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Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: A fresh start

It’s been almost a decade since you could say it, but it’s true: it appears as though the Edmonton Oilers are no longer the laughingstock of the National Hockey League. Just over a month ago, prior to the Oilers winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the right to select phenom Connor McDavid this June, the […] The post Edmonton Oilers: A fresh start appeared first on Along the Boards.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

McLellan sets expectations with Oilers

Todd McLellan was officially announced Tuesday as the Oilers' new coach, taking over an intriguing team that already had plenty of young talent and will soon be adding uber-prospect Connor McDavid with the top pick in the NHL draft.The fans in Edmonton are understandably excited about the addition of McDavid to a young corps that includes talented forwards Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Hire Todd McLellan To Be Their Next Head Coach

EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have hired Todd McLellan as their coach after a season in which they again failed to make the playoffs. The Oilers announced the hiring at a news conference Tuesday. McLellan appeared to be Edmonton’s top choice since Peter Chiarelli became general manager this month. Todd Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins as coach in December. McLellan spent...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan takes Oilers' job, will try to end team's playoff drought

  The Edmonton Oilers have hired Todd McLellan as their coach after a season in which they again failed to make the playoffs. The Oilers announced the hiring at a news conference Tuesday. McLellan appeared to be Edmonton's top choice since Peter Chiarelli became general manager this month. Todd Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins as coach in December. McLellan spent the past seven seasons...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan hired as coach of Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have hired Todd McLellan as their coach after a season in which they again failed to make the playoffs. The Oilers announced the hiring at a news conference Tuesday. McLellan appeared to be Edmonton's top choice since Peter Chiarelli became general manager this month. Todd Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins as coach in December. McLellan spent...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan set to become next head coach of the Oilers

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Todd McLellan will be the next head coach for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan will be the next coach of the Oilers, however, the deal is not done. Still a few details being worked out. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 18, 2015   Further to @DarrenDreger report, expect Jay Woodcraft to be also named to the Edmonton Oilers staff...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan set to become next head coach of the Oilers

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Todd McLellan will be the next head coach for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan will be the next coach of the Oilers, however, the deal is not done. Still a few details being worked out. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 18, 2015 Further to @DarrenDreger report, expect Jay Woodcraft to be also named to the Edmonton Oilers staff. #TSN ...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Oilers Plan On Going After Blackhawks Veteran

It’s no secret that the Edmonton Oilers have been struggling as a franchise for more than a couple years now. Year after year the Oilers have been landing top picks and year after year the Oilers are missing the Playoffs. The fans in Edmonton are hoping that this year is different. The Oilers (once again) have the top pick and that means Connor McDavid who many believe is sure...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada makes final at hockey worlds with 2-0 win over Czechs

PRAGUE (AP) Taylor Hall and Jason Spezza scored Saturday to put Canada into the final of the ice hockey world championships with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic. Canada reached its first final since 2009 and will take on either defending champion Russia or the United States as it looks for its first title since 2007. Edmonton Oilers left winger Hall opened the scoring 8:40 into...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock Rumors: Edmonton Oilers ‘May Not Want to Wait’

The Pittsburgh Penguins apparently have taken themselves out of the running in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes. Could the Edmonton Oilers be next? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Sunday afternoon that Edmonton “is concerned about waiting for Babcock and not getting him. As a result, they are working on closing a deal with Todd McLellan.” That’s interesting news for a...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor-league game goes four OTs, stretches into next day

  Curtis Hamilton scored 16 seconds into the fourth overtime to give the Oklahoma City Barons a 2-1 victory over the Utica Comets early Friday morning in Game 1 of the American Hockey League's Western Conference semifinals. Hamilton controlled the puck in the slot off a deflection, turned and snapped a shot past Jacob Markstrom to end the sixth-longest game in the AHL's 79-year...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Website Already Selling Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers Jerseys (Photo)

It’s safe to say Edmonton Oilers fans are pretty excited about their team landing the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL draft. Jersey website CoolHockey.com already is selling sweaters for Connor McDavid, who has been a sensation for the OHL’s Erie Otters and has pretty much a 100 percent chance of being selected first overall. While it’s nearly...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli: ‘You Can’t Be Afraid To Make Trades’

The Edmonton Oilers hired Peter Chiarelli as their next president of hockey operations and general manager on Friday. Chiarelli’s task will be to help the Oilers end their nine-season playoff drought — the longest active streak in the NHL — and build a roster capable of winning the franchise’s first championship since 1989-90. Edmonton has several needs, specifically a top...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Nicholson: Bruins, Oilers Discussing Possible Draft Pick Compensation For Peter Chiarelli

Peter Chiarelli was introduced by the Edmonton Oilers on Friday as their new president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was relieved of his general manager duties with the Boston Bruins on April 15 after spending the previous nine seasons with the Original Six club. It’s possible that the Bruins could receive draft pick compensation from the Oilers as a result...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers overhaul front office after disappointing season

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers are making sweeping front-office changes after another disappointing season. Patrick LaForge stepped down as president and chief operating officer Friday while Craig MacTavish will move from general manager to a job yet to be determined. Peter Chiarelli was appointed president of hockey operations. Kevin Lowe will transition out of hockey...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers hire Peter Chiarelli as president of hockey operations, GM

The Edmonton Oilers announced Friday that Peter Chiarelli has been appointed president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was fired as the general manager of the Boston Bruins less than two weeks ago.  He served in that role for the past eight seasons, guiding the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals twice during his tenure in Boston, including winning the Stanley...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Named Oilers President Of Hockey Operations, General Manager

Peter Chiarelli was fired as general manager of the Boston Bruins on April 15, and it took him nine days to find a new job. The Edmonton Oilers announced at a press conference Friday that they have hired Chiarelli to become their President of Hockey Operations and general manager. Chiarelli is a good fit for Edmonton, a team with a roster featuring an abundance of talented young...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Boston Bruins G.M. Peter Chiarelli meeting with Oilers

It didn't take long for Peter Chiarelli's phone to ring.Chiarelli was fired as the Boston Bruins general manager on April 15, and has already been contacted by the Edmonton Oilers. With the recent announcement that Bob Nicholson was appointed as the new CEO and "the boss of everything," the Chiarelli development is intriguing for Edmonton. It is not immediately clear what the plans...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Meeting With Edmonton Oilers

It was assumed Peter Chiarelli won’t be unemployed for long, and he might already be zeroing on a new job. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Mark Spector reported Wednesday afternoon that Chiarelli is in Edmonton and meeting with the Oilers. At this point, it’s unclear what position Chiarelli would fill in Edmonton. Breaking from myself and @SportsnetSpec -- Peter Chiarelli...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilds by comparison: Edmonton vs. Florida

The Edmonton Oilers once again landed the No. 1 draft pick as their never-ending rebuild continues, and this prompted a great question for Panthers fans: how do the rebuilds between the Panthers and Oilers compare? Panthers fan website Litter Box Cats has a lengthy explanation of what happened in Florida compared to the process in Edmonton, but as the writer says, the two teams...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers were on the right path prior to landing McDavid

#stoked pic.twitter.com/cUm5vgOozE — Emmanuel Perry (@MannyElk) April 19, 2015 Why so sad Connor? After the Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery on Saturday, the overwhelming sentiment was that of complete rage. Many shouted from their social media mountain tops that the Oilers didn’t deserve the lottery win or that in one way shape or form that the draft was fixed in favor...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers were on the right path prior to landing McDavid

#stoked pic.twitter.com/cUm5vgOozE — Emmanuel Perry (@MannyElk) April 19, 2015 Why so sad Connor? After the Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery on Saturday, the overwhelming sentiment was that of complete rage. Many shouted from their social media mountain tops that the Oilers didn’t deserve the lottery win or that in one way shape or form that the draft was fixed in favor...
Via Bloguin Best
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid is an Oiler, but MacT still has long to-do list

In case you just awoke from a weekend-long coma, let me be the first to tell you: the Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 NHL draft lottery on Saturday, meaning they will select first overall this June. That means that Connor McDavid, the best prospect in hockey since Sidney Crosby, is going to be an Edmonton […] The post Connor McDavid is an Oiler, but MacT still has long to-do list...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Striking Oil at the NHL Draft Lottery

When the winning combination to the NHL Draft Lottery made the Edmonton Oilers the owners of the most coveted draft pick in ten years, the hockey world let out a collective gasp. Indeed, pinch yourselves because you are not dreaming—the Edmonton Oilers have won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. You can call it fair and square, […] The post Striking Oil at the NHL Draft Lottery...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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