Strife between the NHL and the Players’ Association might put Jan. 1 start date in jeopardy

Strife between the NHL and the Players’ Association might put Jan. 1 start date in jeopardy

Since early-October, the NHL has been targeting Jan. 1 as the start date for the 2021 season. In order for that to happen, the league and the Players’ Association must reach a return-to-play deal by early-December. Teams will need a two-week training camp before the start of the season and the seven non-playoff teams who have been off since mid-March have been promised a three-week camp prior to puck drop. The clock is ticking and discussions between the NHL and the PA aren’t off to a good

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-20

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NHL History: Oilers replace Todd McLellan with Ken Hitchcock

NHL History: Oilers replace Todd McLellan with Ken Hitchcock

It was on this day in Edmonton Oilers history that former General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, made the decision to replace head coach Todd McLellan with NHL legend Ken Hitchcock for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. On this day in 2018, the Oilers fired Todd McLellan and named Ken Hitchcock as his replacement #Hockey365 #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/qvfIBqgHN9 — Mike Commito (@mikecommito) November 20, 2020 On November 20th, 2018, the Edmonton Oilers made a coaching change, replacing Tod

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-20

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Edmonton Oilers forwards Tyler Benson, Ryan McLeod off to hot starts in Switzerland

Edmonton Oilers forwards Tyler Benson, Ryan McLeod off to hot starts in Switzerland

Over in Switzerland, the Edmonton Oilers have three players playing for various clubs: Tyler Benson, Ryan McLeod and Gaetan Haas, so let’s check in on how they’re doing. Most notably, Tyler Benson has been off to a hot start. He’s playing for the GC Küsnacht Lions in the Swiss League, the nation’s second league. In seven games this season, he’s jumped out with one goal and six assists. I tried to look around for any other updates on his game beyond the boxcars, but the Swiss League

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-11-20

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The 2020 Copper And Blue Top 25 Under 25: #22 Marcus Niemelainen

The 2020 Copper And Blue Top 25 Under 25: #22 Marcus Niemelainen

Lanky Finn Back on the Radar The Oilers signing Marcus Niemelainen to his 2-year NHL Entry Level Contract during “the pause” on April 30th was a surprise to some Oiler fans but it has vaulted him to the 22nd spot in the 2020 Top 25 under 25: Here is how the voting looks: Shona Corey Matt Preston Jeff Pouzar OVERALL MARKUS NIEMELAINEN 22 22 23 22 21 24 22 Niemelainen was the first of three defencemen the Oilers drafted in the 3rd round in 2016. He was chosen with the 62nd pick in the

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-11-20

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Hot Links: Friday, November 20

Hot Links: Friday, November 20

Steven Christy / OKC Barons via Edmonton JournalLooking at the best minor league performances in Oilers’ history, Puljujarvi’s maturation, Haas’ nice start, bad trades redux, the Canadian division, and MORE! Morning, folks! Not much to it but to do it this morning, so let’s get right in there. Yesterday’s entry into the 2020 Top 25 Under 25 — #23 F Tyler Tullio — marks the first 2020 Draft Pick to crack the list. That he was a fifth rounder should give some indication as to what

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-11-20

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Top 10 Minor League Performances

Top 10 Minor League Performances

Tyler Benson photo by Mark WilliamsIn the long history of the Edmonton Oilers, their minor league teams have delivered many quality prospects. From the 1979-80 Houston Apollos through the 2019-20 Bakersfield Condors, Edmonton has been sending kids south for an education. Miles and miles from the Gretzky’s, Messier’s, Hall’s and RNH’s are the youngsters who must start their pro careers by working hard, honing their skills, abandoning the urge to bolt for offense while also learning ho

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Date: 2020-11-20

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Puljujarvi’s maturation in Finland bodes well for return to Oilers

Puljujarvi’s maturation in Finland bodes well for return to Oilers

EDMONTON — Cody Kunyk had his NHL moment, a one-game career in the 82nd game of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2013-14 season. It was short and it was fast — kind of like Kunyk, the son of former CFL punter/kicker Gerald Kunyk. Today, Kunyk’s job with the Finnish Liiga’s Oulun Karpat isn’t so much about him as it is about Jesse Puljujarvi, the wayward Edmonton Oilers draft pick who mans Kunyk’s right wing on Karpat’s top line. As the team’s No. 1 centre, Kunyk’s job — as soon

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-11-20

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Oilers Draft Pick Holloway Has a Chance to Impress at World Juniors

At two consecutive National Hockey League Entry Drafts, Ken Holland has defied the ranking consensus and instead selected players he and his scouting department liked the best. People questioned the choice of Philip Broberg at No. 8 overall in 2019, and just as many wondered what made him select University of Wisconsin product Dylan Holloway […] The post Oilers Draft Pick Holloway Has a Chance to Impress at World Juniors appeared first on The Hockey Writers.        

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-20

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(11/20/2020) BLH Trade Rumors and NHL Speculation feat. Granlund, Dubois, DeBrusk, Thornton, and More!

Speculating from an Edmonton Oilers fan’s perspective, BLH comments on the latest NHL news, rumors, and speculation featuring players such as Mikael Granlund, PL Dubois, Jake DeBrusk, Joe Thornton, and more! Click the pic and find the NHL94 player from your team!The News and Rumors DJ Bean (NBC Sports): believes a short term deal at $4 million makes the most sense for the Boston Bruins with regards to Jake DeBrusk’s new contract. BLH’s Thoughts: This is another one of those Mike Hoffma

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Date: 2020-11-20

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Gaetan Haas fine-tuning his game in bid for a bigger role with Edmonton Oilers

With all the shiny Edmonton Oilers prospects playing in Europe like Philip Broberg, Evan Bouchard, Raphael Lavoie and Ryan McLeod along with attention-grabbing prodigal son Jesse Puljujarvi, it’s easy to forget that the organization’s large overseas contingent also includes a number of players who were full-time Oilers a year ago. One of th

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2020-11-20

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