(1/21/2021) – BLH’s NHL Rumors: Quick Hits Edition

BLH provides you with the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation featuring the likes of Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ), Jack Roslovic and Patrik Laine (WPG), Sean Monahan (CGY), and more! The Oilers have a bit of a mind-bender brewing on the right side of their defense and a couple of big contracts set to expire there with some high-end prospects almost ready to take over. What is Ken Holland set to do? TSN’s Frank Seravalli says that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins might not be in the Oilers’ plans going f

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-01-22

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Early Returns on the Oilers’ Free-Agent Signings

The Edmonton Oilers were fairly active in free agency, signing Kyle Turris, Tyson Barrie, Mike Smith, Anton Forsberg, Tyler Ennis, Dominik Kahun, Slater Koekoek and Devin Shore. How are the Oilers’ 2020 free-agent crop performing with almost ten percent of the season underway? Tyson Barrie  – 5gp 0g 2a 2p 21:02ATOI Barrie was the Oilers’ biggest free-agent signing. Barrie didn’t quite fit in with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He isn’t a tough-minute defenceman and his bread and butter,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-01-22

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Dave Tippett Has No Problem With Oilers Defensive Performance

Dave Tippett Has No Problem With Oilers Defensive Performance

“Boring” was a word that a lot of people used to describe Edmonton’s 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Dave Tippett is not one of those people. A day after his team moved to 2-3-0 on the season, Tippett was asked about his team’s lack of offense to start the season at five-on-five. His response? A varied form of ‘You are getting exactly what you asked for.’ “All I heard all summer was you guys talking about how we couldn’t defend,” Tippett began. “

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-01-22

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NHL Rumors: Avs, Devils, Oilers, Lightning, Penguins, and COVID Testing

NHL Rumors: Avs, Devils, Oilers, Lightning, Penguins, and COVID Testing

Quick hits on the Avs, Devils, Oilers, Lightning and Penguins Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Injuries can eat up valuable salary cap space this season. The Avs trading Ian Cole to Minnesota for Greg Pateryn gives them a little flexibility and banks room for the trade deadline. New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald long-term extension switched to a one-year deal when he was promoted to GM this offseason. Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland called unrestricted free agent goaltender Jimmy Howard but he

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2021-01-22

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Leafs forwards Auston Matthews, Joe Thornton both out against Edmonton Oilers

Leafs forwards Auston Matthews, Joe Thornton both out against Edmonton Oilers

Toronto Maple Leafs will be missing Auston Matthews and Joe Thornton for Friday night's rematch against the Edmonton Oilers

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2021-01-22

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GAME PREVIEW: Game 6/56 Edmonton Oilers @ Toronto Maple Leafs

GAME PREVIEW:  Game 6/56 Edmonton Oilers @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty ImagesStill thirsty for goals, can the Oilers make it two in a row on the road? Edmonton Oilers (2-3-0, 5th in North) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (3-2-0, 2nd in North) 22 January 2021 Scotiabank Arena 5 PM MST TV: Sportsnet West Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Pension Plan Puppets THEY ALL COUNT The Oilers played hockey in Toronto on Wednesday night. After sixty minutes, the scoreboard said they had more goals than the Leafs, so they’re gonna go on and give

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2021-01-22

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Maple Leafs’ Joe Thornton out at least four weeks with rib fracture

Maple Leafs’ Joe Thornton out at least four weeks with rib fracture

Toronto Maple Leafs veteran forward Joe Thornton will be sidelined at least four weeks with a rib fracture, coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters Friday. Joe Thornton is out one month with a fractured rib — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 22, 2021 Thornton left Wednesday’s game vs. the Edmonton Oilers early in the third period after taking an awkward hit along the boards. More to come…

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-01-22

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Thornton to miss at least 1 month with rib fracture, Matthews out vs. Oilers

Thornton to miss at least 1 month with rib fracture, Matthews out vs. Oilers

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton will miss at least one month with a rib fracture, while star pivot Auston Matthews is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't be in the lineup Friday against the Edmonton Oilers, head coach Sheldon Keefe confirmed, according to NHL.com's Mike Zeisberger. More to come. Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Date: 2021-01-22

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Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews out vs. Oilers due to upper-body soreness

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews out vs. Oilers due to upper-body soreness

TORONTO — Auston Matthews will miss Friday’s Toronto-Edmonton game after suffering a minor injury when the teams met earlier this week. His absence is believed to be precautionary and isn’t expected to be long-term. Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe called it “upper-body soreness.” The team will be down two-thirds of their top line for the rematch against the Oilers with Joe Thornton also out with a rib fracture that will sideline him for four weeks. Matthews played 24:04 during Wedn

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-01-22

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2020-21 GAME 6: OILERS AT MAPLE LEAFS

2020-21 GAME 6: OILERS AT MAPLE LEAFS

Photo by Rob Ferguson As time goes by, you’ll say goodbye to so many things you’ve valued. Family, friends, a good recipe for rhubarb pie (where the hell is it?), and your favourite players from your town team. Still miss the jean jacket I owned at 20. As we get closer to mid-season, and the deadline, less Nuge contract talk means more realization that a decade of RNH may be the end of the line. Seldom have I enjoyed the intelligent play of an Oilers center more than the man from Bur

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2021-01-22

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