31 Thoughts podcast: Plans are in place. More details to come.

31 Thoughts podcast: Plans are in place. More details to come.

On a news-heavy episode, Gary Bettman outlines plans for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Draft Lottery, but things remain in flux. Jeff and Elliotte discuss. How does the U.S.-Canada border impact things? Will there be exhibition games? What about expanded rosters and timelines for more information? All of that and more. Audio Credits: Music Outro: Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify. This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Frie

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-05-27

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2019/20 Edmonton Oilers: The Hawks, the Latest on Puljujarvi (New Rumor), and a Chat with Former World Junior Star Tyler Bouck

What a bloody joke this is. The Edmonton Oilers finish HIGHER than the Dallas Stars but have to participate in a “play-in” vs. the Chicago Blackhawks in order to get to the actual playoffs… Why would a team who was 2nd in their division when the regular season ended be required to win FIVE different playoff series in order to win the Stanley Cup? Where’s the integrity of the game there? What’s funniest about this whole situation is that there’s a small possibility that the Oilers co

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2020-05-27

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It appears Oilers don’t have to give Flames third-round pick for James Neal

It appears Oilers don’t have to give Flames third-round pick for James Neal

The playoffs haven’t started for the Edmonton Oilers but maybe they already have a small victory off the ice. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-05-27

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Could Oilers Go From “Shafted” to Unlikely No. 1 Draft Pick Winners?

Could Oilers Go From “Shafted” to Unlikely No. 1 Draft Pick Winners?

Oh how things can change in a matter of 48 hours. A couple of days ago, I argued the Edmonton Oilers were getting shafted based on the proposed format of the 24-team play-in format that would see the NHL finalize the 16 teams able to compete for the 2020 Stanley Cup. The idea that Edmonton had earned their spot in the official playoff picture based on their consistent success over the course of an almost-completed NHL season, but were potentially going to have to play a team like the Chicag

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-05-27

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Just like that, Edmonton Oilers are in with a chance in the Alexis Lafreniere Sweepstakes

Two-staged draft lottery highlights NHL’s Return to Play plan NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman took to the airwaves on Tuesday afternoon to formalize the NHL’s Return to Play strategy, or at least to build a few border fences around some wide-open spaces. While many details such as dates, locations and much more remain to be determined, a general

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-05-26

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It’s official: Oilers in play-in series, Edmonton possible hub city

It’s official: Oilers in play-in series, Edmonton possible hub city

Commissioner Gary Bettman made it official — as official as you can make things at the tail end of a pandemic, anyway — by confirming and outlining the NHL’s 24-team playoff tournament. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-05-26

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Oilers return to play guide: How the NHL’s 24-team format impacts Edmonton

The NHL's return format comes with pros and cons from an Edmonton perspective.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-05-26

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Bettman talks NHL return to play, hub cities, and draft lottery

Bettman talks NHL return to play, hub cities, and draft lottery

This afternoon, NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, spoke about the NHL’s return to play strategy and what the league will look like if it can resume the season later this summer. While there are undoubtedly plenty of questions that will need to be answered in due time, Bettman spoke a little bit about what’s to come for the NHL as the league pushes towards getting back on the ice. Over the weekend, the NHLPA voted to approve the 24-team format proposed by the Return to Play committee, which i

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-26

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It doesn’t look like the Oilers will have to give the Flames their third-round pick in 2020

It doesn’t look like the Oilers will have to give the Flames their third-round pick in 2020

It looks like the trade is officially one for one. Last summer, when the Oilers and Flames swapped Milan Lucic for James Neal, there was a condition attached that stipulated that Edmonton would give Calgary a third-round pick in 2020 in Neal scored 21 goals and Lucic scored 10 or fewer goals than Neal in the 2019-20 season. Well, according to Gary Bettman in his press release about the NHL’s return-to-play plan on Tuesday, the 2019-20 regular season has officially come to a close. Neal, who

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-26

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"Let's get these leagues moving": Twitter reacts to Gary Bettman's plan for NHL playoffs

Update: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league will open up training camps in early July, with a 24-team playoff to follow. The Edmonton Oilers will play the Chicago Blackhawks in the qualifying round of the playoffs. “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, which is great for everybody,” Bettman said on Sportsnet.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-05-26

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