Lowetide: Why Dave Tippett’s training camp with Oilers will be so compelling

As we get closer to this year's training camp, it's worth looking at how Tippett has handled training camp and preseason.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-11-19

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Weekly Rumours – Money, Money, Money

Weekly Rumours – Money, Money, Money

As the NHL and NHLPA continue to try and hash out a plan for the upcoming season, money has become a big part of the conversation. That should surprise absolutely no one considering the current financial situation and the fact that the majority of the teams in the league won’t be able to sell tickets to fans for most of the season. As soon as money becomes a story, I get a little worried and I suspect I’m not the only hockey fan who feels that way. If anything can derail the 2020/21 season

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-19

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(11/19/2020) BLH Trade Rumors and NHL Speculation feat. Matthews, Getzlaf, Middlestadt, Vaakanainen, and More!

Speculating from an Edmonton Oilers fan’s perspective, BLH comments on the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation featuring players such as Auston Matthews, Ryan Getzlaf, Casey Middlestadt, Urho Vaakanainen, and more! Click the pic and find the NHL94 player from your team!The News and Rumors Chad DeDominicis (Die By the Blade): “It’s probably just due diligence on remaining free agents so don’t go crazy with this but if you want some player movement to kick around Duclair is a name

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2020-11-19

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What's your favourite Oilers jersey of all time?

Another off-season (hardly a typical one, mind you), another alternate jersey. Whenever the 2020-21 National Hockey League season begins, the Edmonton Oilers will have another uniform in their stalls: A ‘Reverse Retro’ fourth jersey

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-11-19

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Shane Wright hoping to join hockey royalty by making Canada's world junior team at 16

Shane Wright hoping to join hockey royalty by making Canada's world junior team at 16

Shane Wright is well aware of the names to come before him. Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are among the 16 year olds to suit up for Canada at the world junior hockey championship. Wright is going to do everything in his power to join that list.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2020-11-18

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21 Questions: Can Alex Ovechkin break Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record?

21 Questions: Can Alex Ovechkin break Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record?

Welcome to 21 Questions, an off-season series in which we look at some interesting Oilers- and NHL-related questions heading into the 2021 season.  Wayne Gretzky has arguably the most impressive trophy case in all of professional sports. Four Stanley Cups, a couple of Conn Smythe Trophies, nine Hart Trophies, 10 Art Ross Trophies, and a laundry list of NHL records that appear to be unbreakable, like most points in a career, most goals and points in a single season, most consecutive scoring ti

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-18

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NHL Should Listen to Theo Epstein

NHL Should Listen to Theo Epstein

In 2002, Theo Epstein became the youngest GM in Major League Baseball history when the Boston Red Sox hired him at 28 years of age. He won two World Series with the Red Sox, before stepping down to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs in October of 2011. The Cubbies won a championship in 2016. Epstein knew how to building winning baseball teams. The Red Sox and Cubs ended 85 and 107-year championship droughts respectively under his guidance. He built winners, and was

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-18

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Oilers News & Rumors: Nugent-Hopkins, Puljujarvi, Holloway, More

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, there is talk about what a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins extension might look like, news about Dylan Holloway making the World Juniors team and where Jesse Puljujarvi might slot in to start the season. Finally, why is the Oilers third pair on defense so expensive and the Oilers organization […] The post Oilers News & Rumors: Nugent-Hopkins, Puljujarvi, Holloway, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.        

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-18

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Edmonton Oilers Talk: Five Trade Proposals and Some 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Chat

Happy Hump Day! I’m literally scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas on what to talk about so I thought that we could look at some HF boards trade proposals and then finish things off with some 2021 NHL draft prospect talk. Mad Props! From user “bmoc”: To Ana: P. Laine To Wpg: A. Henrique or R. Rakell J. Manson S. Steel or M. Jones 2nd round pick My take: I don’t have a huge problem with the number of players being sent to Winnipeg. If I’m the Jets, I’m taking Rikard Rakell ove

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2020-11-18

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The 2020 Copper And Blue Top 25 Under 25: #24 Aapelli Rasanen

The 2020 Copper And Blue Top 25 Under 25: #24 Aapelli Rasanen

Getty ImagesThe Finnish forward is able to find a spot on this year’s list The 2016 NHL draft remains a point of contention among Oiler fans. The team saw Jesse Puljujarvi slip to them, a player many pegged as a slam-dunk top-three player, only to watch him fail to make an meaningful impact some four years later. Yet, that is a discussion for another day but the player I’m covering in today’s article shares two similarities: They were drafted by the Oilers in 2016 and they are Finnish. L

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-11-18

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