NHL Rumors: Lucic, Duchene, Senators, More

NHL Rumors: Lucic, Duchene, Senators, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are some questions surrounding Milan Lucic’s mysterious injury, Matt Duchene is loving the experience in Columbus and is rethinking a future he thought he had all planned out and the Ottawa Senators are talking to two pending free agents and it looks like things are going well in that regard. Milan Lucic in Breach of Contract? Ryan Rishaug of TSN was on TSN1260 Monday and when speaking with host Jason Gregor said that for all the uncertainty surrou

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-04-16

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Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds

Glen Sather was a man for his time. I don’t think any one individual today could handle all of the work, motivate by intimidation, suppress salaries and fleece Lou Nanne like Slats did a lifetime ago. Assuming the Oilers find a general manager who can judge talent like Sather, where will he start and what will he send away? It’s a fascinating conversation. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspecti

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-04-16

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The Milan Lucic saga rolls into Year 4 for Oilers with no easy answers

How quickly is Lucic fading as a player? Let's have a look.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-04-16

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Minnesota Wild: Pontus Aberg’s Roller Coaster Season

Minnesota Wild: Pontus Aberg’s Roller Coaster Season

Why does Pontus Aberg seem incapable of sticking with an organization? Originally drafted by the Nashville Predators at 37th overall in 2012, Aberg’s career has been a whirlwind since 2018. At the 2018 trade deadline Pontus Aberg was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Mark Letestu. In 16 games with Edmonton he registered 8 points. At the start of the 2018-2019 season, he was put on waiver and claimed by the Anaheim Ducks. After posting some decent numbers with the Ducks (19 points in 37 games)

Source: Puck77
Date: 2019-04-16

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The Nuge Abides

Nobody on the Oilers has been through what Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been through. There is a reason everyone loves The Nuge, he’s a survivor. As the longest-serving player in the most dysfunctional franchise in the league Nugent-Hopkins has seen some serious shit over the first eight years of his NHL career. This guy is at a point now where he could request a trade and 95 percent of Oilers fans would be ok with the team granting his wish a setting him free, but he won’t. The former first ov

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-04-16

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Oil Spills: Oilers need to set hire sights higher

Oil Spills: Oilers need to set hire sights higher

Hockey beat writer Rob Tychkowski explains why the Edmonton Oilers should really start the process of hiring a new general manager by putting in place a new president of hockey operations first.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-04-16

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Why are the Calgary Flames so far ahead of the Edmonton Oilers?

Why are the Calgary Flames so far ahead of the Edmonton Oilers?

It was 2013-14 and the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames were both in a terrible place. The Oilers had missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season since losing Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup final. The Flames had missed the playoffs five years in a row and hadn’t won a playoff series since losing in Game 7 of the Cup final in 2004. Fast-forward five years later and the Flames are first in the Western Conference with 107 points and are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Their city is

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-16

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Four things the Edmonton Oilers prospects must do to conquer the AHL playoffs

Four things the Edmonton Oilers prospects must do to conquer the AHL playoffs

The shame of the Edmonton Oilers’ season has led to heads rolling, with more to come, but there is one bright spot, the possibility that the teams top prospects might  conquer the American Hockey League in the coming Calder Cup playoffs. The Condors had the third best winning percentage in the AHL regular season, 0.654. Their +60 goal goal differential was behind only Syracuse, +77, and Charlotte, +66. They’re both in the Eastern Conference. The next best team in the West, the Wolves of Ch

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-04-16

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JONES: Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer left cushy NHL assistant gig to take over unknown junior crew

JONES: Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer left cushy NHL assistant gig to take over unknown junior crew

When he took the job, it looked like Brad Lauer had left a team that was likely to win a Stanley Cup ring this spring for one that was going to be out of the playoffs. For the past three years, he’d been an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning, including last year’s 113-point season. Last summer, Lauer signed on as head coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings team that had finished dead last in the WHL’s 22-team overall standings the previous season. Lauer led Edmonton to an surprise firs

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-16

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Edmonton Oil Kings up for the challenge against Prince Albert Raiders

Edmonton Oil Kings up for the challenge against Prince Albert Raiders

The Edmonton Oil Kings are well aware of the challenge in front of them in the form of the Prince Albert Raiders. One of the top-ranked teams in the CHL for the duration of the Western Hockey League regular season, the Raiders were the clear favourites to win the league and contend for the Memorial Cup when the playoffs commenced. Yet, the Oil Kings, who have made an incredible turnaround this season after finishing last in the league standings a year ago, are ready to put up a good fight again

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-04-16

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