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Patience Needed for Puljujarvi
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Patience Needed for Puljujarvi
Hello from Vancouver. I’m excited to report that Jason Strudwick found a way to only have a carry on for our three-night trip to the NHL draft. The fact it was even a discussion still blows my mind. But I digress. Let’s talk about the draft, Jesse Puljujarvi, overpaying pending free a...
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Should the Oilers be interested in Corey Perry?
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Should the Oilers be interested in Corey Perry?
The Anaheim Ducks officially bought out the remaining two years of franchise legend Corey Perry’s contract, allowing him to hit the free agent market for the first time in his career. First and foremost, this is a great thing for the Edmonton Oilers. Perry was arguably the biggest pain in t...
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Three things I’m looking for this week
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Three things I’m looking for this week
I love the offseason. Everything from rumours, to breaking down trades, to projecting what could happen next season. I enjoy all of it and I’d assume that if you’re glued to websites like this in the month of June, you love it just as much as I do. This week is also one of the...
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2019 NHL Entry Draft Countdown: 40-31
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2019 NHL Entry Draft Countdown: 40-31
Welcome to the Oilersnation Draft Countdown. Over the next week leading into the draft, we’ll be aggregating content about the top 100 players who will be available in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. Here are profiles for Nicholas Robertson, Lassi Thomson, Kaedon Korczak, Anttoni Honka, Ye...
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The 6-10th overall picks from the 2015 NHL Draft
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The 6-10th overall picks from the 2015 NHL Draft
With the Oilers picking 8th overall on Friday night at NHL Draft, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane and look at the players selected between 6-10 over the past five years to see if we can find any consistencies in who gets picked around that slot. Today, our series takes us back...
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Inside the Nation: The Draft, Dallas Eakins and Broberg?
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It has been a little while since we last heard from the one they call Dustin Nielson. It’s been a quiet news cycle but Dusty will be bringing you all kinds of draft outlook this week from Edmonton and then in Vancouver. The draft week Dusty is suited up and is in the mix. Here’s...
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Hitch: All In As Always
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Hitch: All In As Always
Knowing Ken Hitchcock as I do, I’m confident saying that if he had his way, he’d be back standing behind the bench as the coach of the Edmonton Oilers next season. As we know, that’s not going to happen because after less than a full season with the team he long wanted to coach, he’s...
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The 2019-20 NHL salary cap could be lower than expected
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Back in December at the NHL’s annual Board of Governors meeting, it was speculated that the league’s salary cap ceiling could rise to as high as $83 million for the 2019-20 season. Earlier today, Darren Dreger reported that the cap ceiling could come below the original figure of $83 m...
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Questions, Rumours and more…
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Questions, Rumours and more…
Last night the New York Rangers acquired Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets for Neal Pionk and the 20th pick (the pick they traded to NYR at the deadline) in Friday’s NHL draft. Trouba wasn’t going to re-sign with the Jets, so they had to move him, but this looks like a big win for...
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Oilers should trade Milan Lucic for Loui Eriksson if possible
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Oilers should trade Milan Lucic for Loui Eriksson if possible
Milan Lucic has been linked to the Vancouver Canucks for a while, including a strange interview on TSN 1040 where Lucic muses about playing for the Canucks one day. The Oilers should resolve the Lucic situation. Both the team and the player want a split at this point. Loui Eriksson for Lucic isn&...
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