The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 23 – Dennis King

Joined by Dennis King (@DKingBH) to talk Oilers, the trade deadline and the direction the club appears to be heading with Ken Holland as general manager. We looked at the current roster construction, where the deficiencies have been, and what we’re expecting to happen this coming off-season. We also looked at the North division, how the Oilers compare with the Leafs, Canadiens and Jets and how things could shake out in the playoffs. Pretty packed show with lots of great insight from D

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2021-04-14

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31 Thoughts: Why Taylor Hall may be more than a rental for Bruins

31 Thoughts: Why Taylor Hall may be more than a rental for Bruins

• Will Hall stick in Boston long term? • Jets considered at least one big deadline deal • Maple Leafs go all in Taylor Hall confirmed a lot of things on Tuesday. Foremost is the fact he wanted to be a Boston Bruin. During his first foray into unrestricted free agency, Hall flirted with Boston. The Bruins were interested, but told him they’d have to make moves before they could commit to him. Hall wasn’t comfortable with the idea of waiting, and wanted to lock in his next NHL home. So

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-04-14

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Edmonton Oilers: Breaking down their one and only trade

As I suspected here, the Edmonton Oilers were pretty quiet at the deadline, with only 1 deal made. Surprisingly, it wasn’t for Luke Glendening, who stayed put in Detroit. Here’s what it was: To Edmonton Oilers: Left D Dmitry Kulikov To New Jersey Devils: 2022 conditional 4th round pick (the condition being the pick is […] Edmonton Oilers: Breaking down their one and only trade - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2021-04-13

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OILERS NOTES: Evan Bouchard getting farther down defence depth ladder

When Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland traded for another defenceman Dmitry Kulikov Monday, it’s unlikely best prospect Evan Bouchard was pumped, even if Bouchard is a team player because that’s what hockey’s all about. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-04-13

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Far different trade deadline vibe for Edmonton Oilers this year from 2020

At the 2020 trade deadline, the Edmonton Oiler players were hanging around a hotel in Anaheim, the team in buyer/seller mode with the adds of defenceman Mike Green and wingers Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Ennis for four draft picks and the surprising subtraction of crestfallen Sam Gagner who was on the phone to his wife Rachel to say “guess what, I’m going to Detroit.” Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-04-13

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(4/13/21) BLH’s NHL Trade Deadline Fallout: The Reason the Capitals Dealt Vrana

BLH provides you with the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation featuring Taylor Hall (BOS), Anthony Mantha (WAS), Ryan Getzlaf (ANA), and more! Could Tyson Barrie be trade bait for the Oilers? Read about that here. This is not the kind of news Edmonton Oilers fans will like. *NEW* What’s the plan for Edmonton’s defense after this season? Check that out here! *NEW* Are the Edmonton Oilers poised to make a tough trade before next year? Maybe… Click the pic and find the NHL94 player from

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-04-13

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Dmitry Kulikov Adds Depth To Inexperienced Left Defense

Dmitry Kulikov Adds Depth To Inexperienced Left Defense

The Edmonton Oilers knew back in the fall that defenseman Oscar Klefbom would miss the entire 2021-22 NHL season due to injury. The bet GM Ken Holland made was that young defender Caleb Jones would be able to jump up and handle a top-four role behind Darnell Nurse. It was a decent bet, but in the mind of the Oilers it hasn’t panned out. Ditto for William Lagesson, who emerged and played with Adam Larsson for a stretch before cooling off in recent weeks. The lack of a steady, veteran defensema

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-04-13

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Trade deadline fallout: Kulikov should upgrade Oilers' back end, but issues at forward remain

Much wailing and gnashing of teeth around Oil Country and elsewhere about what the Edmonton Oilers  didn’t do at yesterday’s trade deadline, which resulted in many pundits labelling the club a “loser”

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-04-13

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Depth Scoring Isn’t Issue In Edmonton

Which one do you read or hear about more? The Oilers lack depth scoring. Edmonton relies on two players too much. I suspect you’ve heard or read those comments or some similar facsimiles often in recent years. It was valid in 2019 and 2020 when the OIlers were 23rd and 20th in 5×5 goals for, but it is not accurate this season. The Oilers are seventh in the NHL in goals for at 5×5 with 87. Here are the six teams ahead of them: Washington (104), Colorado (99), Toronto (96), Vegas (93), New Y

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-13

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Oilers’ Larsson fully supports McDavid’s comments about NHL’s poor scheduling

Oilers’ Larsson fully supports McDavid’s comments about NHL’s poor scheduling

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-04-13

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Edmonton Oil Kings missing out on another potential Memorial Cup run

Never mind memorable. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-04-13

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Oilers’ Dmitry Kulikov: 4 Things To Know About Edmonton’s Newest Defenceman

Before Monday’s trade deadline passed, Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland added some depth and experience to his team’s blueline, acquiring 30-year-old defenceman Dmitry Kulikov from the New Jersey Devils.…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-04-13

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