Nail Yakupov is the lost No. 1 in Edmonton

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-08-28

EDMONTON — Nail Yakupov is the lost No. 1 in Edmonton. While Taylor Hall has emerged as the third most productive left-winger in the NHL over the past three seasons (behind Alex Ovechkin and Jamie Benn), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins discovered his game last season. You won’t find anyone who doesn’t believe he will become the franchise centreman that every No. 1 overall is supposed to evolve into. And Connor McDavid? Well, he hasn’t played an NHL game yet, but as Yakupov says, "He seems like he will be OK." As for the affable Russian, who leaned up against the tailgate of his Ford truck as we spoke outside of Perry Pearn’s annual 3-on-3 pro conditioning camp, "OK" just isn’

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AHL Logo Ranking: No. 16 – Springfield Falcons

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2015-08-28

(The AHL has undergone a season of change and one-third of the league has changed locations or logos for the 2015-16 season. Leading up to the new season, The Hockey News will be ranking the logos of the league’s teams and offering a brief look at the history of each franchise. See the rest of the rankings in our AHL feed.) As part of the AHL’s big shuffle for the 2015-16 season, the Springfield Falcons lose their affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets and a squad that missed the post-season in the Eastern Conference by one point. In their place, the Falcons join up with the Arizona Coyotes and a club that made the post-season by in the Eastern Conference by one point. That’s quite

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SUPERNOVA 6.0

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-08-28

At last the Famous Detroit Model. They Last won the Stanley Cup in 07-08. Detroit currently owns the longest active post-season appearance streak. I really wondered what I would see in this sort of look, would I see what makes up there famed reputation ? are they still a top notch development organization? One item I had read when Mike Babcock was in the search for a new team team is that he didn’t know who would replace Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Was he indicating the system wasn’t as productive as it once was? Was it living off reputation? Of note both Datsyuk and Zetterberg didn’t come up through the minor league system. 2009-10 Grand Rapids Griffins Name age GP Pts Jeremy

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Legendary Islanders coach Al Arbour dies

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-08-28

As coach of the 1980s New York Islanders dynasty, Al Arbour commanded immediate respect from his players and contemporaries around the NHL. "Al used to say that the negative energy that you’re feeling, turn it into a positive energy," Hall of Fame defenceman Denis Potvin said. "That has never left me, and I know many of my teammates must feel the very same way because he just never felt than anything was insurmountable." Arbour led the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cups, and on Friday the hockey community remembered him for his temperament and incredible success after his death at the age of 82 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and

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OILERSNATION COUNTDOWN: TOP 5 SAVES

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-08-28

It's Friday and that means that we're turning OilersNation into a poor man's Buzzfeed with our latest countdown of the Top 5 saves in Oilers history as voted by you fine citizens. You will see that some of the saves in the video above are a series of saves as opposed to one single save. That wasn't my call. That's your call. As always, I excuse myself from any and all criticism when it comes to this list and I urge you to file your complaints with Chris the Intern.

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Nail Yakupov: ‘The time is now’ for Edmonton Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-08-28

Nail Yakupov has yet to see Connor McDavid skate in person — but he’s heard good things. “I’ve never seen him on the ice live, but I’ve seen him on TV,” the Oilers centre told The Edmonton Sun. “The way people talk about him, he must be pretty good.” Of course, Yakupov knows exactly how good the Oilers’ first-round pick is, and he’s ready to help the young phenom excel in his first year in the NHL. “There is going to be a lot of pressure on him,” said Yakupov, who was in Edmonton at the time of the fateful draft lottery and saw the excitement in Edmonton first-hand. “As a team, we have to give him support and help him out. It d

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Does Jimmy Howard of Detroit Red Wings make sense as long-term bet for Edmonton Oilers?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-08-28

This in from Detroit, talk that if the Red Wings decide to go with young Petr Mrazek in goal over veteran Jimmy Howard, Howard could be on the block. Hockey writer Ansar Khan of Mlive says the Red Wings aren’t going to rush to move Howard, but it could be in the cards: “As long as the Red Wings are in playoff contention they’re not likely to move Howard, who would serve as insurance in case Mrazek is injured. But if Mrazek proves to be their man, the Red Wings likely would look to move Howard next off-season. Mrazek would be due a huge raise and it makes no sense having Howard as the backup with his huge cap hit.” As for Howard’s 2014-15 season, Khan writes:  &

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AT RANDOM

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-08-28

Fans and media types alike love making predictions. If we’re right, whether we’ve made your bold pick after running spreadsheets or reading tea leaves, the inclination is to crow, “I called it.” If we’re wrong, as we most often are, well, crickets and on to the next one.

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Re-live the Edmonton Oilers 2008-09 season

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-08-28

Even seven years later, it’s hard to be definitive about exactly what was accomplished in Edmonton during the Steve Tambellini era. He took the helm of the team in the summer of 2008 and would spend five years running the team, though most of the offseason changes were made by Kevin Lowe before the official transition of power. 2008-09 was an uncertain start to Tambellini’s run as general manager, though as it turned out it also marked the high point in terms of on-ice achievement during his time with the Oilers.

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LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-08-28

We may (or may not) have the Oilers roster for training camp surrounded, so let’s have a look (for the first time this year) at the three training camp categories, who fits where and discuss any possible overlap. THE SURE OILERS (19) As things currently stand, the ‘sure Oilers’ is a fairly long list. The club has 19 of 23 roster spots locked up (82.6%) and the next group is basically fighting over one goalie spot, (possibly) one defensive opportunity and three forwards depending on how they proceed with  Luke Gazdic. We should remember that IR will probably play a role—the injured list could get a workout this winter—and of course Peter Chiarelli is very active in-seas

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On Draisaitl, McLellan, And Moving To The Wing

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-08-28

View image | gettyimages.com The future of the Oilers down the middle looks pretty fantastic. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Anton Lander are all under 25 years of age. The eldest Lander has taken more time developing but has turned into a smart utility player capable of playing on the PK or the PP. The question with Draisaitl is whether or not his top-end talent is going to be wasted on the third line.

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NHL TRADE RUMOR: Kevin Shattenkirk to Philadelphia Flyers

Source: The Hockey Press
Date: 2015-08-28

Kevin Shattenkirk - STL | Ray Emery - PHI ​Player: Kevin Shattenkirk Teams interested: • PIT • EDM • CBJ  • PHI • BOS• Trade Report: About a month ago there were many reports that the St. Louis Blues were talking with multiple teams on Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. Well I have heard from multiple of my sources that those trade talks have picked up again, I also heard that the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins have just recently joined the party. Philadelphia Flyers | Edmonton Oilers | Columbus Blue Jackets | were all interested in Kevin Shattenkirk from the past, and still are. As of right now the Philad

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