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Rumor Roundup: Canucks’ top priority will be addressing scoring…

Rumor Roundup: Canucks’ top priority will be addressing scoring depth

thehockeynews.com Updated May 25 (6 days ago)
A lack of scoring depth scuttled the Vancouver Canucks playoff hopes this season. Only the New Jersey Devils scored fewer goals . Addressing this should be a priority for GM Jim Benning. Since March, there’s been talk Benning could pursue Boston Bruins …
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  • Finland’s international golden era has just begun

    Finland’s international golden era has just begun

    Call him The Narrative Slayer. When Connor McDavid charged the net for what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Canada’s 2-0 golden performance at the World Championship in Russia, the young Oilers star punctured a pretty good storyline in the mak…
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  • Russian coach slams Yakupov, says his absence helped Russia med…

    Russian coach slams Yakupov, says his absence helped Russia medal at World Championship

    Life in Edmonton hasn’t been easy on winger Nail Yakupov over the past few seasons, and he can’t even catch a break at home in Russia. Following Russia’s 7-2 thumping of Team USA in the bronze medal game at the World Championship, Russian coach Oleg Zna…
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  • After tough season, Kassian lands one-year, $1.5-million deal w…

    After tough season, Kassian lands one-year, $1.5-million deal with Oilers

    Zack Kassian will have a lot to prove in 2016-17, and he’ll get the chance to do so with the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers announced Thursday that Kassian, 25, has signed a one-year, $1.5-million deal that will keep him in Edmonton next season. Over his c…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Canucks, Oilers set to have busy off-seasons in …

    Rumor Roundup: Canucks, Oilers set to have busy off-seasons in search of winger, blueliner

    It’s been nearly a month since the Vancouver Canucks’ season came to an end. That hasn’t stopped the local media from speculating about the club’s off-season roster plans. The Vancouver Sun’s Ben Kuzma lists five things he believes the Canucks should an…
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  • Capitals will be back – and they’ll win a Stanley Cup someday

    Capitals will be back – and they’ll win a Stanley Cup someday

    Tuesday night was a terrible night to be a Washington Capitals fan. Wednesday will be an even worse day to be one. And the coming days, both in the short- and long-term in the off-season, will be tinged with regret and lamentations about what might have…
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  • Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli says calls already coming for fourth-…

    Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli says calls already coming for fourth-overall pick

    After the Oilers landed the fourth-overall pick in the upcoming draft, Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli said there was a “real, legitimate chance” the pick would be traded leading up to or on draft day. And it turns out the wheels may already be in motion to…
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  • Connor McDavid somehow not on the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 17

    Connor McDavid somehow not on the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 17

    yahoo.com May 10
    Look. Gaze upon the majesty of Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers adorning the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 17 while riding an angry grizzly. And then weep, dear friends, that Connor McJesus hath not attained such status that he would be featured on the c…
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  • Oilers sign forward Patrick Russell to two-year entry-level con…

    Oilers sign forward Patrick Russell to two-year entry-level contract

    NHL.com May 9
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a two-year entry-level contract. The 23-year-old Russell appeared in 41 games this season with the NCAA's St. Cloud State Huskies, posting career highs 41 in goals (20), as...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Islanders, Oilers could be perfect off-season pa…

    Rumor Roundup: Islanders, Oilers could be perfect off-season partners

    With the New York Islanders eliminated from the second round of the 2016 playoffs, they head into the offseason facing the possibility of some significant roster changes. Newsday’s Steve Zipay reports pending unrestricted free agents Kyle Okposo, Frans …
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  • Oilers sign collegiate forward Drake Caggiula to entry-level de…

    Oilers sign collegiate forward Drake Caggiula to entry-level deal

    EDMONTON - Highly touted collegiate star Drake Caggiula was signed to a two-year entry level contract on Saturday by the Edmonton Oilers. Caggiula appeared in 39 games this season with the University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate...
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  • Oilers apologize to dead player who is very much alive

    Oilers apologize to dead player who is very much alive

    yahoo.com May 6
    The Edmonton Oilers apologized to Roger Cote and his family for accidently listing him as a deceased former player during the organization’s farewell to Rexall Place ceremony on April 6, 2016. Said the Oilers in a statement released by the team on their…
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  • NHL, Oilers, Flames each donating $100,000 to Fort McMurray

    NHL, Oilers, Flames each donating $100,000 to Fort McMurray

    NHL.com May 5
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The National Hockey League and the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are each donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. Wildfires have forced the evacuation of more th...
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  • NHL, CFL teams donate to relief efforts for evacuees of Alberta…

    NHL, CFL teams donate to relief efforts for evacuees of Alberta wildfire

    NHL.com May 5
    Alberta's professional sports teams are contributing to relief efforts after raging wildfires forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from the city of Fort McMurray and other northern municipalities. The NHL's Edmonton Oilers and...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still…

    Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still pursue Stamkos

    The Toronto Maple Leafs winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery generated considerable excitement among their long-suffering fans. It’s also sparked speculation over what the Leafs might do with that pick. It’s assumed the Leafs will retain it and select Ame…
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  • Oilers GM Chiarelli says ‘real, legitimate chance’ Edmonton tra…

    Oilers GM Chiarelli says ‘real, legitimate chance’ Edmonton trades fourth-overall pick

    The Oilers finishing the 2015-16 campaign with the league’s second-worst record had some believing the NHL’s draft lottery could again fall in Edmonton’s favor. Instead, the Oilers lost out on a top-three pick and will select fourth overall at the June …
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  • Oilers' McDavid among finalists for Calder Trophy

    Oilers' McDavid among finalists for Calder Trophy

    Oilers' McDavid among finalists for Calder Trophy
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  • Brian Burke bashes NHL Draft Lottery system, wants new rules

    Brian Burke bashes NHL Draft Lottery system, wants new rules

    yahoo.com Apr 29
    Somewhere in Prague this weekend, Connor McDavid and his Edmonton Oilers teammates Taylor Hall and Cam Talbot will take a break from their IIHF world championships preparation to follow the NHL Draft Lottery. One year ago, it was McDavid that went first…
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  • Beyond Oilers, No. 1 overall pick historically rare for most Ca…

    Beyond Oilers, No. 1 overall pick historically rare for most Canadian NHL teams

    NHL.com Apr 28
    The two Canadian teams never to pick first overall will have their own special lucky charms for the upcoming NHL draft lottery. "We're sending hopefully what will be a lucky Irishman," Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said of tea...
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  • Sorry, but the Oilers might win the draft lottery. What happens…

    Sorry, but the Oilers might win the draft lottery. What happens if they do?

    Welcome, everyone. Thanks for coming. Just walking through the door is a courageous first step. There’s coffee and donuts on the table in the corner. When you’re ready, sit with me in the circle. Everyone join hands. It’s time to discuss the real possib…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Quebec’s future finest is Maxime Comtois

    Prospect Need to Know: Quebec’s future finest is Maxime Comtois

    Finland is golden again thanks to the under-18s in North Dakota and all the international usual suspects came through at the tourney. Jesse Puljujarvi was huge, Clayton Keller took home MVP honors and Tyson Jost led the tourney in scoring. European scou…
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  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
  • Video - Sutter Leads Penguins Past Oilers 01:06

    Sutter Leads Penguins Past Oilers

    Mar 12
    Brandon Sutter scored twice in the Penguins' 6-4 win over the Oilers.
  • Video - Pulkkinen, Red Wings Down Oilers 00:45

    Pulkkinen, Red Wings Down Oilers

    Mar 9
    Teemu Pulkkinen scored a goal and recorded an assist in the Red Wings' 5-2 win over the Oilers.
  • Video - Canadiens Pick Up Petry For Pair Of Picks 02:35

    Canadiens Pick Up Petry For Pair Of Picks

    Mar 2
    The Canadiens grabbed one of the last rental defensemen available in Jeff Petry from the Oilers for a pair of draft picks.