What is Going On: NHL Edition

The NHL has yet to hit the dog-days of summer for me. There is still plenty to talk about, and while the banter isn’t as frantic or fast-paced as the previous ten months there is still much to discuss. Let’s get to some rapid fire thoughts, notes and stats. 1. I don’t understand why some suggest Tampa Bay shouldn’t give up Mikhail Sergachev to acquire Erik Karlsson. Yes, Sergachev had an excellent rookie season scoring 9-31-40, but I doubt he is going to become the next Karlsson. Karlss

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-11

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Happy Birthday Ryan Strome!

It’s Ryan Strome’s 25th birthday today and on behalf of Oilersnation, we would like to send our best wishes out to him.  As a fellow 25 year old, I’m here for you Ryan if you ever have any questions about your quarter life crisis, which should be creeping up on you very soon. Strome hasn’t been with us for long, but we’ve already got a good start in developing many memories together. In fact, just a few days ago he signed a new contract with the Edmonton Oilers for the next two years

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-11

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All About Olivier Rodrigue

With their third pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers made a move to stick around in the second round, trading the 71st and 133rd picks to Montreal in exchange for the 62nd overall section. With that pick, the Oilers drafted goaltender Olivier Rodrigue from the Drummondville Voltigeurs.  BIO: Position: Goalie — Catches:  LeftBorn: July 6th, 2000 — City: Chicoutimi, QCHeight: 6 feet 1 inch — Weight: 155 lbs [185 cm/70 kg] Drafted: 62nd overall Major Junior: D

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-11

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Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Oilersnation Open, Shots, and Milan Lucic

After taking a week off, I was back on the 95.7 Cruz FM airwaves to get the boys caught up on all things Oilers while also talking about anything else they wanted to get to including shots at the bar, and self medicating on cold meds when you’re sick. To start off this week’s appearance, we talked about the Oilersnation Open being SOLD OUT thanks to your amazing support. I can’t wait to get together with you guys and get wasted in the sun again — it’s going to be a great day. From th

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-11

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Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has done well not to sell low on Milan Lucic

Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has done well not to sell low on Milan Lucic

Based on the play of Lucic-style comparable players, he’s got a decent-to-good chance to bounce back in 2018-19 There’s been some criticism of Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli for not moving out power forward Milan Lucic. Most notably, of course, we’ve had NHL insider Frank Seravalli of TSN compare the Lucic situation to the Erik Karlsson fiasco in Ottawa, saying that Lucic’s situation here was “almost untenable,” and that the Chiarelli should move out Lucic just as he moved out T

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-11

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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Good morning, they’re a bit late but I have the links. Jeff looks at what Tobias Rieder might accomplish for the Oilers this season. (Copper&Blue) Staples points out that the biggest gamble for Chiarelli this summer is leaving spots open for Kailer Yamamoto and Jesse Puljujarvi. (Edmonton Journal) Scott Niedermayer and Paul Kariya will be getting their numbers retired with the Ducks next season. (Anaheim Calling) And the Tampa Bay Lightning have locked up Nikita Kucherov to a long ter

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-07-11

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It’s a Fast Train

In watching Oilers management after every draft, one gets the feeling the club goes through a series of mood swings right after their first selection. Before the draft, the usual conservative tones are used, draft night is filled with excitement but the proper route is acknowledged and by Saturday breakfast (after the first round pick is made), the new addition, the new ‘truth and the light’ is pencilled in for the fall NHL starting lineup. By the morning after the draft, rumblings about

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-07-11

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Has It Come to This Point With The Oilers?

Click the pic above to check out our merch!This is long form today folks since it’s been quite a while since I wrote anything. I’ve noticed since the season ended that there’s been an increasing number of not anti-Chiarelli sentiments from the media in Edmonton but definitely a lack of support for the Oilers GM and it’s getting on my nerves a bit. Case in point. Yesterday on Oilers Now, Bob Stauffer said something to the effect after reading a text message to the show that he wouldn’t

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-07-11

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WWYDW: Darnell Nurse’s contract – bridge or long term?

With Ryan Strome signing last week, it seems like one of the last bits of housekeeping the Oilers have to get done is a new deal for defenceman Darnell Nurse. In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, I’m asking you what you would do with Darnell Nurse’s next contract? Since being drafted 7th overall, Darnell Nurse has spent the last three years steadily climbing the Oilers defensive depth chart and has since found himself playing some major minutes in the top four. So far in his young

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-11

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Forecasting Tobias Rieder’s 2018-19

Forecasting Tobias Rieder’s 2018-19

Seven years after being drafted by the Oilers, Tobias Rieder will finally play for the club in 2018-19. The year was 2011. It was day 2 of the NHL Entry Draft. I was sitting in a bar drinking Unibroue with Derek Zona. The Oilers had just gotten done selecting Travis Ewanyk in the third round. I was hopeful that Ewanyk might turn into a nice little utility player, but Zona wasn’t having it. Guess who was right? The fourth round was a little kinder to the Oilers when they selected Tobia

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-07-11

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