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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 Updated Apr 29 (yesterday)
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 (2 days ago)
    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?

    thehockeynews.com Apr 26 (4 days ago)
    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

    thehockeynews.com Apr 26 (4 days ago)
    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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  • Jaromir Jagr doesn’t care about milestones, only the Cup

    Jaromir Jagr doesn’t care about milestones, only the Cup

    yahoo.com Apr 21
    BROOKLYN, NY – There are only five players in NHL history who have amassed more than 200 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Four of them played for the 1980s Edmonton Oilers’ machine. The other one is Jaromir Jagr, who notched No. 200 on Wednesday nigh…
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  • Rumor Roundup: In search for defense, Oilers should target Denn…

    Rumor Roundup: In search for defense, Oilers should target Dennis Wideman

    Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli is expected to acquire some much-needed depth for his D-corps this summer. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman suggests Chiarelli should cast his eye south toward his club’s rival in Calgary. Appearing on Sportsnet 960 last …
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  • McDavid has shown he’s captain material, and it’s clear Oilers …

    McDavid has shown he’s captain material, and it’s clear Oilers feel the same way

    Ahead of the season, the Edmonton Oilers stripped defenseman Andrew Ference of the captaincy in favor of naming four alternates. But following a season in which Ference, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle all shared duty as the leaders o…
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  • Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water bottle at Oilers benc…

    Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water bottle at Oilers bench (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 10
    The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers played their finals games on Saturday night, but there was just enough time left for Derek Dorsett to earn one of the most ridiculous game misconducts of the regular season. At 18:33 of the third period, Patrick…
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  • Edmonton Oilers sign goalie Nick Ellis from Providence College …

    Edmonton Oilers sign goalie Nick Ellis from Providence College to two-year deal

    NHL.com Apr 7
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers announced on Thursday that the club has signed college free-agent goaltender Nick Ellis to a two-year entry-level contract. The 22-year-old Ellis appeared in 36 games this season as a junior with Providence Coll...
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  • Oilers sign defenceman Caleb Jones to three-year entry level co…

    Oilers sign defenceman Caleb Jones to three-year entry level contract

    NHL.com Apr 7
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Caleb Jones to a three-year entry level contract. The 18-year-old appeared in 72 games with Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks this season, posting 55 points (10 goals, 45 assist...
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  • Oilers say farewell to Rexall Place with touching video showcas…

    Oilers say farewell to Rexall Place with touching video showcasing historic moments

    For 42 years, the Edmonton Oilers have called Rexall Place home, but Wednesday night saw the team play their final game in the building that was formerly known as Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton Coliseum and Skyreach Centre. The past several seasons haven…
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  • Todd McLellan rips Oilers; still trying to 'eliminate' bad habi…

    Todd McLellan rips Oilers; still trying to 'eliminate' bad habits

    yahoo.com Apr 3
    Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan will not allow his team to coast into the offseason. That was the message he gave in a passionate speech to reporters after Edmonton lost 5-0 to the Calgary Flames on Saturday night – their last game to their rival at…
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  • Oilers coach McLellan rips team after loss to Flames

    Oilers coach McLellan rips team after loss to Flames

    The Edmonton Oilers lost 5-0 to the Calgary Flames on Saturday night in what was the final matchup of the Battle of Alberta at Rexall Place before they move into their new downtown arena in the fall. And Todd McLellan couldn’t have been steamed about it…
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  • Getting to Know: former Oilers defenseman Charlie Huddy

    Getting to Know: former Oilers defenseman Charlie Huddy

    Status: Winnipeg Jets assistant coach. Former NHL defenseman from 1979-1997 for Edmonton, Los Angeles, Buffalo and St. Louis. Won five Stanley Cups as a member of the Edmonton Oilers. HT: 6-0 WT: 200 pounds DOB: June 2, 1959 In: Oshawa, Ont. First Hocke…
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  • Flames leave Edmonton's Rexall Place on winning note with 5-0 s…

    Flames leave Edmonton's Rexall Place on winning note with 5-0 shutout of Oilers

    NHL.com Apr 3
    EDMONTON - Johnny Gaudreau and Mikael Backlund each scored twice and goalie Joni Ortio made 28 saves for the shutout as the Calgary Flames snapped a two-game losing skid with a 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Joe Colborne al...
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  • Toronto Leafs’ Kadri hit with two diving fines, Coyotes’ Hanzal…

    Toronto Leafs’ Kadri hit with two diving fines, Coyotes’ Hanzal, Oilers’ Yakupov also fined

    Maple Leafs winger Nazem Kadri is the first player this season to be fined twice for diving, and he managed to land both fines on the same day. The NHL announced Friday that Kadri, 25, has been fined a total of $5,000 for two separate diving infractions…
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  • New Jersey Devils win April Fools' Day with angelic rebranding

    New Jersey Devils win April Fools' Day with angelic rebranding

    yahoo.com Apr 1
    Say, is your head pounding from all the April Fools' Day “fun,” as every brand and every company pushes out their wacky pranks before issuing their inevitable apologies? The NHL is not immune to this chicanery. The Edmonton Oilers had a nice Twitter goo…
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  • Forwards Kadri, Yakupov and Hanzal fined by NHL for diving/embe…

    Forwards Kadri, Yakupov and Hanzal fined by NHL for diving/embellishment

    NHL.com Apr 1
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov and Arizona Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal were all fined by the NHL on Friday for diving or embellishment in recent games. Kadri was fined US$5,000...
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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.