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June 29th, 2020
Oilers History

National Hockey League fans who love blockbuster trades have had plenty to be happy about on June 29 over the years. There was an action-packed day in 2016 and two Hall of Famers were traded to their hometowns in 1990. A Crazy 23 Minutes The news couldn’t break fast enough on June 29, 2016, during one of the craziest 23 minutes in recent league history. The craziest started when the New Jersey Devils acquired Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Adam Larsson. Hall was moved to New Jersey on this date in 2016. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Hall won the Hart Trophy, for being voted as the NHL’s most valuable player, in his second season with Devils. He scored a career-high 39 goals and 93 points to help the Devils reach the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2012. He was traded to the Arizona Coyotes this past December. Before the dust settled on this deal, 20 minutes later, the Nashville Predators traded long-time captain Shea Weber to...
June 27th, 2020
Vegas Golden Knights

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the Montreal Canadiens will be getting back a top-tier prospect just in time for the play-ins, while the Philadelphia Flyers appear to be losing a possible black ace. There is talk about which goaltender the Golden Knights might want to keep, and the Edmonton Oilers are bringing a high-end defensive prospect to camp. Kotkaniemi to Return for Canadiens According to reports from Arpon Basu of The Athletic, Montreal Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi has been cleared to play in their upcoming play-in series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. This is great news considering there were questions about his availability and this timeline for a return is much earlier than the initial, according to a team source. Kotkaniemi suffered an injury to his spleen on March 6 while on assignment with AHL Laval. Jesper Kotkaniemi, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Whether coach Claude Julien decides to insert him or not is still...
June 26th, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of Boston that forward Jake DeBrusk could be a trade candidate. At least one player is severely unhappy with the CBA negotiations and disputes could threaten a return-to-play delay. And, the Seattle arena gets a name and for some pretty cool reasons. Could DeBrusk Be Moved By Bruins? Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston believes Jake DeBrusk could be moved by the Bruins due to the money he's about to receive as a 23-year-old restricted free agent. Haggerty suggests DeBrusk could command between $4.5 million and $5.5 million and with Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, and several others to re-sign, the Bruins might not have room. Jake Debrusk, Boston Bruins (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Haggerty speculated Bruins management might have to consider moving DeBrusk and getting a strong return before his production declines (he didn't have a great season), especially if the choice comes down to DeBrusk or Krug. Haggerty writes: These...
June 26th, 2020
Edmonton Oilers

Kailer Yamamoto has been an intriguing player to follow over the last three seasons. He showed supreme confidence before the 2017 NHL Draft when he told the Edmonton Oilers' previous management regime that they would regret passing on him. And almost three years to the day after Yamamoto first put on an Oilers jersey at the United Center in Chicago, it looks like he was right. After struggling to find his footing during his first two NHL stints, he was recalled by the Oilers in late December and never looked back. Related: THW Throwback - Revisiting the 2017 NHL Draft Guide While Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl made most of the headlines this season, and rightfully so, Yamamoto was an integral part of the Oilers' success in 2019-20. Oilers Saw Massive Potential in Yamamoto When the Oilers chose Yamamoto with their first-round pick (22nd overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, I believed it was a steal for the organization. In 2016-17, he finished seventh in the Western...

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