NHL 2018 Trade Deadline Team Needs: Edmonton Oilers

NHL 2018 Trade Deadline Team Needs: Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers‘ season? Nothing short of a disaster. Their approach to the trade deadline? Nothing remotely close to what they were expecting it to be. General manager Peter Chiarelli’s plan this season was simple: His roster was going to be good enough to get him to mid-February in a playoff spot, then he would augment wherever necessary for a long and prosperous playoff run. How’d that work out for him? This February 26 the Oilers will do what they seemingly always do. They’ll mo

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-22

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The Latest Oilers Trade Rumblings and Compliance Buyouts Are Coming According to John Shannon

First off I want to say that I’m very proud of the Women’s Canadian Hockey team. That was such a good hockey game and they worked their asses off. That move the American shooter made to win it was outstanding though. Seriously… A silver medal is nothing to scoff at no matter how much Lias Andersson tries to convince you it is. And those ladies join another elite hockey team to lose a very important hockey game at the Olympics in Asia via the shootout… 99 on the bench after losing to th

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-02-22

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Someone drafted outside the first round is a gem

No, this post isn’t about Brandon Davidson — we’ve known for a while that the Oilers really did find a hidden gem in him during the sixth round of the 2010 draft. But while we’re chatting about Davidson, let me just quote that old saying, “If you love something set it free. If it comes back it’s...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-22

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Jesse Puljujarvi

Jesse Puljujarvi

It’s time to talk about Jesse Puljujarvi. Not just the player, but the person. Back on June 24th, 2016, the Columbus Blue Jackets opted to pick Pierre-Luc Dubois despite almost all pre-draft projections having Puljujarvi at #3 behind Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine. Because Jarmo Kekalainen had the obvious FInnish and Finnish Elite League connection to Jesse, this created one hell of a talking point and red-flag for Puljujarvi. Relax, none of that really mattered. Going into that draft, Co

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-02-22

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Happy Birthday to the god father of the Nation, Ryan Smyth!

Many of you don’t know this, but without Ryan Smyth, Oilersnation may not exist. In 2007 when Smytty got traded to the Colorado Avalanche and broke all of our hearts the website that eventually turned into Oilersnation.com was born. This legendary website was called BringRyanHome.com. If I could, I wish I could write an article...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-21

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Patrick Maroon not on ice for morning practice

NHL trade deadline is looming. Everyone knows that Patrick Maroon, an impending unrestricted free agent, is on TSN and Sportsnet’s top 10 possible rental options list. The reality of the Oilers without the services of Patrick Maroon could be sooner rather than later. As per a tweet from Stauffer: Maroon is not in the ice...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-21

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Cam Talbot to be fined for goaltender interference comments?

According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, Cam Talbot could be looking at a fine for his f-bomb-laced rant in regards to the NHL’s goaltender interference. Expect Cam Talbot to be fined by the NHL for Saturday’s postgame comments. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 21, 2018 For me, this is one of those annoying things about the...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-21

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Happy 18th birthday to Big Georges’ hat trick!

If you were a fan of the Oilers in the early 2000s, you were a fan of Big Georges. Georges Laraque was one of the most feared fighters in the league on top of being a gritty, hard working, energy player who could get the bench and the fans fired up. Exactly 18 years ago...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-21

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Edmonton Oilers should bench Patrick Maroon until he's traded

Edmonton Oilers should bench Patrick Maroon until he's traded

The Edmonton Oilers clearly have no room to sign Patrick Maroon, even as he’s easily been the team’s best and most consistent winger for two straight years. The Big Rig has been a fantastic Oiler, a team leader and, reportedly, social convener, and a strong two-way player in a Top 6 role. It will be a tough blow to lose this player, but there’s no other real choice here. With Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl’s big tickets, not to mention big money deals with no-movement clauses for An

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-02-21

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As season winds down, Oil Kings heat up

The Oil Kings currently sit just three points out of dead last, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by being around the team lately. They’re 4-1-1 in their last six games, and they’re getting points against some good, and hungry, hockey teams. Their one regulation loss over this stretch was against the Vancouver Giants,...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-21

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