Biggest NHL awards snubs, awards we'd like to see, more

Was Connor McDavid or John Gibson the bigger snub? Why isn't there a breakout player award? We hit the big topics ahead of Wednesday's show.

Source: ESPN
Date: 2018-06-20

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The 2018 NHL Awards Are Tonight

The 2018 NHL Awards Are Tonight

Oilers’ Connor McDavid and New Jersey’s Taylor Hall nominated for Ted Lindsay Award Connor McDavid has already won the Art Ross Trophy for the second straight season, but he’ll face some stiff competition for the MVP award tonight. The Ted Lindsay Award (MVP voted by NHLPA) could go to McDavid. It could go to Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon, or it could go to New Jersey’s Taylor Hall. There’s a very good argument that McDavid should take this award, as he’s clearly the most importan

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-06-20

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Oilers Re-sign Defenceman Matt Benning For Two Years

Oilers Re-sign Defenceman Matt Benning For Two Years

Two year deal carries a 1.9MM cap hit per year. I’ll admit that I was afraid to look at what this was going to cost. Fortunately, it didn’t cost too much. The #Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Matt Benning on a two-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/anW4cjiH78— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 19, 2018 1.8MM in 2018-19 2 MM in 2019-20 equals a 1.9 MM cap hit over the two seasons. There’s a fair bet that Matt Benning can play his way into a two million do

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-06-19

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Doug Wilson: The Best GM in the NHL?

Doug Wilson has the 12th most goals, 237, and 15th most points, 827, among defenceman in NHL history. He was the sixth pick in the 1977 draft and played 1,024 NHL games, winning the Norris Trophy in 1982, and skated in eight all-star games. He was an excellent player, and he has become one of the best General Managers in the NHL. The San Jose Sharks hired Wilson on May 13th, 2003, and in 14 years as GM the Sharks have made the playoffs 13 times, gone to the second round nine times, the third

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-19

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Should the Oilers Go for Artemi Panarin?

It’s been a little while since we last looked at possible trade targets or free agent acquisitions for the Edmonton Oilers this summer but a name came across the NHL rumor wire that might just be too good not to at least look at. With the Oilers heavily rumored to be looking at moving Milan Lucic, should they, they’ll be taking away a left wing spot in their top six and could need to look at replacing it. Clearly, when Artemi Panarin’s name came out in Columbus as a trade option for the B

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-06-19

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Oilers sign defenceman Matt Benning to a two-year extension

Oilers sign defenceman Matt Benning to a two-year extension

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Matt Benning on a two-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. The 24-year-old appeared in 73 games with the Oilers in 2017-18, posting 21 points (6G, 15A), 49 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating. From St. Albert, Alta., Benning inked a deal with Edmonton as an unsigned drafted free agent on Aug. 27, 2016 after three seasons at Northeastern University. Benning was originally drafted by Boston in the sixth round, 175th overall,

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-06-19

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Matt Benning re-ups with Edmonton Oilers on a two-year deal

Matt Benning re-ups with Edmonton Oilers on a two-year deal

Edmonton Oilers took care of another piece of off-season business on Tuesday with the announcement that Matt Benning has signed a two year extension with the NHL club. As usual the club was circumstepct about announcing the terms, but we didn’t have to wait long for the key details: That averages out to a $1.9 million cap hit for the next two years. No doubt that figure will cause paroxysms of anguish in certain corners of Oil Country, but it’s not bad value for an emerging right-shot def

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-06-19

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Oilers ink Matt Benning to two-year extension

Two down, two to go. A few days after signing Drake Caggiula to a two-year deal, the Oilers have announced that they’ve given a two-year extension to defender Matt Benning. The #Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Matt Benning on a two-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/anW4cjiH78— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 19, 2018 Benning was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins during the Peter Chiarelli days in 2012. The Edmonton native opted not to sign with the Bruins

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-19

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Real Life Podcast Episode 78 – Freecycling

On this week’s episode of the Real Life Podcast, the boys welcomed a special guest, Chris Chalmers, to the show to fill in for the Squire, talk sports, break down Oilers rumours, and give some insight on what’s happening with the new podcast studio! With the Squire out of the office, the boys needed to bring in a third to make sure that they stayed on track. Thankfully, Chalmers, a longtime friend of Wanye and Squire, has a long history with the boys and plenty of stories to go along with

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-19

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The Dominos

Everybody knows that the Oilers have some big holes in their roster that need to be filled and that Peter Chiarelli doesn’t have a lot of cap space to work with. The simplest way for him to free up some money is to trade one of Andrej Sekera or Milan Lucic. There have been plenty of rumours that one of those may players may get shipped out and it’s obvious how important that would be for the Oilers. The big problem between now and the draft will be that Peter Chiarelli is pretty handcuffed

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-19

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