September 26th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers have just over half a million Facebook and Twitter followers respectively. To summarize the weekend in a nutshell; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba publicly announced his trade request and every Oiler fan online had traded the young defenseman to Edmonton about half a million times. There is a potential match between...

September 26th, 2016 In New York Rangers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

News of Winnipeg Jets RFA defenseman Jacob Trouba requesting a trade surely grabbed the attention of many NHL general managers. A 22-year-old right-handed defenseman who can play on the top pair is something any team would want. It also just so happens to be exactly what the New York Rangers need. A Natural Fit With the Rangers The Rangers had a...

September 25th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

September is here and thus signals the start of the hockey season. The World Cup of Hockey is in full swing and rookie tournaments have begun league-wide. While the weather outside will soon make its predictable turn, the NHL trade climate is anything but usual for this time of year. Trade Winds Blowing There are three major factors that point...

September 10th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers have officially signed forward Kris Versteeg to a professional tryout (PTO), creating an intriguing battle for third-line minutes for training camp. Versteeg has a real chance at making the Oilers opening night roster and the signing increases the pressure on Nail Yakupov, who has struggled throughout his career with the...

September 6th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

When the Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson this summer, it was the biggest trade since they traded Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders, nearly a decade ago. There's been a backlash from fans who are resigned to believe the Oilers lost the Hall for Larsson trade by a...

September 4th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

One of the few positive stories for the Edmonton Oilers in 2015-16 was the breakout year center Leon Draisaitl had. Draisaitl, 20, put up 51 points in 72 games for the Oilers and this season his contractual status will once again make him one of the underlying  storylines for them. Edmonton burned through his entry-level contract (ELC) by wasting...

August 18th, 2016 In NHL Expansion, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

This offseason, teams have begun to prepare themselves for the upcoming 2017 Las Vegas expansion draft. Management and fans alike are fretting over who may or may not be exposed to the draft, and endless mock expansion drafts have only boosted fan stress levels. Related: Mock Expansion Draft: Las Vegas Lineup Better Than Expected For all...

August 10th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Over the past five NHL seasons, ranging from 2011-16, no team in the League has allowed more Goals Against (GA) than the Edmonton Oilers. In fact, the Oilers' 1148 GA in their 376 games played over that period of time equates to a horrific 3.05 GA/GP, a mark which is in no way flattering considering Edmonton produced just 2.45 GF/GP over...

August 10th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of the trade that sent icon Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles and sent shockwaves around the hockey world. Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, was shipped to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, three first-round picks, and $15 million. Even more shocking was the fact...

July 3rd, 2016 In Buffalo Sabres, News, St Louis Blues, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Buffalo Sabres have sent a 5th round draft pick in the 2017 NHL draft to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Anders Nilsson, who they have signed to a one-year contract worth $1 million. After leaving the New York Islanders to spend a successful season playing for Ak Bars Kazan in the KHL, Nilsson has been given opportunities,...

July 2nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Free Agents, News, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Team-by-team transactions from Friday's activity: (As of July 2, 2016, 1:00 am ET in alphabetical order) Arizona Coyotes Sign forward Jamie McGinn -- 3 years, $10 million Re-sign defenseman Kevin Connauton -- 2 years Re-sign defenseman Klas Dahlbeck -- 1 year, $750 thousand Re-sign defenseman Jarred Tinordi -- 1 year,...

July 1st, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Well, the Edmonton Oilers finally did it. They traded one of their core young stars - and to say many are unhappy about the decision would be a severe understatement. The Oilers just traded Taylor Hall for a handful of beans. And not even magic beans. Like they reached into a dented can of baked beans. — Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) June...

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