Koskinen to wear #19

For all of those fans who turned your Justin Schultz jerseys into Patrick Maroon jerseys, I have great news for you. You don’t have to let your Maroon jersey sit there collecting dust anymore, as you can now transition your #19 into a Mikko Koskinen jersey! The big guy has decided to use the same number he wore in the KHL and will now be representing the number 19 on his Oilers jersey this season. I’m a huge fan of this and really excited about it. When was the last time a goalie wore a non

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-13

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Kit of the Day – The Edmonton Oilers

Kit of the Day – The Edmonton Oilers

  The National Hockey League version of the Edmonton Oilers has always been an all-or-nothing team. For their first 13 seasons – starting in 1979-80, the Oilers made the playoffs every single year, winning five Stanley Cups and only losing in the first round on three occasions. Star players were sprinkled throughout the Edmonton roster, from goaltenders Grant Fuhr and Andy Moog, to defenseman Paul Coffey, to forwards Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier and the Great One himself, Wayne G

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-07-13

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Comparing McDavid and Crosby: The NHL’s two ‘generational’ stars

The term ‘generational talent’ gets bandied about a lot these days, and the exact characteristics that makeup such a player have yet to be clearly defined. So let’s take a stab at this, shall we? A generational player should be seen as one who only comes around from time-to-time, maybe every decade, or longer. One who exhibits more than one skillset that makes people excitedly claim, on a regular basis, things like: ‘I don’t know if I’ve seen a guy skate like that in a long time

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-13

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Hallelujah, Amen

If you’re looking for good signs, look to the draft and the group of players coming up behind Connor McDavid. If the Oilers had drafted in 2013 and 2014 like they have in 2017 and 2018, the organization would be on a far more promising trajectory. Unless there’s a DeLorean hanging around, the past is past, but the future has some lovely notes and may have real sustain. 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 fi

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-07-13

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Friday Morning Hot Links

Friday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re ready for the weekend. The Chicaho Blackhawks have dumped Marian Hossa’s contract onto the Arizona Coyotes. No one should be surprised by this, the Coyotes love dead cap hits. (NHL.com) The Winnipeg Jets have locked up Connor Hellebuyck to a long term deal. (Sportsnet) Matty says that Darnell Nurse isn’t interested in a long-term deal. I personally can’t wait until he signs his two year deal for a reasonable cap hit. I’m really preparring my “

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-07-13

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NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Edmonton Oilers

The Penguins seemed to set at most positions except the left side … Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be set on the blue line, in net, at center, and on the right side. Left wing might be one area GM Jim Rutherford will look to improve on. Left wingers

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-07-13

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Massive News on Darnell Nurse

I got a late night message from one of my sources regarding the Darnell Nurse negotiations and boy you’re going to fall off your chair when you read what I was told. Scroll down to check it out. Click the pic above to check out our merch! Preface: As usual, I don’t expect you to believe a rumor you hear from a site called “Beer League Heroes” but as with anybody back in Canada, you probably know someone who knows somebody that works for an NHL team and you hear things. Well, I’m in t

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-07-13

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High/Low: The Centres

Barring a shocking trade or a minor free agent signing, the Oilers roster we see now will be the same one we see come September. With minimal changes to the roster, it’s clear that the organization is banking on some best-case scenarios from multiple players this year in order to return to the playoffs. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see me go through every player who should have an impact in the Oilers organization and try to guess what that players “ceiling” is, and also what their

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-13

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The Roundup

It would be idiotic for Leafs to trade Nylander or Marner; can the Oilers bounce back; grading the Canucks 2018 draft; Flames have some interesting contract negotiations this summer; breaking down NHL contracts and taxes; Erik Karlsson, an NHL summer league, Leafs on Instagram and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by The Daily Dugout. In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s g

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-13

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Has It Come to This Point With The Oilers?

Click the pic above to check out our merch!This is long form today folks since it’s been quite a while since I wrote anything. I’ve noticed since the season ended that there’s been an increasing number of not anti-Chiarelli sentiments from the media in Edmonton but definitely a lack of support for the Oilers GM and it’s getting on my nerves a bit. Case in point. Yesterday on Oilers Now, Bob Stauffer said something to the effect after reading a text message to the show that he wouldn’t

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2018-07-13

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