Drew Remenda new Oiler TV colourman

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2014-08-28

As was floated several days ago,  Drew Remenda will officially be the new voice in the Edmonton Oilers TV broadcast booth after years working in San Jose. The 52-year-old Remenda, who was an assistant coach with the Jose Sharks from 1991-95 when George Kingston and Kevin Constantine were the head knocks behind the bench, then got into colour commentary on radio with Dan Rusanowsky, then TV with Randy Hahn of San Jose games, is replacing Louie DeBrusk. Remenda will be Kevin Quinn’s sidekick, with the former Oiler winger DeBrusk reportedly working on a new deal with SportsNet to do commentary in some other fashion for the network. Remenda, who was also hockey coach at U of Calgary and w

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Drew Remenda replaces Louie DeBrusk’ on Edmonton Oilers regional broadcasts

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-28

On Thursday, Rogers Sportsnet announced a wave of new hires and some significant changes to their broadcasting team. Most of the shifts were at the national level, which was a necessary expansion for a company which is now the NHL’s primary rights holder, but there were some regional changes as well. For Oilers fans, the biggest news was that incumbent colour commentator Louie DeBrusk would no longer be partnering with play-by-play man Kevin Quinn on regional broadcasts. Instead, he’ll be joined this year by Drew Remenda, who has filled the same role on San Jose Sharks broadcasts for the last 14 years. More to come.

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NHL Expansion: No Thanks

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-08-28

News broke yesterday that the NHL could be expanding by two teams, possibly as early as 2015. Gary Bettman downplayed the news and said the NHL currently has no plans, which is classic Bettman denial and likely sadly means the reports are probably true. For the sake of hockey fans, specifically Canadian hockey fans, I hope the reports are wrong.

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Jordan Eberle is Mr. Picky on Edmonton Oilers when it comes to shooting the puck

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-28

Jordan Eberle is Mr. Picky on the Oilers when it comes to shooting the puck. Other players may blast away from all angles, but Eberle is far more choosey. He’s more likely than any other top Oilers attacker to only shoot the puck when he’s on the kill floor, in the slot area right in front of the net where the chance of scoring a goal is highest. Eberle took a good number of shots last year, 200 in total, with 156 of them ending up as hard or dangerous shots on net from the slot area, 78% of all the shots he took. As a team, only 52% of the shots the Oilers took in total in 2013-14 were scoring chance shots, so Eberle far exceeded the group in this regard. Among the Oilers forwa

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HEAD-TO-HEAD 2013-14: GRIFFINS V. BARONS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-08-28

We discussed the gap between Detroit’s development system and what the Oilers are doing a little yesterday afternoon. I wanted to look a little deeper to see if we can identify the gap in another way: actual NHL prospects. In order to qualify, players have to be going in a good direction—that’s all. I’ve allowed a couple around the fringes of each side, but these are trending men we’re dealing with here. THE GRIFFINS R Gustav Nyquist, 24. 15GP, 7-4-11 and 57GP, 28-20-48 with Detroit. Slightly undersized winger who is brilliant and has an amazing future. How in hell they kept him on the farm for 137 games is beyond me. The best prospect on either team. C Riley Shea

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Andrei Loktionov: Offers apparently on the table, but no decision yet

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-08-28

There aren’t many NHL centres of note still available in free agency. Michal Handzus is out there; Scott Gomez will apparently be going to the New Jersey Devils camp on a tryout basis. The best of this uncertain lot is probably Andrei Loktionov, a 24-year-old veteran of 150-odd NHL games. Apparently he has offers, but hasn’t decided yet what he’s going to do.

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Is Edmonton Oilers prospect David Musil fast enough to survive NHL hockey?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-28

2014 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #6 David Musil David Musil is in some ways a special player. He’s intelligent and surprisingly capable with the puck, marking his man defensively and spotting the safe outlet for a pass just as well. He’s big and strong and reasonably physical. He’s already shown an ability to thrive at the AHL level, and later in the season to move up the depth chart. But he isn’t fast, and it’s readily apparent to anyone that watches him. “It all comes down to foot speed with David,” Oklahoma City Barons coach Todd Nelson said in February. “He knows that, everybody else knows that.” It’s a flaw that Musil will have to live with; even if he improves his sk

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Meet The Blogger – Lowetide

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-08-28

Today we take a look at one of the best, if not the best, Oilers bloggers out there. You know him as Lowetide, the man behind the wonderful lowetide.ca. He’s also a contributor to Oilersnation, and has his own show, the Lowedown with Lowetide on TSN 1260. When I wake up in the morning, and around dinner time out here in Boston, I check one website, and it’s Lowetide.ca. There is nothing quite like getting LT’s thoughts and opinions on the Oilers to start the day off and unwind with following a long day of work as I eat dinner at my computer (Yeah, it’s busy in this house). His work on Oilersnation is top notch too, and some of my favorite stuff. On top of that, heR

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Meet The Blogger – Ryan Batty

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-08-28

We go back to Copper n’ Blue for our Meet The Blogger series today, so far from that site we’ve had Jeff Chapman, and Alan Hull today’s interview is with Ryan Batty. When I do my daily blog surfing C&B is a must stop and there isn’t a bad writer on that site and my favorite part of all of them is that they are very interactive on social media and in their own comments section. To me the ability and want to interact with readers is a key piece in what makes a blogger stand out. Without further ado here is our interview with Ryan; When did you start writing about hockey? What got you into it? After the lockout in the fall of 2005 I started getting involved discuss

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Wennberg, Milano lead Columbus Blue Jackets 2014 Fall top 20

Source: Hockey's Future
Date: 2014-08-28

Photo: Oscar Dansk is one of several strong goaltending prospects in the Columbus Blue Jackets prospect pool. Dansk was selected in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)   The Columbus Blue Jackets have had a nice flow of prospects over the past few seasons. With players like Boone Jenner and Dalton Prout among others emerging in the NHL, the second wave of Blue Jackets’ prospects are chomping at the bit to get their shot. Heading the pack of nearly NHL ready players are all three of last year’s first round picks in Alexander Wennberg, Marko Dano, and Kerby Rychel. Depth is the best way to describe Columbus’ system. From offense

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Edmonton Oil Kings will lean on ‘workhorse’ Tristan Jarry

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-08-28

Tristan Jarry enters Edmonton Oil Kings training camp this season with little to prove. The 19-year-old goalie is coming off an incredibly successful 2013-14 campaign, which saw the Surrey, B.C., native help his team capture both the Western Hockey League Championship and the Memorial Cup.

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Johnny Boychuk ‘loves’ being on Boston Bruins blueline

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-08-27

The kid in the Ryan Smyth Edmonton Oilers replica jersey had two requests of Johnny Boychuk just before he was leaving Perry Pearn’s annual pro hockey conditioning camp Wednesday. “Can I have your autograph, please ... and I sure hope the Oilers get you,” said the youngster.

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