Price, Crosby, McDavid, Kane lead NHL All-Star voting

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-06

The votes are in. For now, anyway. The 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote opened up on Dec. 1, and we’ve got some early leaders for each division, as announced by the league. So far, Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane are atop the voting standings in their respective divisions. Fans can vote for their favourite NHLers until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 2. The top vote-getter from each of the NHL’s four divisions will be named captain of his division’s All-Star entry. (And no, there won’t be an opportunity for another John Scott story this

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Sabres rookie Guhle set to live dream vs. hometown Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-06

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Crazy. How else to explain the circumstances that saw teenager Brendan Guhle plucked directly from a morning skate in the Western Hockey League and thrown into a game against his boyhood NHL team a few days later? Guhle grew up in the Edmonton suburb of Sherwood Park and still fondly recalls the details of the Oilers run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Final. He was a kid then and watched closely with his father Mark. “It was like (Fernando) Pisani was scoring every game,” he says with a smile. Just saw Jack Eichel walking into arena. No limp. Says he's feeling okay. Oilers v Sabres tonight. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 6, 2016 About the last place he expe

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Eichel: Not just me vs. McDavid, it’s a team game

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-06

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Edmonton Oilers Shuffle Lines, Ready for Buffalo

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2016-12-06

The Edmonton Oilers will finally see the second Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel face-off Tuesday, as they take on Buffalo. With the Oilers falling to the Ducks in overtime Sunday, the team will look to make some changes to its starting lineup. Here’s projected lines, keys to victory and everything else to know. Projected Lines Forwards: Patrick […] Edmonton Oilers Shuffle Lines, Ready for Buffalo - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Law and Order EDM: The Case For Puljujarvi’s Demotion

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-12-06

Jordan Eberle. That’s the only name ahead of Jesse Puljujarvi on the RW depth chart, omitting Leon Draisaitl due to his natural centre position. With that being stated, it seems I would be taking crazy pills to suggest the Oilers need to send Jesse Puljujarvi down. I’ve been very open about my reasons for Puljujarvi needing a stint in the AHL, and that I really believe Puljujarvi is still on track to become an incredible NHL star. Here’s my reasons for sending Puljujarvi down. REASON ONE: AHL DEVELOPMENT The NHL is not a developmental league, even though the Oilers tried to use it as one. Development is what the AHL is for. Jesse Puljujarvi is currently the youngest player in the NHL,

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Connor McDavid is on pace for a memorable season and is dragging his Oilers along for the ride

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-12-06

GAME DAY 28: Oilers at Sabres The Edmonton Oilers’ 2016-17 season will officially be one-third done after the first period of tonight’s game in Buffalo, but 27 games makes a reasonable line in the sand for the first third of the season. Seemingly copied from Gary Bettman’s NBA roots, the 82-game NHL season does not easily divide into fractions. Can’t help but divide by two, since all teams play an equal number of home and away games, 41 of each. But since 41 is itself a prime number, any further subdivision beyond the two equal halves of the season necessitates fractions, remainders, and/or rounded numbers. Fortunately, yours truly mastered Grade 4 arithmetic so that&

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GDB 28.0: Buffalo Beat Up

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-12-06

(photoshop: @NewfieMikey)We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.The Buffalo Sabres are banged up, especially on the backend. Josh Gorges has a non-displaced fracture in his foot, Dmitri Kulikov has a bruised back, Zack Bogosian has a strained MCL and Taylor Fedun is day-to-day. Jack Eichel was labouring last night in the Sabres' 3-2 OT loss to Washington, and while he said he was okay this morning, he clearly isn't 100%. They also have forwards Tyler Ennis and Cody McCormick on the sidelines.The Oilers play their first of three games in four nights this evening, and taking advantage of an injury-riddled Sabres team playi

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On Patrick Maroon, and Why Words Matter

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-12-06

On Sunday night, Connor McDavid got tangled up with Jared Spurgeon and fell to the ice. He landed chin first, and Oiler Nation held its collective breath until McDavid picked himself up off the ice and carried on. He played his next shift, but was then called off the ice by the concussion spotter. Connor was furious about being pulled and Oilers coach Todd McLellan reacted with what could only be considered disbelief. Ultimately, McDavid missed about 6 minutes of playing time, and the intermission was used to continue the concussion protocol and decide whether he was fit to return. (Spoiler: He was.) The Oilers lost anyway, and after the game had a lot to say about concussion protocol. (For

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Oilers @ Sabres: McDavid / Eichel Volume 2

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2016-12-06

Electric Boogaloo @ 14-10-3, 31 points, 1.131 p/g- Ranks 9-10-6, 24 points, .96 p/g Pacific Division - 2nd Atlantic Division - 8th 13th P/G 26th 8th ST 19th 5th S/G 13th 13th Goal 8th 5 PM MDT TV -  Sportsnet West Radio - 630 CHED Key Bank Arena The opposing view Die By The Blade PROJECTED LINES FORWARDS Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl Patrick Maroon - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle Jesse Puljujarvi - Drake Caggiula - Zack Kassian Matt Hendricks - Mark Letestu - Tyler Pitlick DEFENCE Kris Russell - Adam Larsson Andrej Sekera - Matt Benning Oscar Klefbom - Mark Fayne GOAL

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REAL LIFE PODCAST: EPISODE 6

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-12-06

Another week, another mind bending episode of the Real Life podcast featuring yours truly, former NHL star Jason Strudwick and current radio star Jason Gregor.This week - a guest! Long time Oilers Head Equipment Manager turned Manager of the Oilers Alumni Barrie Stafford joined us this week. We tried to get the low down on all sorts of things and shock of shocks Stafford confirmed to Gregor that Strudwick was a high maintenance player in his time with the team. 

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