From Sid to Connor

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins spent 10 years or so as the best player in the NHL. After grabbing that torch from Sid the Kid a couple years back, Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers is well on his way to a similar run. Tuesday at Rogers Place, we get to see both of them on the ice at the same time. That’s special. While I’m not trying to put Crosby into a rocking chair ahead of his time, at 31, his prime years are behind him just as the 21-year-old McDavid enters his. On any gi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-22

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Oilers Prospects Update: Maksimov & Marody’s Torrid Starts

Oilers Prospects Update: Maksimov & Marody’s Torrid Starts

It’s been a very long time since there’s been this much promise in the Edmonton Oilers pipeline that isn’t limited to just who they’ve drafted out of the first round. With due respect. Edmonton’s top two prospects Evan Bouchard and Kailer Yamamoto made the club out of camp to start the year, and it’s looking like Yamamoto is going to stick. The youngster was recently bumped up the lineup alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid. Soon enough Yamamoto will be considered gradua

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-10-22

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Landeskog, McDavid, Fleury named NHL’s 3 stars of the week

Landeskog, McDavid, Fleury named NHL’s 3 stars of the week

NEW YORK — Colorado Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog, Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid and Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury are the NHL’s three stars of the week. Landeskog was named the week’s first star after putting up six goals and an assist in seven games. The Avalanche captain recorded his third career hat trick in a 5-3 win over New Jersey on Thursday. McDavid had two goals and four assists in three games to claim second-star honours. The Oilers capt

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-22

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Connor McDavid named NHL’s 2nd star of the week

When I made the title for google searches I included the date for this accolade with the thought of thousands of years from now someone thinks of Connor McDavid and their brain implant searches all things Connor. You are a welcome future person because this was something that we in the present day could basically set our watches to. Connor being named one of the stars of the week for the week of October 15th to 21st 2018, he was the second star in the league. Your @Molson_Canadian Three Stars

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-22

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Edmonton Oilers: Is Todd McLellan Doing All He Can For The Team?

After losing to the Predators on Saturday night, can the Edmonton Oilers and head coach Todd McLellan make adjustments for their next game on Tuesday? This past Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers lost 3-0 to the Nashville Predators. It was a loss that snapped the three-game winning streak the Oilers built up for nearly a week. […] Edmonton Oilers: Is Todd McLellan Doing All He Can For The Team? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-10-22

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When Two Worlds Collide

I learned so much about team building from Whitey Herzog. He was the procurement guy for the New York Mets when they won in 1969 and he was the manager of those wonderful St. Louis Cardinals teams in the 1980’s. Whitey’s greatest gift was in knowing talent was more plentiful than most allowed. Whitey was a counter trey procurement guy. His pitchers didn’t have great fastballs, because everyone was chasing the Juggs gun. His pitchers could paint the corner, never walked anyone and worked f

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-10-22

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Cooper Marody Arrives For Oilers

Cooper Marody Arrives For Oilers

The return for Patrick Maroon was underwhelming for the Oilers at last year’s trade deadline. They acquired a prospect in JD Dudek and a 3rd round draft choice from the New Jersey Devils for the services of Maroon. It wasn’t the return that Oiler fans were hoping for, but GM Peter Chiarelli soon got creative and flipped the draft choice to Philadelphia. The return in the deal with Philly? NCAA forward Cooper Marody, who played at the University of Michigan. Marody would finish his college s

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-10-22

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Edmonton Oilers prospect Kirill Maksimov making maximum of his final Ontario Hockey League season

Edmonton Oilers prospect Kirill Maksimov making maximum of his final Ontario Hockey League season

A quick scan of Edmonton Oilers prospects indicates some good news when it comes to attacking depth. A number of highly-rated players are off to good starts on the attack, including Ryan McLeod in the Ontario Hockey League, Tyler Benson, Cameron Hebig and Cooper Marody in Bakersfield and, most of all, Kirill Maksimov in the Ontario Hockey League. Maksimov, 19, was slow and lacking in dynamism in training camp for the Oilers this year, but he’s ripping it up for the Niagara Ice Dogs, with 11 g

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-10-22

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Monday Morning Hot Links

Monday Morning Hot Links

Good morning, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Th Oilers have called up Cooper Marody from Bakersfield after placing Ty Rattie on IR. (Copper&Blue) Lowetide gives us the prospects update, we have some good ones. It’s nice having actual prospects like this. (The Athletic) Kurt thinks Jesse Puljujarvi is getting off easy, among his other 9 things. (Edmonton Journal) Things aren’t going well for the L.A. Kings. Sounds like no one is happy there, they might want to get used to it like w

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-10-22

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Lowetide: Drake Caggiula might be hearing footsteps as the Oilers look for offence to replace injured Ty Rattie

Caggiula's possession numbers through two seasons have been poor. Linemates are mostly better without Caggiula than with him and that's a bad sign.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-10-22

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