NATION, WE NEED YOUR HELP EVALUATION THE INTERN

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-07-03

For some reason @thenationchris wanted to do some modelling. We obliged but it made us all uncomfortable. #SassyInterns A photo posted by baggedmilk (@himynameisbaggedmilk) on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:47pm PDT For those of you that don't know, we hired an intern named Chris a few weeks back and we need your help evaluating him. On the night of the draft party (June 26th) we asked Chris to write an essay to explain why he's a good intern, and why he thinks he did a good job. The essay was due on Monday - it is now Friday.

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Connor McDavid signs on the dotted line with the Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-07-03

The Edmonton Oilers wasted no time inking a deal with hockey phenom Connor McDavid.

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Watch live: McDavid skating with Oilers Friday

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-07-03

Watch live Friday at approximately 1:15 ET on sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet 360 as Connor McDavid takes to the ice at Rexall Centre for Oilers Orientation camp. Sportsnet’s Gene Principe and Mark Spector will be reporting live, on scene. (Note: If you do not see a video player on this page at approximately 1:15 ET, simply refresh your browser)

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Connor McDavid Signs First Contract

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-07-03

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft’s #1 overall pick, Connor McDavid, has signed his first NHL contract. The #Oilers have agreed to terms with 2015 first-overall pick @cmcdavid97 on a three-year entry-level contract! pic.twitter.com/D6wBFRcrrU — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 3, 2015 (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)McDavid gets a three-year entry-level deal with the Edmonton Oilers, who drafted him last week. According to Sportnet’s Chris Johnston, McDavid is getting the max entry-level deal: $925K, with $92,500 signing bonus and up to $2.85 million in performance bonuses. While the performance bonuses may vary, it’s the same contract that Jack Eichel just got from B

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McDavid Signs ELC

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-07-03

In a move that surprises no one the Edmonton Oilers have signed Connor McDavid to his entry level contract. There is nothing else to say. I'm beyond excited. More to come...

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Oilers agree to terms with McDavid

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-07-03

Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, the club has agreed to terms with centre Connor McDavid on a three-year entry level contract. McDavid, 18, has spent the past three seasons with...

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SCHULTZ! OFFICE!

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-07-03

The Edmonton Oilers may or may not be done shopping in the free-agent mall but there’s plenty of value down every aisle. One hopes Peter Chiarelli keeps an open mind about a few available options. First, about the money. The cap is $71.4M for 2015-16 and Edmonton’s current number (including estimates for CMD, Justin Schultz and others) gives them very little room. OILERS ESTIMATED ROSTER AND CAP Edmonton would have room under the cap ($2,368,000) but any additions would absolutely require a player or players heading out of the city. Candidates might include (and I’m not endorsing one specifically) Teddy Purcell, Niki Nikitin, Justin Schultz and Andrew Ference. STILL AVAILA

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Meet the prospects your team just traded for

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2015-07-03

The magnitude and volume of trades during draft weekend and the first few days of free agency has been impressive. Big names such as Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie and Milan Lucic were all given new addresses and in all three cases, prospects were part of the return. In fact, many teams acquired future NHL hopefuls recently, so let’s take a look at some of the more prominent kids involved in this summer’s trade crop. Pheonix Copley, G, St. Louis (from Washington in the T.J. Oshie trade) – A big-framed netminder (6-foot-4, 196 pounds) who was a standout with Michigan Tech, Copley had a great rookie pro season in AHL Hershey, pushing starter Philipp Grubauer. Magnus Hellberg, G, NY Ran

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Chiarelli Aggressively Supporting The Roster

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-07-03

View image | gettyimages.com The Edmonton Oilers are currently one offensively minded top four right-handed defenseman (RHD) away from having a pretty solid roster. No, really. They are.

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Redrafting the Edmonton Oilers: 2007-2014

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-07-03

This idea came to me shortly before Stu MacGregor was served his walking papers, just prior to the draft. It lost a bit of lustre with his dismissal, but I figured it was still worth exploring. A friend and non-Oilers fan asked: ‘Would Edmonton be a better team (on paper) if it had picked the next guy in every draft?’ He was referring primarily to the first-round picks, but Edmonton’s track record outside of the top 30 is well documented. For those not familiar, abysmal and putrid would be fitting adjectives. The Oilers haven’t made the playoffs since their improbable run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Final — a span of nine years now — and that lack of success is largely due to poor dr

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-07-03

 We've got you covered with the best articles from the CRAZIEST week in hockey's off-season, check it all out in this week's Roundup.

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Hockey’s sharpest TV commentator Ray Ferraro rips Justin Schultz, praises Oscar Klefbom, and says there’s “real hope” Oilers will be in playoff contention

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-07-02

TSN’s ace TV commentator Ray Ferraro is blasting Justin Schultz of the Oilers, saying he’s been a disappointment. “In my mind Schultz has been a disappointment because he’s not been able to figure out the NHL game, the speed that he has to play at. He doesn’t defend particularly well.” At the same time, Ferraro has kinder words for Schultz’s defensive partner Oscar Klefbom: “But at the World Championships, when I watched Oscar Klefbom, he looks like a player that is ready to take a step for me. He looks like a second-pair defenceman. He’s mobile, he skates and he can shoot the puck. I thought he looked terrific there and he had a good se

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