NHL awards: Oilers' Draisaitl wins Art Ross Trophy

NHL awards: Oilers' Draisaitl wins Art Ross Trophy

Edmonton forward Leon Draisaitl was named winner of the Art Ross Trophy, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin and Boston right-wing David Pastrnak were named the co-recipients of the Maurice (Rocket) Richard Trophy, Boston goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak combined for the William M. Jennings Trophy and the Bruins also earned the Presidents' Trophy, the NHL announced Thursday.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2020-05-28

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Ethan Bear lends voice to #ProtectOurElders campaign

Ethan Bear lends voice to #ProtectOurElders campaign

Edmonton Oilers defenceman, Ethan Bear, has joined up with the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation to lend his voice as part of the #ProtectOurElders campaign to help spread the word about protecting the most vulnerable members of the community during this difficult time. What is the #ProtectOurElders campaign? National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Ashley Callingbull, Sarain Fox, Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers, and Zach Whitecloud of the Las Vegas Knights are helping Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation share the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-28

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NHL Awards: Oilers’ Draisaitl captures Art Ross Trophy

NHL Awards: Oilers’ Draisaitl captures Art Ross Trophy

With the 2019-20 NHL regular season officially over, the league has announced the winners of four awards. Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl has won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak have each won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s top goal scorers. Bruins goalies Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak will share the William M. Jennings Trophy as the goalies on the team that allowed the fewest goa

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-05-28

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Hot Links: Thursday, May 28

Hot Links: Thursday, May 28

Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images Should the Oilers look at buying someone out? More on Tyler Wright’s draft philosophies, Connor McDavid’s year, needs for the 2020 Draft, Rob Clark and mental health, playoff odds, Ken Holland interview, and MORE! Hey, Oilers fans! Let’s dive right in: Should the Oilers look at a buy out? If so, who might be the best candidate for it? Lowetide dove into Tyler Wright’s interviews from Draft Days Previous to get a better idea of the philosophi

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-05-28

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The Big Questions: Should the Oilers look at buying out a player?

The Big Questions: Should the Oilers look at buying out a player?

As I’ve been going through the different questions that Ken Holland will be facing in the upcoming offseason, it’s clear that the Oilers GM will need to find a way to free up some cap space. Over the weekend, I looked at a few players could be traded and while there are certainly some obvious candidates on the Oilers, it might be difficult to pull off a move like that considering the current economic state of the league. If the cap doesn’t go up, which is almost certainly will not, then

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-28

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Frantic

I’ve been listening to old Tyler Wright interviews in hopes of getting a feel for what the DRW prioritized during his time in Motown. Most of the time it’s not terribly useful to transcribe post-draft interviews, mostly because it gets tiresome typing “we really had a passion for this player” 12 times. Wright’s insight has more nuance than the average and does in fact offer some clues about his approach with the Red Wings. Here are some snippets. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-05-28

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Edmonton Oilers 2019-20 player review: Connor McDavid

Edmonton Oilers 2019-20 player review: Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is the undisputed leader and backbone of the Edmonton Oilers. It’s impossible to talk about the success of the team without talking about the success of their best player.  Now that the league has agreed on a playoff format (although there are more than a few wrinkles to iron out), Oilers fans will get to see their captain in the postseason for the first time since the 2016-17 season when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a Best-of-5 series.  When the season was paused,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-05-28

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Lowetide: Oilers greatest areas of need for the 2020 draft

Oilers fans hope the team will select forwards at the 2020 draft, but the truth is, every position but defence (left and right) needs help.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-05-28

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Oilers anthem singer encourages men to speak up about their mental health

Oilers anthem singer encourages men to speak up about their mental health

Robert Clark, the Edmonton Oilers official anthem singer, is encouraging men who may be struggling with their mental health during the pandemic to seek help.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2020-05-28

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Are NHL oddsmakers under-estimating the Edmonton Oilers in the 2020 playoffs? Yes, they are

You heard it here first: oddsmakers are under-estimating the Stanley Cup potential of the Edmonton Oilers right now. At both SportsBetting and BetOnline (see lists at bottom of story), the Oilers are considered the 11th most likely team to win the Cup. I’m here to argue that Edm

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-05-28

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