This Week In The Hockey News magazine: Yearbook 2015-16

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2015-08-25

It’s the 2015-16 edition of The Hockey News’ annual Yearbook, your essential guide to the upcoming NHL season. We’ve got full breakdowns and predictions for all 30 teams (plus our picks for the Stanley Cup), features on the game’s biggest stars and much more. In the 188-page issue: EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK – We love to argue, but not over these picks OPENING FACEOFF – Hello, 3-on-3 OT. Goodbye, shootout ROOKIE WATCH – McDavid & Eichel ramp up the hype MEET THE NEW GUYS – Maple Leafs and Oilers’ overhauls just one of many moves WHAT THE FANS SAY – Who you think will harvest hardware SEAN MONAHAN – Boring? No chance. Next Toews? Maybe DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN &

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Oilers Training Camp Battles – Final Results

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-08-25

Over the last week, we’ve went over the anticipated training camp battles that will take place next month in Edmonton. Without doubt, this will be one of the more entertaining camps in recent memory. Peter Chiarelli improved this roster in a big way, no one will argue that. That’s not the only thing he did however, he also added tons of competition, forcing young players to earn their spots and forcing under performing veterans to look over their shoulders. My Battle Results: I have Ben Scrivens winning the back-up job with Anders Nilsson heading to the AHL to backup Laurent Brossoit. On top of that, I have young Griffin Reinhart winning a roster spot while Darnell Nurse starts

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RE 15-16 BEN SCRIVENS: BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-08-25

It’s easy to forget that Ben Scrivens began life in the hinterland with a very strong run as the Edmonton Oilers No. 1 goalie. In 2013-14, after coming over from Los Angeles, Scrivens was golden in net for the town team. History tells us when a goalie’s performance goes off the grid, the possible causes (age, loss of limbs or trunk, concussion) include random acts of horrible and (I believe) shell shock is a real thing—in war and in net. “Regress to the mean” is a thing too, and if you’re a Ben Scrivens fan—and I am one—light a candle and say a prayer to the God you pray to for a return to normal. Redemption is beautiful, in real life and in sport. RE 13-

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#21 - Roman Horak

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-08-25

Roman Horak drops 2 spots from 19 down to 21 in the Top 25 Under 25 Horak has been ranked twice before and both times he landed at 19, this time around Roman Horak has fallen to 21. Let’s see how this happened. Rank Player DOB Drafted Year Ryan Scott Ben Shona Zach Jeff Matt Curtis Zsolt Sunil 21 Roman Horak 21/05/1991 127 2009 (NYR) 16 20 11 27 25 23 22 20 26 26 Since becoming an Oilers’ prospect, Horak seems to be remembered for only one thing. He was the other prospect that the Oilers acquired in exchange for Ladislav Smid. Beyond that most Oilers fans don’t really know much about Horak and for good reason, he only played 2 games as an Oiler. In his 2 games with th

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Yak To McDavid's Right

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-08-25

View image | gettyimages.com As we inch slowly towards the beginning of the hockey season we are more and more often thinking about the beginning of young Connor McDavid’s NHL career. How are we going to protect him? Who will he live with? Who will he play with? These are the questions on our minds right now. Now, everybody and their dog has suggested McDavid should have Hall as his LW this fall. Fine. It’s as good a suggestion as any other. But I’m going to suggest a RW who isn’t getting that same kind of love and at this point being dead serious about this makes me some kind of radical. I think Nail Yakupov should be his right winger.

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NHL TRADE RUMORS: Brent Seabrook to Edmonton Oilers | Buffalo Sabres | Boston Bruins + Contract extension

Source: The Hockey Press
Date: 2015-08-25

Brent Seabrook - CHI​Player: Brent SeabrookTeams Interested: BUF | EDM | BOS Trade Report: Brent Seabrook is a defenseman playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, he is 30 yrs old, and is due for a raise in salary next year. He is currently making 5.8M. I would expect him to demand a 7 years 7M contract next year, maybe even more. The whole NHL knows the Chicago Blackhawks are in a cap crunch, they had to trade Saad, Sharp, Let Oduya walk ETC all this past offseason, and while these things were taking place, somehow Brent Seabrook got dragged into those discussions. Many were led to believe the Chicago Blackhawks were looking to

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Are These Really the Oilers Line Combos?

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2015-08-25

Bob Stauffer, host of Oilers Now, recently tweeted out the line combinations HE would like to see in the preseason. See Below. Here are 4 lines I would like to see in pre-season: Hall-McDavid-Purcell, Draisaitl-RNH-Eberle, Pouliot-Lander-Yakupov, Hendricks-Letestu… — Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) August 24, 2015 …Korpikoski..what do u think? — Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) August 24, 2015 So since he’s left it up to us to give him his opinion, let’s do that! *Just a precursor before we do get started, I’m including a few HERO charts from @mimicohero in my post today. I’ve had to resize them a bit to fit them in, so if you want a closer look, ju

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Oilers’ McDavid, Hall Set to Rival Legendary Gretzky, Kurri Duo

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-08-25

To simply say excitement is brewing in Edmonton, around both the Oilers and the city itself, would be a massive understatement. The City of Edmonton is undergoing a major phase of redevelopment off the ice, led by both the Ice District development project, as well as the ongoing construction of Rogers Place, the Oilers’ new $480 million dollar arena set to open in 2016-17. Coincidentally, the revitalization of the City’s downtown core and construction of a new arena correspond with a revitalization of the Edmonton Oilers franchise on the ice. Spear-headed by the arrival of generational talent Connor McDavid, the current cast of Oilers, including budding young stars such a

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Wild card goalie prospect Anders Nilsson could crash Edmonton Oilers’ crease sooner than later

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-08-25

2015 Edmonton Oilers prospects: No. 10 Anders Nilsson Previously: Unranked, acquired from Chicago July 6, 2015 One of the more unexpected moves of Peter Chiarelli’s busy summer occurred in early July when the new Oilers GM went goalie-shopping, acquiring gigantic Swedish stopper Anders Nilsson from Chicago in exchange for marginal forward prospect Liam Coughlin. Nilsson nominally plugs in to Richard Bachman’s old role as the #3 role in the organization, except he doesn’t. By one theory, that man “should” be Laurent Brossoit, who is primed to be the starter in Bakersfield in his third professional season, even as he remains a long-shot for an NHL job in the immed

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Oilers rookies game with Golden Bears shifted to Rexall Place

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-08-24

The Edmonton Oilers rookies and University of Alberta Golden Bears have played their annual showdown at Clare Drake Arena over the last two decades. But with Connor McDavid preparing to make his NHL debut and Rexall Place entering its final season as the Oilers’ home arena, the fall challenge has been shifted to a bigger venue.

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Oilers will ensure McDavid has good living arrangements

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-08-24

Have the Edmonton Oilers asked captain Andrew Ference if Connor McDavid, the NHL’s No. 1 draft pick this year, could live in his basement while the teenager makes the transition to becoming a professional hockey player? “We talked about it and I think Peter (Chiarelli, the Oilers general manager) is going down the path to make sure Connor is in a really good situation,” Ference said.

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Oilers’ captaincy status quo as far as Andrew Ference knows

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-08-24

Andrew Ference, who has been the Edmonton Oilers’ captain the last two seasons, says there are no plans to hand over the role to one of the NHL team’s younger core players. He said it’s status quo as far as he can tell.

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