Oilers Prospect Pool (Forwards) Entering Draft 2017

The Edmonton Oilers traded Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome today, a cost cutting move in front of the Leon Draisaitl contract (this fall) and the Connor McDavid deal (next fall). One way for the organization to achieve more efficient cost certainty for support players is a thriving draft and development program. Picture if you will...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-23

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That other reason the Edmonton Oilers need to trade Jordan Eberle

Eberle had to go for his own good and the team’s good When Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli explained the Jordan Eberle trade, he gave a number of reasons for the trade: “It was a function of a number of different things. One, the chance to acquire a player like Ryan Strome. Two, no secret we have got to clear up some space to sign both Connorn (McDavid) and Leon (Draisaitl). And three, there are times that these deals come about and you have to act on them and we just felt it

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-23

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An Open Letter To Jordan Eberle

Dear Jordan, Your name adorns my first and only Edmonton Oilers jersey. You tied the gold medal game against Russia in 2009 with just a few seconds left, inspiring a nation of young hockey players and sparking hope for an Oilers franchise that desperately needed it. Your beautiful first NHL goal in 2010 against the rival Flames electrified a fanbase. You gave Oilers fans like myself a reason to tune in every night during some of the darkest years in franchise hist

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-06-23

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Oilers Release Full 2017-18 Schedule

Season begins at home on October 4th vs Flames before heading to Vancouver to decimate the Canucks Today’s been a pretty busy day for the Oilers. A significant trade and a potential signing have dominated the press ink today. Somewhat in between all

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-06-23

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Ryan Strome happy to be joining surging Oilers

CHICAGO — Just about every player who has ever been traded to the Edmonton Oilers has gone on and on about how excited he was to be coming to a young, fast and exciting team. And for a good 10 years there, during one losing season after another, most of them were lying. But as the Oilers embark on a new era, lead by a pair of young superstars and a state of the art downtown arena, newcomers don’t have to fake it anymore. Ryan Strome certainly isn’t. The 23-y

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-23

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Terry Jones: McDavid and Draisaitl influence Eberle trade

It was a trade more about Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and John Tavares than about Jordan Eberle and Ryan Strome — the actual two players involved. Sooner or later it was a deal Peter Chiarelli had to make. Garth Snow didn’t have an option when it came to later. For Edmonton Oilers general manager Chiarelli, it was about clearing cap space to sign McDavid and Draisaitl to new long-term contracts. For New York Islanders GM Snow, it was finding a proven 20-25 goal per seaso

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-22

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Just who is Ryan Strome?

It’s a question many Oilers fans are probably asking today. Just over six hours ago, a bombshell dropped that for the second time in a year the Oilers made a one-for-one deal in order to address needs. Ryan Strome is a former 5th overall selection from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and is now the...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-22

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INTRODUCING RYAN STROME

Jordan Eberle had the puck on his stick, and he had time, Corey Perry bearing down with ill will on his mind. The play did not work out well for Eberle, nor the aftermath. Sometimes in life you pay in full for a mistake or lapse in judgement, and that play (or an accumulation of many such plays) probably sent Peter Chiarelli to the trade market. If you’re looking for a reason beyond cap, that’s my answer to you. Lots of people online going crazy about this deal, but we have discus

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-06-22

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Cap space biggest reason Oilers traded Jordan Eberle

CHICAGO — Rather than dancing around the issue and trying to pretend it was a talent-for-talent hockey trade, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli got right to the truth, breaking down the Jordan Eberle-Ryan Strome trade to its simplest form: Six million dollars for $2.5 million dollars. Those are the 3.5 million reasons why Edmonton moved Eberle to the New York Islanders for a 23-year-old right winger/centre with 21 goals over the last two seasons. There is also a h

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-22

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Could Connor McDavid’s Cap Hit Reach $14 Million A Season?

Hell yeah it could. Save your pennies and don’t give them to marginal players over multi-year deals. Dreger: "There are whispers that it's going to be $14 million for Connor McDavid." #Oilers

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-06-22

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Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli prepared to match any offer sheet on Leon Draisaitl

CHICAGO – Offer sheets may not be a tool used by NHL general managers too often these days, but the possibility of one was certainly in the back of Peter Chiarelli’s mind when he dealt away Jordan Eberle and his $6-million salary. With pending restricted free agent

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-22

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Oilers release 17-18 schedule

Hidden through the flurry of an expansion draft and a Jordan Eberle trade, the NHL and the Edmonton Oilers released the schedule for 2017-2018. The Oilers season will kick off with a homeopener against the Calgary Flames in the Battle of Alberta on Wednesday, October 4th. A matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights on November...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-22

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