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Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, Sabres, Oilers, and Senators all prepared to make moves following break

thehockeynews.com Updated Jan 24 (yesterday)
Talk of the the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings swapping toxic contracts by exchanging defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Mike Richards persists in the rumor mill. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman believes it could make sense for both clubs. He thinks t…
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  • Filip Forsberg gets that new-car smell in a big way

    Filip Forsberg gets that new-car smell in a big way

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com Jan 23 (yesterday)
    COLUMBUS – Filip Forsberg went from having no cars to owning two in record time. The Nashville Predators rookie, who has been bumming rides from teammate Mattias Ekholm most of his first season in the NHL, bought a new Jaguar recently, then won a Honda …
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  • Alex Ovechkin, scorer of goals, shatterer of goal cameras

    Alex Ovechkin, scorer of goals, shatterer of goal cameras

    thehockeynews.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has been a central force in Washington’s success thus far this season, and even in a losing cause Tuesday against the Oilers, the Russian star showed his force is sometimes too much for goal cameras when he’s blasting pucks…
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  • Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout

    Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout

    ESPN.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout
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  • Ben Scrivens’ commitment to mental health awareness remains str…

    Ben Scrivens’ commitment to mental health awareness remains stronger than any stigma

    thehockeynews.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens has established himself as one of the NHL’s leading voices in mental illness awareness, and he’s now teamed up with athletes and celebrities outside the hockey world to spread the word and encourage understanding and acceptanc…
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  • Edmonton Oilers name Bob Green as team's director of player per…

    Edmonton Oilers name Bob Green as team's director of player personnel

    NHL.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers named Bob Green as the team's director of player personnel on Tuesday. Green, 53, joined the Oilers' scouting staff in 2013 and served as the director of amateur free agent scouting. He previously spent six s...
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  • Puck Daddy chats with David Perron about trade to Penguins, los…

    Puck Daddy chats with David Perron about trade to Penguins, losing in Edmonton

    yahoo.com Jan 18
    David Perron’s hockey life turn upside down earlier this month. After spending the last season-and-a-half with the Edmonton Oilers, he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins, moving from lottery balls to Stanley Cup dreams. Since joining the Penguins and …
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  • Yakupov scores winning goal in shootout, Oilers top Panthers 3-…

    Yakupov scores winning goal in shootout, Oilers top Panthers 3-2

    NHL.com Jan 17
    SUNRISE, Fla. - Nail Yakupov scored the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night. Yakupov's shot got past Roberto Luongo in the first round, and Edmonton's Viktor Fasth was perfe...
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  • Georges Laraque is making a comeback, and he’s doing it in Norw…

    Georges Laraque is making a comeback, and he’s doing it in Norway

    Georges Laraque hasn’t laced up the skates to play professional hockey in five years, but he’s signed a deal to play his first professional game since the 2009-10 season. Laraque, 38, has signed a one-week contract with Fana IHK of the Norwegian second …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Coyotes, Oilers, and Hurricanes trade buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Coyotes, Oilers, and Hurricanes trade buzz

    With the Arizona Coyotes’ playoff hopes dimming, GM Don Maloney made what could be the first of several deals before the March trade deadline, shipping goalie Devan Dubnyk to Minnesota for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft. The Dubnyk trade incre…
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  • Tarasenko gets 24th goal, Blues handle lowly Oilers 4-2 for fif…

    Tarasenko gets 24th goal, Blues handle lowly Oilers 4-2 for fifth straight win

    NHL.com Jan 14
    ST. LOUIS - Unlike the previous game, the first period set the tone for the St. Louis Blues. They could afford to coast a little bit and still win their fifth in a row. "We had a really good start," forward Jori Lehtera said after a 4-2 victo...
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  • Don’t look now, but Panthers may be a playoff team after all

    Don’t look now, but Panthers may be a playoff team after all

    After their 4-2 win over Edmonton Sunday, the Florida Panthers are one point out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, with three games in hand on the team (Boston) they need to beat out for that spot. Florida is 8-3-1 since Dec. 13, an…
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  • Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates Moncton

    Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates Moncton

    NHL.com Jan 11
    CITY in Canada will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the game between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers. The location this week is Moncton, New Brunswick, and the half-hour program will celebrate the city's ico...
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  • Roy leads surprising Oilers over Blackhawks

    Roy leads surprising Oilers over Blackhawks

    ESPN.com NHL.com Jan 10
    Derek Roy had a goal and two assists to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
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  • Junior game gets NHL treatment with incredible flash mob

    Junior game gets NHL treatment with incredible flash mob

    Much like the Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, the Freeway Faceoff between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings has become a heated rivalry simply due to proximity. That trickles all the way down to the junior level, …
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  • Is tanking for Connor McDavid morally indefensible? (Trending T…

    Is tanking for Connor McDavid morally indefensible? (Trending Topics)

    yahoo.com Jan 9
    We're getting to the point in the season where the real and truly bad teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack more seriously than they could when the season was younger. The Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers are two of the three worst t…
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  • Not mad, just disappointed: 10 players we expected more from th…

    Not mad, just disappointed: 10 players we expected more from this season

    There are two sides to the surprise coin. On one side, you have the players who outperform even your wildest expectations. This season, they’ve taken the form of Colin Wilson, Mathieu Perreault, and several others. On the other, you have players who hav…
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  • Return of Duclair and Draisaitl shakes up the Memorial Cup race

    Return of Duclair and Draisaitl shakes up the Memorial Cup race

    You can debate whether or not the Edmonton Oilers were right to hold rookie center Leon Draisaitl out of the world juniors, where he would have been far and away Germany’s best player. And you can debate whether or not he should have been kept up by the…
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  • Henrik Zetterberg gets checked, finishes shift with advertiseme…

    Henrik Zetterberg gets checked, finishes shift with advertisement stuck to jersey

    Chalk this up as one of the strangest things you’ll see all season. After taking a check from Edmonton Oilers winger Benoit Pouliot, Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg got a piece of an advertisement stuck to his jersey. Of course, Zetterberg, …
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  • Pavel Datsyuk scores with under a minute left as Red Wings defe…

    Pavel Datsyuk scores with under a minute left as Red Wings defeat Oilers

    NHL.com Jan 7
    EDMONTON - Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader each had a goal and an assist as the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth game in their last six outings, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Tuesday. Datsyuk's goal came on the power play with ju...
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  • Three teams that could make big moves well before the NHL trade…

    Three teams that could make big moves well before the NHL trade deadline

    When Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford dealt for former Oilers winger David Perron last week, it matched his longtime m.o. of making an acquisition well in advance of the NHL trade deadline. This season, the cutoff date for deals arrives March 2, bu…
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  • Canadian gold: a little swagger didn’t hurt this squad

    Canadian gold: a little swagger didn’t hurt this squad

    The stereotypical Canadian hockey player is humble, sometimes to a fault. But this year’s edition of the world junior team wanted to be different, going way back to the summer: They wanted to bring some swagger back to a program that had not won gold si…
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  • Video - Oilers Top Capitals In Shootout 01:25

    Oilers Top Capitals In Shootout

    Jan 20
    Teddy Purcell's shootout goal lifted the Oilers past the Capitals and to their second straight win.
  • Video - Blues Cruise Past Oilers 00:45

    Blues Cruise Past Oilers

    Jan 13
    Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 24th goal of the season in the Blues' 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
  • Video - Panthers Take Down Oilers 00:49

    Panthers Take Down Oilers

    Jan 11
    Jimmy Hayes scored his 13th goal of the season in the Panthers' 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 12:13

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Dec 23
    John Buccigross and Katie Strang look at the cup contenders and likely sellers at the Christmas break and what kind of excitement is waiting for the Winter Classic in Washington.

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