Edmonton Oilers: Matthew Benning Ready for Top Four

Though the Edmonton Oilers lose a bit of an edge with Andrej Sekera injured, they did not search for more defence in free agency. Instead, they will move forward and put trust in their young d-corps. With Kris Russell likely taking Sekera’s role, there is a spot open on the right side of the second-pairing. […] Edmonton Oilers: Matthew Benning Ready for Top Four -

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-07-18

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Draisaitl deal a pivotal moment for Edmonton Oilers

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-07-18

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Oilers History: The Lee Fogolin Years

As we all saw during this summer’s NHL Expansion Draft, there is no guarantee a club will net a player or players who are likely to make a meaningful impact on the franchise. Though we will have to wait and see how things play out for the Vegas Golden Knights, history tells us the Edmonton Oilers picked up such a player back in 1979, when they used their second pick to select de

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-07-18

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Rumor Rundown: Draisaitl Bridge, Kessel Responds and Tavares to Tampa?

It sort of feels like a hockey ghost town. After weeks of insanely busy action, with trades and signings coming from every angle, the pace has slowed considerably and there’s not a whole lot of news outside of some internal housekeeping for NHL clubs. That said, every once a while, something floats around behind the scenes and catches the attention of a few mainstream media sources. Draisaitl Bridge Deal Some folks (and by some, I mean a whole lot) in Edmonton are starting

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-07-18

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Zack Kassian is so much more than just a physical presence for the Oilers

2016-17 Edmonton Oilers: No. 44 RW Zack Kassian As far as bounce back seasons go, the seven goals and 24 points posted by Zack Kassian in 2016-17 represent decidedly modest offensive output. Yet at the end of his first full season with the Oilers, the now 26-year-old winger has gone from reclamation project to mainstay,...

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Date: 2017-07-18

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MYSTERY TRAIN

I can find seven men for the top nine forward spots on this year’s Oilers: Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Patrick Maroon, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Milan Lucic, Ryan Strome, Jussi Jokinen. The final two names? It’s going to be a winter long reality show: The Right Winger. THE CANDIDATES DRAKE CAGGIULA Positives: Speedy and aggressive player, he showed chem with Connor McDavid in style if not in points. Impressive penalty-killing p

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Date: 2017-07-18

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NEW BLH Video!!! Oilers + Foo Fighters? Yes Please!!!

Good Lord has this summer been a blazing hot bore. There’s simply nothing going on this summer hockey-wise apart from my own Taiwanese rec hockey league and I can’t bring myself to write on every little thing that happens in the Oilogosphere just to bring the site some views. I mean if I made any money off this bloody thing, I probably would do about anything to get the clicks. I will say this before getting to the video that I think Yohann Auvitu, if given the leash to do so, cou

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Date: 2017-07-18

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Crude Couture? Orange Suits Oilers Well

They skated into the world — or, more specifically, the World Hockey Association — as the Alberta Oilers. The province is annually responsible for roughly 75 percent of Canada’s oil production — and Canada is the No. 1 supplier of crude to the U.S. — so the name fit. However, it didn’t fit the original plan.

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Date: 2017-07-18

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Who did the pizza better?

We have to talk about the old-school Mike Grier hockey card that popped up on the Internet this week of him clearly holding a 10/10 pepperoni pizza. If you grew up in the 90s and collected hockey cards, you’ve probably already seen this one. I think it might be one of the greatest hockey cards of...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-18

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New Jersey Devils desperate for a — wait for it — top d-man like Adam Larsson

New Cult of Hockey podcast Do the Winnipeg Jets really have the second most star talent in the NHL? Is toughness and intimidation under-rated by the analytics crowd? Is Leon Draisaitl a better bet to drive his line than some analytics guys believe? It all comes down to analytics vs. the eyetest. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of The Cult of Hockey, strong believers in using both analytics and the eyetest to rate players, dig into the issue.  Jersey lament: “Lar

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-18

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Is There Room for One More College Free Agent?

Last spring and summer, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli had a procurement problem. With Leon Draisaitl signed right after the 2014 draft, he was looking at crickets when it came to signing anyone else from the 2014 draft haul. One of the ways Chiarelli dealt with the problem came in signing college free agents. Drake...

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Date: 2017-07-18

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Edmonton Oilers: Bridge Deal May Be Answer for Draisaitl

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed all of their free agents except one, and it’s one of their big-name players: Leon Draisaitl. In the last season of his entry-level contract, Draisaitl impressed with 29 goals and 77 points through 82 games this season, and he was a force to be reckoned with Connor McDavid. The German […] Edmonton Oilers: Bridge Deal May Be Answer for Draisaitl

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Date: 2017-07-18

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