NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers, and the Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers, and the Chicago Blackhawks

A flat cap will give the Edmonton Oilers headaches Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The flatting of next season’s salary cap at $81.5 will give the Edmonton Oilers and many other teams a headache. Top pending free agents may look for short-term deals. Oilers UFAs like Mike Smith and Riley Sheahan might not like the offers that Oilers GM Ken Holland may be forced to offer. RFAs like forward Andreas Athanasiou and Matt Benning have some control, but the Oilers could have to be choose one of the

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-07-06

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Hot Links: Monday, July 6

Hot Links: Monday, July 6

Cooper Marody’s career so far, McDavid’s max extension, coke machines, Holland and the flat cap, more Oilers join the growing camp bubble, Tyler Benson, and MORE! Morning, folks! Hope everyone had a good weekend and wore a mask in public. Might any NHL players opt out of resumption? LT profiles a couple of men looking to rebound this season: Joe Gambardella and Cooper Marody. Gambardella is heading into his last year under contract with the organization, and will require a productive year t

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-07-06

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Training Camp Hopeful No. 2: Joe Gambardella

Among signed forwards for 2020-21, Joe Gambardella isn’t famous. He has played in the NHL, showing his forechecking ability and some semblance of offensive ability. He got some NHL time in 2018-19 but none this past season under new coaching and management. This season, his final one under contract with Edmonton, is a big one for Gambardella’s future. He has some things to recommend him. Cooper Marody's current status as a prospect is difficult to identify, mostly because there are sev

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-07-06

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Monday Mailbag – Will the NHL play on a tape delay for TV?

Monday Mailbag – Will the NHL play on a tape delay for TV?

Happy Monday, Nation! As we do every week, the mailbag is back with the answers you’ve always wanted to know about the NHL and life in general. Once again, our panel of experts life coaches bloggers dove into the depths of their worldly experience to give you every nugget of wisdom that their brains could muster and all for the low low price of absolutely nothing at all. As always, this feature depends on you guys so I need you to submit your questions. If you have something you’d like to

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-07-06

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JONES: Home-ice advantage not a factor for Edmonton Oilers

JONES: Home-ice advantage not a factor for Edmonton Oilers

How do you create home-ice advantage for a potential 33 Oilers Stanley Cup playoff games in Edmonton — five in the ‘play-in’ series and the traditional seven in each of the other four? Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-07-06

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A gunner for a top Edmonton Oilers line? Organization might have one coming, says Sean Patrick Ryan

By Sean Patrick Ryan 2020 Edmonton Oilers prospects #10 Kirill Maksimov Previously: 11th ranked prospect in 2019 By now, most Edmonton Oilers fans are likely well aware that Kirill Maksimov can shoot the puck and put up points: 74 goals and 159 points in his final two OHL seasons are indicative of t

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-07-06

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Lowetide: Setting the record straight on Oilers prospect Cooper Marody’s future

He didn't audition well. He's too slow. He hasn't gotten past that hit. Let's correct one wayward belief at a time.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-07-05

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NHL History: Edmonton Oilers sign Connor McDavid to eight-year contract three years ago today

NHL History: Edmonton Oilers sign Connor McDavid to eight-year contract three years ago today

It was three years ago today that the Edmonton Oilers locked up captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100-million contract. There was little surprise to it as he became the highest-paid player in the league — a title he still holds to this day when you look at his cap hit. The reigning scoring champion and MVP got paid. And at this point, you can make the argument that he’s actually underpaid. Since he signed his new deal, he’s scored 321 points good enough for the most in the NHL in

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-07-05

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Coke Machines: No Longer A Thing?

Among the men drafted by the Edmonton Oilers this century, Jujhar Khaira is one of the edgiest. He is very strong, is willing to engage and plays an aggressive game. There’s a mean streak. That’s a good thing. Offense has been a problem, we’ve known that since before Kevin Constantine was his coach (Constantine’s teams typically dump the puck in on breakaways in order to be set defensively when the puck comes the other way). Edmonton spent much of the early part of this century

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-07-05

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Morning Coffee: Details on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and Return-to-Play plan emerge as the NHL and NHLPA inch closer to a deal

Morning Coffee: Details on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and Return-to-Play plan emerge as the NHL and NHLPA inch closer to a deal

Morning Coffee is a weekly column about interesting stories from around the league, brought to you by NATIONCOFFEE.  We’re almost there. The NHL and the Players’ Association are nearing a tentative memorandum of understanding on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement along with a comprehensive Return-to-Play plan. The entire Players’ Association will vote on the all-encompassing proposal in the next few days, and, if it passes, there’s a green light for summer hockey. I’ll break down

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-07-05

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