INTRODUCING DMITRI SAMORUKOV

On Day Two of the entry draft, I have paper all over hell’s half acre. There are usually several players I like in a range and the second round pick is the major deal of the day. Edmonton didn’t have one this year, meaning a lot of great prospects passed before the Oilers got to pick on Saturday. By the time the Oilers drafted Samorukov No. 84 overall, the list of players I was staring at as reasonable to excellent options were: No. 29 RC Scott Reed

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-07-16

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Let me say this about that…

On the record and off, former Edmonton Oilers’ tough guy Georges Laraque has never been shy about saying what he thinks. On the bus. In the dressing room. These days, on the air as a radio host in Montreal. Georges has always been good for an unfiltered take, a laugh, a juicy quote or an...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-16

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Edmonton Oilers sign blueliner Dillon Simpson to one-year contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed D-man Dillon Simpson to a one-year deal. The Edmonton native played 53 games with the Oilers’ AHL affiliate last season, notching 11 points, and spending 26 minutes in the penalty box. The 6-foot-1, 198-lb. 24-year-0ld did get to play three games with the Oilers this past season. The son of former Oilers player Craig Simpson, Dillon Simpspon appeared in his first NHL game last Dec. 8 against the Flyers. The fourth-round pick in th

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-07-16

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The Edmonton Oilers and Considering Mark Fayne

It was a signing that was supposed to be a turning point of sorts for the Edmonton Oilers.  After years of struggling to get their hands on legitimate veteran NHL talent to play on the backend, the club signed defenceman Mark Fayne to 4-year/$14.5 million deal on July 1, 2014. Fast forward three years and unfortunately things have not played out in the fashion either the club or player had hoped. While the organization’s previous front office team was responsible for inking the for

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-07-16

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Oilers sign defenceman Dillon Simpson to one-year deal

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Dillon Simpson to a one-year deal, the team announced on Sunday. Simpson, 24, recorded 11 points in 53 games for the Bakersfield Condors, the

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-07-16

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Where to play Strome?

As I see it, there are three natural spots in the batting order for Ryan Strome: RW on McDavid’s line, also taking RH faceoffs on the feature line. C on a soft minutes line, possibly with Jussi Jokinen and Jesse Puljujarvi. RW on a second line with Nugent-Hopkins, also taking RH faceoffs. I don’t think...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-16

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50-MAN COMPLETE

In the last two weeks, I have received many emails, dm’s and shouts across the back fence from Oilers fans. Most wonder why Peter Chiarelli stopped where he did, an annual July tradition going back to the Sather years. This year, I can see the reasoning, even as I do not agree with it. There are still names in free agency that are affordable, cap room remains even before placing Andrej Sekera on LTIR, and yet we are here. I believe there are three reasons Peter Chiarelli parked the

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-07-16

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Jack Eichel can’t ask for Connor McDavid money

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-07-16

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OILERS SIGN DILLON SIMPSON

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Dillon Simpson, as per Renaud Lavoie. Simpson is likely to start the season in Bakersfield and should be considered a possible callup to Edmonton  along with Mark Fayne and Ryan Stanton. 2016-17: Edmonton Oilers (NHL) 3gp, 0-0-0; Bakersfield (AHL) 53gp, 3-8-11. Simon Boisvert: H

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-07-16

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THE FOURTH ROUND (2017 UPDATE)

Dillon Simpson was drafted in 2011 and made his NHL debut in 2016-17. ‘Draft and college’ can be an effective way of handling graduation dates for prospects and the fourth round is a good spot to be doing it. By the fourth round, NHL teams are drafting players with an 18.9% chance of playing 100 NHL games. Oilers fourth-round picks who have exceeded 100 games this century: Tobias Rieder (

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-07-15

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The darkness behind the invisible injury: concussions in amateur athletes

Darkness. My eyes were wide open, but all I could see was black. My body hit the ice and as my vision returned I knew that the concussion and everything that comes along with it had, too. That was the brightest the darkness would be for months to come. People talk about concussions all the...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-07-15

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Edmonton Oilers: Breaking Down Patrick Maroon’s Offence

With Anaheim, Patrick Maroon averaged just 12:35 minutes of ice time per game. With the Edmonton Oilers, he’s a top-six forward. Though he’s only been with Edmonton for about a season and a half, Maroon has proven his worth and earned his minutes. Not only has he drastically upped his scoring totals, but he has […] Edmonton Oilers: Breaking Down Patrick Maroon’s Offe

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-07-15

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