Washington Capitals rearguard Mike Green is not a good free agent fit for the Edmonton Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-05-24

One of the most commonly suggested free agent targets for the Edmonton Oilers this summer is Washington Capitals rearguard Mike Green. It’s understandable. Green is 29 years old, meaning there’s plenty of tread left on the tires. At 6’1”, 207 pounds he’s blessed with decent size and unlike a lot of primarily offensive defencemen he doesn’t mind using that size. He’s a brilliant point producer and a famous player, having twice finished as the runner-up for the NHL’s Norris Trophy. So it’s going to seem strange when I say that I don’t think he’s a good fit for the Oilers. Let me make my case. The first item here is price. Green is fresh off a three-year, $18.25 million co

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Detroit Red Wings Face Many Questions, Have No Time to Waste in Coaching Search

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-05-24

The Detroit Red Wings face a number of questions in the team's search for a new head coach for next season. The first question, of course, is, "Who?"  After Mike Babcock left for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is plenty of ongoing discussion regarding his replacement in Detroit. One thing that is not up for discussion, however, is that the Wings need to settle on a coach in a quick, decisive manner. Although there are still a few head coaches out there without a contract for next season—including Dan Bylsma, Claude Julien and Ken Hitchcock (the latter two are still under contract until the end of June)—Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, per James Mirtle of the Globe and

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Detroit Red Wings Face Many Questions, Have No Time to Waste in Coaching Search

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-05-24

The Detroit Red Wings face a number of questions in the team's search for a new head coach for next season. The first question, of course, is, "Who?"  After Mike Babcock left for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is plenty of ongoing discussion regarding his replacement in Detroit. One thing that is not up for discussion, however, is that the Wings need to settle on a coach in a quick, decisive manner. Although there are still a few head coaches out there without a contract for next season—including Dan Bylsma, Claude Julien and Ken Hitchcock (the latter two are still under contract until the end of June)—Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, per James Mirtle of the Globe and

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Edmonton Oilers have told Todd Nelson “he’s free to look around” for another NHL coaching job

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-05-24

This in from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, news that former interim Oilers coach Todd Nelson is free to look elsewhere for a coaching job. “Todd Nelson has been given the option to go and look and see what else is out there. He’s told the Oilers he wants to be a head coach. They understand. I think they’d like to keep him on their staff, or in the organization if they can, and they will circle back with him in a couple of weeks, but from what I’m hearing, he’s been told he’s free to look around.” My take A lot of good things happened with the Edmonton Oilers after Todd Nelson took over as head coach 36 games in the 2014-15 season. The squad

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Oilers’ Todd Nelson free to look elsewhere

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-05-23

It’s been quite an off-season for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes by landing the No. 1 draft selection in April’s NHL Draft Lottery and then took steps towards pulling the organization out of the Western Conference basement by naming Peter Chiarelli general manager and brining in former San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. The addition of McLellan effectively cost interim bench boss Todd Nelson his first NHL head coaching job. During Saturday’s edition of “Headlines,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that Nelson will look for work elsewhere for work, as it is his desire to be a head coach. STANLEY CUP PLAYOF

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-05-23

This is Curtis Hamilton. He's always been a personal favorite, owing to a scouting report that suggested he could bring a range of skills to the pro game. Injuries have impacted Hamilton's career with the Oilers, and four years in, he's at a crossroads. Hamilton's future with the team is in the hands of Peter Chiarelli and dependent on the organization's evaluation of a number of prospects. It's going to be an interesting summer.

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THE 2015-16 BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-05-23

If everything breaks right, and the chances of that happening are better now than a month ago, the first edition of the Bakersfield Condors should be a tremendous AHL hockey team. The possible roster could include a couple of lottery picks and fewer AHL veterans than normal. Let’s have a look. SIGNED FOR NEXT SEASON AND POSSIBLY AHL BOUND G Laurent Brossoit. He should be the 1G and this is his time to shine. RFA summer 2016 and might push for NHL job. G Eetu Laurikainen. Sign all the goalies with .933SP’s. A terrific bet, got lost in the excitement. D Darnell Nurse. If he’s in the AHL, he’s playing a major role for the team. D Jordan Oesterle. College man now has exp

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CHL fines Rockets after criticizing officials

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-05-23

QUEBEC — The Kelowna Rockets were fined $500 on Saturday for criticizing the officials at the Mastercard Memorial Cup. A Canadian Hockey League statement said a member of the Rockets’ organization made "negative comments" about the referees to members of the CHL hockey operations department after a 4-3 loss to the host Quebec Remparts on Friday night. They did not specify which member of the team’s brass made the comments. Kelowna had 44 penalty minutes on 10 infractions. The Remparts were on the power play five times, but didn’t score. It was the referees’ decision to hand 10-minute misconducts to star Leon Draisaitl and Quebec centre Ma

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Off-Season Targets: Adam McQuaid

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-05-23

Being from Boston, I’ve been asked quite a bit about Peter Chiarelli since Edmonton hired him. Naturally, I’ve also been asked about a number of Boston players potentially being a fit in Edmonton too. The most common player I’m asked about? Probably Milan Lucic. After that? Adam McQuaid, easily. The Bruins have had good defensive units for years, and McQuaid has been a part of that. He provides that toughness and is part of the Bruins’ physical identity. That said, does he fit in Edmonton? After being asked frequently enough, I decided to look into it. Why Is He Out There: The Bruins are in cap hell, and will need to re-sign Dougie Hamilton this summer. Not only that,

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Oil Spills - Draisaitl Falls Short In Memorial Cup Debut

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-05-23

Oilers. Draisaitl in the Memorial Cup. NHL Playoffs. And more. It's going to be a lovely Saturday, you really should go outside and enjoy it. If you don't feel like doing that, well here are a few things that you could read. On the Oilers Todd McLellan on Not Winning A Stanley Cup With the Sharks - The Copper & BlueWhat does McLellan think about his team's playoff failures? Commemorating the Golden Ticket: Good Idea or Bad? - The Copper & BlueThe Oilers season ticket renewal package. Good idea? Tone deaf? Masterful job of trolling? Expectations - Jackie Dawson - The Oilers RigTime to talk about your expectations for the 2015/16 season. Is it worth it for the Edmonton Oilers to keep Mat

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Taking Advantage of Cap Hell: Chicago Blackhawks Edition

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-05-23

This is going to be a difficult summer for many teams thanks to a salary cap which has risen by less than expected early in the year. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, there’s a chance to land talent from a team in cap trouble. Taking Advantage of Cap Hell is dedicated to looking at clubs reportedly in cap trouble and figuring out who might shake loose. Today we turn to the team I had in mind when I started this series: the Chicago Blackhawks.

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EL TOPO

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-05-23

As we get deeper into this draft season, it’s more and more obvious that the Edmonton Oilers could conceivably grab three impact players in the early rounds in 2015. This could set the organization up for a long time. Can they afford to keep the picks? LOWETIDE TOP 120, 2015 (1) C Connor McDavid, Erie Otters (OHL) Actual Jesus. (2) C Jack Eichel, Boston U (NCAA) Big, strong, elite. Complete skill set. (3) R Mitch Marner, London Knights (OHL) Corey Pronman has him No. 3 on his final list. (4) D Noah Hanifin, Boston College (NCAA) Best D in a deep class. Across the board skills. (5) C Dylan Strome, Erie Otters (OHL) Poor performance in May shouldn’t impact draft number. (6) D Iva

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