Edmonton Oilers: Can Adam Larsson Be a Power Play Asset

Though the Edmonton Oilers may not have an offensive defenceman in Adam Larsson, they could make use of him on the man advantage. Larsson is more of a shutdown, stay-at-home defender who takes exceptional care of the puck. However, given his skill-set, he has the ability to add more of an offensive edge to his […] Edmonton Oilers: Can Adam Larsson Be a Power Play Asset

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-08-21

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SLAP SHOT!

Before July 1, Peter Chiarelli talked about Anton Slepyshev and growth, and his actions in free agency spoke volumes. In adding names like Jussi Jokinen, Yohann Auvitu and Ty Rattie, the general manager indicated his belief in men like Slepyshev and Matt Benning. As we get ready for free agency, one of the major questions surrounds the identity of the lucky young forward who will join Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic in Edmonton’s t

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-08-21

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Monday Morning Hot Links: #1

Good morning, I hope you all had an excellent weekend. It turns out that the NHL views Leon Draisaitl as a Center and judged his play as a RW to rank him among other top 20 Centers. There are a few weird picks as per any NHL article, but

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-08-21

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Monday Mailbag – Draisaitl Contract Reactions

As always, it’s that time of the week where we can all sit down together as a Nation and learn a little something about hockey and life in general. As always, I’ve sent your questions to our panel of esteemed writers and waited for the worldly wisdoms that would get sent back. If you have a...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-08-21

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Edmonton Oilers Prospect Profiles: Joseph Gambardella

Since General Manager Peter Chiarelli took over, the Edmonton Oilers have hit the jackpot with their NCAA signees. Not only is Drake Caggiula one of the team’s most promising forwards, but Matthew Benning is already showing potential as a top-four defenceman, and Nick Ellis is budding into a strong goaltending prospect. As Edmonton continues to […] Edmonton Oilers Prosp

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Date: 2017-08-21

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Top 25 Under 25: #2 - Leon Draisaitl

New deal in 2017-18 for our penultimate selection in our Top 25 under 25 I like talking about Leon Draisaitl. He’s the best player on this team following Connor McDavi

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-08-21

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RE 17-18 YOHANN AUVITU: SUBTERRANEAN

Yohann Auvitu’s path to the NHL is as unusual in its own way as Claire Alexander or Les Binkley. He brings a valuable set of skills to the Edmonton Oilers this fall and represents a smart bet. He’s going to need some help, as the organization has a lot of lefty blue, but those skills with the puck are going to be attractive to Todd McLellan. (Subterranean). YOHANN AUVITU 2016-17 5×5 points per 60: 0.54 (5th

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-08-20

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

I hate the salary cap. The cap does accomplish a number of things, not the least of which is that it allows relatively small markets such as Edmonton to compete with the New York’s, Chicago’s and L.A.’s of the world. But I hate it because it distracts us from talking about what should really matter: results. Instead, it’s all of this “what talent fits under the cap” crap. I got enough of that while playing Strat-Matic against my brothers as a kid, thanks. Whatever happened

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-08-20

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Penticton Horizon

Ryan Pike at Flames Nation posted an excellent update on Calgary’s eligible list for the September Young Stars tournament in Penticton. Since Flames Nation is a friend of ours (seriously), I’m sure they won’t mind if I lift the idea and have a lash at Edmonton’s invite list. If the teams run with last year’s...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-08-20

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LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE

Matt Benning surprised everybody. Looking back, the verbal surrounding him seems to have offered few hints about what was to come. Chiarelli: "There was maybe eight or nine other teams that were going after" Matt Benning. #Oilers (CHED) — Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) Septem

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Date: 2017-08-20

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First impressions of Ryan Strome: better fit right now for Edmonton Oilers than Jordan Eberle

Eberle is a better individual attacker, but Strome more of a glue player Ryan Strome is the “lesser, cheaper forward” that the Edmonton Oilers got for Jordan Eberle in trade. But just how much lesser than Eberle is Strome? I’ve now watched Strome closely in a handful of his games and have my own first impressions of the winger to report. He’s not the attacker Eberle was and might be again, but Strome can help the Oilers. I have to admit

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-08-20

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THE TRUTH AT 20 (and 18)

One of the cool things about modern life is very smart people answering difficult questions for free. And not just the big stuff, like finding the perfect mixture for gorilla tape, but really cool stuff nerds like me wonder about all the time. In about 1975, as I was wandering through the summer ‘stats’ edition...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-08-20

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