Speculation: Glen Gulutzan to the Edmonton Oilers as an assistant coach

Oilers need to stock organization with possible NHL head coaching candidates This in from Elliott Friedman of Sportsnet, some chit chat with Bob Stauffer of Oilers Now, with Friedman speculating — and I stress that word — on former Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan becoming an asst. coach on the Oilers. “I am wondering, by the way Bob, if Gulutzan ends up on Edmonton’s bench as an asst. coach. You know, him and McLellan, they’re both Saskatchewan guys, they were both in Humboldt toge

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-20

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McDavid among the top selling NHL jerseys

The NHL released the list of their top-selling jerseys this morning and the Oilers’ captain, Connor McDavid, ranks among the league leaders in overall units sold. Surprised? Unlikely. Considering Connor McDavid has now won back-to-back Art Ross Trophies and is arguably one of the most marketable assets the league has in its stable, it’s not overly surprising that he would be among the league leaders in jerseys sold. Frankly, if you’re going to dawn a jersey then why wouldn’t you want th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-20

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Edmonton Oilers: Misplaced Expectations

Edmonton Oilers: Misplaced Expectations

With the news the Calgary Flames fired head coach Glen Gulutzan on Tuesday, many fans in Edmonton are once again asking how Oilers coach Todd McLellan still has a job. After all, the Flames were expected to finish lower in the standings than the Oilers when the season started and after having a better 2017-18 campaign, Calgary removed their bench boss anyway. The answer to how McLellan is still running things might be simple. Perhaps the problem was not the coach but the misplaced expectations

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-20

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Oilers Options at the 2018 NHL Draft

Oilers Options at the 2018 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft Lottery takes place a little over a week from now and the Edmonton Oilers have the ninth-best odds (five percent) of winning the thing. There are various lottery simulators for fans to enjoy as the lottery approaches, namely two, like Tankathon, and NHL Lottery Simulator. Regardless, there are only a few instances where the Oilers would move up into the top three picks of the draft. It’ll be an interesting summer for the Oilers, who gave their general manager Peter Chiarelli a p

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-20

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Leafs’ Auston Matthews has top-selling jersey in NHL

Leafs’ Auston Matthews has top-selling jersey in NHL

Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are the consensus picks when debating the NHL’s best player, but Auston Matthews has them beat in one area. The Toronto Maple Leafs star had the best-selling jersey league-wide in 2017-18, with Crosby and McDavid finishing second and third, respectively. Crosby topped the sales charts last year. Toronto @MapleLeafs forward Auston Matthews (@AM34) had the top-selling jersey on the Fanatics network of sites during the 2017-18 regular season. https://t.co/hXVd

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-04-20

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Love the D

There has been a lot of discussion about the Oilers need to get their hands on an offensive d-man, preferably one that was forced to shoot right as a child. Last week I took a look at some options for the Oilers if they were willing to move their 1st round pick in exchange for some immediate help. This week I think it’s important to expand on what Peter Chiarelli had to say at his year-end presser when asked about moving that pick.  “There’s a whole cluster of D that I like,” is what

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-20

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Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds

Yesterday we made the ‘summer needs’ list and found the Oilers need to acquire a puck mover (left or right), a winger (or two), a backup goaltender, and to increase the footprint of the ’94s (which may involve acquiring more ’94s). It’s a fairly substantial list. Question: Who’s leaving via trade in order to get these things done? THE ATHLETIC! Great playoff special! Try The Athletic on for size free and see if they enjoy the in-depth, ad-free coverage on the site. Offer is here.

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-20

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Off-Season Targets: Jaroslav Halak

Off-Season Targets: Jaroslav Halak

Back at the 2017 NHL trade deadline, with the Edmonton Oilers closing in on a playoff spot, the club was connected to goaltender Jaroslav Halak in trade rumors. At the time, Halak was playing in the AHL after being demoted by the Islanders, and many believed he was ticketed to be traded. A deal involving Halak never happened, he was recalled late in the season and nearly helped push the Islanders into the playoffs. He entered camp with a chance to win back his job and did so, appearing in 54 ga

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-20

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Friday Morning Hot Links: Spring Might be Here

Friday Morning Hot Links: Spring Might be Here

Good morning, I hope you’re ready for the weekend. The NHL has announced the Norris Trophy Finalists. Drew Doughty, PK Subban and Victor Hedman. (NHL.com) Jonathan Willis points out that Ryan Strome lived up to his reputation, but the expectations were inflated. (The Athletic) Coaches Corner takes a jab at the playoff format. I can’t say that I disagree. (Sportsnet) Brad Marchand talks about life as a Bruin. (The Players’ Tribune) That’s all for now, I hope it’s a nice day today,

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-20

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The ‘Pete’s on it’ Photoshop Contest

Since talking about the playoffs isn’t an option for us this year, I wanted to put something fun together so that we can all have a laugh in these dark, playoff-less days — Gord knows we could use a chuckle. My friends, it’s photoshop contest time. In the four+ years since I started working at Oilersnation, there are two things that have consistently made me happy: Photoshop contests and Connor McDavid. Unfortunately, the Oilers missed the playoffs again this year so I’m not allowed to

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-20

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