Sidney Crosby and Penguins will be here Nov. 1

If you want to see Connor McDavid vs Sidney Crosby, you won’t have to wait long. Crosby, and the back-to-back Stanley Cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins will be at Rogers Place Nov. 1, which is Edmonton Oilers 11th game of the season and seventh home game. Connor and Sid will also match up in Pittsburgh a week earlier as the Hart trophy winner and runner-up square off. If you’re keen to see how Marc-Andre Fleury looks in a Golden Knights jersey after his three Cups in Pittsbur

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-22

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Edmonton Oilers' GM Peter Chiarelli explains the Eberle-for-Strome swap, sort of

Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli had a 10-minute media avail in Chicago this afternoon, in advance of this weekend’s draft and in the aftermath of this morning’s one-for-one trade of Jordan Eberle to New York Islanders for Ryan Strome. That item dominated the early portion of the presser, with a few questions about contract negotiations with Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Kris Russell creeping into the later part of it. Here’s a transcript of some of Chiarelli’s remarks,

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-22

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Jordan Eberle relieved trade from Edmonton Oilers to New York Islanders has been completed

In the end, it came down to numbers for Jordan Eberle. The ones on his pay-check, not the ones on the stats sheet over his 507 National Hockey League games. The Edmonton Oilers winger’s $6-million salary for this season and next was too big for general manager Peter Chiarelli, who needs cap room to sign Leon Draisaitl to maybe $7-million a year, so he dealt Eberle —the longest-serving Oilers player — to the New York Islanders for cheaper a

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-22

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Evaluating the Strome for Eberle trade

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is now the longest tenured Edmonton Oilers. General Manager Peter Chiarelli made another bold summer trade today sending Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders for winger Ryan Strome. The Oilers save $3.5 million in cap space this season from this deal, and Chiarelli is hoping a change of scenery will boost Strome’s...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-22

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Connor McDavid on superstardom, Sidney Crosby, and video game curses

He’s loaded up with NHL awards and thrilled to grace the cover of NHL 18. Connor McDavid wants to be the best at what he does and invites comparisons to other greats. LAS VEGAS – The doors of a luxury suite at the Encore hotel swing open, and it’s like walking through a portal to childhood. Flickering on a massive TV are the familiar sights of EA Sports’ NHL video game series. A young man in a ball cap sits in front of the screen, his back turned, engrossed in the

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2017-06-22

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Oilers Release 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule

Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers announced that they would be hosting the Calgary Flames on October 4th to open up their 2017-18 season. It’s the second straight year that the Battle of Alberta is the opener in Edmonton, and it should be an extremely entertaining game featuring two of the most exciting teams in the league. Unlike last year, however, there will be no home-and-home set between the Alberta rivals. After hosting Calgary on the 4th, the Oilers will be heading to Vancouver

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-06-22

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Sportsnet releases 2017-18 national NHL broadcast schedules

The NHL released its 2017-18 schedule on Thursday, which means it’s time to circle your calendars for some can’t-miss matchups. The puck drops on Wednesday, Oct. 4 with four games, including two all-Canadian battles: Jets vs. Maple Leafs and Oilers vs. Flames. This season will feature a brand new team as the Vegas Golden Knights hit the ice for the first time in franchise history. The NHL’s 31st team

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-22

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NHL 2017-18 season: Vancouver Canucks schedule

Looking to bounce back from a bottom-two finish this past season, the Vancouver Canucks now have a better idea of what it will take to put 2016-17 behind them. The Canucks 2017-18 schedule was released on Thursday, with early highlights including the Oct. 7 home opener against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena. Her

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-22

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NHL 2017-18 season: Edmonton Oilers schedule

Armed with the reigning Hart Trophy winner and some much-needed playoff experience, expectations for the Edmonton Oilers will certainly be heightened in 2017-18. The Oilers schedule for next season was released on Thursday, and they open the campaign against their biggest rival — the Calgary Flames — in the Battle of Albert

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-22

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NHL 2017-18 season: Calgary Flames schedule

Will a new goaltender between the pipes be the difference-maker for the Calgary Flames in 2017-18? The Flames schedule for next season was released on Thursday, and Mike Smith faces a new challenge right off the bat as Calgary heads to Edmonton on Oct. 4 for his first Battle of Alberta against the Oilers. Here is the te

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-22

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SAIL ON, REGINA PATRICIA

Honestly, I thought he’d be the one to stay. Jordan Eberle can score goals and that has high value. Everything changed the moment Connor McDavid arrived and more than anything the salary cap forced this trade. We can argue about the timing (could have happened at any time over the next 12 months) but one of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Jordan Eberle (and maybe both) were heading out of Edmonton. OILERS ALL-TIME GOAL SCORERS Wayne Gretzky (583) Jari Kurri (474)

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-06-22

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12 big questions heading into NHL Draft: Trade rumours galore

We’re hamstring-deep in the most intense NHL news storm of the year, and there is no “off” position on the crazy switch. Hockey fans wiped the crust from their eyes after Wednesday’s night of trades, drafting and awards only to see Trevor van Riemsdyk, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Strome and David Schlemko all get traded before lunchtime. So as the NHL — and its orbiting rumours — shifts from Vegas to Chicago this weekend, we look a dozen big questions facing the movers and

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-22

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