Baggedmilk on #theLOCKEROOM: Wayne Gretzky and Fine Young Cannibals

As I do every Wednesday morning, I jumped on 95.7 Cruz FM’s airwaves to talk all things Oilers, a little Wayne Gretzky trivia, Fine Young Cannibals, and anything else the boys throw my way. This week, my appearance on The Locker Room started out with a little bit of Wayne Gretzky trivia and seeing whether or not I could figure out the connection between the Great One and Fine Young Cannibals. From there, we touch on the Humboldt tribute tees and how people can help as we get closer to shippi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-18

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Another chapter in the tale of the expansion Golden Knights

Another chapter in the tale of the expansion Golden Knights

“31 Thoughts: The Podcast” co-host Jeff Marek weighs in on the Golden Knights sweeping a playoff-hardened Kings squad, lessons other clubs can take from Vegas, the Jets going up 3-1 in their series vs. the Wild, the Flames firing their coaches, and how the Maple Leafs can beat the Bruins.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-04-18

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(Cap) Room with a view

(Cap) Room with a view

As we spend our spring mornings wondering if we’ll ever see spring and discussing a trade of No. 9 overall, I return to the cap projections and repeat the truth: Edmonton has to offload some salary in order to add any prominent piece. There’s no way around it. THE ATHLETIC! Great playoff special! Try The Athletic on for size free and see if they enjoy the in-depth, ad-free coverage on the site. Offer is here. New Lowetide: Milan Lucic at a crossroads after disastrous season. New Jonat

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-18

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Off-Season Targets: Carter Hutton

Off-Season Targets: Carter Hutton

One of the most underrated backup goaltenders in the NHL resides in St. Louis, and he stepped up big this season for the Blues. Carter Hutton spelled Jake Allen on numerous occasions and helped guide the Blues during some tough times this season. In fact, from November on, he was one of the best goalies in the NHL in terms of save percentage. Not bad. Hutton will test free agency this summer, and very well could be the top backup option available to a team like the Oilers, desperate for a goalt

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-18

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Wednesday Morning Hot Links: Golden Knights Advance

Wednesday Morning Hot Links:  Golden Knights Advance

Vegas advances, Calgary fires Gulutzan Good morning. The playoffs are trudging along nicely on this fine Wednesday. Here are some hotlinks to get you moving. What’s a realistic expectation for Milan Lucic next year? Lowetide dives in over at the Atlantic. The Golden Knights have swept the Los Angeles Kings in four games. Not too bad for an expansion team. Do you remember playoffs? I remember playoffs. SB Nation’s Mike Hannah has all the details over at Knights On Ice. After a fourt

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-18

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Five reasons I’m excited about next season

Alright, so the season is done and we’re all salty about the way things went, which is expected and understandable, but I wanted to try to bring a little sunshine in this otherwise dreary Oilers-world we’re living in. I wanted to try and turn the narrative a little bit and give you guys five reasons that I’m looking forward to next season. For as bad as the 2017-18 season was, the Edmonton Oilers are still the bridge that unites us all and I want to look at some of the good things that ar

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-18

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Fantastic first impression of Cooper Marody, the product of the Patrick Maroon trade

Fantastic first impression of Cooper Marody, the product of the Patrick Maroon trade

For what it’s worth, I had a fantastic first impression of Edmonton Oilers prospect Cooper Marody from his late game of the year in Bakersfield in the American Hockey League. Marody, 21, is the player Edmonton got from Philadelphia for a third round pick that the Oilers got in the Patrick Maroon trade. Marody was the 215th pick by 2015 draft. He played three years at the University of Michigan, coming into his own his junior year when he put up 51 points in 40 games. I say “for what it’s

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-18

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Connor McDavid, Ryan O'Reilly Pay Respects to Humboldt Broncos Players

NHL stars Connor McDavid and Ryan O'Reilly visited Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Tuesday to see the survivors of the tragic bus crash that killed 16 people earlier this month, via TSN Hockey: ...

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2018-04-18

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Oilers’ McDavid, Sabres’ O’Reilly visit injured Humboldt Broncos

Oilers’ McDavid, Sabres’ O’Reilly visit injured Humboldt Broncos

SASKATOON — A pair of NHL stars visited the nine members of the Humboldt Broncos still recovering in hospital from the April 6 bus crash to help raise their spirits. Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid and Ryan O’Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres looked in on the injured players at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. The two also visited schools in the community of Humboldt earlier in the day, talking to students. They also made a point of stopping at Elgar Peterson Arena in Humboldt t

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-04-18

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POLL: Trade The Pick?

POLL:  Trade The Pick?

If the Oilers can swing a deal with their first round pick in 2018, would you do it? Yesterday I had some great memories about the last decade when I cheerfully reminded myself that the NHL Draft Lottery is coming up next Saturday. The Oilers could do what they’ve been (in)famously good at doing in the last eight years, and that’s win the lottery outright. There’s also a chance that they could win the second overall pick, the third overall pick, the ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth ov

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-18

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