Alex Chiasson says Oilers would have been “a good playoff team”

Alex Chiasson says Oilers would have been “a good playoff team”

Just like many of teammates before him, Edmonton Oilers forward, Alex Chiasson, jumped on a conference call with the media to talk a little bit about how he’s adjusting to the NHL work stoppage, his family, and the championship potential he sees in the team that made him want to re-sign over the summer. For a lot of Oilers fans, this year’s team has been the best group we’ve watched in a long time (2017 playoff crew aside), and to have another potential playoff run ripped away from us is

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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This long pause in the Edmonton Oilers season sends us looking for other comforting ways to help fill the void: 9 Cards

In times of tumult, it is natural to want familiarity. Our “favorite this” and “favorite that” give us comfort, whether it’s food, family or fun. Fond thoughts and cherished memories help shore up our reservoirs of hope. And god knows we could use a bit of that, these days. This past weekend, I found myself shuffling through my hockey card collection.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-04-02

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NHL History: Paul Coffey breaks Bobby Orr’s single season goal record

NHL History: Paul Coffey breaks Bobby Orr’s single season goal record

In was on this day back in 1986, that Edmonton Oilers defenceman, Paul Coffey, broke Bobby Orr’s single-season goal scoring record for a defenceman with his 47th marker of the season.  On April 2nd, 1986, the Edmonton Oilers faced off against the lowly Vancouver Canucks, destroying them by an 8-4 final score, but it was Paul Coffey that made news after the defenceman put up a pair of goals (and two assists, I should add) that landed him in the NHL record books. On his second goal of the ni

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Definitely a different mentality with this year’s Oilers

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Definitely a different mentality with this year’s Oilers

The Oilers centre discusses life since NHL action stopped, the quality of his draft year, playing with Darcy Kuemper & Matt Dumba in junior, his most stylish teammate, the unexpected fight with the Flames’ Sean Monahan, the impact of trade deadline acquisitions Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Ennis & Mike Green, being out of the spotlight with Connor McDavid & Leon Draisaitl on the squad, who gets his MVP vote, and how Edmonton’s identity changed with the arrival of Ken Holland &

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-04-02

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Leon Draisaitl’s top plays from the 2019-20 season… so far

Leon Draisaitl’s top plays from the 2019-20 season… so far

Watch as Leon Draisaitl racks up 43 goals and 67 assists to lead the NHL throughout the 2019-20 season…so far.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-04-02

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NHL History: Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in a season

NHL History: Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in a season

On April 2nd, 1980, a fresh-faced Wayne Gretzky became the first teenager to reach the 50-goal plateau in a single NHL season. On this day in 1980, Wayne Gretzky became the first teenager to score 50 goals in an NHL season #Hockey365 #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/FltdcmYTca — Mike Commito (@mikecommito) April 2, 2020 In his first NHL season after the merger with the WHA, Wayne Gretzky wasted no time in putting the league on notice with a skill level that hadn’t been seen before, and it w

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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Part Three: The 1997 Oilers/Stars Series with Drew Bannister

Part Three: The 1997 Oilers/Stars Series with Drew Bannister

We continue our look back at the 1997 Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars first round playoff series today with Oilers defenceman Drew Bannister. He was acquired at the trade deadline, but only played one game prior to the playoffs. He was one of the very young blueliners the Oilers used this series to upset the Stars. Bannister joined me on my TSN 1260 radio show to discuss his trade to Edmonton, the series and finished with his thoughts on coaching. He is the head coach for the St. Louis Blues A

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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WHL features Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in throwback profile

WHL features Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in throwback profile

Yesterday afternoon on Twitter, the WHL released a throwback profile of the former Red Deer Rebel star, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and the footage brought my back to a simpler time leading up to the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. From @Rebelshockey to @EdmontonOilers, take a look back at Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' time in the WHL! #WHLAlumni of the Week | https://t.co/7hJ4l3GOsy pic.twitter.com/mvjpX3RHAD — The WHL (@TheWHL) April 2, 2020 Before the Nuge was huge for the Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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Hot Links: Thursday, April 2

Hot Links: Thursday, April 2

Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports More on McDavid, Netflix and Draisaitl, free agents and the 50-man roster, Bakersfield NCAA influx, Tipp talk, and MORE! Good morning! We hope this Xth day of we-should-all-be-quarantining finds you and yours well. Let’s get to it. ESPN noticed the same discrepancy in the NHLPA Player Poll that I did: that Connor McDavid both lapped the field of the league’s best forwards but couldn’t register in the top five for most complete. Leon Draisaitl had his

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-04-02

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Top Dead Center

Ken Holland invested two second-round picks at the deadline in Andreas Athanasiou. I believe, in a real way, AA could be the replacement for Jesse Puljujarvi. What kind of player is Athanasiou? THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part of The Athletic, check it out here. New Lowetide: Making the call on RFA and UFA players on t

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-04-02

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