Lowetide: How close to NHL-ready is Oilers prospect Dmitri Samorukov?

The defenceman's performance in the KHL suggests that he has progressed significantly. Enough to join the Oilers for opening night?

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-06-12

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Should the Oilers go with Cossa or Stankoven at the 2021 NHL Draft?

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 WHAT NEXT FOR THE AVALANCHE? THE DENVER POST: Mark Kiszla believes Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic needs to build a tougher roster and replace Bednar as head coach, citing the latter’s inabi

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-06-12

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5 Things – Part Two: Bring Back Nuge and Larsson

We are all fully expecting the Oilers to be very active this offseason. They have some holes that need to be filled, pending free agents that need to be re-signed, and bad contracts that need to be dealt with. There’s a lot to get done and there’s been a lot of debate around Oilersnation about what Oilers GM Ken Holland should and shouldn’t do. That’s why I’ve decided to take my offseason wish list for the Edmonton Oilers and break it into five steps. You’ll see each idea get its ow

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-12

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Two ways Tyson Barrie can help the Oilers even if he never plays another game in Edmonton

2021 Edmonton Oilers in review Tyson Barrie As a one-year experiment, it seemed like  Tyson Barrie and the Edmonton Oilers were a perfect match. Barrie

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-06-12

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2021 Command Performance: Mike Smith

2021 Command Performance:  Mike Smith

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty ImagesAlmost everyone had doubts about Mike Smith putting up a respectable season in 2021. Turns out, he did that and quite a bit more. I was fairly certain that Ken Holland was going to go to market for a goaltender this past offseason. Really, really sure. Iwould have bet you that Holland would have gotten someone, anyone not named Mike Smith. Maybe he’d return with an old friend like Laurent Brossoit, or even something more of an economy model like

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2021-06-12

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Would John Gibson Want to Play in Edmonton? Maybe According to One Oilers Insider

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 The Daily Goal Horn Buffalo Sabres trying to create a trade market for Jack Eichel Elliotte Friedman was on The Instigators on WGR550 in Buffalo today and discussed Jack Eichel. “How many teams have you heard of

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-06-11

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 143 – Devin Shore Was a Lot of Arguing This Week

The weekend is almost here and that means we’re back with a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio to make sense of everything that’s happened here in Edmonton and around the NHL over the last seven days. On this week’s show, we’re looking at cheering for Canada’s team, and a whole lot more. Kicking off today’s episode, we jumped in with a look at the final four in the NHL playoffs and gave our takes on who we think would be the ideal Stanley Cup Final. Vegas vs Tampa? Can Montrea

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-11

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Oilers Blueline Compared To Four Finalists

There are various ways to build a Cup contending team. There is no master blueprint that every team has to follow, but there are certain aspects that seem to show up on most Cup contenders and winners. Vegas head coach Peter Deboer explained the challenges of the playoffs quite well. “There’s not one standard way to win, the one consistent is that it’s very hard, and margins are razor thin. Intangibles are really important. You’ve got to get a belief, you’ve got to get on a roll, you

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-11

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Was Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett snubbed

The NHL announced the three finalists for the Jack Adams award this year with Rod Brind’Amour, Dean Evanson, and Joel Quenneville getting the top three nods. But did members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, who submit ballot votes for the award, miss out on another name in Oilers head coach Dave Tippett? This year, he led the Oilers to a 35-19-2 record that secured them second place in the North Division and 11th overall. The Oilers posted a .643 win percentage this season, a signific

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-11

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Which Team is a Better Fit for Nugent-Hopkins, Boston or San Jose?

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 WHAT NEXT FOR THE BRUINS? ESPN.COM: Emily Kaplan reports the Boston Bruins must decide on the futures of goaltender Tuukka Rask and center David Krejci. Rask is a polarizing figure among Brui

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-06-11

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NHL Rumors: Bruins, Avalanche, Sabres, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Tuukka Rask revealed that he played the entire season injured and will undergo offseason surgery. Will he return? If so, when? Also in Boston, what…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-06-11

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Devin Shore Returns: What Now For Oilers Bottom-Six?

Devin Shore Returns: What Now For Oilers Bottom-Six?

The Edmonton Oilers re-signed pending RFA F Devin Shore to a two-year contract extension with an annual value of $850,000 on Wednesday afternoon. With that first bit of business taken care of, the bottom-six forward group for the 2021-22 Oilers has begun to take shape. The 2020-21 group, to put it nicely, was not good enough. The Oilers struggled to score at five-on-five when their bottom-six was on the ice. They were routinely outshot, out-chanced and outscored when their depth players allowed

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-06-11

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