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Some said that former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington should have been thrown in jail for trading Wayne Gretzky to the LA Kings once upon a time. Those people are getting their wish even if it is 25 years later and for a completely different reason.
Pocklington who moved himself to Southern California 10 years ago had been on probation for perjuring himself in a bankruptcy hearings in 2010. Now it's been determined he violated his probation by submitting inaccurate monthy income reports to his probation officer. On Friday Pocklington was sentenced to six months in jail another six months on house arrest and two more years of house arrest.
CTV News Edmonton has more.
According to court documents obtained by CTV News in 2011 and 2012 Pocklington was ordered to disclose his monthly income to a probation officer -- but he didn't share details about all the money he was making.
Investigators found Pocklington had millions of dollar worth in unreported income over both...
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The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms on a seven-year $42 million contract extension with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Nugent-Hopkins 20 has one year remaining on his three-year entry-level contract with the Oilers.
The first overall pick from the 2011 NHL Draft had four goals and 20 assists in 40 games in Edmonton last season.
In 102 games over his first two seasons Nugent-Hopkins...
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What's good for P.K. Subban or Logan Couture or Nazem Kadri, no sir, that's not good enough for the Mightly Oil, and maybe they're right.
Maybe their young players are that damn good. And good on 'em for believing in the drafted products of years of losing.
But let's face it, as soon as Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall signed...
If it turns out that Wednesday’s outing against the Vancouver Canucks was the last for Darnell Nurse this pre-season the 18-year-old certainly left his mark.
Nurse played almost 23 minutes second only to Justin Schultz and once again showed why the Edmonton Oilers snapped him up with the seventh pick overall in the June draft.
He blocked shots in the 4-1 victory broke up two...
The Edmonton Oilers have now locked down three of their best young players as it was announced that the team has signed centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to a seven-year contract worth $42-million. After two seasons in the WHL with the Red Deer Rebels, where he scored 65 points (24-41) in 67 games and then a whopping 106 (31-75) in 69 [...]
After all the speculation about term and time and torn labrums, pen found paper this afternoon as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins agreed to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. In the end, any lingering concerns about Nugent-Hopkinsâ left shoulder were put to rest by the team, which made a major long-term commitment to the 20-year-old center. His deal follows...
#Oilers GM Craig MacTavish announces the team has agreed to terms with @RNH_93 on a seven-year contract extension.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 19, 2013
Nugent-Hopkins extension is 7 years, $42M.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 19, 2013
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The Edmonton Oilers got the better of the Vancouver Canucks for the second time in as many games.
Edmonton iced a lineup filled with more star power than Vancouver so the result wasn't all that unexpected, albeit not the result John Tortorella wanted in his first game behind the bench.
Sam Gagner, David Perron, Ryan Smyth...
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The Vancouver Canucks will take on the Edmonton Oilers for the second consecutive game when the two teams square off tonight at Rexall Place. The Oilers won the first of the two meetings decisively so the Canucks will be looking for a better effort this evening.
Puck drop is at 7PT/10ET and can be seen on CBC and NHL Network (US...
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