JONES: Krueger on Oilers GM job: ‘That’s a chapter you just can’t reopen’

JONES: Krueger on Oilers GM job: ‘That’s a chapter you just can’t reopen’

Ralph Krueger may be the best man available for the job but the former head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, who was fired over Skype by then-general manager Craig McTavish, is not interested. Fired at the end of a lockout shortened season in order for McTavish to clear the way to hire Dallas Eakins, Krueger went on to reinvent himself as chairman and president of Southampton FC for six seasons in the English Premier League, the ultimate soccer circuit in the world. Despite a groundswell of suppor

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-18

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MacKinnon skating like McDavid, and Flames have no pushback

MacKinnon skating like McDavid, and Flames have no pushback

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-04-18

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Evan Bouchard Revisited

Evan Bouchard Revisited

Red Line Report ranked Evan Bouchard No. 5 one year ago, projecting him as a “smart, skilled, top-pairing defenseman” when all is said and done. Red Line, who (like me) enjoy naming comparables, suggesting a “young Andrei Markov” to the delight of many. One thing about projections and defensemen: Best to take it one step at a time. If you project Bouchard to a third-pairing NHL defenseman in the next 12 months, chances are you’ll be close to the mark. Top pair D? He may never get

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-04-18

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Lowetide: What would Glen Sather do with these Oilers?

There are some things the Oilers can learn from old Glen Sather, especially when he was young Glen Sather.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-04-18

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JONES: Oil Kings roster making names for themselves in playoff run

JONES: Oil Kings roster making names for themselves in playoff run

A month ago, at least away from the rink where they lead the WHL in attendance, it almost seemed as if the Edmonton Oil Kings were anonymous. If you went into an Edmonton sports bar and asked the customers to name members of the team, maybe they might have been able to come up with Trey Fix-Wolansky. Now, I suspect, it might be three or four. Soon it will be seven or eight. As the Oil Kings, winners of 19 of their last 21 including their last 11 straight to end the regular season, plus eight ou

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-18

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Now is the time for Caleb Jones, Ethan Bear and William Lagesson to prove they're NHLers

Now is the time for Caleb Jones, Ethan Bear and William Lagesson to prove they're NHLers

The clock ticks fast on young hockey players, so fast in fact that if a young defenceman has not made it to the NHL by the time he’s 22, he’s unlikely to ever establish himself as a Top 4 d-man on his team. In other words, the clock is ticking loudly on top Edmonton Oilers prospects Caleb Jones, Ethan Bear and William Lagesson. All of them have played strong two-way hockey at the American Hockey League level this year. Lagesson has impressed with his strong positional defence, his aggressio

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-04-18

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Leon Draisaitl Nominated For King Clancy Award

Leon Draisaitl Nominated For King Clancy Award

50 goal scorer is nominated for contributions both on and off ice. Congrats to Leon on his nomination for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to a player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on & off the ice & who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community! #LetsGoOilers https://t.co/stcODdQ9Ml— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 17, 2019 Leon Draisaitl is not only a fifty goal scorer (and a 105 total point scorer, too), but it tu

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-04-18

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Jordan Eberle has figured out NHL playoffs after rocky start with Oilers

Jordan Eberle has figured out NHL playoffs after rocky start with Oilers

Semi-old NHL dogs can learn new tricks in the playoffs. So maybe we should have expected Jordan Eberle, who turns 29 next month, to not roll over in his second playoff spring after not getting a sniff in his previous 13 post-season games here two years ago. It’s a factor that got him traded as much as his $6 million salary. Right now, you can hear: “Goal, Jordan Eberle,” every single game for the New York Islanders, who just treated the Pittsburgh Penguins like a speed bump. Four games,

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-17

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Oil Kings playoff run delaying Fix-Wolansky’s time on Columbus’ farm

Oil Kings playoff run delaying Fix-Wolansky’s time on Columbus’ farm

Exactly where might Trey Fix-Wolansky be right now if not on an extended playoff run with his Edmonton Oil Kings? The short answer is: Getting acquainted with the Cleveland Monsters. “I’m not sure, probably with Columbus’s farm team in the AHL,” said the Oil Kings captain, who recently signed an entry level contract with the NHL’s Blue Jackets. “I think that was the plan after my (WHL) year, to go there. But I’m just super happy to still be in playoffs here and want to go as far a

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-17

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Edmonton Oil Kings captain Fix’n for more from giant-slaying Columbus Blue Jackets

Edmonton Oil Kings captain Fix’n for more from giant-slaying Columbus Blue Jackets

It may very well have been the biggest playoff upset in NHL history. And you can be sure it didn’t go unnoticed by Trey Fix-Wolansky. While the Edmonton Oil Kings captain has both eyes securely … er … fixed on his own team’s WHL playoff proceedings, he couldn’t help but take more than a lingering glance at Tuesday’s historic sweep of the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning by the same Columbus Blue Jackets who signed him to an entry-level NHL contract a month ago. “It was huge. I definitel

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-17

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