‘It’s going to be very difficult’: Oilers GM Ken Holland on Josh Archibald and managing the team’s vaccination issues

The Oilers have one player who is still unvaccinated, plus Duncan Keith quarantining after getting a shot and Alex Stalock out for 2021-22.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-09-23

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‘It’s going to be very difficult’: Oilers GM Ken Holland on Josh Archibald and managing the team’s vaccination issues

The Oilers have one player who is still unvaccinated, plus Duncan Keith quarantining after getting a shot and Alex Stalock out for 2021-22.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-09-23

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For Oilers, Archibald’s selfish anti-vaccine stance is not worth the risk

For Oilers, Archibald’s selfish anti-vaccine stance is not worth the risk

EDMONTON — One is a player who opted to honour his commitment to his new team in Edmonton. The other, just another selfish anti-vaxxer who is betting on himself, somewhat foolishly. One is a player the general manager staked his reputation on, with much pedigree and a handful of Stanley Cup rings. A guy who came to town billed as a leader, and then backed it up when he rolled up his sleeve despite obvious misgivings about being vaccinated. Sure, Duncan Keith should have gotten vaccinated a mo

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-09-23

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Canucks sign forward Alex Chiasson to professional tryout contract

Canucks sign forward Alex Chiasson to professional tryout contract

VANCOUVER — Forward Alex Chiasson is getting a shot with the Vancouver Canucks. The team announced Wednesday that it has signed the 30-year-old right-winger to a professional tryout contract ahead of training camp. Chiasson spent the last three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, putting up 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) and 33 penalty minutes in 45 regular-season appearances last year. The six-foot-four, 208-pound Montreal native has also spent time with the Dallas Star

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-09-23

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31 Thoughts Podcast: Nathan MacKinnon, Drew Doughty and Steven Stamkos

31 Thoughts Podcast: Nathan MacKinnon, Drew Doughty and Steven Stamkos

Nathan Mackinnon addresses the Nikita Zadorov comments from the summer, the importance of Gabriel Landeskog to the Avalanche, the process in Colorado, how he overcomes the feeling of being hesitant on the ice, and he tells the guys about an interesting line he played against this summer (that we could potentially see at the Olympics). Drew Doughty tells Jeff and Elliotte how it feels to be gunning for the Stanley Cup playoffs this season, his determination to make the Olympic team, what he wou

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-09-22

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Camp Opens: Thoughts on Day 1 Media

Camp Opens: Thoughts on Day 1 Media

Training Camp officially opened for the Oilers on Wednesday, which means the long journey of a new NHL season is just around the corner. The stage is set with high expectations after a bitter end to the previous campaign. Although some of the offseason’s changes are not unanimously endorsed by fans, there is good reason to hope this years’ iteration of the team is an improvement.  That being said it wasn’t all good news, as we got more injury and general availability updates that serve a

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-09-22

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Oilers unvaccinated forward Josh Archibald could pay dearly for his convictions

With Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland saying on Bob Stauffer’s OilersNow radio show that right-winger Josh Archibald, protected in the Seattle expansion draft, is his only player unvaccinated as camp opens, he’s the rogue part of the team equation. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-09-22

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Former Maple Leaf Zach Hyman understands Oilers’ playoff urgency

When you sign a big, long-term contract with a new organization, on a team in Win Now mode in a market that’s running out of patience, people are going to notice. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-09-22

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Edmonton Oilers Talk: Nurse Comparisons and Is Edmonton’s Success Hinged to Duncan Keith and Cody Ceci?

This is your TL/DR (too long, didn’t read) summary post where excerpts are taken from the best of the best when it comes to Edmonton Oilers blogs. BLH gives you his two cents on the latest posts being published in the Oilogosphere! Including those from Lowetide.ca, The Athletic, Oilersnation, The Cult of Hockey, Copper N Blue, Oil on Whyte, and more! The latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation comes from all of the internet’s top sites like Spector’s Hockey, The Fourth Period, NHL Trade

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-09-22

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‘It’s going to be very difficult’: Oilers GM Ken Holland on how the team is managing its vaccination issues

The Oilers have one player who is still unvaccinated, plus Duncan Keith quarantining after getting a shot and Alex Stalock out for 2021-22.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-09-22

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Report: Edmonton Oilers may not be done in net

It appears the Edmonton Oilers might not be done in its hunt for a goaltender. The team may still be looking at improving their situation in net after failing to address the situation in the off-season, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman penned in his first 32 Thoughts column of the season. I don’t think Edmonton is done in goal. That storyline sticks around for a while. Mike Smith will be there, but what happens around him? The Oilers gave it a college try in free agency and the trade market,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-09-22

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Oilers goaltender Alex Stalock likely to miss season due to possible heart condition

Oilers goaltender Alex Stalock likely to miss season due to possible heart condition

Goaltender Alex Stalock will likely miss the season due to a possible heart condition, Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland said Wednesday.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2021-09-22

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