Hits of the Week: Anders Lee flattens McAvoy, Hoglander bowls over Russell

Hits of the Week: Anders Lee flattens McAvoy, Hoglander bowls over Russell

All the best hits from the week that was in the NHL, including Anders Lee catching Charlie McAvoy with his head down, and Canucks’ rookie Nils Hoglander standing up Oilers’ Kris Russell.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-03-05

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Every year since forever, I quietly (that’s a lie, I don’t do anything quietly) make a list of players who I believe will take advantage of an opportunity made available. Sometimes it works out horribly, and sometimes things land perfectly. This year is…interesting. Darnell Nurse plays monster minutes against elite competition and owns positive possession and outscoring numbers in the heart of the game. So, what's the problem? @TheAthleticCAN https://t.co/msDfV8M2vg— Lowetide

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2021-03-05

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Hot Links: Friday, March 5

Hot Links: Friday, March 5

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty ImagesBody language, ‘hard questions’, and other Oilers bits and bobs to get you set for the weekend. PLUS: Rest in Peace, Walter Gretzky. Morning, folks! First: pic.twitter.com/WoOI3Zlm6M— Wayne Gretzky (@WayneGretzky) March 5, 2021 RIP Walter Gretzky. As is fast becoming Friday tradition around here, I’m going to say I’ll be brief before taking too long to shut the hell up. The major story for most of yesterday, as far as I could see it a

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2021-03-05

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2020-21 Edmonton Oilers GM26: Oilers vs. Flames – Three Players to Watch

Man, the coaching changes this season are befuddling. Montreal with the best 5×5 scoring in the league drops sure HOF coach Claude Julien after his goaltenders let him down and last night the Calgary Flames fired Geoff Ward after putting up a touchdown on the Ottawa Senators… Did anybody else give a little chuckle when they saw it was Darryl Sutter announced as Ward’s replacement? This game between the Edmonton Oilers and Flames could go any way. The club from the south is coming off of a

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2021-03-05

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Lowetide: Why are some Oilers fans hesitant to give Darnell Nurse his due?

Nurse is easing into the heart of what looks like it will be a distinguished NHL career. Why are some fans still not bought in?

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-03-05

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Looking North: Leafs, Jets begin to separate from pack

Looking North: Leafs, Jets begin to separate from pack

Welcome to the seventh edition of "Looking North," our weekly Friday dive into the all-Canadian division. This installment dates back to Feb. 26. The rundown Icon Sportswire / Icon Sportswire / GettyThe Maple Leafs took complete command of the division with a convincing three-game sweep over the Oilers. Toronto outscored Edmonton 13-1 while keeping Connor McDavid off the scoresheet and holding Leon Draisaitl to just one assist. What's more impressive is the fact that the Maple Leafs were withou

Source: The Score
Date: 2021-03-05

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Lowetide: Why are some Oilers fans hesitant to give Darnell Nurse his due?

Nurse is easing into the heart of what looks like it will be a distinguished NHL career. Why are some fans still not bought in?

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-03-05

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Oilers prospect Ty Tullio trying to carve out his own path, one stop at a time

Ty Tullio knew he'd face questions about nepotism, but he's determined to prove himself on his own at every stop.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2021-03-05

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MATHESON: Oilers can’t toss away this Leafs spanking as just a bad week

Hey it’s not all gloom and doom, somebody in Oiler Nation was smiling Wednesday because they had the winning $214,817 ticket in the 50-50 draw. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2021-03-05

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Ethan Bear struggling on defence, has slipped from his sharp 2019-20 form

Edmonton Oilers d-man Ethan Bear is struggling this year. He’s missed a game with the coach sitting him in the pressbox. He’s been injured. While he was out, the team thrived. He’s fought his way back into the line-up, but he’s yet to consistently play his “A” game, the kind of smart, steady and tough hockey that saw him earn a place in Edmonton’s Top 4 on defence last season. For the first time in many, many mont

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-03-05

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Looking back at Walter Gretzky’s impact on the Oilers

Looking back at Walter Gretzky’s impact on the Oilers

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-03-05

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Walter Gretzky passes away at 82

Tonight, Walter Gretzky, father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, has passed away at the age of 82 according to the statement released by the family this evening on social media. pic.twitter.com/WoOI3Zlm6M — Wayne Gretzky (@WayneGretzky) March 5, 2021   The hockey world was filled with sadness tonight as Wayne Gretzky announced the news of his beloved father’s passing on social media, revealing that Walter Gretzky “bravely battled Parkinson’s and other health issues over these last few

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-03-05

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