John MacKinnon: Katz finds perfect pitchman for Edmonton Arena District: Himself

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-08-29

EDMONTON — With Rogers Place, the Oilers’ under-construction new home, framed by what soon will be a mixed-use development, Daryl Katz found the perfect salesman to champion the emerging brick-and-mortar of the Edmonton Arena District — himself. For 75 minutes on Thursday, from a 17th-floor board room affording a panoramic view of the district, the Oilers owner was by turns passionate, witty, charming and in total command of the file as he briefed six journalists about his vision.

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Ryan Smyth trying to keep busy as NHL camp time approaches

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-08-29

EDMONTON — Ryan Smyth took off his No. 94 jersey for the final time in a tearful April goodbye after playing 1,270 NHL games and nobody called over the summer to see if he’d changed his mind about retiring after 19 seasons. “I’m old and I’m washed up, I guess,” the former Edmonton Oilers winger said with a laugh from his off-season home in the Okanagan.

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Sportsnet adds Drew Remenda as Edmonton Oilers TV colourman

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-08-29

EDMONTON — As rumoured the last few days, Drew Remenda will be the new voice in the Edmonton Oilers’ TV broadcast booth. The 52-year-old Remenda, who was an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks from 1991-95 then got into colour commentary on radio then TV, is replacing Louie DeBrusk as play-by-play man Kevin Quinn’s sidekick.

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I’LL SEE YOU ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-08-28

This afternoon we got word the Justin Schultz contract soap opera will soon come to and end (could be tonight, might be tomorrow). It’s about damn time, and even though the concern was minimal, it’s always good to have everyone arrive at camp at the same time. Any lag in readiness seems to anger the hockey gods, and the Oilers often pay double in the karma department. Bartel is the PBP guy for the Kelowna Rockets, and an absolutely credible source. The details of the gap between the two sides was a steady leak all through summer (thanks, Matty!) and the fact they’re close suggests it’ll be short term and for lesser dollars. PROJECTED DEPTH CHART 2014-15 BLUE LEFT

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Fans to See Every Minute of Edmonton Oilers Season, Exclusively on Sportsnet and Rogers

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2014-08-28

TORONTO (August 22, 2014) From the first puck drop to the final whistle, Oilers fans will get a front row seat to all 82 games this season on Sportsnet and Rogers. The Oilers’ regular season broadcast schedule, featuring 32 national games and 50 r...

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Ryan Garner: Remenda Replaces DeBrusk in Oilers Broadcast Booth

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-08-28

As far as offseason acquisitions go this one trumps them all, charging away from the pack like California Chrome at the Kentucky Derby. The Edmonton Oilers saved their best for last as the summer comes to a close, confirming that Drew Remenda will take over as the team’s colour commentator this season, replacing Louie DeBrusk. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited about Remenda’s addition,...

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HURRY SEPTEMBER

Source: Puckrant
Date: 2014-08-28

In a recent article at NHL.com, Craig MacTavish (GM of the Edmonton Oilers) talked about the club's need for a 2C. ( Source ) "I think there is room for somebody outside of the organization if we can find the right complement. In my mind it's a real significant piece that we're looking for, and it would have to be a big incremental difference between who we feel would fill that position currently and the player that we would bring in. If we were able to get a star player that could win faceoffs, play big minutes and be productive at the net front and on the power play, we'd really enhance our ability to compete and to have a great degree of success. But they are tough to find."

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Drew Remenda new Oiler TV colourman

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2014-08-28

As was floated several days ago,  Drew Remenda will officially be the new voice in the Edmonton Oilers TV broadcast booth after years working in San Jose. The 52-year-old Remenda, who was an assistant coach with the Jose Sharks from 1991-95 when George Kingston and Kevin Constantine were the head knocks behind the bench, then got into colour commentary on radio with Dan Rusanowsky, then TV with Randy Hahn of San Jose games, is replacing Louie DeBrusk. Remenda will be Kevin Quinn’s sidekick, with the former Oiler winger DeBrusk reportedly working on a new deal with SportsNet to do commentary in some other fashion for the network. Remenda, who was also hockey coach at U of Calgary and w

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Drew Remenda replaces Louie DeBrusk’ on Edmonton Oilers regional broadcasts

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-28

On Thursday, Rogers Sportsnet announced a wave of new hires and some significant changes to their broadcasting team. Most of the shifts were at the national level, which was a necessary expansion for a company which is now the NHL’s primary rights holder, but there were some regional changes as well. For Oilers fans, the biggest news was that incumbent colour commentator Louie DeBrusk would no longer be partnering with play-by-play man Kevin Quinn on regional broadcasts. Instead, he’ll be joined this year by Drew Remenda, who has filled the same role on San Jose Sharks broadcasts for the last 14 years. More to come.

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NHL Expansion: No Thanks

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-08-28

News broke yesterday that the NHL could be expanding by two teams, possibly as early as 2015. Gary Bettman downplayed the news and said the NHL currently has no plans, which is classic Bettman denial and likely sadly means the reports are probably true. For the sake of hockey fans, specifically Canadian hockey fans, I hope the reports are wrong.

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Jordan Eberle is Mr. Picky on Edmonton Oilers when it comes to shooting the puck

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-28

Jordan Eberle is Mr. Picky on the Oilers when it comes to shooting the puck. Other players may blast away from all angles, but Eberle is far more choosey. He’s more likely than any other top Oilers attacker to only shoot the puck when he’s on the kill floor, in the slot area right in front of the net where the chance of scoring a goal is highest. Eberle took a good number of shots last year, 200 in total, with 156 of them ending up as hard or dangerous shots on net from the slot area, 78% of all the shots he took. As a team, only 52% of the shots the Oilers took in total in 2013-14 were scoring chance shots, so Eberle far exceeded the group in this regard. Among the Oilers forwa

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HEAD-TO-HEAD 2013-14: GRIFFINS V. BARONS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-08-28

We discussed the gap between Detroit’s development system and what the Oilers are doing a little yesterday afternoon. I wanted to look a little deeper to see if we can identify the gap in another way: actual NHL prospects. In order to qualify, players have to be going in a good direction—that’s all. I’ve allowed a couple around the fringes of each side, but these are trending men we’re dealing with here. THE GRIFFINS R Gustav Nyquist, 24. 15GP, 7-4-11 and 57GP, 28-20-48 with Detroit. Slightly undersized winger who is brilliant and has an amazing future. How in hell they kept him on the farm for 137 games is beyond me. The best prospect on either team. C Riley Shea

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