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Ryan Smyth considers housing McDavid: report

Ryan Smyth considers housing McDavid: report

NHL.com Updated 11 hours ago
Former NHL forward Ryan Smyth said he hasn't been asked but has considered letting Edmonton Oilers prospect Connor McDavid live with his family this season. "Haven't been contacted at all (about McDavid) … it's all rumors," Smyth told the Edmon...
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  • Oilers' Talbot excited for chance to be No. 1 goalie

    Oilers' Talbot excited for chance to be No. 1 goalie

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com 17 hours ago
    Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot spent the past two seasons with the New York Rangers backing up Henrik Lundqvist, knowing full well starts would probably be few and far between. But with the Rangers up against the salary cap, Talbot was t...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Flyers, Sharks and Oilers buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Flyers, Sharks and Oilers buzz

    thehockeynews.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    It appears efforts by the Philadelphia Flyers to trade Vincent Lecavalier have once again proven futile. GM Ron Hextall told CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio his club remains “status quo” with the 35-year-old center, adding they intend to start the season w…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Blueline buzz as free agency continues

    Rumor Roundup: Blueline buzz as free agency continues

    thehockeynews.com Jul 22 (7 days ago)
    The Columbus Blue Jackets could add a veteran defenseman before the start of 2015-16. Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports sources claiming Jackets management have had discussions with free-agent blueliner Christian Ehrhoff, who’s coming off…
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  • Glen Sather to be honored by Oilers in banner raising ceremony

    Glen Sather to be honored by Oilers in banner raising ceremony

    He didn’t score a single goal nor block a single shot during the dynastic days of the Oilers, but Glen Sather was the coach and architect of those Edmonton teams and the club is set to honor him for his contributions. The Oilers announced Monday afterno…
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  • The two most important Erie Otters ever are leaving this summer

    The two most important Erie Otters ever are leaving this summer

    Everything seemed to revolve around the Erie Otters this season, from top draft prospect Connor McDavid and OHL scoring champion Dylan Strome to the legal drama between the junior franchise and the Edmonton Oilers. With the sale of the Otters to Canadia…
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  • NHL retiree Gilbert Brule signs one-year deal with KHL’s Zagreb

    NHL retiree Gilbert Brule signs one-year deal with KHL’s Zagreb

    Gilbert Brule didn’t pan out how the Columbus Blue Jackets hoped when the club selected the winger sixth overall in 2005 and he announced his NHL retirement in 2014. But Brule suited up this past season in the KHL, and he’s set to play again next season…
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  • The Scottish Wayne Gretzky finally hangs up his skates

    The Scottish Wayne Gretzky finally hangs up his skates

    By Dave Lambert There isn’t much that keeps Tony Hand awake at night. Comparisons to Wayne Gretzky…he takes them in stride. Being widely acknowledged as his country’s greatest hockey talent…he doesn’t let it affect him. Even walking away from the 1980s …
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  • Edmonton Oilers sign forward Tyler Pitlick to one-year contract

    Edmonton Oilers sign forward Tyler Pitlick to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 16
    EDMONTON - Forward Tyler Pitlick and the Edmonton Oilers agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Thursday. Pitlick, 23, split the 2014-15 season with the Oilers and the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons. He appeared in 17 games ...
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  • Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    We’ve seen plenty of turnover on NHL rosters so far this summer, setting up what appears to be even crazier parity than normal in each division. The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks made major moves in the Pacific. The Washington Capi…
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  • 10 players facing make or break seasons in 2015-16

    10 players facing make or break seasons in 2015-16

    The Edmonton Oilers avoided arbitration with Justin Schultz Wednesday by inking the 25-year-old blueliner to a one-year, $3.9 million deal. But the arbitration wasn’t Schultz’s choice. Rather, it was the Oilers who wanted to plead their case for a lower…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Time up in Carolina for Eric Staal?

    Rumor Roundup: Time up in Carolina for Eric Staal?

    In recent weeks, there’s been little word regarding the status of Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal and goaltender Cam Ward. Both have a year remaining on their respective contracts and are eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency. Of the …
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  • Fleury, Talbot get new masks. Which one is better?

    Fleury, Talbot get new masks. Which one is better?

    What off-season? OK, so plenty of NHLers are vacationing in exotic places or healing their banged-up bodies at this time of year. But when goalies unveil new masks, it’s clear some guys are already thinking about next season. Pittsburgh Penguins stopper…
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign defenceman Martin Marincin to one-year…

    Toronto Maple Leafs sign defenceman Martin Marincin to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 9
    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Martin Marincin to a one-year contract Thursday. Toronto acquired the 23-year-old Marincin from the Edmonton Oilers last month for forward Brad Ross and a 2015 fourth-round pick. Marincin...
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  • Report: Viktor Fasth signs contract with KHL’s CSKA Moscow

    Report: Viktor Fasth signs contract with KHL’s CSKA Moscow

    Unrestricted free agent goaltender Viktor Fasth won’t be back in the NHL next season. According to a report from Sports-Express’ Igor Eronko, Fasth has signed a contract with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow that will take him back overseas for at least the upcomi…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Could Stepan’s contract force Rangers into trade…

    Rumor Roundup: Could Stepan’s contract force Rangers into trades?

    New York Rangers center Derek Stepan was among over 20 NHL players who filed for salary arbitration on Monday. That’s raising concerns in the New York media over whether the Blueshirts can afford to re-sign him. The New York Post’s Larry Brooks suggests…
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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.

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