Bob McKenzie: The List

For me, whether it was in the days when I was up to my eyeballs covering the Edmonton Oilers with the dailies or now, when I’m sitting at my kitchen table more than an arm’s length away from those truly in the know, Bob McKenzie’s final NHL draft ranking list has always set the standard for what we can expect to unfold when teams step to the podium. In some ways, that holds more true these days when anybody with a laptop and an internet connection can get their best guesses out there whet

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-18

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Oilers History: Kevin Lowe becomes Head Coach

Fresh off of shocking the world (ok maybe really only Dallas) by defeating the Stars in a heroic Game 7 that is the stuff dreams are made of. Only to be eliminated in five games right afterwards by the Colorado Avalanche, the Edmonton Oilers announced a bench shuffle that would alter their history for years to come. They hired the all-time leader in games played in the orange/blue/copper/red/silver jersey Kevin Lowe. Flash forward to a year later on this date, June 18th when they replaced then

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Date: 2018-06-18

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On Karlsson, Ty Smith, Lucic And More

On Karlsson, Ty Smith, Lucic And More

We are just days away from the NHL’s annual entry draft. With that will come speculation, discussion and eventually transactions. We came into June with the thought that the Oilers would just tinker with the edges of their roster, that this summer would not include a major move. That may still be the case, but all the smoke is telling us there is a big fire out there involving this team somewhere. On this Monday, we’ll get you caught up on everything from the weekend, looking at some rumors

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-06-18

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Reviewing the Latest Oilers Trade and Draft Speculation

Click the pic above to check out our merch!Happy draft week folks! The rumors are a flyin’, aren’t they? By the time the Oilers are playing their first game over in Europe they’ll be rid of Cam Talbot, Milan Lucic, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Andrej Sekera, Oscar Klefbom, and Jesse Puljujarvi but at least they’ll have a random guy in net, Torey Krug, Erik Karlsson, and Justin Faulk playing D and Jeff Skinner flanking Connor McDavid. BRUTAL!!! THE SPECULATION I imagine Oiler GM Peter Chiarelli

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Date: 2018-06-18

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NHL Rumors: Hayes, Draisaitl, Marner, More

NHL Rumors: Hayes, Draisaitl, Marner, More

In today’s rumor rundown, The New York Rangers might be looking at moving one of the “extra” centers they employ, the Oilers have called Ottawa about Erik Karlsson but the ask is huge, the Maple Leafs and one of their young core haven’t started discussions about an extension, and a few other notes from around the NHL take precedence. With a lot going on and only a few days until the NHL Entry Draft, here are your biggest rumors for June 18, 2018. Rangers Getting Calls on Kevin Hayes Unl

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-06-18

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Oilers Pre-Draft Top Ten Prospects

As the Oilers get set to add another group of prospects to their ever improving stable of youngsters it’s time to take a look at what they currently have stocked in the cupboard. The Chiarelli management team has actually done a pretty good job refuelling the pipeline over the last three seasons. I’d have confidence in this group to hit the nail on the head a couple of more times in 2018. The most important thing about this list is that the majority of them will be calling Bakersfield hom

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-18

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Nowhere to Hide

Nowhere to Hide

A pre-draft inventory of the Edmonton Oilers organization shows great depth at center at the NHL level and something resembling depth on defense across the NHL and AHL clubs. Everywhere else is either a slight weakness or a glaring hole badly in need of repair. This week, management gets another opportunity at team building. THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as a gift or get it yourself and join the fun! Offer is here, less than $5 a month and your Dad will love a unique gift. I find myself re

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Date: 2018-06-18

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Monday Morning Hot Links

Monday Morning Hot Links

Good Morning and happy Monday. There are only two cures for the Monday blues: Lasagna, and a weekend’s worth of spicy hot links. This weekend featured one of the most exciting off-ice occurrences possible in the NHL, a one-for-one trade involving two actual top of the roster type players. Luckily for Oilers fans, it didn’t involve any of our guys. Here’s what we’ve got for you: Arpon Basu examines how Marc Bergevin may have hurt Alex Galchenyuk’s trade value. (The Athletic) Here at

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Date: 2018-06-18

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It's more likely a top scoring winger will fall to the Edmonton Oilers with 10th pick

It's more likely a top scoring winger will fall to the Edmonton Oilers with 10th pick

It’s looking more and more like a top-ranked attacking winger will fall to the Edmonton Oilers, who draft 10th overall. The hunger for a first line centre or a top-pairing d-man appears to be driving teams to consider drafting players like Finnish centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi, or d-men like Adam Boqvist, Noah Dobson, Evan Bouchard and Quinn Hughes ahead of wingers like Oliver Wahlstrom and maybe even the highly rated wingers Filip Zadina and Brady Tkachuk. For examples, here is Montreal insider

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-06-18

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Monday Mailbag – What to expect from the Oilers at the Draft and in free agency

My friends, it’s Draft week! But before we get there, we still have a week left to kill and that’s why I’m happy to present another edition of the Mailbag. It’s that time of the week where you can tilt your chair back to a comfortable position, put your feet up on the desk, and kill a few minutes of company time. This week, we’ve got seemingly endless wisdom coming for you to let soak into your brain bank. As always, I need your questions to make this work. If you’ve got one, email

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-06-18

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