Shoot the Gap

Shoot the Gap

Josh Currie signed a two-year NHL contract yesterday, it’s easily one of my favourite stories of summer. Edmonton will rely on him to play at his established level for the Condors, and Currie pushes a growing career forward in a significant way. Will he play in the NHL? Mark Arcobello was in just this spot in about 2012 and he played 139 NHL games. Currie is pushing, and fans are cheering him. Great story. THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as a gift or get it yourself and join the fun! Offer

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-07-19

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20 in 20: A Line Combination Extravaganza

So when you hop online looking for your Oilers fix in late July what are you hoping to find? Don’t worry, I know what you need. I have what you need. Over the next 20 days, I will dish out 20 possible line combinations for the Oilers when they drop the puck at the beginning of the 18-19 season. I feel like I’m taking a risk here because if I can’t nail the Oilers opening night lineup with 20 different attempts I will be known as a loser for the rest of my days. I will be breaking this se

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-19

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NHL News: Coyotes, Jackets, Oilers, Kings, Flyers, Sharks, and Golden Knights

NHL News: Coyotes, Jackets, Oilers, Kings, Flyers, Sharks, and Golden Knights

On the Arizona Coyotes and the Columbus Blue Jackets …  Mark Scheig: The Blue Jackets trade Jacob Graves and a conditional 2016 sixth-round pick  in 2019 to the Coyotes for Ryan MacInnis. If MacInnis plays in 20 NHL games this year, the pick becomes a 2020 fifth-round pick. Mark Scheig: MacInnis could get some NHL time if

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-07-19

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High/Low: The Bottom Six Wingers

Barring a shocking trade or a minor free agent signing, the Oilers roster we see now will be the same one we see come September. With minimal changes to the roster, it’s clear that the organization is banking on some best-case scenarios from players this year in order to return to the playoffs. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see me go through every player who should have an impact in the Oilers organization and try to guess what that players “ceiling” is, and also what their “floor

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-19

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A Fix for the Top 6: You’ll Be Surprised

A Fix for the Top 6: You’ll Be Surprised

The Oilers 4 starting centers are set, right? They are going to run McDavid, Draisaitl, Strome and Brodziak down the middle, right? 3 of the Oilers top 6 forwards are set, right? Nuge will be McDavid’s left winger, Drai will center the second line and the other 3 wingers will be made up from a combination of Rattie, Rieder, Puljijarvi, Lucic, Yamamoto, maybe Aberg and maybe Khaira, right? I’m remiss to start off my public blogging career with a topic that revolving around one of the more

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-07-19

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Edmonton Oilers flesh out 50-man list, sign a known commodity in Josh Currie

Edmonton Oilers flesh out 50-man list, sign a known commodity in Josh Currie

Edmonton Oilers added one more piece to the puzzle on Wednesday, inking 25-year-old forward Josh Currie to a two-year, two-way contract. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Currie has been in the Oilers system for the past several years, having signed minor league contracts with the team in recent seasons. Now for the first time he’s been added to the 50-man list.   The undrafted Currie bears many of the signs of a classic late bloomer. As a member of the Prince Edward Island Rocket of

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-18

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Edmonton Oilers sign Josh Currie to a two-year contract

The Oilers continued with their offseason housekeeping today as they signed their AHL’s leading scorer, Josh Currie, to a two-year contract.  Though the Josh Currie signing is likely to be just another a depth signing, his story is certainly interesting and you can’t help but feel happy for the guy that he was finally able to sign an NHL deal. In his last year in junior, Currie shot the lights out, scoring 104 points (49 goals, 55 assists) in 68 games with the Prince Edward Island Rocket h

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-18

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Bouchard’s Bonus Structure

Evan Bouchard signed his first NHL contract yesterday. It was the standard three-year entry-level contract with a $925,000 base, which is the norm for first round picks. However, the bonus structure of his deal is interesting and suggests the Oilers believe he has a pretty good chance to make their team. Bouchard doesn’t have any “B” bonuses, which isn’t surprising, considering Darnell Nurse and other defenders selected outside the top-five did not have “B” bonuses either. The “B

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-18

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Oilers sign forward Josh Currie to 2-year contract

Oilers sign forward Josh Currie to 2-year contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Currie to a two-year contract. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The #Oilers have signed Josh Currie to a two-year contract. The forward led the @Condors in scoring with 46 points (20G, 26A) in 68 games last season. pic.twitter.com/uoErYNrj71 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 18, 2018 Currie has spent the past three seasons with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. The 25-year-old led the team in scoring in 2017-18, regist

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-07-18

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Oilers sign Currie to NHL deal

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Currie to a two-year NHL contract. Currie, 25, has spent the past three seasons with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, leading the team in scoring this past season with 46 points (20G, 26A) in 68 games. The 5’11”, 190-pound forward has posted 106 points (52G, 54A), 129 penalty minutes and a +7 plus-minus rating in 188 career AHL games. Among Condors career AHL skaters, Currie ranks 1st with 52 goals and nine game

Source: The Bakersfield Condors
Date: 2018-07-18

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