Oilers can’t lose another big trade

It’s that time of year. The Montreal Canadiens made a trade late last Friday sending Alex Galchenyuk to the Arizona Coyotes for Max Domi. On the surface, they’re similar players. They both average 0.61 points per game and spent most of their time in the NHL on the wing. Galchenyuk is a better goalscorer, while Domi is more of a playmaker. Domi has more years of control left, but it still feels like the Canadiens gave up the player with the higher ceiling in a trade for the third consecutive

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-19

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Draft Post No. 6: Letting The Days Go By (Water Flowing Underground)

Draft Post No. 6: Letting The Days Go By (Water Flowing Underground)

The Bob McKenzie list is unique, it’s the industry standard. We can argue amongst ourselves, read Pronman, Button, Red Line, et cetera, but BM comes at it from the other way. He isn’t projecting talent, he’s tabulating votes and telling us what the hockey industry sees. My bet is NHL teams also want to see the list, to compare their own expertise with the groupthink. Question for the group: How much of a team’s list gets altered due to the McKenzie list? THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-06-19

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Habs Chasing Oilers Centre and Comparing the Draft Rankings (ISS, TSN, Hockey Prospects, The Hockey News)

Click the pic above to check out our merch!According to a source employed close to Montreal, the Habs are targeting Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl. Ummm. Sure. Now it’s no mystery what position the Montreal Canadiens are going to try and beef up this summer. Bob Stauffer on yesterday’s Oilers Now thought that they would be going after Ryan O’Reilly and Paul Stastny and I think that would be a much better plan of attack than to try and pry Leon Draisaitl out of Edmonton. For argument’s sak

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-06-19

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On this day in 2006: Game 7 Sadness (Sorry in Advance)

Most of you knew what was coming in this article even before clicking on that headline. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. – Charles Dickens I am sure ol’ Charlie was writing then about just such a time as the 2006 Stanley Cup finals for Edmonton Oilers fans. On June 19th, 2006 Oilers fans went from the highs of what could have been to the lows of what was when the Oilers succumbed to the Carolina Hurricanes in a 3-1 loss in Game 7 of the finals. You can’t help but look

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-19

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NHL Rumors: Senators and No. 4 … Karlsson, Golden Knights And A Little Oilers

On the Ottawa Senators and the No. 4 pick … Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on the 31 Thoughts Podcast suggests the Senators should give up their No. 4 pick this year to the Colorado Avalanche instead of giving them their 2019 first-round pick in case it’s even higher. Cosentino disagreed with Friedman. On the Ottawa Senators

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-19

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Consider this about Ty Smith: when it comes to points scoring he's super elite

Bob Stauffer of the Edmonton Oilers has constantly mentioned Ty Smith of Lloydminster as a player interest for the 10th overall spot in the draft. This has led to some consternation in some corners of Oil Country, as fans worry this is the Oilers again over-valuing another Western Hockey League player, just as the team has done repeatedly in the last decade. In 2007, Edmonton drafted Alex Plante of Calgary 16th overall. In 2010, Curtis Hamilton was taken 48th. In 2011, David Musil was drafted 3

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-06-19

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Edmonton Oilers Free Agency Outlook

Edmonton Oilers Free Agency Outlook

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-19

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31 Thoughts Podcast: Canadiens eye centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi at NHL Draft

31 Thoughts Podcast: Canadiens eye centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi at NHL Draft

For the first time since 2012, the Montreal Canadiens hold the third pick in the NHL Draft. And one week after they traded that 2012 pick, Alex Galchenyuk, to Arizona, the Canadiens are still looking for a top-line centre. That’s why, according to Sportsnet’s junior hockey insider Sam Cosentino, the Canadiens are targeting Finnish centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi with their pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. And they could trade down to get him. “I think they’ve already investigated several trade bac

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-06-19

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Monday Musings: Tavares, Smith, 2018 Draft and Development

Draft week is here. This is one of the best weeks on the NHL calendar. Watching young men see their dream of being drafted realized is awesome. These kids put in so much hard work to have their name called, and many who don’t have their name called will continue to work hard to one day play in the NHL. Many big trades are made around Draft week now, whether it be the days leading up to the draft, on draft night or a few days after. It is an exciting time in the hockey world, so let’s look a

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-18

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Pressure builds for Oilers, Chiarelli ahead of NHL Draft

Pressure builds for Oilers, Chiarelli ahead of NHL Draft

It’s Monday of draft week and your name is Peter Chiarelli. They say an NHL general manager builds his team in the summer, and then simply augments it during the season. Well, the summer starts now, and you are fully aware that — in Year 4 of a five-year deal — you’d better get it right his summer. The narrative of a building team that makes a huge jump to 103 points two seasons ago, then falls back for a year before tasting long-term success can work for you. But you have to make it wo

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-06-18

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