RE 17-18 BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

This is Nick Ellis. He enters training camp this fall with two consecutive seasons of quality play at two levels of hockey. He was outstanding for Providence College (.936) in 2015-16, and delivered quality this past season (.918) for the Bakersfield Condors. This blog talks about the draft and minor league team a lot because it’s important. I think we’re seeing now, with the big contracts signed, just how important strong development in California is going to be for the parent team. I

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-08-18

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Hockey players are the best

One of the things that hockey players are known for is spending time in the community, and that’s exactly what a few guys were doing in Windsor for a 14-year-old hockey fan named Parker Tessier. Parker, a lifelong hockey fan, suffers from a rare condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) which attacks his muscles and...

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Date: 2017-08-18

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Top 25 Under 25: #4 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

We have a consensus Coming in at #4 on the Oilers is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Because he’s been in the league for 6 seasons, I was quite surprised to see that he was still eligible

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-08-18

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Quick Shifts: Will Oilers’ big spending squeeze out Maple Leafs?

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. 1. So many Toronto Maple Leafs fans are looking at it wrong. When Leon Draisaitl re-upped with the

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-08-18

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Edmonton Oilers: Drake Caggiula Poised for Bigger Role

The Edmonton Oilers were fortunate enough to get their hands on Drake Caggiula, arguably one of the NCAA’s top free agents of 2016. Though he had a decent rookie campaign, he is ready for a breakout season as he enters his sophomore year with the team. Due to injury, Caggiula only played in 60 games […] Edmonton Oilers: Drake Caggiula Poised for Bigger Role -

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Date: 2017-08-18

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ROUNDTABLE: What To Expect From Leon Draisaitl In 2017-18

Leon’s got his deal. So what can we expect from him next year? Now that Leon Draisaitl is equipped to be an Oiler for a very long time, it’s time to start thinking about his on-ice performance next season. Joining us to talk a

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Date: 2017-08-18

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Top 25 Under 25 #5 Jesse Puljujarvi

Loved by most, hated by one The Oilers selected Jesse Puljujarvi with the 4th overall pick in the 2016 entry draft. At the time, a large portion of the Oilers fan base were simply e

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Date: 2017-08-18

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OBSCURE ALTERNATIVES

I was making reasonable money by the time punk rock hit and by that I mean my 1967 Chevy Bel Air Super Sport (with white hardtop roof) was full of gas and oil (took about the same of each every time I stopped). I could afford to do all kings of things, like catch Goddo at the Riv Rock Room or meet friends for late night pizza at Baaco. One of my favorite things was hitting the punk rock record store, Obscure Alternatives, located at that time in the Tegler Building downtown. Bought the Sex P

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Date: 2017-08-18

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Friday Morning Hot Links: The Top Five

Hope everyone is ready to start the weekend. The Links are ready. How does the Oilers’ salary cap look? We have a lot of people — other than me — preaching doom and gloom going forward. This piece from fansided takes an in between stance on

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Date: 2017-08-18

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Pie in the Sky

With all of the pessimism and downright misery around here for the decade leading up to last season’s return to the playoffs by the Edmonton Oilers, I’m not going to jump on anybody for doing some pie-in-the-sky dreaming out loud. The mood, after all, has been mired at the other end of the spectrum too...

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Date: 2017-08-18

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The Roundup

Can Auston Matthews command $11 Million next year; does Horvat for Pastrnak have any legs; Draisaitl and Connor locked up for 8; looking at Flames prospects; the NHL got something wrong with the Jets; Kessel, Shinkaruk, Puljujarvi and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the Daily Dugout. In the Roundup, we...

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Date: 2017-08-18

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Edmonton Oilers are gearing up to "sell low" on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins,

My own bet is RNH will have a career year and Oilers will find a way to keep him This in from hockey commentator Justin Cuthbert of Yahoo Canada Sport, his critique of the Stanley Cup prospects of the Edmonton Oilers and their coming cap issues: “Leon Draisaitl’s contract reveals two certainties for the Edmonton Oilers: 1) This u

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-08-18

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