Dmitry Kulikov looking forward to playoff run with Edmonton Oilers

Dmitry Kulikov doesn’t necessarily move the excitement needle, but he’s adept at stopping opponents who do. And since that’s one area the Edmonton Oilers need help with, they’re adding him for the stretch drive. A left-shot defenceman who focuses on defence first, Kulikov adds some size (six-foot-one, 204 pounds) and plenty of experience

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-04-13

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Oilers’ Holland takes subtle approach at trade deadline with eye on future

Oilers’ Holland takes subtle approach at trade deadline with eye on future

EDMONTON — If you are one of those hockey “experts” who jumped online to criticize Ken Holland for not pushing more of his chips into the centre of the table Monday, well, then you’ve got a Hall of a lot to learn about the art of being a National Hockey League general manager. It’s relatively simple: Before you can become a team that challenges for the Stanley Cup every year, you’ve got to become a team that makes the playoffs every year. And in order to become the playoff team, yo

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-04-13

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Oilers Add Defensive Depth At Otherwise Quiet Deadline

Oilers Add Defensive Depth At Otherwise Quiet Deadline

In 2020, the Edmonton Oilers approached the NHL’s trade deadline with a mindset to buy assets in advance of a playoff push. Just week’s after the deadline, the COVID-19 pandemic swept North America and hasn’t left. Deadline additions Mike Green and Andreas Athanasiou never got comfortable in Edmonton, and the Oilers ended up losing valuable assets with minimal return. At the 2021 NHL trade deadline, GM Ken Holland took a different approach. The Oilers weren’t ‘all-in’ this time, and

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-04-12

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Holland couldn’t swing for fences but did land veteran defenceman for Oilers

Ken Holland had to be careful so he went conservative. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-04-12

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Monday Musings: Is Kulikov Addition Enough?

The great part about the buildup and hype surrounding the trade deadline is the varying opinions on which trades were good, bad or negligible. Emotions and opinions get amped up more than most days and you are either on one side or the other. There is very little middle ground, which makes the debates more entertaining. Let’s start with what we know for sure. “There was never anything close with Edmonton,” is a text I received this morning regarding the chatter surrounding Taylor Hall. K

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-12

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Oilers address defensive importance in playoffs with Kulikov

Oilers address defensive importance in playoffs with Kulikov

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-04-12

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JONES: Ken Holland not in position to make splash for Oilers on trade deadline day

When the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they’d acquired Nick Foligno Sunday, the team that hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 effectively announced that they were going for it. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-04-12

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Why the Oilers not maximizing the trade deadline is both predictable and disappointing

To not augment their core is a serious blow for the Oilers ahead of the playoffs.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-04-12

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Looking at the Canadian Division after the Trade Deadline

The Trade Deadline has come and gone. As expected, four teams in the Canadian Division were buyers and three were sellers. We’ve known for quite some time who the Canadian playoff teams were going to be, the only question up in the air was whether or not any of them would go all-in to separate themselves from the pack. Let’s go through everything that happened… Toronto Maple Leafs 28-10-3 (59 points), Goals For: 139 (5th of 31), Goals Against: 105 (8th of 31) Additions: Nick Foligno,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-12

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Oilers Roster Remains Imperfect Following Quiet Deadline

The Edmonton Oilers added a single player at the 2020-21 National Hockey League trade deadline, Dmitri Kulikov. The 6-foot-1 Russian defenseman is 30 years old, and while his offensive stats…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-04-12

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Real Life Podcast Episode 272 – Recapping the NHL Trade Deadline

It’s trade deadline day in the NHL and the boys are back with a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast recorded to help make sense of it all. Today was trade deadline day in the NHL and we have a brand new episode of The Real Life Podcast to give you our take on how things shook down in Edmonton and around the NHL! Ken Holland didn’t get a lot done and didn’t make a move for Taylor Hall. Those two things have a lot of people fired up around Oilersnation and for the most part, we think the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-04-12

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NHL Rumors: Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Rumors: Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

Hall has been looking Bruins since the offseason John Vogl: Taylor Hall said that his no-movement helped steer things towards the Boston Bruins. Hall had wanted to sign with the Bruins this past offseason. Hall wouldn’t say if Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams presented him with any other trade options. Fluto Shinzawa: Hall plans on driving to Boston today and hopes to be in the lineup tomorrow. Stephen Whyno: Hall was “really close” to signing with the Bruins in the offseason. “I was ready

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2021-04-12

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