RE 17-18 MARK FAYNE: END OVER END

Mark Fayne has been a good soldier since the arrival of Todd McLellan as Oilers’ coach. Fayne’s limitations made him an uncomfortable fit for the head coach, who faded and then demoted him. Nothing personal, just business. With the Oilers down a quality veteran for a portion of the season, is there some daylight for Mark Fayne? Could we see him in the lineup in 2017-18? (End over End). MARK FAYNE 2015-16 5×5

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-08-19

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Top 100 Oilers: Paul Coffey (6)

Paul Coffey can’t be credited with revolutionizing the way the position of defence was played in the NHL because Bobby Orr more than took care of that a generation earlier in the late-1960s and early-1970s. Coffey simply picked up the torch and skated with it like nobody else could with the Edmonton Oilers after knee...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-08-19

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Comparing Nuge’s Oranges and Draisaitl’s Oranges

Since Draisaitl’s contract signing, one thing I have heard a lot of people say is that this spells the end of Nuge [probable] in Edmonton, especially because he’s been something of a disappointment [FALSE! SLANDEROUS!] It’s easy to see why this latter point is argued though – as far as genos and apples go, it hasn’t been

Source: Oilers Nerd Alert
Date: 2017-08-19

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ROUNDTABLE: What Is Leon Draisaitl’s Ceiling?

After a 77 point season, what to expect from Leon Draisaitl? Today’s roundtable installment is all about what Leon Draisaitl’s best years could look like. Leon finished with 29 goals and 48 assists for a 77 point total this past season. Now that he’s under contract for the next eight years, wh

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-08-19

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Edmonton Oilers: Nugent-Hopkins Will Have to Battle Salary Cap

The Edmonton Oilers locked up the NHL’s deadliest duo to long-term deals worth $21 million combined. Though it is nice to see Edmonton able to hold onto two of their top players over the next eight years, it will lead to some dilemmas with the salary cap. With a handful of free agents to re-sign […] Edmonton Oilers: Nugent-Hopkins Will Have to Battle Salary Cap -

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-08-19

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It’s Darnell Nurse’s Time to Shine

There comes a time in every man’s life where he must prove himself. This applies to Darnell Nurse. He is ready to take on a bigger role on the Oilers’ blue line in 2017-18.

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-08-19

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Are Oilers duo’s extensions really comparable to Toews and Kane’s?

It’s been a busy off-season in Edmonton, what with general manager Peter Chiarelli dishing out $168 million to star duo Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The latter forward got his number on Wednesd

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-08-19

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Top 25 Under 25: #3 - Oscar Klefbom

The Oilers' number one slides up from 7th to 3rd in this year's edition of the Top 25 under 25. Oscar Klefbom is a revelation. The Oile

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Date: 2017-08-19

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NUGE ON THE RUN

The 1995-96 season had a major impact on the decade that would follow for the Oilers. Ron Low, Glen Sather, Bruce MacGregor, Barry Fraser and the others involved in procurement and evaluation had managed to gather a lot of young talent. The key of course is to keep the right people, send away players who are duplicates in exchange for useful parts, and push toward Stanley. How important is it to keep the right players? OILERS 1995-96 FORWARDS 25 & UNDER

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Date: 2017-08-19

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NHL 100 in 100: Connor McDavid’s pit stop

Over the next 100 days, host Steve Dangle will break down the top 100 moments of the NHL’s centennial season. Check out the entire series on Sportsnet’s YouTube page and subscribe for more exclusive content. No. 52 A broken stick couldn’t stop Edmonton Oilers captain

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-08-19

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The Edmonton Oilers’ Cap Crunch: Makin’ It Work

Connor’s signed. Leon’s signed. Everything’s in place for 2017-18, but there’s a cap crunch ahead. It took some weeks longer than one would have liked, but the Oilers and

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-08-19

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Draft of Stuart Skinner gives Edmonton Oilers an official glut of goaltending prospects

2017 Edmonton Oilers prospects #13 Stuart Skinner Previously: N/A, drafted #78 overall in 2017 NHL Draft One of the more curious and interesting sequences of Draft Day 2018 occurred in the back half of the third round, when Edmonton Oilers traded two picks they had acquired from other teams

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-08-19

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