Hard to believe the Edmonton Oilers are in this mess

Hard to believe the Edmonton Oilers are in this mess

That last glimmer of faint hope disappeared the way most Edmonton Oilers fans feared it would. Quietly, and without incident. There was no desperate uprising, no surprise acquisition to help lead a late-season charge, no defiant response to all the people who counted them out weeks ago. There was nothing to suggest this was going to end any other way than it did — with a poorly-constructed hockey team simply collapsing under the weight of everything that is wrong with it. The math says they a

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

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More moves as Edmonton Oilers place Puljujarvi & Khaira on IR, activate Sekera & recall Currie

More moves as Edmonton Oilers place Puljujarvi & Khaira on IR, activate Sekera & recall Currie

Edmonton Oilers acting General Manager Keith Gretzky might have an “Interim” in front of his title, but he sure is making lots of moves in the here and now. After waiving a controversial player on Monday morning, he triggered a further four (4) moves later in the day: Andrej Sekera has been formally activated off Long Term Injured Reserve, where he has spent the entire season to this point. Sekera recently underwent a 5-game conditioning stint in Bakersfield (0-2-2, +6) and by most account

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-02-19

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JONES: There is no point in keeping Puljujarvi off the farm

JONES: There is no point in keeping Puljujarvi off the farm

All the tools. No toolbox. At age 20, that would be the current scouting report on Jesse Puljujarvi. There are those who expected the frustrating Finn to be on his way down to Bakersfield where the Condors have a 15-game winning streak, not still in Edmonton where the Oilers would match their 12 years of the last 13 out of the playoffs by losing 12 of their last 13 games to the Arizona Coyotes at home Tuesday. But, there he was, at West Edmonton Mall on Family Day signing autographs with the re

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

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Canucks give Ryan Spooner a chance to save his career

Canucks give Ryan Spooner a chance to save his career

VANCOUVER – Whatever player Ryan Spooner might still be in the National Hockey League, for which he may or may not be worthy, there was almost no chance for him to be that player with the Edmonton Oilers. He went there in November from the New York Rangers as the Great Oiler Dumpster Fire was about to become fully engaged. Spooner was the consolation prize that was consolation to nobody after former general manager Peter Chiarelli, soon to be fired, inconceivably downgraded Jordan Eberle to R

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-02-19

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Oilers place Jesse Puljujarvi, Jujhar Khaira on injured reserve

Oilers place Jesse Puljujarvi, Jujhar Khaira on injured reserve

The Edmonton Oilers have placed forwards Jesse Puljujarvi and Jujhar Khaira on injured reserve, the team announced on Monday. Both Puljujarvi and Khaira missed Edmonton’s last game and it’s unclear exactly when either player suffered their injuries. In a subsequent move, the team called up forward Josh Currie from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. The 26-year-old has a team-best 24 goals with Bakersfield, including six on the power play, as well as 37 points in 49 games.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-02-18

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CURRIE RECALLED BY EDMONTON

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. The Bakersfield Condors announced today that RW Josh Currie has earned his first NHL recall to the Edmonton Oilers. Should he play, Currie would become the fifth Condors player to make his NHL debut this season. In related moves, the Oilers placed RW Jesse Puljujarvi and C Jujhar Khaira on injured reserve while activating D Andrej Sekera. Edmonton hosts Arizona on Tuesday night. CURRIE (stats), 26 years old, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada In 49 games

Source: The Bakersfield Condors
Date: 2019-02-18

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The Oilers aren’t sending Puljujarvi to the AHL

Despite rumours that suggested the Oilers would give Jesse Puljujarvi time with AHL Bakersfield to regain his confidence, John Shannon reported that the young Finn will remain with the NHL club. Oilers’ management re-iterates, that at this time, Jesse Puljujarvi will not be going to AHL Bakersfield. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 18, 2019 When Andrej Sekera was set to be re-activated, many assumed the corresponding roster move would be sending Puljujarvi to the AHL. The Condors h

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-02-18

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Oilers trade deadline primer: Focus should be on moves that make life easier for the next GM

With the Oilers' hopes of being a buyer and making the postseason all but dead, the team turns to getting what futures it can.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-02-18

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How To Fix The Edmonton Oilers: The GM

How To Fix The Edmonton Oilers: The GM

Due to a last second trip to Brooklyn to see the boys Saturday (no, seriously, I decided like ten hours before I left), part two of my “How To Fix The Edmonton Oilers” series was delayed until today. On Friday, we opened the series with the overview piece, looking at what the club’s priorities should be moving forward, what the plan should be and what direction they must go. Today, we take a look at some of the top candidates for the GM position and look at who might fit the club best as

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2019-02-18

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Oilers Waive Brandon Manning, Can’t Produce Magic Twice

Oilers Waive Brandon Manning, Can’t Produce Magic Twice

The Edmonton Oilers have taken another step to try and correct a mistake made by Peter Chiarelli while he was general manager of the team. On Monday, the Oilers placed lightning-rod for criticism and rarely-used defenseman Brandon Manning on waivers. The #Oilers have placed defenceman Brandon Manning on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the @Condors. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 18, 2019 Clearly, while the Oilers found a taker for a player like Ryan Spooner (landing

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-02-18

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