Hot Links: Wednesday, August 21

Hot Links: Wednesday, August 21

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images T25 U25 marches on with Colby Cave landing at #17, and #16 releasing this afternoon. Derick Brassard appears to be signing in Edmonton PLUS all things #Oilers on this humpiest of hump days. Good morning, folks! A ‘busy’ Tuesday leaves us with a few talking points. First, the not-so-well-received debut of Colby Cave in the Top 25 Under 25 was received with the opposite of much fanfare. Believe me when I tell you, it brought me no personal plea

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-21

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Edmonton Oilers: Oilers Set to Sign Brassard and Mike Smith’s NEW Goalie Gear Revealed!

It’s been an unusually busy couple of days recently with regards to Edmonton Oilers news. LOTS of Jesse Puljujarvi talk (erroneous mind you), and news that the Oilers have most likely found their third-line center, as well as, Mike Smith revealing the gear that he’ll be wearing in conjunction with the new 3rd jersey that Edmonton will be rolling out. On Brassard I’m not really convinced with Derick Brassard. I feel like the Oilers have a similar player in Sam Gagner and in Cooper Marody.

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2019-08-21

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Can the Oilers powerplay be better next season?

Last season, the Oilers powerplay was actually pretty good. They ranked 9th in powerplay percentage, 13th in powerplay goals scored, and 16th in shorthanded goals against. It’s hard to complain about the season they had, but I will. The team only had four players (Draisaitl, McDavid, Nugent-Hopkins, and Chiasson) score more than two powerplay goals last season. It’s great that their top unit clicked as well as it did, but they need to establish more depth on the second unit. This season, I

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-21

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NHL Prospects: Four Potential Breakout Prospects For The Edmonton Oilers

NHL Prospects: Four Potential Breakout Prospects For The Edmonton Oilers

Looking at three Edmonton Oilers prospects that might be able to crack the Oilers roster at some point this season.

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-08-21

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After out-sized expectations perhaps under-sized Kailer Yamamoto can finally make his pro hockey mark

After out-sized expectations perhaps under-sized Kailer Yamamoto can finally make his pro hockey mark

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Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-21

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Report: Oilers close to signing Derick Brassard

The Edmonton Oilers are close to signing C Derick Brassard to a one-year contract, former Oilers tough guy Georges Laraque reported Tuesday night. In a tweet, Laraque called it a “great signing.” I’m hearing in Edmonton that Derick Brassard is about to sign a 1 year deal with @EdmontonOilers! Great signing! J’entends du côté de Edmonton que Derick Brassard serait sur le point de signer un contract de 1 an avec les Oilers! Bonne signature! pic.twitter.com/IfSjbs6JbY — Georges Laraq

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-21

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Are the Oilers about to sign Derick Brassard?

According to Big George the Oilers are about to sign Derick Brassard to a one year deal.  I’m hearing in Edmonton that Derick Brassard is about to sign a 1 year deal with @EdmontonOilers! Great signing! J’entends du côté de Edmonton que Derick Brassard serait sur le point de signer un contract de 1 an […]

Source: OilerHockey
Date: 2019-08-21

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State of The System: There’s plenty of competition for positions among Oilers forwards

A major area of concern for the Oilers over the past couple of seasons has been a lack of depth up front. Behind @Connor McDavid, @Leon Draisaitl, and @Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, there hasn’t been much to write home about, and spreading those three aforementioned players to maximize the lineup has been a challenge. One of Ken Holland’s biggest challenges as Oilers’ general manager is to navigate and clean up the salary cap mess that Peter Chiarelli left behind. While many hoped that Holland wo

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-20

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Inside the Nation: More Puljujarvi drama, Draisaitl goal predictions, and the #SummerOfLineys

Happy Tuesday, Nation! As always, Dusty Nielson is back with another edition of Inside the Nation to break down all things Edmonton Oilers and make sense of what’s happening with the franchise we’re all doomed to love. To start off today’s episode, Dusty jumps into things with yet another look at the latest @Jesse Puljujarvi comments that hit the Internet today, including his ideal situation for where he believes he should be playing. Seeing as this situation does not appear to be salvag

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-20

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Inside the Nation: More Puljujarvi drama, Draisaitl goal predictions, and the #SummerOfLineys

Happy Tuesday, Nation! As always, Dusty Nielson is back with another edition of Inside the Nation to break down all things Edmonton Oilers and make sense of what’s happening with the franchise we’re all doomed to love. To start off today’s episode, Dusty jumps into things with yet another look at the latest @Jesse Puljujarvi comments that hit the Internet today, including his ideal situation for where he believes he should be playing. Seeing as this situation does not appear to be salvag

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-20

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