Lowetide: Oilers coach Dave Tippett’s track record in developing young players

A coach is only as good as the players on his bench, but Tippett has had a lot of success developing young talent over the years.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-05-30

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Rangers place former 'exceptional status' player Sean Day on waivers

Rangers place former 'exceptional status' player Sean Day on waivers

The New York Rangers placed defenseman Sean Day on unconditional waivers, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Day was granted "exceptional status" into the OHL as a 15-year-old. He's one of just seven players in CHL history to receive the honor. Player League Year John Tavares OHL 2005 Aaron Ekblad OHL 2011 Connor McDavid OHL 2012 Sean Day OHL 2013 Joe Veleno QMJHL 2015 Shane Wright OHL 2019 Connor Bedard WHL 2020 Day was selected fourth overall by the Mississauga Ste

Source: The Score
Date: 2020-05-30

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Edmonton Oilers: Boys on the Bus ready to become Boys in the Bubble

Edmonton Oilers: Boys on the Bus ready to become Boys in the Bubble

If all goes according to plan, and a mountain of details can be worked out, a team that used to be known as The Boys On The Bus will become The Boys In The Bubble. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-05-30

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Edmonton Oilers: Boys on the Bus ready to become Boys in the Bubble

Edmonton Oilers: Boys on the Bus ready to become Boys in the Bubble

If all goes according to plan, and a mountain of details can be worked out, a team that used to be known as The Boys On The Bus will become The Boys In The Bubble. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-05-30

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Edmonton Oilers 2019-20 player review: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Edmonton Oilers 2019-20 player review: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

It feels weird to think of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as a veteran, but after nine seasons that’s the role he finds himself in. As the longest-tenured player on the Edmonton Oilers roster at only 27-years old, he’s now had the best season of his entire career in 2019-20.  In the 65 regular-season games he played, Nugent-Hopkins scored 61 points, and was on pace to score 77 points. This is including 24 in his last 17 games of the season. Since January 1, the 27-year-old has scored the fifth-most

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-30

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Kailer Yamamoto credits Draisaitl, Nugent-Hopkins, and the AHL for his development | @Home

Kailer Yamamoto credits Draisaitl, Nugent-Hopkins, and the AHL for his development | @Home

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-05-30

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An oral history of how Jari Kurri left the Edmonton Oilers to play hockey in Italy

An oral history of how Jari Kurri left the Edmonton Oilers to play hockey in Italy

In 1990, Jari Kurri shocked the hockey world by leaving the Edmonton Oilers and signing with a little known hockey team halfway around the world — the Milan Devils. It was a move that confused not just the scribes in Edmonton, but many around the hockey world. How could one of the best players in the world go to play in… Italy? This is a look at how the Oilers lost their superstar to in Italian millionaire. Drafted by the Oilers in the fourth round of the 1980 draft, Kurri stepped into Edm

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-30

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Bullitt

During the period where I write about the draft, a theme arises out of the mist. Several emails, comments, tweets remind me that drafting someone in 2020 will be of no help for many years. Very true. Building through the draft is the worst possible approach. Except for all the others. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part of Th

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-05-30

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Best Oilers Trades Countdown – Honourable Mentions

Best Oilers Trades Countdown – Honourable Mentions

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been counting down the best and worst trades in Edmonton Oilers history. To recap, here’s what I have so far… No. 5: Dealing a couple of busts for Roman Hamrlik The Oilers had multiple top picks at the draft in the early-1990s in the wake of the franchise’s collapse from its dynasty days in the 80s. Two of the more forgettable picks were Jason Bonsignore and Steve Kelly, who were selected fourth-overall in 1994 and sixth-overall in 1995 respectively.

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-30

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Draisaitl talks Art Ross Trophy, NHL playoffs, and friendship with Alphonso Davies

Draisaitl talks Art Ross Trophy, NHL playoffs, and friendship with Alphonso Davies

On Friday afternoon, Edmonton Oilers forward, Leon Draisaitl, jumped on a quick conference call with league reporters to talk about winning the Art Ross Trophy for the 2019-20 season, the 24-team playoff format, his friendship with Alphonso Davies and a whole lot more. Earlier this week, Leon Draisaitl collected the NHL’s 2019-20 Art Ross Trophy after leading the league with 110 points, but when asked about it, the former 3rd overall from 2014 was about as humble as you’d expect. “I’

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-30

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