Red Wings front office shuffle could impact Oilers’ GM search

Does Steve Yzerman taking over in Detroit mean Ken Holland and Pat Verbeek are more or less available to the Oilers?

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-04-19

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Does Steve Yzerman hiring in Detroit make Edmonton a more or less likely landing spot for Ken Holland?

Does Steve Yzerman hiring in Detroit make Edmonton a more or less likely landing spot for Ken Holland?

Later today, the Detroit Red Wings will welcome home Steve Yzerman as their new General Manager. While no doubt some Oilers fans were hoping that Stevie Y would consider bringing his act to Edmonton that was never, ever in the cards. There has been a months-long campaign to re-unite Yzerman with the Detroit organization and it was the primary reason why Stevie Y left Tampa Bay in the first place. The far more interesting question this decision now presents is: Will Ken Holland stay in Detroit?

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-04-19

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Should The Edmonton Oilers Trade Their First-Round Pick?

A look into whether or not the Edmonton Oilers should trade their first-round pick in the NHL Entry Draft, and who would be targetted in this type of trade It’s a tough time of the year for Edmonton Oilers fans. A time where everyone wishes they were crowding into Ford Hall and high fiving strangers […] Should The Edmonton Oilers Trade Their First-Round Pick? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2019-04-19

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A Very Important Draft

A Very Important Draft

This year’s draft, the 2019 edition, is a big one for the Edmonton Oilers. The team’s first-round pick, No. 8 overall, may best be used in a trade for immediate help (say, Nikolaj Ehlers). It might also be used on a draft pick who will emerge in a season or two as a legit piece of a successful team. Kirby Dach. Peyton Krebs. It’s also possible the new general manager trades the pick as part of a package for a No. 1 goaltender. It can go any of several directions. How valuable is the

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-04-19

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GM SEARCH: Pros and Cons

As Bob Nicholson continues one of the longest GM searches in the NHL history I decided to take a look at the pros and cons for a manager in the mix for the Oilers gig. THE PROS: Jan 14, 2019; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY SportsConnor McDavid Duh! The Oilers only have ONE thing that other teams don’t, but it’s a

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-19

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Canucks’ Pettersson headlines early Sweden roster for worlds

Canucks’ Pettersson headlines early Sweden roster for worlds

Vancouver Canucks rookie sensation Elias Pettersson headlines the first round of player commitments announced by Team Sweden on Friday ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Hockey Championship in May. Other notable names aside from the leading Calder Trophy candidate include fellow Canucks Jacob Markstrom and Loui Eriksson, as well as New York Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist and defencemen Adam Larsson of the Edmonton Oilers and Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Arizona Coyotes. The full list of early committ

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-04-19

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Keeping an eye on Seattle

This coming offseason is expected to be a busy one around Edmonton. Once a new GM is hired, expect the trade rumours around the team to really heat up. There’s no doubt that the organization’s goal is to be a playoff team next year and for that to happen they will likely have to be active on the trade market. Their forward group is desperately thin and I believe that will have to be priority number one. Their defence is below average and probably needs to be improved as well. They simply d

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-19

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Willis: Potential coaching candidates and why the Oilers don’t need to rush the GM search to get one

With the Oilers currently engaged in a search for their next general manager, the hunt for their next head coach has taken a back seat.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-04-19

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The Nation Roundup

How can the Oilers be fixed; Flames on the ropes; pay Marner all the money; Canucks year in review; the Wings should go after Jake Gardiner; upsets, Ovechkin, Kane, Reaves and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn’t have found other

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-19

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Evan Bouchard To Join Bakersfield Condors For Playoff Run

Evan Bouchard To Join Bakersfield Condors For Playoff Run

2018 first round selection is movin’ on up with the Condors The #Oilers have assigned 2018 10th overall pick Evan Bouchard to #Condorstown. He’ll join the team in Colorado. pic.twitter.com/YkKsvzm0Lt— Y - Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) April 18, 2019 The Bakersfield Condors are about to embark on the first round of their quest for the Calder Cup, and they’ll get a boost on the back end from the OHL. Edmonton’s first round selection from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft is movin’ on up

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-04-19

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