31 Thoughts: Could a stealth suitor emerge for Matt Duchene?

31 Thoughts: Could a stealth suitor emerge for Matt Duchene?

• Could Flames, Isles storm Duchene sweepstakes? • Stars checking in on Panarin, Zuccarello • Oilers know Puljujarvi “very unhappy” I loathe the pre-deadline edition of the blog because things change incredibly quickly — making my work even less accurate than normal. So, no wordy top. Let’s get right to it. Mostly quick hitters this week. 31 THOUGHTS 1. So, when do the Blues remove Craig Berube’s “interim” tag? 2. Barring a massive swerve, Matt Duchene will be traded. Ther

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-02-19

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How To Fix The Edmonton Oilers: Deadline Time

How To Fix The Edmonton Oilers: Deadline Time

We are six days away from the NHL’s annual trade deadline. That means movement, in some cases big movement, will be coming in the next little while. The Edmonton Oilers have already been involved in the frenzy and likely will continue to be involved until the final buzzer sounds next Monday. The Oil have already dealt Cam Talbot to Philadelphia for Anthony Stolarz and Ryan Spooner to Vancouver for Sam Gagner, while also placing D Brandon Manning on waivers yesterday afternoon. In addition to

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2019-02-19

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Lowetide: How can the Oilers successfully sell the new regime to a fan base that is openly angry?

It is imperative the new GM describes an organization willing to grow with the increasing challenges of the new NHL.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-02-19

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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a good long weekend. Here we go. Brandon Manning has been placed on waivers, we’ll know by noon if anyone is dumb enough to take that contract off our hands, if not, he’s going to California. (Sportsnet) Jesse Puljujarvi at the moment is not going to Bakersfield, but he has been placed on IR despite not being hurt. It’s nearing the end here. (OilersNation) The Oilers have recalled Josh Currie and Andrej Sekera from Bakersfield. (NHL.com) Finally,

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-02-19

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GDB Game Notes Coyotes @ Oilers: Brodziak’s Road to 900 Games

The NHL was founded in 1917/1918, and in the 100+ year history of the league only 7,842 players can say they played a game in the NHL. That number shrinks to 7,439 when we talk about playing in two NHL games. 6,312 players have played ten NHL games. 4,037 men have played 100 games. 3,119 players have skated in 200 games. 1,651 were lucky enough to play 500 games. 1,280 have played in 600 games. 957 men skated in 700 games. To date, 685 players have skated in 800 games. And 481 players have pla

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-02-19

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Game Day: Slumping Edmonton Oilers back on home ice

Game Day: Slumping Edmonton Oilers back on home ice

Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers TUESDAY, 7 P.M. TV: SPORTSNET, RADIO: 630 CHED Five Things 1. HOME SICK The Oilers have just two wins in their last 13 starts at Rogers Place and are on a five-game losing streak at home, during which they have been outscored 26-12. Who knows what the mood will be like with the Oilers returning winless from a crucial three-game road trip. 2. NO GOALS The Oilers have just eight goals in their last five losses, which pretty much explains why they are closing

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-19

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Is Anyone Going To Claim Brandon Manning?

Is Anyone Going To Claim Brandon Manning?

COME ON VANCOUVER! There’s been a fair bit of action over the last couple of days, but today belongs to Brandon Manning. More specifically, Brandon Manning is on waivers, and I really hope he gets to continue his NHL dream in another city when another team scoops him up tomorrow. You will recall Brandon Manning’s triumphant entrance onto the Edmonton Oilers hockey club. Former General Manager Peter Chiarelli acquired Brandon Manning from the Chicago Blackhawks way, way back in late Dec

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-02-19

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The Force is with Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Dylan Myskiw on Star Wars day

The Force is with Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Dylan Myskiw on Star Wars day

The Force was with Dylan Myskiw, and he was one with the Force on Monday afternoon at Rogers Place. The Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender made 38 saves to earn his first Western Hockey League career shutout in a 5-0 win against the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Star Wars-themed contest, which drew a crowd of 11,296. The Oil Kings scored three goals early in the first period and then relied on their goaltender the rest of the way in a key divisional victory. “I’ve always wanted to get this one off

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-19

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Star Wars night brings out fans for Edmonton Oil Kings contest

Star Wars night brings out fans for Edmonton Oil Kings contest

There were a number of nefarious characters roaming the concourse of Rogers Place on Monday as the Edmonton Oil Kings hosted their second annual Star Wars-themed contest. The chance to rub shoulders with Darth Vader and a host of characters from the movie franchise drew a crowd of 11,296 to watch the Oil Kings defeat the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-0. It was the Oil Kings’ second biggest crowd of the season, next to Teddy Bear Toss night in December, which drew a crowd of 18,103. “I watched all t

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-02-19

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Edmonton Oilers Speculation: My Two Theories on What the Oilers Are Doing with Jesse Puljujarvi

I was fully expecting to read the news that my boy Jesse Puljujarvi had been sent to Bakersfield upon waking this morning. Instead, I get to read that he’s been put on the IR with a “lower body injury”. Did he stub his toe at West Edmonton Mall signing autographs today or is he suffering from swollen scrotum syndrome from being kicked in the nuts repeatedly by the organization? Either way, things are not rosy between the two camps, but I’ve got a couple of theories as it is. THEORY #1:

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2019-02-19

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