deal. It is my belief that the Oilers got the second best player in this trade and forced a net loss in terms of value and talent that simply did not need to occur. I’ll admit, I didn’t know as much about Strome as I would have liked when the news dropped yesterday afternoon. I’ve

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-06-23

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Four for Four on Russell

.@FriedgeHNIC just now on Calgary radio "they are close on a Russell deal – 4 years at around 4 or 4.5 million per." #oilers — OILERSYYC (@oilersyyc) June 23, 2017 Jesus, Mary, and Joseph does Kris Russell ever

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2017-06-23

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The Way I See It

If I admit my bias when it comes to the type of players I tend to gravitate toward, Jordan Eberle was never much of a magnet for me. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a good player during his tenure with the Edmonton Oilers because he was. It doesn’t mean that he won’t be a good...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-23

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Making Sense of the Ryan Strome for Jordan Eberle Trade by Andrew Taylor (@drewtaylor1978)

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2017-06-23

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Oilers GM happy to be selecting 22nd at NHL Entry Draft

CHICAGO — The Edmonton Oilers have no choice but to lower their expectations heading into the first round of the NHL entry draft Friday night. And that’s fine by them. Drafting 22nd overall instead of first means the organization is finally heading in the right direction. “It’s good news-bad news that we’re at 22,” said Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli. “But I’m actually OK with it.” The scouts all agree that this year’s draft isn’t nea

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-23

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2017 NHL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Order and Final Landing Spots for Top Prospects

The serious business of building a winning team is an ongoing process. The first step toward doing so for 2017-18 takes place Friday night, when the NHL holds its annual draft at the United Center in Chicago. This year, there is no Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews at the top of the draft who can become a star right away. At least that's the percep

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2017-06-23

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2017 NHL Draft: Time, rules, details and how to watch

Round one is tonight! The NHL Draft is upon us. The Oilers are set to pick at 22nd overall. Barring a trade or otherwise, they’ll do that tonight. TV: Round one - 7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific, Fri

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-06-23

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The Roundup

Looking back at the expansion draft, the Oilers trade Jordan Eberle, McDavid wins everything, Matthews scores the Calder, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-23

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