Brodziak, Rieder, and Gravel choose Oilers jersey numbers

If you’re getting set to go out shopping for a new Oilers jersey then why not take a look at one of the new guys, huh? Today, the Oilers announced that all three of Kyle Brodziak, Tobias Rieder, and Kevin Gravel have chosen new numbers for their new adventures in Edmonton, and I’ve got the breakdown.  For fans of the Edmonton Oilers, it’s always interesting to see what jersey number the new guys that come to town will wear. Even though our newest friends may not be the sexiest UFA pickup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-12

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Lack of hustle was not the issue with Milan Lucic last season

Lack of hustle was not the issue with Milan Lucic last season

The other day my colleague Bruce McCurdy was joking with me about the number of posts I’ve written on the troubles and turmoil around Milan Lucic. McCurdy suggested it was something like 27, Lucic’s number. In fact, the number is 11 posts with Lucic in the headline, which is indeed a lot. That said, I make no apologies. I’ve been fascinated by a number of major mysteries around Lucic, first whether or not he’ll be traded and for what, second, just what went wrong with Lucic in the secon

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-12

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This day in history: Cogliano traded

Remember Andrew Cogliano? The man who once played 830 straight games in the NHL? The man who has 368 points in 866 games in the league thus far? He used to be ours! And on July 12, 2011, Cogliano got traded to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2013 second round pick. Let’s re-live this together, shall we? In his later years with the Oilers, Cogliano became trade bait for Steve Tambellini. After a couple years of not getting moved, Tambo finally found a deal for him in Anaheim. The trade wasn’t great

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-12

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McDavid inspiring new skating techniques in NHL 19

If you asked me how Connor McDavid has changed the game of hockey I could probably spend the rest of the summer telling you. You can add one more way to that list now, as EA Sports is now adding a Real Player Motion (RPM) feature to NHL 19 that is inspired directly from Connor. Experience explosive-edge skating as RPM Tech comes to #NHL19 Pre-order today https://t.co/6MsCEBxyeo pic.twitter.com/nrSqGu3QoN — #NHL19 (@EASPORTSNHL) July 10, 2018 Cool right? As put by EA Sports: RPM delivers Ex

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-12

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Edmonton Oilers: Taking Advantage of Easy Season Schedule

The Edmonton Oilers will be taking advantage of a season schedule where they can rack up timely wins against tired teams. Can they pull it off? Edmonton Oilers: In the past few days, there was an article posted on Oilers Nation regarding the schedule the Edmonton Oilers will have next season. After the disastrous year that […] Edmonton Oilers: Taking Advantage of Easy Season Schedule - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2018-07-12

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Milan Lucic not fight enough? Not hustle enough? No, that wasn't the issue in his slump

The other day my colleague Bruce McCurdy was joking with me about the number of posts I’ve written on the troubles and turmoil around Milan Lucic. McCurdy joked it was something like 27, Lucic’s number. In fact, the number is 11 posts with Lucic in the headline, which is indeed a lot. That said, I make no apologies. I’ve been fascinated by a number of major mysteries around Lucic, first whether or not he’ll be traded and for what, second, just what went wrong with Lucic in the second ha

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-12

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Who’s the Trigger Man?

Let’s just cut to the chase. The Oilers power-play suck last season. I mean I’ve seen power-plays suck before but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked. When you have access to the best player in the world and finish with a power-play efficiency of 14.8% you should be embarrassed. Peter Chiarelli started to address this when he cleaned out the assistant coaching staff but will a couple of new voices in the coach’s office automatically improve the PP? The issue facing To

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-12

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Waive Babies

Waive Babies

Everyone has their favourite subjects, one of mine is acquiring players via waivers. Edmonton claimed Brandon Davidson and Nathan Walker last season and I’m going to bet there will be some impressive offensive forwards sliding through waivers in the fall. Will Edmonton grab one? THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as a gift or get it yourself and join the fun! Offer is here, less than $5 a month! I find myself reading both the hockey (Willis, Dellow, Pronman, et cetera) and the baseball covera

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-07-12

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The Bounce: Milan Lucic

When players sign a big-ticket contract like Milan Lucic did with the Edmonton Oilers in July 2016, big expectations are part of the bargain. To understate, Lucic fell short of those expectations last season, a frustration-filled campaign that produced just 10-24-34, including a final 48 games in which he scored just one goal. The storylines this off-season have focused on whether he’ll even be back in Oilers’ silks in 2018-19. Since June 7, there’s been no less than nine stories written

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-07-12

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Sixth round picks are supposed to be longshots, as current group of Edmonton Oilers centre prospects can attest

Sixth round picks are supposed to be longshots, as current group of Edmonton Oilers centre prospects can attest

2018 Edmonton Oilers prospects: Depth centres Depth picks produce depth prospects. It’s not invariably so but much more often that not. Such is the case with the four centres on the Edmonton Oilers’ extended roster who landed outside the top 25 on our eighth annual Cult of Hockey prospects series. Three of them were picked in the sixth round of their respective NHL Drafts, while the fourth wasn’t picked at all. This year’s rankings were obtained by the average of five raters: our homegr

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-07-12

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