THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

And with that, the summer’s business was complete, freeing us to argue over lines, pairings and where they’re going to fly Nuge’s horses. Being an Oilers fan means never having to watch anyone play for the home team for an entire career. Before we proceed, let’s review the summer list and the solutions arrived. (Cover photo by Rob Ferguson). PETER CHIARELLI’S SUMMER LIST Finalize long term deal for Connor McDavid. This is JOB ONE.

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-08-17

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Understanding the Draisaitl Deal

Wednesday, for most Edmonton Oilers fans, was a good day. As was announced mid-afternoon, the Oilers signed Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year extension worth $68 million. It was a deal that will keep one of the team’s premier forwards in the fold for the long term and it represents the second time this summer that a potentially elite player showed a desire to sta

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-08-17

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Thursday Morning Hot Link: Draisaitl Edition

These are the hotlinks today. It seems like a bit of a sham but there are 8730823 articles about Leon Draisaitl today and more to come. Every link on here is about Draisaitl’s new deal. Mark Spector thinks that this is a fair price to pa

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-08-17

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Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract 2017 sticks with what works

There are few things in life more anxiety-riddling than joining a conversation mid-stream and feeling utterly, completely lost. The rise of the first wave of hockey analytics writers occurred as I was going through high school and university, and by the time I turned my attention away from other pursuits and onto figuring out what...

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Date: 2017-08-17

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The Cult of Hockey: Signings of Draisaitl, McDavid signal second coming of Edmonton Oilers dynasty

The Edmonton Oilers absolutely hit the jackpot when they won the lottery and selected Connor McDavid #1 overall in the 2015 draft. But hockey history teaches us that it always takes two to tango, in the long, difficult dance to hoist the Stanley Cup. As talented as McDavid surely is, he can’t do it all himself. He will need a “Number Two”, to borrow a Star Trek term. And so it was, when on August 16th 2017, the Oilers announced the 8-year, 68-million dollar contract exten

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-08-17

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Edmonton Oilers May Be Considering More Pieces, Per Chiarelli

The Edmonton Oilers checked a major item off their to-do list Wednesday, locking up Leon Draisaitl for eight more years. Though they have no more outstanding business to take care of, the Oilers’ offseason isn’t over yet. General Manager Peter Chiarelli told Oilers.com Wednesday that in the coming weeks, the team may consider picking up more […] Edmonton Oilers Ma

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-08-17

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How Draisaitl, McDavid deals present ‘challenge’ to Oilers

Edmonton Oilers fans got some good news on Wednesday when the team announced the signing of Leon Draisaitl to an

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-08-17

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Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl: ‘I think we really do have something special’

Leon Draisaitl signed an eight-year, $68-million deal to remain with the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday, a deal that will keep him and reigning Hart Trophy winner

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-08-17

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Cap comparables: How does Leon Draisaitl’s new cap hit stack up to peers?

The top two priorities for the Edmonton Oilers this off-season were to 1) lock up Connor McDavid to a long-term extension and 2) do the same with Leon Draisaitl. Peter Chiarelli complet

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-08-16

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RE 17-18 DARNELL NURSE: CONGREGATION

Darnell Nurse is a somewhat unique talent on the Edmonton Oilers roster. He brings size, speed and the ability to transport the puck out of the defensive zone, plus a physical edge that borders on 1970’s mean (1970’s mean being good). I’m waiting to see him take that next step, while those who study early results for successful top 4D suggest we should have seen more progress by now. Is Darnell Nurse going to be a third pairing defender for his entire career, or is there something more

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-08-16

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Top 25 Under 25: #8 - Darnell Nurse

Burly defenceman clocks in at #8 in our Top 25 Under 25 I don’t often get to use the word ‘burly’, but today was an exception. Let’s see how the big board had him. Shona Corey

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-08-16

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City of Champions again tonight?

I know people have tickets to Metallica. I know the Oilers fan base is spread across the world. I doubly, triply know this is baseball, and that this is a hockey blog. To those people, I apologize. You’re missing out tonight. Tonight another City of Champions team is playing in a Championship game. Starting tonight at...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-08-16

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