Just 12 More Days Until The 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

Just 12 More Days Until The 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

Here come the Oilers. It’s that time of year again. Time for our Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, and Grey Cup wrapped up all into one. You know what I’m talking about. It’s time for the NHL Entry Draft Lottery. It’s coming up sooner than you think. April 28th is less than two weeks away, and you’ll need to be prepared for the eventual Oilers victory when the lotto balls pop up just right. With Edmonton making an unlikely playoff run last season, it was easy to forget about the draft

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-16

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Draft and Fallow

At the media avail last week, Peter Chiarelli told the gathered throng he was open to trading the first-round pick (unless Edmonton wins a lottery). What’s the value of that pick? Why would Edmonton contemplate such a thing? I believe the answers are “bigly” and “if a potential impact forward isn’t there at No. 9 they’re trading down or out” at this time. THE ATHLETIC! Great offer! Includes a free 7-day trial so you can try The Athletic on for size free and see if they enjoy the

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-16

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Monday Morning Hot Links: Nurse Contract

Monday Morning Hot Links: Nurse Contract

Good morning everyone, let’s get to her. I went over what Darnell Nurse’s contract should look like. (Copper&Blue) Black Dog Pat says that keeping Chiarelli is a lap in the face to Oiler fans. Now, I know I do a similar thing, but does anyone else find it kind of annoying that his articles are half unrelated content? Maybe I’m just having a point of self-awareness here. (The Athletic) The Oilers signed Ty Rattie to a nice deal, I hope it works out. (Edmonton Journal) That’s all

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-16

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Monday Mailbag – Chiarelli’s summer to-do list

Nation compatriots, it’s that time of the week where we all gather round cross-legged on the floor and learn a little something about hockey and about life. As always, I’ve passed along your Oilers-related questions (sometimes not) to our panel of wise men and waited for them send nuggets of brilliance back my way. It was a busy week in Oilers land so this edition of the mailbag could get spicy. If you have a question for the mailbag, you can email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-16

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Edmonton Oilers' top affiliate Bakersfield Condors wind up another underwhelming season

Edmonton Oilers' top affiliate Bakersfield Condors wind up another underwhelming season

What’s the value of a productive farm system? A modern fan of the Edmonton Oilers could be forgiven a terse answer like “I have no idea” or “I can’t recall”, but it actually isn’t all that long since the NHL club had enjoyed a steady pipeline of emerging talent. No better example than the 2005-06 version of the Oilers that came within a single game of winning the Stanley Cup. Among the playoff regulars who had played at least 25 games on Edmonton’s AHL affiliate (Hamilton Bulldo

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-16

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An Early Look At The 2018-19 Oilers

An Early Look At The 2018-19 Oilers

Tomorrow afternoon I’ll begin my annual look at potential free agent and trade options for the Oilers with my “Off-Season Targets” series. Before we get into that, we have two questions that need to be asked for GM Peter Chiarelli. First, what is Chiarelli’s off-season shopping list look like? We answered that last week here. The other question? As things currently stand, is what does the Edmonton Oilers depth chart look like? This evening we will do our best to take a look at that. The

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-15

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Oilers Prospect Update: Early chemistry, late in the AHL

The Wichita Thunder are off to the playoffs and in pursuit of the Kelly Cup and that begins tonight. GAME DAY! Game 1 of the #KellyCupPlayoffs is here. Join us at 4:05 p.m. as we host the @coloradoeagleshockey. Tickets are still available. Buy Tickets Here: https://t.co/XWevU0Nszd https://t.co/Zh2nvdDO0T pic.twitter.com/gEUR3ZNzl4 — X – Wichita Thunder (@Wichita_Thunder) April 15, 2018 While the ECHL team lives on, the Condors have finished up. With all the call-ups, signings and moves,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-15

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Could Ty Rattie Be A Value Contract?

Could Ty Rattie Be A Value Contract?

The Oilers are in desperate need for some value contracts in 2018/19 and they may have just signed one with Ty Rattie. According to cap friendly the deal is a one way, one year contract with a cap hit of $800k. In my post last week assessing the Oilers cap situation going into next season […]

Source: OilerHockey
Date: 2018-04-15

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Oilers Re-Sign Ty Rattie to One-Year Deal

Oilers Re-Sign Ty Rattie to One-Year Deal

As reported by the Edmonton Oilers official twitter page, the team has signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year deal next season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman followed up that the deal comes with an $800,000 cap hit. Rattie had nine points in 15 games after being recalled by the Oilers. He finished the year on Edmonton’s top line with Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The deal officially avoids the prospect of the 25-year-old testing the market as he would’ve been an unrestricted fre

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-15

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Ty Rattie Back In Edmonton

Ty Rattie Back In Edmonton

Now that Peter Chiarelli is firmly in control of the Edmonton Oilers moving forward, it’s time for him to put his plan into action. On Saturday night, he finalized his first move of the off-season. The Oilers re-signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year contract worth a reported $800,000. The deal is a one-way contract, so it’s a pretty big win for Rattie. He’ll get paid the full salary regardless of if he’s playing in the NHL or the AHL. For the Oilers, it’s a win too. If Rattie does en

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-15

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