Desperate times for a desperate man

The Oilers need to be careful not to blow things up this summer, Peter Chiarelli even said that at his year availability. They need to improve next year, no doubt about it, but they also have to be careful. They’re a team that will be tight up against the cap and with another expansion draft looming, they can’t sacrifice too much of their future for immediate results. That’s my thought process because I want the Oilers to have long-term success. I would much rather see the team set themse

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-14

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(Video) Friday Fights: Top 25 of 2017-18 (25th-21st)

As the season wraps up for hockeyfights.com… and yes, I am aware that playoffs are ongoing, but we are in day three with no fights (MLB has had two in that same time)… I will be showing you the Top 25 fights of the year that was 2017-18. Coming in at number 25: 25 – Mark Borowiecki vs Milan Lucic Oct 14, 2017 The man who was voted the toughest player in the league by the rest of the NHL, versus a tough guy in his own right in Borowiecki. Mark had gone the night before in Calgary agains

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-14

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At The Cult of Hockey: Coaching changes are imminent behind the Edmonton Oilers bench

At The Cult of Hockey: Coaching changes are imminent behind the Edmonton Oilers bench

Change is coming to the Edmonton Oilers coaching staff. I strongly believe that Todd Mclellan will be back behind the bench, to begin 2018-19, but that the men standing in suits around him will look very different. The first casualty is Assistant Coach Jim Johnson. While I am told by once source that in fact he has already been released from his current position, what I know for a fact is that Johnson was relieved of his duties on the Oilers PK, probably sometime around late January, early Febr

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-04-14

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NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers – Chiarelli, Rattie, Nugent-Hopkins, Defensive Needs and Potential Targets

NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers – Chiarelli, Rattie, Nugent-Hopkins, Defensive Needs and Potential Targets

On the Edmonton Oilers … David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers CEO and Vice Chair Bob Nicholson said they are evaluating things, but GM Peter Chiarelli will return next season as their GM.  “I am here today to tell you the president and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Peter Chiarelli, will be the

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-04-13

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The Burger King Speaks

The Burger King Speaks

One day after Peter Chiarelli’s year-end press conference, organizational ghost and burger expert Bob Nicholson held a press conference of his own. It was revelatory insofar as it said nothing and yet said so much at the same time. The 2017-18 campaign was disappointing right from Game 2 through Game 82. There were flashes of brilliance (thanks Connor!), but for the most part the team was underwhelming. Fast forward to yesterday, when Bobby Nicks thought he was going to be able to equivocate

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-04-13

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Edmonton Oilers: Darnell Nurse is Playing For Team Canada

Darnell Nurse was announced yesterday that he’ll be joining Team Canada in Denmark to compete for the World Championship tournament. Team Canada announced yesterday the full initial 18-man roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship. It was reported last month that both Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers would be on the […] Edmonton Oilers: Darnell Nurse is Playing For Team Canada - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion a

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2018-04-13

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(Video) Nation Talks: Kadri, JJ Rumors and More

In an effort to have you welcome us into your lives and minds more, we bring you another in our continuing series of Nation Talks. A ten-minute, round (rectangle?!?!)-table discussion about the topics of the moment, things on our minds and just about anything else we can possibly talk about. In today’s episode, the boys talk about the Kadri hit from last night’s Game 1 between the Leafs and Bruins. Here is the clip in case you had missed it: The full sequence of the Kadri hit. pic.twitter

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-13

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Takeaways From Chiarelli’s Press Conference

Takeaways From Chiarelli’s Press Conference

Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli wasted no time in his end-of-season press conference. Chiarelli immediately jumped into questions from the media and faced the fire for the disappointing season Edmonton had in 2017-18. The Oilers took a 25-point step back in the NHL standings after coming within one win of the Western Conference Final a year prior. Heading into the NHL Draft Lottery on Apr. 28, the Oilers hold the ninth-best odds and have a five percent chance of winning the lott

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-04-13

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2017-18 End Of Season Roundtable: Part II

2017-18 End Of Season Roundtable:  Part II

Goaltending! Forwards! Management! 2017-18 is over, and not a moment too soon. It was an especially frustrating season to be an Oilers fan after the success Edmonton had last year. The club went from an impressive 103 points to a rather less impressive 78 points in one calendar year. We’ve got Czechboy, Shona, Patrick and Corey here to answer some of the tough questions from an especially tough season. This is the second of a two part series. Where do we go from here? 4. Cam Talbo

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-04-13

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Who is calling the shots?

What I wanted going into Thursday’s media availability with Edmonton Oilers’ CEO Bob Nicholson was a clear indication of what the plan was moving forward in terms of personnel in the hockey operations department. I didn’t necessarily expect it, but I hoped for some details about who’d be staying and who’d be on the way out the door after an unquestionably disappointing season. Outside of Nicholson’s off-the-top announcement that GM and president of hockey operations Peter Chiarelli

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-04-13

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