Player grades, Games 51-60: Edmonton Oilers are a one-man team, you say? Not so fast!

Player grades, Games 51-60: Edmonton Oilers are a one-man team, you say? Not so fast!

If there's one reputation the Edmonton Oilers have had a hard time shaking, it's that the team's fortunes start and end in the high-scoring hands of scoring ace Connor McDavid. With good reason, of course: the whiz kid has done nothing but produce points on a consistent basis since entering the NHL in the fall of 2015. And yet his club has lost the plot time and again, missing the playoffs in three of his first four seasons. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-02-21

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Why cap issues mean McDavid’s return could be Oilers’ only pre-deadline move

The Oilers roster will likely be improved by players coming back from injuries and a suspension more than any one trade.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-02-21

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Darnell Nurse Catching Unfair Criticism in Edmonton

Darnell Nurse Catching Unfair Criticism in Edmonton

That Darnell Nurse needs defending after a game in which an injury-depleted Edmonton Oilers team walked away with a point against the best team in the NHL seems insane, yet here we are. In a game few expected the Oilers to win, Edmonton took the Boston Bruins to overtime, losing the game but still earning a much-needed point in a tight Pacific Conference race. Edmonton maintained pace after the Vancouver Canucks were also only able to salvage a single point, and the Oilers still sit atop th

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-02-21

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Salary cap leaves Edmonton Oilers with little wiggle room ahead of NHL trade deadline

Salary cap leaves Edmonton Oilers with little wiggle room ahead of NHL trade deadline

The biggest hurdle for Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland if he wants to improve his team's lot in life with the trade deadline four days away is his squeezed cap space, which may be a shade more than $500,000 at deadline time Monday. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-02-21

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Watch: Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland comments days before NHL trade deadline

Watch: Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland comments days before NHL trade deadline

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland held a media availability prior to team practice in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, just days before the NHL trade deadline. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-02-21

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Edmonton Oilers opening eyes around the NHL

Edmonton Oilers opening eyes around the NHL

It isn’t normal that a first place team gets to add Connor McDavid to its roster, for nothing, at the trade deadline. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-02-20

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McDavid’s return puts Ken Holland under spotlight before deadline

McDavid’s return puts Ken Holland under spotlight before deadline

EDMONTON — The eyes averted from the general manager for a moment or two Thursday, when Connor McDavid executed the rare hockey “two-a-day,” skating alone at 9 a.m. and then again with the team at noon. McDavid would not rule out playing Friday night against Minnesota — “You’ll have to ask the doctors about (a return date). We’re taking it day by day.” — and will be leaving with the team on Saturday for a three-game trip that opens Sunday in Los Angeles. We’re betting he pla

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-02-20

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Weekly Rumours: More questions than answers

Weekly Rumours: More questions than answers

The last rumours blog before the trade deadline! Things are really heating up and some Pacific Division General Managers have been very busy as of late. Kings GM Rob Blake seemingly ready to sell anything with the ability to skate and a pair of rival GM’s have taken advantage. Jim Benning went out and made a big splash, acquiring Tyler Toffoli to cover for the injured Brock Boeser. Most recently, the Vegas Golden Knights scooped defenseman Alec Martinez to solidify their blueline. Ken Holland

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-02-20

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McDavid working on coming back, but won’t rush his return

McDavid working on coming back, but won’t rush his return

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-02-20

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2 Guys and a Goalie pres. by Odds Shark Ep. 40- “It Has Girth”

2 Guys and a Goalie pres. by Odds Shark Ep. 40- “It Has Girth”

Welcome to “2 Guys and a Goalie,” starring Dustin Nielson, Joaquin Gage, and Matt Kassian and presented by Odds Shark, Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, and Sport Clips Haircuts. The show focuses on stories, notes, transactions, and everything else happening all around the NHL and the world of hockey. It’s the last episode before the NHL trade deadline, and Handsome Tom Gazzola is in to fill in for Kass. They hit all seven Canadian teams ahead of the deadline. They discuss whether Ken Holland

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-02-20

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