NHL Rumors: Latest on Jesse Puljujarvi Trade Demands, Charlie McAvoy's Future

The start of the 2019-20 NHL season is less than two months away, and the preseason kicks off in roughly a month...

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2019-08-12

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Monday Mailbag – How would you rate the Oilers’ roster?

Welcome, friends, to yet another edition of the Monday Mailbag where we answer all of your Oilers related questions and give you a few minutes of time killing distraction from whatever it is that you’re trying to avoid. Needless to say, there are plenty of things to talk about as the Oilers look to get themselves back on track after the disappointing 2018-19 season. This week, we look at Mike Smith’s puck-moving skills, roster construction, sports cities, and a whole lot more. As always, I

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-12

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Edmonton Oilers prospect Ryan McLeod has the speed, but does he have the fight? Sean Patrick Ryan digs in

Edmonton Oilers prospect Ryan McLeod has the speed, but does he have the fight? Sean Patrick Ryan digs in

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Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-12

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The Oilers’ new third jersey might have been leaked

According to Dave Waddell, a CBC Radio guy based in Calgary, the new third jerseys the Oilers will use next season have been leaked. Waddell saw this jersey through a Google search of “oilers third jersey” that brought up a sponsored link from Adidas. Here's the sponsored shopping link that comes up when you google "oilers third jersey". Not available when you click through but the unveiling has to be close… @icethetics @oilersyyc #yeg #Oilers pic.twitter.com/AcyKiPXMj6 — Dave Waddell

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-11

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The Talent Show

The Talent Show

Watching a team being built with a plan and vision can be a lot of fun. The Minnesota Twins are often referenced on this blog because they’re an excellent example of five years well spent. The 1981 Twins was 17 of their first 56 games, and were mostly miserable save for brief appearances by young men like Kent Hrbek, Tim Laudner and Gary Gaetti. The ’82 Twins saw all three kids emerge as regulars, along with power bat Tom Brunansky and talented lefty starter Frank Voila. Kirby Puckett w

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-08-11

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The whole high-stakes Jesse Puljujarvi "trade me" gamble is dealt one final bluff: 9 Things

The whole high-stakes Jesse Puljujarvi

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Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-11

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Gaudreau thinks Lucic can push Flames 'over the edge'

Gaudreau thinks Lucic can push Flames 'over the edge'

Don't count Johnny Gaudreau among the critics of the Calgary Flames' offseason acquisition of Milan Lucic. "Obviously we've been looking for a bit of toughness for our team and Lucic brings that," said Gaudreau, according to NHL.com's Adam Kimelman. "You don't really realize how big of a presence he is on the ice," he added. "When you play against a team like that and you have a player like that who can get into the corners, big body, get in front of the net, he really helps your team. I think

Source: The Score
Date: 2019-08-10

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An Open Letter to the Minnesota Wild

With rumours circulating that former Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli could be in the running for the vacant manager job in Minnesota, I wanted to sit down and write a letter to our friends in Minnesota to let them know how wonderful of an idea I think that is. In fact, I think hiring Chiarelli is the best idea and I’m here to explain why. After only a single season in the job, Paul Fenton was fired as the @Minnesota Wild’s GM and now they’re on the hunt for a replacement. Considering t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-10

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Jay Versus the Volcano

Jay Versus the Volcano

I have followed every Oilers minor league season since 1979, first via The Hockey News and then later the Al Gore. The 2018-19 season in Bakersfield was incredible. I don’t think we’ve seen more individual performance spikes by an AHL collective in the franchise’s history. Seriously. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part o

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-08-10

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Oilers Priority Should Be Trading Nugent-Hopkins

Oilers Priority Should Be Trading Nugent-Hopkins

The Edmonton Oilers priority should be to trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. They managed to clear out the unbreakable contract of Milan Lucic in a lateral move earlier in the offseason, but they’d be wise to keep going. Nugent-Hopkins’ value will likely never be higher for the Oilers than it is right now. He’s coming off a career-high in points (69), of which nearly 38% came on the powe play. The problem for the Oilers is that he’s less effective when there are an even amount of players on

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-08-10

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