Does Ken Holland need to a major shake-up in his pro scouting department?

The Edmonton Oilers moved on from their last chief pro scout, Duane Sutter, after a run of weak signings and trades, but it’s hard to argue that things have improved much with Archie Henderson as Ken Holland’s right-hand man. There’s been some major misses with Henderson as the Director of Pro Scouting in Edmonton. The team is coming upon another crucial summer, one with money to spend on pro players from other teams.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-06-17

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Ken Holland’s Best Bets

Ken Holland’s Best Bets

In Ken Holland’s time with the Oilers, what has been his best contract offered? | Photo by Michael Bobroff/NHLI via Getty ImagesAs far as contracts go, what’s been Ken Holland’s best one since joining the Oilers? As free agency approaches, we’ll be focusing quite a bit more on GM Ken Holland and his previous work. He’s got a big summer ahead of him, and he’ll be asked to help shape the roster for the 2021-22 season, one that we can only hope the Oilers will be going all in. After

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2021-06-17

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Are the Oilers Contemplating Signing TWO High-Priced Left-Wingers This Offseason?

Coming from an Edmonton Oilers point of view, BLH provides you with the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation from all of the internet’s best sites including Spector’s Hockey, The Fourth Period, NHL Trade Talk, The Hockey Writers, Sportsnet, The Athletic, TSN and more! From Spector’s Hockey LATEST EICHEL SPECULATION THE BUFFALO NEWS: In a recent mailbag segment, Lance Lysowski predicted the Sabres will grant permission for interested clubs to speak to Eichel. That will be necessary b

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-06-16

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Offseason Options: Could Casey Cizikas help the Oilers?

In the next in my series of offseason acquisition options, I’ll be looking into the possible merits of the Oilers pursuing C Casey Cizikas of the New York Islanders. What has he done recently? As of writing this, Cizikas is in the final phase of his season with the Isles as they try to push […] Offseason Options: Could Casey Cizikas help the Oilers? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2021-06-16

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Is Jake DeBrusk Up For Trade, And Should The Oilers Pursue Him?

Is Jake DeBrusk Up For Trade, And Should The Oilers Pursue Him?

The Edmonton Oilers are going to market this summer with real cap space, the first time that has occurred in the Ken Holland era. The expectation is that Holland will use that money to improve a team that has been to the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. The team needs at least one top-six forward, potentially two should Ryan Nugent-Hopkins walk in free agency. They also ideally need a right-shot center for the bottom-six, a winger for the bottom-six, a goalie to play with Mike Smith an

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-06-16

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Thoughts on the expansion draft and who the Oilers should protect

The expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken is set for just over a month from now, on July 21. As the NHL always does, they’ve bungled things a bit in their communication. They initially said they were going to use the same rules as the Vegas expansion draft, but with the shortened season you got […] Thoughts on the expansion draft and who the Oilers should protect - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2021-06-16

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WWYDW: How high would you go on RNH’s contract?

In this week’s 31 Thoughts column, Elliotte Friedman had a very brief note about where the Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are at in terms of contract negotiations… 17. Edmonton and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are grinding to find common ground. There obviously isn’t much said here, but Friedman’s note does indicate that both sides are working hard to figure out a new deal that would keep the Oilers’ longest-tenured player in Edmonton. Back in mid-March, Ryan Rishaug of TSN reported that the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-16

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Hot Links: Wednesday, June 16th 2021

Hot Links:  Wednesday, June 16th 2021

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesLightning even it up against Islanders, Habs and Golden Knights go at it tonight Good morning, I hope you’re well. What happened yesterday? Adam Pelech runs Brayden Point into Semyon Varlamov… pic.twitter.com/7GUMuq2fZO— World Hockey Report (@worldhockeyrpt) June 16, 2021 You are lying if you didn’t have shades of 2006 flash before your eyes when seeing this. Let’s recap the day. OILERS Calling On Dougie Hamilton: (SB Nation / Copper and

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2021-06-16

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Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: NHL Playoffs, Matthews in the Bieber Shadow, and the Edmonton Elks

Happy Wednesday, everybody, and welcome to another chapter of your ol’ pal Baggedmilk’s adventures in local radio. As I do every week, I jumped on the air with the boys on The Locker Room for a quick segment to talk about the Oilers while also offering my takes on anything else that’s going on in the world. Jumping into this week’s segment, we got started with a look at the NHL playoffs and specifically how the Habs look to be hugely overmatched against the Vegas Golden Knights. In fac

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-16

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Pronman, Blumel and the Nuge

Pronman, Blumel and the Nuge

On the day he was drafted, I was encouraged by Matej Blumel but had some concerns: “He’s an interesting pick, but a little shy of being an inspired one. He’s a shooter, works hard and has some range of abilities. I’m unsure that his offense is special and that will be the thing we track with Blumel.” Blumel belonged to that group of players who are almost Saturday night, meaning talent is there, and there’s no question about draft worthiness, but things need to break right. I

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2021-06-16

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NHL Rumors: Hamilton, Kraken, Avalanche, Flyers, Panthers, Devils, Oilers, Blues and More

NHL Rumors: Hamilton, Kraken, Avalanche, Flyers, Panthers, Devils, Oilers, Blues and More

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Contract talks between the Carolina Hurricanes and Dougie Hamilton broke off during the season and he now has permission to talk to other teams. There will be lots of interest. Would have thought the Philadelphia Flyers would be targeting Hamilton but they may be looking elsewhere. The Seattle Kraken makes sense. The Kraken have a window before the expansion draft where they can talk to pending free agents. Rod Brind’Amour and the Carolina Hurricanes have a ver

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2021-06-16

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Are the Oilers Dunn with Kulikov Already?

Coming from an Edmonton Oilers point of view, BLH provides you with the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation from all of the internet’s best sites including Spector’s Hockey, The Fourth Period, NHL Trade Talk, The Hockey Writers, Sportsnet, The Athletic, TSN and more! From Sportsnet Here are a few rumors from Elliotte Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts, 9. I did ask around to see if the Sabres gave anyone permission to talk to Jack Eichel, but don’t believe that’s the case. Every

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-06-16

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