Oilers’ Chiasson praises young core, explains why success ‘takes time’

Oilers’ Chiasson praises young core, explains why success ‘takes time’

EDMONTON — Alex Chiasson is one of those players that all good teams have. He can move up and down the lineup and work the front of the net on a power play. But to be honest, on a good team he’s a depth winger, which is what he became in Edmonton this season. Chiasson has the experience and scoring ability to give you that clutch goal in a big game that every championship team seems to get from its third or fourth line. He’s been that guy ever since he won a Stanley Cup with the Washingto

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-04-01

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31 Thoughts: Some good stories in tough times

31 Thoughts: Some good stories in tough times

• Highlighting athletes whose playoff runs, careers were cut short by COVID-19 shutdown • Leafs, Coyotes competing for Barabanov • Could Saskatchewan be a neutral NHL playoff site? Hope everyone is safe and healthy. The latest edition of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast dropped this morning. We appreciate our listeners — without you, there’d be nothbing — and understand this is an anxious time for all. The opening section is an interview with Michael Gervais, who hosts the excellent Finding

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Date: 2020-04-01

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Kailer Yamamoto has puzzle problems

Kailer Yamamoto has puzzle problems

Edmonton Oilers forward, Kailer Yamamoto, is doing the same thing a lot of us are doing right now, which is trying to fill the days spent locked up in our houses. For the young sniper, he decided to kill some time by working on some puzzles, but he admitted that he could use some help with getting that done.   View this post on Instagram   Yamo checking in with an update on his latest at-home project. Any puzzling tips for him & his fam? #LetsGoOilers A pos

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-01

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NHL Rumors: Sharks, Bruins, Oilers, Flyers, More

NHL Rumors: Sharks, Bruins, Oilers, Flyers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the San Jose Sharks might have a need for a goaltender that may not get the deal he wants in free agency. The Edmonton Oilers are recouperating during this pause in the NHL and the coach says two injured players are good to go. Finally, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask felt the need to clarify comments he made about possibly retiring. And no… none of these are April Fools jokes. Sharks Interested in Holtby? Larry Brooks of the New York Post took

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-04-01

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Team Interrupted

Team Interrupted

With the Edmonton Oilers having played so few meaningful games in March and April over the last 14 years, it looked like fans were going to be in for one helluva thrill ride down the stretch drive this season. It’s a stretch that was supposed to end with Game 82 of the regular season against the Calgary Flames Saturday. But no. Enter the COVID-19 pandemic and what’s been a jarring and often frightening jolt of real-life reality. Bigger picture stuff that, it goes without saying, means infi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-01

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Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Quarantine, NHL Playoffs, and NationBeer

Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Quarantine, NHL Playoffs, and NationBeer

Another Wednesday in quarantine is here, and that means it was another opportunity for me to jump on with the boys at The Locker Room to talk about what’s going on with the NHL and try to have a few laughs during these strange days we’re all trapped in. To kick off this week’s appearance, we started off with a look at the NHL players being asked to self-quarantine until mid-April as the NHL is still hanging onto hope that they’ll be able to have some kind of end to the 2019-20 season.

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-01

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NHL History: Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr’s assist record

NHL History: Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr’s assist record

It was on this day in Edmonton Oilers history that a young Wayne Gretzky registered his 103rd assist on the season, breaking Bobby Orr’s record for the most helpers in a single season. On this day in 1981, Wayne Gretzky picked up his 103rd assist of the season, breaking Bobby Orr's record for the most in a single NHL campaign #Hockey365 #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/EuHtIDmsbY — Mike Commito (@mikecommito) April 1, 2020 On April 1st, 1981, Wayne Gretzky put up a pair of assists in a 4-4

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-01

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Oilers head coach Dave Tippett talks playoffs, attitude, and young contributors

Oilers head coach Dave Tippett talks playoffs, attitude, and young contributors

Earlier this week, Edmonton Oilers head coach, Dave Tippett, appeared on Bob Stauffer’s show to talk a little bit about the season, the team’s overall attitude, and some of the young players that took on major roles with the Oilers in 2019-20. Seeing as there are no sports to talk about right now, I’ve been enjoying the interviews with players and coaches that have come out as a means to fill the void. So when Dave Tippett jumped on Oilers Now to talk to Stauffer, I was looking forward t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-01

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Oilers prospect Skyler Brind’Amour wins Rookie of the Year in ECAC

Oilers prospect Skyler Brind’Amour wins Rookie of the Year in ECAC

Edmonton Oilers prospect, Skyler Brind’Amour, made a little bit of news yesterday when it was announced that he had won the Rookie of the Year honours with the Quinnipiac Bobcats as voted by his coaches and teammates. What a rookie season for this guy! Skyler Brind'Amour has been voted our 2019-20 Rookie of the Year! He scored 4 goals and led all Quinnipiac rookies with 13 points while his .575 faceoff percentage was 2nd among #ECACHockey Rookies! #BobcatNation pic.twitter.com/O5CpvFQyib

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-01

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Making the Call on the Back Drafts

Making the Call on the Back Drafts

We are at a point where we can make the call on the first six drafts of the previous decade. It takes a long damn time for five long years to find its way into the rear view window. We are here. 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 Jonathan Willis: The 2020 NHL broadcast rankings: Th

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2020-04-01

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