The Top 25 Edmonton Oilers prospects for 2018: #25, D Ryan Mantha

The Top 25 Edmonton Oilers prospects for 2018: #25, D Ryan Mantha

Prospect rankings change for all kinds of reasons. But it really sucks, for both the team and the player, when it does so because of injury. 2018 Edmonton Oilers Prospects This year’s rankings were obtained by the average of five raters: our homegrown trio of David Staples, Bruce McCurdy and yours truly, along with Matt Mosewich of Edmonton Prospect Watch (@EDProspectWatch) and Sean Patrick Ryan of The Oil Knight (TheOilNight.ca). #25 Ryan Mantha Once upon a time the name Ryan Mantha was me

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-16

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From 1988: Wayne Gretzky marries Janet Jones in Edmonton

From 1988: Wayne Gretzky marries Janet Jones in Edmonton

Celebrities and hockey fans turn out in Edmonton as Oilers star Wayne Gretzky weds actress Janet Jones.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-07-16

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Monday Mailbag – What do you expect from Mikko Koskinen?

Can you believe that it’s only July and that we’re still two and a half months away from the season starting? We’re getting to the dog days of summer and still have so many McDavid-less days to go before our beloved Oilers come back, and it’s up to me to help us all kill a little bit of time that will help us get there. On this day, we take a look at the answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers and life in general. My friends, it’s mailba

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-16

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Kailer Yamamoto And The 2018-19 Oilers

Kailer Yamamoto And The 2018-19 Oilers

Oilers’ lack of depth on RW could see Yamamoto become an impact player sooner than later. The 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft has finished his fourth year in Spokane. Depending on how training camp goes, he could be headed for a full season in Bakersfield. He could spend a couple of weeks on the big roster, or he could be a full time player for the Oilers in 2018-19. It’s likely best for the not-yet 20 years of age Yamamoto to spend an entire season in Bakersfield, but the right

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-07-15

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Edmonton Oilers: Quality vs Depth

Edmonton Oilers: Quality vs Depth

When it comes to the NHL, there is perhaps no more overused term than “depth player”. Year after year, we hear about team “X” needing better players in the bottom half of their lineups and while that is all well and good, let’s get serious. At the end of the day, without enough impact pieces in the top half of one’s roster, everything else is window dressing and this is where the Edmonton Oilers currently sit. Outside of a few depth moves (5C, 7/8D) this is quite possibly what we s

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-07-15

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Chest Fever

Chest Fever

The NHL doesn’t make many trades from mid-July through the final days of September, so we’re in Death Valley for the next 10 weeks. How scarce is it to see a legit trade this time of year? The last deal to move the needle made between July 15 and August 1 came in 2016 when Ottawa sent Mika Zibanejad to the Rangers for Derick Brassard. There is some evidence we’ll see action in the coming days but for Oilers fans this fall may be about unproven wingers trying to forge their way. Again. THE

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-07-15

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Edmonton Oilers: Does This Franchise Have a Balanced Roster?

If you’re a regular in the Edmonton Oilers blogging community, you’ve probably heard the word balance… a lot. Lowetide has regularly preached finding balance on our roster for as long as I’ve read his blog. Unfortunately, Oilers management doesn’t seem to read his stuff, as our roster still does not have balance. Edmonton Oilers: What […] Edmonton Oilers: Does This Franchise Have a Balanced Roster? - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion an

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-07-15

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Oilers Should Consider Trading Nurse

Oilers Should Consider Trading Nurse

The Edmonton Oilers have made some decent, but non-glamourous signings in free agency this summer; something that was, for the most part, expected. Adding Tobias Rieder was certainly a smart signing and bringing back Kyle Brodziak will help their center depth. Still, few will look at what the Oilers did with these two additions and suggest they’ve dramatically improved their team; certainly not by the multiple points needed to get back into the playoff conversation. To be a team people see as

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-07-15

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From The Cult of Hockey, building a bridge for Edmonton Oilers RFA Darnell Nurse: 9 Things

From The Cult of Hockey, building a bridge for Edmonton Oilers RFA Darnell Nurse: 9 Things

There is one more substantial piece of business that the Edmonton Oilers must look after, before training camp starts in the Fall: Extend Darnell Nurse. The young D-man is a pending RFA who the club has already qualified. Now the decision has to be made whether to extend Nurse with a long-term deal or to merely bridge the player in a 2-3 year contract. Nurse did take a substantial step forward last winter. He was one of the only Oilers to do so during a season where so much else went wrong. I w

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-15

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Year in Review: Leon Draisaitl still needs to prove he can carry his own line

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. 29: Leon Draisaitl GP: 75, G: 25, A: 45, PTS: 70 After a breakout season and incredible playoff performance, Leon Draisaitl was awarded a massive eight-year contract worth $68 million. It was a big chunk of cash to hand out, but, at the time, it was expected Draisaitl was going to help form a Crosby-Malkin

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-15

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