Edmonton Oilers' top affiliate Bakersfield Condors wind up another underwhelming season

Edmonton Oilers' top affiliate Bakersfield Condors wind up another underwhelming season

What’s the value of a productive farm system? A modern fan of the Edmonton Oilers could be forgiven a terse answer like “I have no idea” or “I can’t recall”, but it actually isn’t all that long since the NHL club had enjoyed a steady pipeline of emerging talent. No better example than the 2005-06 version of the Oilers that came within a single game of winning the Stanley Cup. Among the playoff regulars who had played at least 25 games on Edmonton’s AHL affiliate (Hamilton Bulldo

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-16

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An Early Look At The 2018-19 Oilers

An Early Look At The 2018-19 Oilers

Tomorrow afternoon I’ll begin my annual look at potential free agent and trade options for the Oilers with my “Off-Season Targets” series. Before we get into that, we have two questions that need to be asked for GM Peter Chiarelli. First, what is Chiarelli’s off-season shopping list look like? We answered that last week here. The other question? As things currently stand, is what does the Edmonton Oilers depth chart look like? This evening we will do our best to take a look at that. The

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-15

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Oilers Prospect Update: Early chemistry, late in the AHL

The Wichita Thunder are off to the playoffs and in pursuit of the Kelly Cup and that begins tonight. GAME DAY! Game 1 of the #KellyCupPlayoffs is here. Join us at 4:05 p.m. as we host the @coloradoeagleshockey. Tickets are still available. Buy Tickets Here: https://t.co/XWevU0Nszd https://t.co/Zh2nvdDO0T pic.twitter.com/gEUR3ZNzl4 — X – Wichita Thunder (@Wichita_Thunder) April 15, 2018 While the ECHL team lives on, the Condors have finished up. With all the call-ups, signings and moves,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-15

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Could Ty Rattie Be A Value Contract?

Could Ty Rattie Be A Value Contract?

The Oilers are in desperate need for some value contracts in 2018/19 and they may have just signed one with Ty Rattie. According to cap friendly the deal is a one way, one year contract with a cap hit of $800k. In my post last week assessing the Oilers cap situation going into next season […]

Source: OilerHockey
Date: 2018-04-15

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Oilers Re-Sign Ty Rattie to One-Year Deal

Oilers Re-Sign Ty Rattie to One-Year Deal

As reported by the Edmonton Oilers official twitter page, the team has signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year deal next season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman followed up that the deal comes with an $800,000 cap hit. Rattie had nine points in 15 games after being recalled by the Oilers. He finished the year on Edmonton’s top line with Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The deal officially avoids the prospect of the 25-year-old testing the market as he would’ve been an unrestricted fre

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-15

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Ty Rattie Back In Edmonton

Ty Rattie Back In Edmonton

Now that Peter Chiarelli is firmly in control of the Edmonton Oilers moving forward, it’s time for him to put his plan into action. On Saturday night, he finalized his first move of the off-season. The Oilers re-signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year contract worth a reported $800,000. The deal is a one-way contract, so it’s a pretty big win for Rattie. He’ll get paid the full salary regardless of if he’s playing in the NHL or the AHL. For the Oilers, it’s a win too. If Rattie does en

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-15

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Offseason Worklist: Darnell Nurse’s Contract

Offseason Worklist: Darnell Nurse’s Contract

It’s less than you think Entering the season last year, Darnell Nurse had himself straddling the line of bust territory. After being taken 7th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, he hadn’t lived up to expectations at the NHL lever. He was great in Junior, winning defensive player of the tournament in the 2013 WJC, but was still struggling to play well in the big leagues. No one was quite sure how this year would go, his injury in 2016-2017 sure didn’t help him. Luckily, he made major p

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-15

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Oilers: Takeaways from Nicholson’s Press Conference

Oilers: Takeaways from Nicholson’s Press Conference

Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan had his day with the media, followed by general manager Peter Chiarelli. Then it was Oilers Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Nicholson’s day. There’s clear disappointment across the board from all areas of the organization. Nicholson’s media availability wasn’t without some newsworthy quotes, especially considering the status of Chiarelli. If you read between the lines of some of his quotes, you can start to understand what the Oilers’ plan m

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-15

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You Never can Tell

You Never can Tell

The Edmonton Oilers signed Ty Rattie yesterday. It’s a fabulous opportunity for the player, who has been trying to get a regular gig in the NHL since the fall of 2013. Rattie had a rather short audition but the Oilers are bringing him back for 2018-19. He won’t be the only option for McDavid’s right-wing but he will be the most cost effective. THE ATHLETIC! Great offer! Includes a free 7-day trial so you can try The Athletic on for size free and see if they enjoy the in-depth, ad-free c

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-04-15

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NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers – Some Potential Changes To Watch For This Offseason

NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers – Some Potential Changes To Watch For This Offseason

On the Edmonton Oilers … Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Some changes to watch for this offseason. Head coach Todd McLellan is likely coming back but there will be some new assistant coaches. The Oilers will continue to look for an offensive defenseman. They might have to trade one of their left-handed defensemen like

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-04-15

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