Oilers’ Current Cap Situation Will Prevent Darnell Nurse From Signing Long Term Deal

Oilers’ Current Cap Situation Will Prevent Darnell Nurse From Signing Long Term Deal

Unless a bunch of cap space comes along, a bridge deal is only viable option The offseason is here, and the Oilers are in cap trouble. Six weeks after the official end of Connor McDavid’s entry-level deal, the Edmonton Oilers have just one roster player to sign, and that’s defenceman Darnell Nurse. They should also sign an extra forward in the 725K range, but there’s significant chance they’ve completely priced themselves out of a chance for an extra forward for the simple reason that

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-07-17

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Yamamoto and the Slide Rule

The NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is over 500 pages, with hundreds of different rules and definitions. Many of them require multiple readings to comprehend, and many have multiple bullet points outlining different scenarios covering contracts, free agency, waivers, grievances, insurance, rosters and much more. One unique rule is the entry-level slide rule, and young Oilers forward Kailer Yamamoto could be impacted by it this season. In layman’s terms the rule reads as such:

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-16

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Best of the Real Life Podcast: Wanye finally talks to Jordan Eberle

With some of the boys at Nation HQ taking some well deserved time off, we dove into the vaults to present you with a classic episode of the Real Life Podcast. If you missed the episode when Wanye finally got a chance to talk to Jordan Eberle, then you’re going to want to hear this conversation. After years of following and obsessing over Jordan Eberle’s career, Wanye finally got to live out his dream and actually talk to the man himself. In this interview, the guys go over Jordan’s rise t

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-16

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Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli made solid bets on two out of three major problems with Edmonton Oilers roster

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli made solid bets on two out of three major problems with Edmonton Oilers roster

Did Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli answer the team’s three biggest roster questions heading into this summer: a back-up goalie, a puck-moving right shot d-man and a winger or two to who can play on one of the top two lines? The short answer is that Chiarelli attempted to answer each of the questions He found answers within the budget constraints faced by the Oilers, and doing so without trading low on any veteran player who had a down year in 2017-18, d-men like Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson and

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-16

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The Bounce: Oscar Klefbom

Patience is a virtue when it comes to waiting on prospects to develop. History tells us that’s especially true – the reality is it’s much easier to talk about than to actually put into practice — when it comes to bringing along young defencemen looking to establish themselves in the NHL. It’s been no different for Oscar Klefbom of the Edmonton Oilers. So, after 107 games over parts of three seasons watching Klefbom make his way along the development curve, a journey slowed by injury,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-16

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Puljujarvi: Why Are the Oilers Pundits Picking on Him?

Another long-form today folks. Set some time aside. When listening to Oilers talk radio or reading different Oilers blogs and the topic is about Jesse Puljujarvi you’ll hear a lot of “Don’t get me wrong, I like the kid but…” talk or “He’s got lots of potential but…” and I have to wonder why that is. Why is there always a “but”? In the last two weeks, we’ve heard Bob Stauffer basically threaten Puljujarvi’s career as an Oiler by saying if he didn’t get any traction th

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-07-16

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Edmonton Oilers: Should Darnell Nurse Sign A Short-Term Deal?

Should the Edmonton Oilers and Darnell Nurse look for a short or long-term deal? Which side would benefit from it? For the Edmonton Oilers and their defenceman Darnell Nurse, they haven’t come to terms to any deal at this very moment. Both sides are somewhat hedging their bets on what type of deal they each want. […] Edmonton Oilers: Should Darnell Nurse Sign A Short-Term Deal? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2018-07-16

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Year in Review: Despite the cost of acquisition, Ryan Strome played to expectations

This is one part of a player-by-player Year in Review series we’ll be doing over the next couple months as we look back on the 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers season.  2017-18 Edmonton Oilers No. 18: Ryan Strome GP: 82, G: 13, A: 21, PTS: 34 Being a former fifth-overall pick who scored at a prolific rate in the OHL acquired in a one-for-one deal in exchange for Jordan Eberle is going to create lofty expectations. That was the story of Ryan Strome last season. When you consider his draft pedigree an

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-16

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Chiarelli’s Oilers free agents

Chiarelli’s Oilers free agents

We are mostly through four free-agent summers for Peter Chiarelli, the biggest move remains Milan Lucic and the best one (Matt Benning in my opinion) may have a challenger in recent addition Tobias Rieder. How many free agent deals have worked out so far? THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as a gift or get it yourself and join the fun! Offer is here, less than $4 a month! I find myself reading both the hockey (Willis, Dellow, Pronman, et cetera) and the baseball coverage a lot, it’s a pure p

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-07-16

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Monday Morning Hot Links

Monday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re ready for some links. It’s looking more and more like Darnell Nurse is getting a bridge deal. Of course, I said that months ago, but, y’know. Here’s Kurt’s take on it. (Edmonton Journal) Jeff looks at how Kailer Yamamoto’s season might unfold. Lots of it is based around the reality that we don’t have many good players. (Copper&Blue) Speaking of, Rob takes a look at our Quality vs Quantity players. A somewhat surprising conclusion. (The H

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-07-16

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