TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 1: JOSEPH GAMBARDELLA

If we listen to math and have knowledge of Todd McLellan’s coaching career, we should follow the progress of Joseph Gambardella closely. The young college man is aggressive on the forecheck, creates offense from broken plays, and arrives at a time when the Oilers need a “Rem Murray” or “Jim Dowd” to fill an important depth role. NHL EQUIVALENCIES, 2016-17 FORWARDS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-07-17

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What is best way to evaluate NHL players?

Statistical evaluation of players has always been the cause for great debates. It is impossible to find one evaluation metric which would appease the entire hockey world. Wayne Gretzky (2857) has 943 more career points than the second highest scorer, Jaromir Jagr (1914), yet some people still believe there were better players. Hockey players, management,...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-17

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Who wouldn’t want to watch 12 minutes of McDavid doing McDavid things?

I was cruising the Internet this morning, looking for things to write about, when I found this video of Connor McDavid doing McDavid things for 12 straight minutes. If you’re looking for ways to kill some company time then this is a worthwhile way do it. I don’t think I have to remind you guys...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-17

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McDavid forcing NHL’s Pacific clubs to load up on defense

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-07-17

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Good Health…

The Edmonton Oilers’ good health was crucial in their improvement up the standings. Edmonton’s top-six forwards played every game. except for Patrick Maroon missing the last game of the season. On defence, Kris Russell was the only regular top-four guy to miss significant time, and he was their most replaceable top four option. The Oilers...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-17

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RE 17-18 LEON DRAISAITL: BRIDGE BURNING

It’s easy to forget that Leon Draisaitl has been around for just three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers. Each of the three have been so different it is somewhat difficult to project what comes next. The distressing part is that the Oilers have to make a value judgement so early in his career. Long term at big money? Bridge? There is real danger here. (Bridge Burning) LEON DRAISAITL 2016-17 5×5 points per 60: 2

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Date: 2017-07-17

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Oilers Re-Sign Dillon Simpson, Is This It?

Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers re-signed Dillon Simpson to a one-year contract. According to Cap Friendly, the deal is worth $675,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. #Oilers re-sign Dillon Simpson 1 year / 2-way deal NHL: $675K Minor: $90K * Simpson was an RFA with Arb. rights who elected not to file. — CapFriendl

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Date: 2017-07-17

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Monday Mailbag – Bridge deal or max term for Leon Draisaitl?

Another Monday has arrived to ruin your practice retirement and that means it’s time to waste company time until next weekend rolls around. With that in mind, the mailbag is here to help you kill off a few minutes of your day and maybe, just maybe, help you learn a little something. If you’d like to...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-17

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Edmonton Oilers: Adam Larsson’s Puck-Moving Potential

The Edmonton Oilers invested in defenceman Adam Larsson to add stability to the blue line. Though solid with Edmonton, there is more potential behind his game. Larsson has always been more of the stay-at-home blueliner. His highest-scoring season came in 2014-15 when he racked up three goals and 24 points in 64 games with the New […] Edmonton Oilers: Adam Larsson’s P

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Date: 2017-07-17

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Edmonton Oilers: What To Expect From Dillon Simpson

The Edmonton Oilers re-signed defenceman Dillon Simpson to a one-year extension, the team announced Sunday. Simpson’s contract is a two-way deal. He will make $675,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. In 53 games with the Condors this past season, the 24-year-old finished with three goals and 11 points and was […] Edmonton Oilers: What To Expect From Dillon Simpson -

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-07-17

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Will the Edmonton Oilers get another chance at Griffin Reinhart? Stranger things have happened

When it comes to a trade going wrong, pretty much everything that could go wrong did go wrong with the Edmonton Oilers’ acquisition of Griffin Reinhart, but there’s a chance that if the Oilers still greatly value Reinhart, he could end up on the Oilers blueline. More on that scenario in a moment.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-17

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Oilers re-sign Dillon Simpson to a one-year contract

It was announced this morning that the Edmonton Oilers have signed Dillon Simpson to a one-year (two way) contract worth $675,000 at the NHL level. Peter Chiarelli continues to take care of some summer housekeeping as he brought Dillon Simpson back into the mix on a one-year deal. Last season, Simpson made his NHL debut...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-16

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