Poker Face

Even though absolutely nothing has changed in the impasse between @Jesse Puljujarvi and the @Edmonton Oilers since he first made it known he wants a fresh start someplace else, the Finnish winger and agent Markus Lehto keep re-stating their position. We get it, Jesse. So does GM Ken Holland. It’s almost like Puljujarvi and Lehto believe if they keep talking, Holland will be coaxed into getting something done just to shut them up. Well, anybody who has seen Holland operate knows that’s not

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-20

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The Need for Speed

Who is the fastest forward prospect in the Oilers prospect pool? Ryan McLeod might be the right answer and his boots give him a different possible career trajectory. How different? Jason Chimera scored 15 goals and 28 points in the AHL at age 20. He was a burner. He played his first NHL game in 2000-01 and his last one in 2017-18. Ryan McLeod is going to get several chances to find the range. Offense is going to be the issue. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous clu

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-08-20

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Oilers end summer still shy on first-shot scoring wingers

Fans want sizzle. Where is the sizzle? There are two answers: "On the way" and "to be determined."

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-08-20

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Hot Links: Tuesday, August 20

Hot Links: Tuesday, August 20

William Lagesson fell one spot to #18 in this year’s T25 U25. | Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Our T25 U25 continued yesterday with ol’ Billy Lagesson at #18. #17 releases later this afternoon PLUS everything else #Oilers that might be of interest. And a good Tuesday to you. Good morning! We’re into the August 20’s now folks, September is less than a Fortnite tournament away and the renewed sense of optimism we’re all accustomed to losing by mid-November is almost upon us. Yesterday

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-08-20

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Swift Swede Philip Broberg is a year or three away from making Edmonton Oilers but could prove well worth the wait

Swift Swede Philip Broberg is a year or three away from making Edmonton Oilers but could prove well worth the wait

It's way too soon for the Edmonton Oilers or their followers to know exactly what they have in their latest first round draft pick. Despite a bevy of team needs up front, General Manager Ken Holland passed up a number of high-scoring hot shots from the US National Team Development Program to further beef up the organization's depth on defence -- a position that currently boasts 7 of the top 9 in our annual Cult of Hockey prospects series. The latest among them is Philip Broberg, in whom the Oile

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-20

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Swift-skating Swede Philip Broberg is a tantalizing talent

Swift-skating Swede Philip Broberg is a tantalizing talent

It's way too soon for the Edmonton Oilers or their followers to know exactly what they have in their latest first round draft pick. Despite a bevy of team needs up front, General Manager Ken Holland passed up a number of high-scoring hot shots from the US National Team Development Program to further beef up the organization's depth on defence -- a position that currently boasts 7 of the top 9 in our annual Cult of Hockey prospects series. The latest among them is Philip Broberg, in whom the Oile

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-08-20

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Nation Real Life Episode 135: Talking hockey with Shawn Belle and Joaquin Cage

In the past, they combined to play 28 games with the Edmonton Oilers. This week, they combined to give us 90 minutes of fantastic podcast content! Joaquin Gage & Shawn Belle stopped by the Real Life Studio to discuss their hockey careers, grinding through the minor leagues, playing in Edmonton, and coaching the youth of today. For the first half of the show, it was just Yaremchuk, Wanye, Jay and Shawn Belle. They talked about being a young hockey phenom in Edmonton and going through the min

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-20

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The Hockey News’ People of Power and Influence: No. 4 – Connor McDavid

We count down The Hockey News' Top 100 People of Power and Influence. The post The Hockey News’ People of Power and Influence: No. 4 – Connor McDavid appeared first on TheHockeyNews.

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2019-08-19

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James Neal: Looking To Get Back In The “Flow” Of Things.

James Neal scored 24 goals in his rookie season with the Dallas Stars, and over the next nine seasons, he produced 21+ goals each year. The fewest, 21, came in the lockout-shortened 2013 season and the most, 40, occurred the previous year, 2012, both with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the first ten years of his career, he produced 21 or more goals. He did it with four different organizations: Dallas, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Las Vegas. His consistency earned him a five-year contract with a $5.7

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-19

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PROJECTION SEASON: The Hockey News

It’s a sure sign that another NHL season is just around the corner; hockey pool guides have started to hit the shelves across Canada. I’m a big-time fantasy sports junkie so finding a pool mag is just as good Christmas morning in the Nielson household. A trip to Montreal two weekends ago gave me a little bit of a head start as I tracked down both The Hockey News Ultimate Pool Guide and The Sports Forecaster. I will be giving you my own Oilers point projections in September but one of my fa

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-08-19

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