"Boom/bust prospect" Raphaël Lavoie looking to make some noise with Edmonton Oilers

Funny the degree to which recent history repeated itself for Edmonton Oilers at the 2019 NHL Draft. One year previously, the club had spent its precious first round pick, #10 overall, on a defenceman (Evan Bouchard), and hoped desperately for a highly-ranked forward prospect to fall through the cracks deep into the top third of Round Two. Their wishes were granted when rangy all-purpose forward Ryan McLeod dropped all the way from #22 on Bob MacKenzie's consensus list to #40 in the actual draft,

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-10

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Top 25 Under 25 - The Near Misses

Top 25 Under 25 - The Near Misses

Cameron Hebig makes our list of honorable mentions. | Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Here we briefly profile players our staff ranked 26-30 to kick off our Top 25 Under 25 series. Near Misses Good afternoon, folks! This article marks the (second) unofficial start to our annual Top 25 Under 25 series, as we take a brief look at the players we ranked 30-26. #26 - C/LW Patrick Siikanen Siikanen, the Oilers’ 2018 7th-round pick (195th overall), is a 6’1”, 198-pound C/LW who pl

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-09

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Joe Murphy: A Year Goes By

It’s been over a year since we first found out former Edmonton Oiler Joe Murphy was destitute and homeless, living rough on the streets of Kenora, Ont. It’s a revelation that was as stunning as it was sad. Former NHL players, Stanley Cup winners, men who’ve earned millions of dollars, just don’t end up this way. Once word of Murphy’s plight got out, I assumed it was simply a matter of time until his story changed. I knew a lot of people – former players, teammates, the NHLPA — wo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-09

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Lowetide: Revisiting the Oilers’ 2016 draft and the opportunities missed

The Oilers scouting department as it stands is a good one, but the math of the draft is either not being uncovered or not being respected.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-08-09

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NHL Rumors: Rangers, Oilers, Sabres, More

NHL Rumors: Rangers, Oilers, Sabres, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers, Puljujarvi’s statement he’ll play with Karpat might not be all it’s cracked up to be, and the Buffalo Sabres don’t seem worried about their cap issues. Kreider to be at Rangers Training Camp Dan Rosen of NHL.com is reporting that the expectation is, despite constant trade rumors, Chris Kreider will be at Rangers training camp. This update comes from Rangers President John Davidson who said he

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-08-09

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Weekly Rumours – Could the trade market heat up?

A day late, but regardless, I’m here to deliver some of the most interesting rumours from around the NHL! Is it the middle of August? Yup! But this offseason has been a very busy one and with teams still looking to either shake up their roster a little bit or simply get cap compliant, I wouldn’t be surprised if the trade market starts to heat up as we get closer to September. Let start with the story that will never die, Jesse Puljujarvi. IS JP HOLDING UP THE OILERS? In this article, Pulj

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-09

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NHL Rumors: Jesse Puljujarvi, Ken Holland, and the Untradeable Contracts

NHL Rumors:  Jesse Puljujarvi, Ken Holland, and the Untradeable Contracts

Jesse Puljujarvi and Ken Holland once again David Staples of the Edmonton Journal recently wrote:  A trade appears to not be the most likely scenario for Puljujarvi. The key appears. Honestly, Puljujarvi has a role carved out for him in Edmonton for the taking. A third-line winger on a speedy trio would be great for the forward to mend fences and score a little. David Staples: There is a report saying that Puljujarvi’s hometown team of Karpat is interested in signing, but their GM said that

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-08-09

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Draft and College

The Oilers traded the rights to John Marino the other day, he has since signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fans of the Edmonton team are happy with the pick (sixth round, probably No. 175 or so) but are left to wonder about Marino signing with the Penguins as opposed to starting his pro career with the Oilers. Some of this is predictable. American kids often sign with USA teams and Canadian college men can choose teams north of the border (Matt Benning a recent example) over their draftin

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-08-09

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Hot Links: Friday, August 8

Hot Links: Friday, August 8

Unfortunately, it’s looking less and less likely that Jesse Puljujarvi will wear that jersey again. | Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images The Top 25 Under 25 ‘near misses’ drops this afternoon! In the meantime, more on Jesse Puljujarvi, the John Marino trade condition comes good, T25 U25 FAN VOTE results, and more! Have a great weekend. Good morning! The most exciting thing in Edmonton yesterday had to be that thunderstorm last night. What a light show. I love a good storm but I l

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-09

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Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers

Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers

Isn’t it funny how things can go so wrong over the course of three short years? The date was June 24, 2016, and the setting was the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. It was on that day the Edmonton Oilers were handed the good fortune of having Jesse Puljujarvi fall into their lap at the No. 4 position in the draft. Well, so much for predictions and those sort of things. Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Ivan Provorov (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum) Unfortuna

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-08-09

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