Oilers Will Have to Trade Some Young D-men

The Edmonton Oilers’ pipeline of young defencemen looks very promising. They have drafted well to stock pile some solid prospects and current NHL defenders. Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones (2015 draft), Marcus Niemelainen and Vincent Desharnais (2016), Dmitri Samorukov and Phil Kemp (2017), Evan Bouchard and Michael Kesselring (2018) and Philip Broberg (2019). Not all nine will play in the NHL, but three already have and I could see at least another three playing, possibly more. But they won’t a

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-15

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Here are Two Centers Who Could Help Edmonton’s 4th Line Next Season

Coming from an Edmonton Oilers point of view, BLH provides you with the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation from all of the internet’s best sites including Spector’s Hockey, The Fourth Period, NHL Trade Talk, The Hockey Writers, Sportsnet, The Athletic, TSN and more! From Spector’s Hockey LATEST AVALANCHE SPECULATION THE DENVER POST: Mike Chambers, Mark Kiszla and Ryan O’Halloron discussed possible offseason moves for the Colorado Avalanche following their second-round eliminat

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-06-15

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31 Thoughts: How Stanley Cup Playoffs could affect the blueliner market

31 Thoughts: How Stanley Cup Playoffs could affect the blueliner market

• Stanley Cup Playoffs highlighting blue line value • What’s Makar’s next contract? • Can Canadiens withstand Vegas’ depth? Lots of connecting ideas to begin this edition: the Norris Trophy, defensive depth, Dougie Hamilton and the Seattle Kraken. NHL Awards reveals began Monday with Pekka Rinne winning the prestigious King Clancy Memorial Trophy over the equally deserving Kurtis Gabriel and P.K. Subban. The Norris announcement comes during the Stanley Cup Final, and it was, for me,

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-06-15

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Fixing Holes: Goaltenders on the Free Agent Market

Over the next week, I’ll be going through this summer’s free-agent market position by position. Today, we have goaltenders. The Oilers have operated with the goaltending tandem of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen for two seasons and both times they were good enough to get the team into the playoffs. In 2019-20, Smith was up and down, posting a .902 save percentage, while Koskinen was a rock, putting up a .917 save percentage. The roles reversed in 2021, with Koskinen struggling to an .899 sav

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-15

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NHL Rumors: Jets, Rangers, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Bruins, More

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, one scribe notes the New York Rangers would be interested in Mark Scheifele, but would he actually be available? The Edmonton Oilers are negotiating with…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-06-15

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Judging from NHL’s final four, Edmonton Oilers still have a long way to go

Watching the Colorado Avalanche get rolled out of the playoffs has to be a little unnerving for Edmonton Oilers fans who thought their team might be just a few tweaks away from contending. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-06-15

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Edmonton Oilers 2020-21 Team Awards

The Edmonton Oilers have a storied history of honouring players with their annual team awards. The Zane Feldman Trophy (MVP), Defenceman of the Year, and Top First Year Oiler date…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-06-15

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Lists

Lists

Photo by Rob Ferguson I come from a family of list makers and married into a family of list makers, so chances are I have a list around this house for every possible need or calamity. Here’s a list for this spring that includes buying paint, painting, buying flowers and plants plus some gravel and pots. Here’s another one that lists possible holiday destinations for this year. It’s a sad damn list, but later entries are hopeful. The Athletic! I’m proud to be writing for The A

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2021-06-15

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Oilers Lack Forward Depth Following Haas & Nygard Departures

The Edmonton Oilers are primed for a busy offseason with many big decisions to be made regarding key pieces. That being said, they also have some decisions to make regarding…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-06-15

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Could this Elite Sniper Become an Edmonton Oiler This Summer?

Coming from an Edmonton Oilers point of view, BLH provides you with the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation from all of the internet’s best sites including Spector’s Hockey, The Fourth Period, NHL Trade Talk, The Hockey Writers, Sportsnet, The Athletic, TSN and more! From NHLRumors.com Hoffman door not closed on a Blues return Andy Strickland: Don’t believe that St. Louis Blues pending UFA forward Mike Hoffman has closed the door on possibly returning to the Blues. He would need

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-06-15

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Money Talks

If the on-again, off-again contract talks between the Edmonton Oilers and agent Rick Valette, who represents Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, are stalled at an impasse as we are led to believe by what Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman said last month, the best thing he can do for himself is test the UFA market.  With every team staring at a flat-cap for the next three years at the very least, the best way for RNH to measure any interest is to have Valette pick up the phone – I’d start with the expa

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-06-15

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NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers – Potential Free Agent and Trade Targets

NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers – Potential Free Agent and Trade Targets

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: wonders if the Edmonton Oilers should look at trading for Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk or if they should target pricier pending unrestricted free agents in Zach Hyman or Brandon Saad. DeBrusk struggled this past season recording only 14 points in 41 games and was moved to his off-wing after they acquired Taylor Hall. He carries a $3.65 million cap hit with $4.85 in salary next season. The Oilers may need to send money back. Would the Bruins be interes

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2021-06-15

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