Edmonton Oilers

When it comes to the NHL, there is perhaps no more overused term than “depth player”. Year after year, we hear about team “X” needing better players in the bottom half of their lineups and while that is all well and good, let’s get serious. At the end of the day, without enough impact pieces
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From the moment he made his NHL debut against the Winnipeg Jets on October 14, 1981, to the Edmonton Oilers elimination in the first round of the 1989 playoffs at the hands of Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings, no goaltender had accomplished more during said period of time than Grant Fuhr. In fact,
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If the right player is available, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli is willing to deal the club’s first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. Chiarelli addressed the media ahead of the draft festivities in Dallas and admitted the club has had some discussions around trading the pick. The ask in return is an NHL-caliber
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In today’s rumor rundown, there is more news as it pertains to the Mike Hoffman situation in Ottawa. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins are looking at Ilya Kovalchuk which could make keeping their current roster intact tricky. There is interest in one of their better centers; would the Bruins even consider trading him? Another team is
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Author’s Note: This article was published before an announcement was made by the Edmonton Oilers confirming the signing of Joel Persson to a one-year entry-level contract (ELC). Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has stated Persson will be loaned to the Vaxjo Lakers of the SHL for the 2018-19 season. Edmonton does have recall rights if
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There’s no hiding the fact that the Edmonton Oilers will be facing a salary cap crunch as they attempt to fill in the holes on their roster this offseason. Luckily for general manager Peter Chiarelli there are various ways that the team can address this impending problem. Earlier, I looked at a group of unproven
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In our continued look at potentially available players this offseason, we realize there will be a lot of buzz when it comes to both free agents and players already under contract with another NHL franchise. So as to ensure we cover a wide variety of options, we’ll also be looking at possible trade options for
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