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PROJECTION SEASON: The Hockey News It's a sure sign that another NHL season is just around the corner; hockey pool guides have started to hit the shelves across Canada. I'm a big-time fantasy sports junkie so finding a pool mag is just as good Christmas morning in the Nielson household.
Oilers News and Rumors: Nygard, Bouchard, McDavid, More Eval; Oscar Klefbom recently had some nice things to say about Oilers defensive prospect William Lagesson, but Lagesson isn't the only player Klefbom is getting to know well this offseason. While in his hometown of Karlstad, Sweden, Klefbom is skating with a group of NHL'ers including newly signed Oilers forward Joakim Nygard.
Monday Mailbag - What to do with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins? What have we here, my friends? A brand new mailbag for a brand new week! I hope each of you had an excellent weekend and that you used the time to live your best lives. With everyone back at work for another week, I wanted to put together something to read and help you kill off a few minutes of company time and ease yourselves into a new week.
Tyler Benson's Development Will Be Key for Edmonton Oilers For the Edmonton Oilers to get back into playoff contention, one player who will be key is prospect Tyler Benson.
Arrows up bit still big questions with Edmonton Oilers prospect Dmitri Samorukov, says Sean Patrick Ryan 2018 ranking: 10th overall. When evaluating Samorukov's OHL career, which included a breakout in the second half of his final season, it is all about keeping things in perspective.
Oilers newcomer Joakim Nygard skating with Oscar Klefbom Spending his summer in his hometown Karlstad, Sweden, Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom is skating with a group of NHL'ers including Marcus Johansson, Joel Eriksson Ek, Rasmus Asplund, Jacob De La Rose, and longtime friend Jonas Brodin. Included in that group is newly signed Oilers F Joakim Nygard.
NHL Rumors: Hall, Laine, Blackhawks, Sabres, Oilers, More In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news Adam Boqvist might be pushing for an NHL job, the Edmonton Oilers have a prospect on the blue line worth watching for and the Buffalo Sabres are trying to appease Rasmus Ristolainen. Meanwhile, what do the comments by Patrik Laine from earlier this week really mean?
The Copper And Blue Top 25 Under 25: #19 - Stuart Skinner Skinner got a taste of the pros in Bakersfield last season and expectations for him are sky-high entering 19/20.
Is Rasmus Ristolainen a Fit for the Edmonton Oilers? With Rasmus Ristolainen recently requesting a trade, and the Edmonton Oilers needing to add a defenseman, could Ristolainen be a fit in Edmonton?
Can Evan Bouchard emerge from Edmonton Oilers training camp with an NHL job?: 9 Things The evenings are getting shorter. And cooler. This time of year always reminded me of two things: One, that harvest was not far around the corner. To this day I think I can smell wheat chaff before it's even time to combine. And Two, that hockey was near.
Whoop It Up comes up short at Century Mile But whoa did she give it a go. There weren't 100 owners in the winner's circle to celebrate the feel good story of the year at the new Century Mile track on Canadian Derby weekend.
The Copper And Blue Top 25 Under 25: #20 Ilya Konovalov The 20th ranked prospect in this year’s T25U25 put up sharp numbers during his first full year in Yaroslavl.
My birthday wish OilersNation columnist Zach Laing details his biggest birthday wish.
The Copper & Blue Top 25 Under 25 - # 21: Ostap Safin Ostap Safin is a 6'5'' 205lb Czech winger, who the Oilers drafted in the 4th round in 2017. He spent the 2018-19 season with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL, and is expected to start this coming season in Bakersfield. Safin has twice represented his country at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.
Edmonton Oilers: Free Agents They Can Still Go After With the new NHL season quickly approaching, there are still a few free agents the Edmonton Oilers can go after. Oilers general manager Ken Holland has made several moves this summer, but it seems like the roster might be a few pieces away from being a playoff team.
NHL Rumours: Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers Today we will cover NHL rumours concerning the Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, and the Edmonton Oilers. All NHL Rumours come from their original source and are subject to change. Rumour: Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca reports that Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets is 'prepared for anything' regarding his future in Winnipeg.
Judgment for Barrhead high school teacher set for Aug. 30 A judgment in the case of a Barrhead high school teacher accused of sexual exploitation involving three students, including possible sentencing, has been adjourned until Aug. 30, it was decided in Court of Queen's Bench Friday. Andrew Jissink's charges include luring a child under 18.
Stanley Cup Windows 2019-20: Pacific Division Our Stanley Cup Windows series concludes with the Pacific. WINDOW WIDE OPEN: Calgary Flames, Vegas Golden Knights. Not surprisingly, we start with the Flames, fresh off finishing last season with the Western Conference's best record and the NHL's second-highest goal total.
Fringe review: Blind To Happiness - Stage 13, Old Strathcona Public Library. Blind To Happiness could have been called Deaf To Laughter, because you won't hear much during Tim C. Murphy's one-man show centered around the plight of a socially awkward dishwasher and his forlorn-in-love pals.
WWYDW: The Taylor Hall Redemption Tour As Robin Brownlee wrote yesterday, there's a rumour going around that Taylor Hall might be open to a reunion with the Edmonton Oilers. Everyone knows that "Tracy Lane" and "her" "source" "Garfield" are questionable at best, but let's talk about whether or not a Taylor Hall Redemption Tour makes any sense.
Hot Links: Friday, August 16 T25 U25: #22 - Logan Day. Yesterday. T25 U25: #23 - Philip Berglund. Final Additions. On that Hall rumor. On the Flames and other rumors. Edmonton Oilers PTO options. Pronman's NHL Farm System series. Still no Oilers. Still good. The Flames landed at 31, those idiots.
Oilersnation Radio Episode 49 - Sources Are Saying… It's the middle of August and we're still trudging through the Dog Days of Summer, desperately seeking any kind of hockey-related information to fill our mostly empty heads.
Edmonton Oilers PTO Options Is Ken Holland's summer shopping done? It's possible, as the veteran GM is capped out and doesn't have many assets to dangle via trade. He's accomplished almost everything he set out to do this summer, sans adding a third line center. It's possible he'll find his man for that spot in the weeks leading into camp.
Inside the Nation: Taylor Hall rumours, Oilers rookies, and the #SummerOfLineys Welcome, citizens, to another live episode of Inside the Nation with Dusty Nielson, the Facebook Live show that breaks down all things @Edmonton Oilers.
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