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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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Wysh List: Is Connor McDavid an incomplete player?

The electrifying superstar was not among the finalists for "most complete player" in this year's NHLPA poll. Is that accurate?

Source: ESPN
Date: 2020-04-02

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Edmonton Oilers’ Key Moments From 2019-20

Edmonton Oilers’ Key Moments From 2019-20

Out of all seasons to announce a pause, it had to be this one, didn’t it? It couldn’t have been during one of the three seasons that the Edmonton Oilers accumulated 62 points in the last decade? As frustrating and heartbreaking as this situation is (overall), it doesn’t change the fact that the playoff-hungry team produced a collection of crazy, exciting, memorable moments over the last 71 games.  So let’s hand out some awards for the most notable moments from the 2019-20 season whi

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-04-02

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Leon Draisaitl talks playoffs, self-isolation, and watching NHL replays

Leon Draisaitl talks playoffs, self-isolation, and watching NHL replays

Earlier this week, Edmonton Oilers forward, Leon Draisaitl, jumped on a quick conference call with league reporters to talk a little bit about what he’s been up to during the NHL shutdown, who he’d quarantine with if given the chance, and how he’s keeping himself busy with all of this downtime. Like a lot of us, Draisaitl is spending much of his sportless reality watching A LOT of Netflix as a means of filling the time and he was asked which shows have piqued his interest: “One show th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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Lowetide: Making the call on RFA and UFA players on the Oilers’ 50-man roster

There are fewer holes than one year ago and youngsters have given more quality and balance to the Oilers roster.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2020-04-02

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Will the Edmonton Oilers get another Bakersfield boost in 2020-21?

The Edmonton Oilers saw the benefits of a pumped up farm system in 2019-20, with Kailer Yamamoto, Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones making major contributions and William Lagesson and Tyler Benson showing enough to give hope they’ll crack the Edmonton roster next year, Benson as a third line winger, Lagesson as a utility d-man. Patrick Russell also had his moments as a two-way grinder, even as he failed to up points.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-04-02

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Dave Tippett: “There was a lot of growth within our group”

Dave Tippett: “There was a lot of growth within our group”

Yesterday, Edmonton Oilers head coach, Dave Tippett, jumped on a conference call with reporters to talk a little bit about the growth he saw in his team this season, the new guys picked up at the trade deadline, and what to expect from his boys if the NHL is able to safely resume play. At just over 15 minutes in length, there was a lot to get to in this conference call so I wanted to clip a few of the most interesting portions to talk about and see if we can’t learn a little something about

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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Edmonton Oilers have four selections for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft

Edmonton Oilers have four selections for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft

Whenever they hold the NHL, draft possibly on a video conference call, the Edmonton Oilers will be picking deep into the first-round — 21st if you go off win percentage at stoppage of NHL play March 11. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-04-02

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Condors Add Three From NCAA Ranks

Condors Add Three From NCAA Ranks

The games have stopped, but the business of hockey has not. The Bakersfield Condors, AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, have been hard at work in recent days. The Condors added three skaters from the NCAA, inking two from American International College and one from powerhouse Clarkson University. The club signed LW Blake Christensen and D Janis Jaks from AIC to one-year AHL contracts. They followed that up with a two-year deal for Clarkson F Devin Brosseau. The Condors know they will have co

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2020-04-01

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In Conversation with Ron MacLean: Gretzky, Wickenheiser relive favourite hockey moments

In Conversation with Ron MacLean: Gretzky, Wickenheiser relive favourite hockey moments

In the debut edition of In Conversation, Ron MacLean welcomes Canadian icons Wayne Gretzky and Hayley Wickenheiser to the show. They take a walk down memory lane, discuss their historic careers and the bond the two share through the Edmonton Oilers. In Conversation with Ron MacLean is a new digital roundtable show airing exclusively on Sportsnet’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and sportsnet.ca on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. In the 20-30 minute show, MacLean wi

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-04-01

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