GM Ken Holland has decisions to make on 3 Edmonton Oilers RFA d-men

The Cult of Hockey’s “Keep, Hold or Fold” series Part 4: Matt Benning, Ethan Bear, William Lagesson Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey will review in the next few weeks a series of personnel decisions that Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland has to make. For each player, we’ll both weigh in, providing a final ranking of keep t

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-09-23

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Ken Holland has decisions to make on 3 Edmonton Oilers RFA d-men

The Cult of Hockey’s “Keep, Hold or Fold” series Part 4: Matt Benning, Ethan Bear, William Lagesson Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey will review in the next few weeks a series of personnel decisions that Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland has to make. For each player, we’ll both weigh in, providing a final ranking of keep t

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-09-23

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Ken Holland has decisions to make on 3 Edmonton Oilers RFA d-men

The Cult of Hockey’s “Keep, Hold or Fold” series Part 4: Matt Benning, Ethan Bear, William Lagesson Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey will review in the next few weeks a series of personnel decisions that Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland has to make. For each player, we’ll both weigh in, providing a final ranking of keep t

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-09-23

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Sometimes It’s The Moves You Don’t Make

Sometimes It’s The Moves You Don’t Make

Jimmy Howard wants one more year in the NHL. The Oilers would do best to enlist another. | Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images If Jimmy Howard comes knocking on Ken Holland’s door, Holland ought to think twice. One of Ken Holland’s offseason needs is either a backup or a platoon goaltender. The former would probably cost less than the latter, though either would be acceptable for the right price. The goaltender market is a little lean this year, but the

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-09-23

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Draisaitl: I'd trade personal awards for Stanley Cup 'in a heartbeat'

Draisaitl: I'd trade personal awards for Stanley Cup 'in a heartbeat'

After winning two of the NHL's most prestigious personal awards on Monday, Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl still has his eyes on hoisting the Stanley Cup. "No, this doesn't make up for it," Draisaitl said of Edmonton's early exit from the postseason, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector. "It's a nice personal award for myself, but there's nothing that comes ahead of the Stanley Cup. If I could hand those two awards back in for a Stanley Cup I would do it in a heartbeat, and so would everyo

Source: The Score
Date: 2020-09-22

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Oilers, Maple Leafs could learn from how current Lightning roster is built

Oilers, Maple Leafs could learn from how current Lightning roster is built

EDMONTON — In Edmonton’s fantasy world, the Art Ross, the Hart and the Norris trophies are all followed sequentially by the Stanley Cup. In Toronto’s master plan, the spreadsheet spits out a cheat code that magically produces an offensive high-wire act, fabulously concluding with a parade down Bay Street. That’s how the Tampa Bay Lightning used to approach things too. “We used to be a team that wasn’t good enough to beat you 3-0. We had to beat you 9-0,” began Jon Cooper, the h

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-09-22

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Edmonton Oilers prospect Raphael Lavoie loaned to HockeyAllsvenskan

Edmonton Oilers prospect Raphael Lavoie loaned to HockeyAllsvenskan

Edmonton Oilers prospect Raphael Lavoie has found a home to play for this upcoming season. The 19-year-old was cut in recent days by the SHL’s Rogle BK, who didn’t have room for him on their roster. Lavoie had played in four preseason games there scoring one assist. Now, Lavoie will be heading to Sweden’s second league, HockeyAllsvenskan, to play for Vasby IK for the 2020-21 season. His deal likely has an out-clause that would allow him to return to North America to play out the season i

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-09-22

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TSN predicts who the Oilers will protect in the Seattle Expansion Draft

TSN predicts who the Oilers will protect in the Seattle Expansion Draft

In June of 2021, every NHL team (other than the Vegas Golden Knights) will lose a player to the Seattle Kraken. Seattle will have the exact same Expansion Draft rules as Vegas did back in 2017. Teams will be able to protect either seven forwards, three defencemen, and a goalie or eight skaters regardless of position and a goalie. Players with two or fewer years of NHL or AHL experience is exempt and players with no-movement clauses in their contract are automatically protected. With the birth

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-09-22

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Where do Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel rank among top 1-2 picks in NHL history?

The league has had amazing combinations at one and two throughout its history. Five years in, are McDavid and Eichel already among the best?

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-09-22

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NHL Rumors: James Neal, Nick Bjugstad, and the Ottawa Senators

NHL Rumors:  James Neal, Nick Bjugstad, and the Ottawa Senators

Is a James Neal buyout even a possibility? Jonathan Willis:  This goes against the grain but Daniel Nugent-Bowman concurs with Willis that Neal should be bought out sooner rather than later. However, one line rings a bell. “When you look at the structure of their contracts, one guy can be bought out and one guy can’t.” Again, this refers to the difference between the Neal contract and the Milan Lucic deal. The article references a few other points and reasons along the way. With a flat

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-09-22

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