Speculation: Oilers interested in Scottie Upshall for a PTO

With training camp about a month away and holes still left to be plugged, I heard a rumour from a couple of different sources that I trust that the Edmonton Oilers are one of a few western conference teams (Vancouver is the mix too) that are interested in bringing in veteran, Scottie Upshall, on a professional tryout. According to my sources, nothing is locked in yet but that there is some interest in seeing if Upshall is a fit from an Oilers perspective. Obviously, this is just a rumour at thi

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

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Nation Donair Tour – High Voltage

It’s episode four of the Nation Donair Tour and we’re still rolling! Last week we were joined by Yukon Jack and gave Amean Pizza & Donair a taste. This week we received an outrageous amount of recommendations for High Voltage (10387 63 Ave NW, Edmonton), so we just couldn’t resist.  People have a lot of interesting stories with their High Voltage donair experience. It was definitely a unique donair and I would recommend it to anybody. Personally, I felt the donair reminded me more of

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

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Mark Letestu signs PTO with Panthers

Former Oiler, Mark Letestu has signed a professional tryout with the Florida Panthers. After being traded by the Oilers to the Nashville Predators at the trade deadline then getting flipped to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Elk Point Native will look to lift the Stanley Cup in Florida.  This article is not about a current Oiler, I know. But I love and admire Mark Letestu, and I care about where he is playing and how his life is going. I was secretly hoping the Oilers could re-sign Letestu this

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

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On Andrej Sekera, the Edmonton Oilers, and the ripple effect

On Andrej Sekera, the Edmonton Oilers, and the ripple effect

Make no mistake, the recent achilles injury to veteran defenceman Andrej Sekera has put the Edmonton Oilers in a spot of bother. Coming off a down year for both himself and the team — not unrelated outcomes — his position on the Oilers’ depth chart was the subject of speculation. But in one important respect, Sekera is, or should I say was, #1 with a bullet. His $5,500,000 cap hit is the highest on the blue line. He was signed to a six-year deal at that figure in 2015 and brought on board

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-08-16

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NHL Rumors: Bruins and Oilers … Stars and Seguin … Jets and Laine

NHL Rumors: Bruins and Oilers … Stars and Seguin … Jets and Laine

The Bruins may not want to move Krug, but … Jimmy Murphy: The Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins talked before the trade deadline, and before the draft about Torey Krug, so it would make sense if Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli called again after Andrej Sekera‘s injury. Jimmy Murphy: The reason the Bruins would consider moving

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-08-16

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Edmonton Oilers 2018 Top 25 Under 25: #15 Kirill Maksimov

Edmonton Oilers 2018 Top 25 Under 25:  #15 Kirill Maksimov

Fifth round selection in ‘17 draft is #15 in our Top 25 Under 25 Kirill Maksimov checks into the 2018 Top 25 Under 25 at number 15 overall. Let’s check out how the panel voted. Shona Patrick Ira Corey Jeff 16 17 15 11 15 We’re nearing the halfway point of our Top 25. Today, it’s all about Kirill Maksimov. Maksimov was a fifth round selection at 146th overall in the 2017 Entry Draft. A right winger, Maksimov has just finished his third year

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-08-16

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Is Evan Bouchard Ready?

From the day the Oilers selected Evan Bouchard there were whispers about whether or not he would see NHL games this year. My take was that the team would bring him to Europe for the start of the season, give him a handful of regular season games because of how difficult the first stretch of their schedule is, and then ultimately send him back to junior where he can dominate. And then the Andrej Sekera news hit. All of the sudden the Oilers went from having six legitimate NHL defensemen, to just

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

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Edmonton Oilers: Three Free Agents That Can Replace Andrej Sekera

Edmonton Oilers’ Andrej Sekera out 6-9 months after rupturing his Achilles tendon. These are the Oilers’ options to replace him. Edmonton Oilers: You’ve probably heard the news. Andrej Sekera is out indefinitely with a torn Achilles tendon. Horrible news for the Oilers and its fanbase. If you’d like to hear a couple of guys rant […] Edmonton Oilers: Three Free Agents That Can Replace Andrej Sekera - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and M

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-08-16

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NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

Could the Oilers call on Krug? Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports: The Boston Bruins have eight NHL defensemen under contract for next season, with the signing of John Moore to a long-term deal increased the trade speculation that someone could be moved with Torey Krug the most likely candidate. The trade market for Krug would

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-08-16

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Sans Sekera

Sans Sekera

Most of my work here is further post-mortem than days following.I'll deviate this morning, to address the reaction to Andrej Sekera.The Oilers fanbase as with any other is often miscast as either a singular entity with a collectively homogenous viewpoint on any particular issue, or two tribal camps opposing one another.Neither's true, save the second during certain times(typically trying) and I don't mean to play the snooty centrist believing himself above the partisans and star-bellied sneetche

Source: Just Burning Water
Date: 2018-08-16

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