Health warning: this post on the Edmonton Oilers could be dangerous to your health

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-07-23

Top 10 formerly secret hopes of an Oilers fan for the 2014-15 season If you’re reading this post you’re more interested in the fortunes of the Edmonton Oilers than is likely advisable for peak mental health. It’s near the end of July. The Oilers are just coming off their eighth straight losing season, including being the worst team in the NHL for the past six years, the Daryl Katz era of ownership. It’s only the diehard fans, the Oilerscenti, here today, including diehard me, who almost certainly shares one trait in common with you: about this time of year, after the Oilers have done their summer trades and signings, we look at the roster, size things up carefully, bi

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New-Look Oilers – Part Three

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-07-23

The Edmonton Oilers made some subtle changes to their front office and some big changes to their coaching staff this summer, but those weren’t the only moves the team made. Edmonton made some big-time changes to the roster and the overall organizational depth-chart. The Goaltending position was not at the forefront this summer, but has changed a lot in one year. The NHL Level: A year ago, we were looking at Devan Dubnyk being the surefire starter and Jason Labarbera the solid backup. Dubnyk imploded in the first few months of the season and was traded by January, while Labarbera was trade by mid-December after a relatively lackluster stint with the big-club. Oh, and Ilya Bryzgalov show

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Oilers' acquisitions prepared to get hands dirty next season

Source: TSN
Date: 2014-07-23

Go to TSN.ca for details. #TSN

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Mark Fayne looking forward to larger western opponents in move from Devils to Oilers

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-07-23

Mark Fayne has spent most of his life on the East Coast.

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Former Lightning D-man Keith Aulie says he can be an asset for Oilers

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-07-23

Keith Aulie is here to help.

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New Edmonton Oilers winger Teddy Purcell aims to shoot more often

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-07-22

Teddy Purcell has come full circle after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers, seven years after his first NHL game at Rexall Place. He was a deer in the headlights back then.

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Mark Fayne a stay-at-home type defenceman for the Edmonton Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-07-22

Mark Fayne is a puck-possession player — good, safe first-pass — but nobody should count on the 27-year-old defenceman to rack up points.

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Benoit Pouliot believes he will offer Edmonton Oilers consistent performance

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-07-22

Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him. He had a collection of suitors, though — one team offered a six-year deal, one more than the Oilers signed him for (five at $20 million).

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BARONS BUCKS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-07-22

Martin Gernat (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) and his Oklahoma City Barons teammates are very close to the promised land of the NHL. Massive annual salaries, no heavy lifting off the ice, airplanes, hotels, room service, fancy eating tables, cement ponds. It is so very close. Currently, the 2014-15 Barons have four men about to earn over $100,000 this season. For many reading this blog, that’s not a lot for a year’s work (seriously, Alberta is drunk with wealthy people who work for a living. Every swinging Dick makes 100 large in this damn place) but for a young hockey player it’s good pay on the way to a better one. I’d give my left nut to be any of thes

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Oilers odds of winning the Stanley Cup? Visit William Hill

Source: Oilers Addict
Date: 2014-07-22

Oilers odds of winning the Stanley Cup? Visit William Hill- After free agent frenzy, I love to go look at the odds on who will win the Stanley Cup. Is it too soon? Probably, but that’s the fun of it. A friend of mine made a 22-1 bet on the Kings last year when they [...] The post Oilers odds of winning the Stanley Cup? Visit William Hill appeared first on Oilers Addict.

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2014 NHL Draft: Edmonton Oilers draft review

Source: Hockey's Future
Date: 2014-07-22

Photo: Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton’s third overall pick, tied for fourth overall in WHL scoring with 105 points in 64 games for Prince Albert (courtesy of Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)   As the Edmonton Oilers continue to rebuild their hockey club under the leadership of General Manager Craig MacTavish, their pool of draft selections for 2014 suffered some losses in a number of mid-season deals. Fortunately, several promising pieces were added to the puzzle in return, such as goaltender Ben Scrivens, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a third-round selection and David Perron, who was part of the Magnus Paajarvi trade that also sent a second-round selection to St.

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OPENING NIGHTS, THEN AND NOW

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-07-22

The Edmonton Oilers are predictable when it comes to their roster spots—so predictable that we can surround the opening night lineup with very little trouble. It's been years since an actual surprise emerged and won a job during the pre-season, and it's extremely unlikely to happen this season.

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