2018-19 Preseason Game Five: Canucks at Oilers

2018-19 Preseason Game Five: Canucks at Oilers

Edmonton made five roster moves yesterday, culling the herd to the point where we can finally have meaningful life and death arguments about how this thing turns out. By my estimate, it’s Evan Bouchard and Jakub Jerabek in, Ethan Bear and Jason Garrison out. It’s Kailer Yamamoto in, Alex Chiasson and Pontus Aberg out. Thoughts? THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton event went last night and was an absolute blast. Thanks to those who came out and for excellent questions and interactions. We m

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-09-25

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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, here we go. The Oilers have cut a few more players. Some vets were put on waivers, and Scotty Upshall was released. (Copper&Blue) Connor McDavid did an interview with GQ. He talked about what it’s like losing in this city, among other things. (GQ) Robin Brownlee talks about Kailer Yamamoto and how good he’s been. Kailer is in style right now. (Oilers Nation) Finally, Kyle Okposo’s story is pretty alarming. The thing The Athletic does best is these long form

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-25

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Pacific Preview: The Arizona Coyotes look poised to break out

This is one part of a multi-part series profiling the teams of the Pacific Division from an Oilers perspective.  After having a disastrous, record-setting bad start to the 2017-18 season, the Arizona Coyotes were low-key pretty good after the turn of the New Year. Could that mean they’re finally poised for a breakout season? What did they do last season? 29-41-12 – 70 points (8th in Pacific) 208 goals for (30th in the NHL) 256 goals against (22nd in NHL) The Coyotes had an absolutely at

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-25

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Oilers Make Cuts

Oilers Make Cuts

The Edmonton Oilers roster is down to 29 players after another round of cuts on Monday afternoon. A number of veteran players were placed on waivers, while a roster hopeful was sent home….for now. Some of the moves are surprising, while others make sense and were expected. The moves today also impact a number of players currently on the roster, in some cases for guys in positions they didn’t expect to be in. The Cuts: Forwards: Cooper Marody, Brad Malone and Scottie Upshall (released from

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-09-24

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Leon Draisaitl to donate $1.2 million to local charity

Good guy alert! It was announced today that Leon Draisaitl will be donating $1.2 million to the WE Movement in Alberta, as well as Hockey Helps Kids. Leon Draisaitl is donating $150,000 in support of @WEMovement in Alberta & #HockeyHelpsKids! His donation will be matched at 50% by @Oil_Foundation for a total of $225,000. Draisaitl will be committing $150,000 annually to local charities for eight years. https://t.co/r3STFejknI — Hockey Helps Kids (@HockeyHelpsKids) September 24, 2018

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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Three Games to Impress

The Oilers play their final three preseason games at home this week against Vancouver, Arizona and Calgary. They will then fly to Germany on Saturday evening. The Oilers don’t have to announce their 23-man roster on Sunday, but the decision will be made before their plane leaves Edmonton. There will be some tough decisions for the coaching staff this week, but remember, just because a player is on the opening night roster doesn’t mean they are a lock to remain here all season. And the reali

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-09-24

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The Hockey News Podcast: 2018-19 Pacific Division Preview

This week on The Hockey News Podcast: Our 2018-19 division-by-division NHL previews conclude with the Pacific, with analysis and forecasts for all eight teams. Where do the retooled Sharks rank with Erik Karlsson on board? Download and subscribe on iTunes, and on Soundcloud. ​ ​ Tags anaheim ducks arizona coyotes calgary flames edmonton oilers los angeles kings nhl podcast san jose sharks vancouver canucks vegas golden knights

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2018-09-24

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Oilers Playing Themselves Into Bigger Roles

Oilers Playing Themselves Into Bigger Roles

The Edmonton Oilers are now four games into their 2018 NHL preseason and like any preseason where players understand it’s about showing up and making a case for yourself, the results are mixed. While there are questions on the blue line and in goal, in many ways, the Oilers have to happy with what they’re seeing from a number of the young kids. In nearly every instance where the organization has asked young players to take a step forward, those players have responded. If we take a look at

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-09-24

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Training camp surprise Ryan McLeod the last outsider standing after Edmonton Oilers cut down to five pivots

Training camp surprise Ryan McLeod the last outsider standing after Edmonton Oilers cut down to five pivots

Upshall cut loose, Marody farmed out, Safin’s junior rights traded Edmonton Oilers cut five players in all on Monday, in two stages. This morning the club placed a trio of veterans on waivers for the purposes of reassignment. They then followed through with two more moves which didn’t involve the waiver wire so could be done on their own schedule. With today's transactions, the #Oilers roster currently sits at 29 players, including three goaltenders, 10 defencemen & 16 forwards. — E

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-09-24

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Oilers waive Gravel, assign Marody, release Upshall

Oilers waive Gravel, assign Marody, release Upshall

Camp roster down to 29 players as season approaches The #Oilers have assigned forward Cooper Marody to the @Condors, placed forward Brad Malone & defencemen Keegan Lowe & Kevin Gravel on waivers for the purpose of assignment & released forward Scottie Upshall from his PTO.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 24, 2018 As per their twitter, the Oilers have trimmed their preseason roster down to 29 players. Among the casualties today were D Kevin Gravel, D Keegan Lowe an

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-09-24

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