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NHL News & Notes: Lindell, Rangers & More

NHL News & Notes: Lindell, Rangers & More

May 16th, 2019 In today's News & Notes, Esa Lindell has signed a long-term extension, Jim Schoenfeld has stepped down from the New York Rangers and Craig MacTavish is the new head coach of Lokomotiv in the KHL. Related: NHL News & Notes: Krueger, Heponiemi & More Lindell Signs Extension With...
Craig MacTavish First of Many Holland Changes

Craig MacTavish First of Many Holland Changes

May 16th, 2019 It was only a matter of time before the Edmonton Oilers started making changes. New GM Ken Holland needed a few moments to gather his bearings, see where the organization was at and make some moves in an effort to finally send the Oilers organization in the right direction. One of the first among...

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May 12th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumors, there are updates on Mats Zuccarello out of Dallas, updates on the coaching situations in Edmonton, Toronto, and Buffalo with some specific details on Ken Hitchcock, Sheldon Keefe, and Mike Babcock. Dallas Stars Updates Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas News says that Dallas Stars pending free agent winger Mats Zuccarello is looking to stay with the Stars but waiting on the team. He says, “This is my team now. We’ll see what’s going on. I’m kind of a guy when someone believes in you and wants you, I usually like that. We’ll see.” Dallas Stars' coach Jim Montgomery (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Larry Brooks of the New York Post doesn't think Zuccarello will be back in New York as there are some hard feelings by Zuccarello toward management and if the Stars re-sign him, they get New York's 2020 first-round pick. Zuccarello's comments on being wanted tend to lead credibility to the idea he wouldn't rush back to New York. Sean Shapiro of The...
May 11th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

During a recent interview with Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now, Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman told host Stauffer, there is an expectation new Oilers GM Ken Holland might send a “jolt” through the Oilers lineup. That jolt might come, even if financially, the jolt doesn't make complete sense. This is not to suggest that Holland would be fiscally irresponsible, but that if buying out a player like Milan Lucic could send a worthwhile message (an expensive one, mind you), he might still do so. There's been no word or suggestion from Holland that this is something the Oilers are considering, but more a feeling Friedman has that this might be one direction the Oilers choose to go. Related: NHL Rumors: Lundqvist, Panarin, Canucks, Oilers, More Why Milan Lucic? Stauffer mentioned whispers of both Andrew Sekera and Lucic being in similar situations but Friedman said that while he’d heard that too, "at least Sekera has played well for you." Friedman added, if money...
May 9th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is a potential change in the future of Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers may welcome back an old executive, the Vancouver Canucks are going to try and dump a couple of forwards, the Edmonton Oilers need a goalie and more. Henrik Lundqvist Leaving Rangers? Jon Lane of NHL.com reports that New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist told Swedish paper Expressen, "I don’t know if I’ll stay with the Rangers my entire career." This will come as a huge shock to most people who assumed there was no way Lundqvist would leave the only NHL team he's ever known. Henrik Lundqvist (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Lundqvist has two seasons remaining on a seven-year contract and while he said, it has always been his goal to stay with the Rangers, he added, "... but once you get up there in age you never know. I know what I want, but if the club has other ideas I know I’ll have to listen. You can’t just do your own thing." Saying that his focus...
May 7th, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is some buzz to the Evgeni Malkin trade rumors and one team interested might be the Florida Panthers. Still with the Penguins, there is talk of trading Olli Maatta and Phil Kessel, there is speculation as to whom Ken Holland will hire as the next Oilers head coach and the murmurs that Mike Babcock could have joined Holland in Edmonton are now being silenced. Penguins and Panthers Talking? Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now says that any speculation of Evgeni Malkin being traded is true. Malkin does hold a no-movement clause but the franchise is considering their options. Some sources are saying the Florida Panthers are one of the teams that are interested. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins, January 2, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The Panthers have been in a number of rumors when it comes to making a big splash over the summer. Names included in the buzz have been Artemi Panarin and if the Panthers could lure Malkin and...

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Oilers History: The Paul Coffey Effect

Unless you were fortunate enough to be around to witness Paul Coffey play during his prime, it is unlikely you can comprehend how important he was to the success of the Edmonton Oilers. Anyone can look at his stat line and be impressed by the eye-popping totals. However, those numbers do not tell... December 13th, 2018

History Shows Oilers Just Can't Draft Goaltenders

This article was originally posted in July, 2016. The Edmonton Oilers aren't good at drafting, shocking. One of the most commonly known things out there in hockey is how purely awful the Oilers are at the draft. It's a key reason why this franchise has been mediocre at its best and putrid at... August 15th, 2017

Facing Off: Oilers Roundtable Talking Entry Draft, Prospects

Facing Off is a weekly column debating five of hockey’s hottest topics each and every Monday. From current events like trades and hat tricks to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this... April 17th, 2017