SCREAMING TARGETS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-05-27

Over the next five weeks, the Edmonton Oilers are going to be adding forwards. Shooters for the NHL centers, centers for the AHL wingers, and (hopefully) at least three bona fide offensive talents via the draft. That’s the menu, and let’s take them one at a time. SHOOTERS FOR NHL CENTERS Puljujarvi is averaging more shots per game than any U22 AHL forward, and he's the youngest forward in the AHL.

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Vegas Bound?

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-05-27

With the expansion draft looming, there are some names on the list you might not have expected to see. Seven forwards, three defencemen and Cam Talbot. That’s what the Oilers are

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Iiro Pakarinen has to prove he’s an NHL’er all over again

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-05-27

2016-17 Edmonton Oilers: No. 26 RW Iiro Pakarinen If Iiro Pakarinen is going to have an NHL career of any real length, it’s probably going to be because he can fill multiple roles. It seems an obvious truth that there isn’t much separation between a good AHL journeyman and the typical career NHL fourth-liner. A lot...

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #53 Jake Oettinger

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-05-27

Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #53 Jake Oettinger Our first (Spoiler: and only) goalie to get a solo profile is Boston University’s Jake Oettinger, who checks in as the 53rd ranked prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The lower ranking isn’t indicative of his talent level, as Oettinger had an extremely positive draft season...

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-05-27

A classic brawl, celebrating 2 years of Mike Babcock, has the Canucks front office earned the right to rebuild, the Flames never ending arena saga, Tayler Hall happy to see Oilers lose out, free agency, Jordan Eberle, Jan Rutta and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen In the Roundup...

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Memorial Cup struggles indicate it's best to be patient with Ethan Bear

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-05-27

In the 2017 Memorial Cup, Edmonton Oilers prospect Ethan Bear played three games, scored not one point and was -4 goals plus-minus.  Stats don’t always tell the truth about a player, but those numbers are indicative of Bear’s Memorial Cup. Bear struggled to keep his head above water, as did almost everyone on the Seattle Thunderbirds, which lost all three games and was blown out in two of them.  So that’s the bad news on Bear, and we’ll get into a bit more detail belo

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Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Smyth Inducted Into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-05-27

Former Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth was named to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Friday. The former Oilers winger retired from Edmonton three seasons ago, but still played for the senior AAA Stony Brook Eagles. Though a recent blindside hit resulted in a concussion and separated shoulder for the 41-year-old, he’s still on the roster. […] Edmonton Oilers: Ryan

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Nations Network Prospect Profile: #54 – Artyom Minulin

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-05-27

Swift Current Broncos defenceman Artyom Minulin could’ve finished this season a bona fide first round prospect. After joining the Broncos a season ago as a first-round pick in the CHL Import Draft, Minulin flashed high-end vision and backed it up with serious production. He forced himself onto the scouting community’s radar for this year’s draft,...

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Edmonton Oil Kings get first look at future during development camp

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-05-27

The Edmonton Oil Kings’ future will be on display this weekend. The club’s annual development camp, which features on-ice sessions Saturday and Sunday at the Downtown Community Arena, will give the Western Hockey League team a first look at their recent selections from the 2017 bantam draft held earlier this month, and allow them to check on the progress of last year’s draft class. Centre Jake Neighbours, who was selected fourth overall by the Oil Kings this year, will b

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Wheel!

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-05-27

Ethan Bear put the finishing touches on his junior hockey career this week, as his Seattle Thunderbirds were quickly dispatched by impressive eastern clubs. Although it was a difficult way for the WHL Defenseman of the Year (and nominated for CHL version of same) to finish, Bear can look back on an outstanding career and...

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RE 16-17 ZACK KASSIAN: STREET SPIRIT

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-05-26

Some do more living before 30 than the rest of us do in a lifetime. A troubled mind can drive a man insane, but peace and redemption are ample reward for putting an end to a vicious cycle. In our society, we (rightly) embrace redemption stories because they are hard earned and involve a difficult journey. Zack Kassian has come a long way and it’s so good that he is here. (Street Spirit) ZACK KASSIAN 2016-17 5×

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Edmonton Oilers Season in Review: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-05-26

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn’t have the worst season, but there is a call for him to step up. Impact on the Team Nugent-Hopkins was determined to show his worth this season after an injury-filled 2015-16 campaign. In turn, he shifted his focus to building upon a solid defensive game to make him a […] Edmonton Oilers Season in Review: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

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