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Schultz deal might complicate Avs’ talks with RFA Barrie

Defenseman Tyson Barrie might have been very happy when the news broke that Justin Schultz had agreed to a one-year, $3.657 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Barrie, who remains a restricted free agent, is in a similar position with the Colorado Avalanche in the sense that he’s an offensive defenseman who is coming off of his entry-level deal and is likely to end up with...
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Oilers re-sign Schultz to one-year deal

Defenseman Justin Schultz will be staying in Edmonton for at least one more year. He and the Oilers inked a one-year deal that will keep him in copper and blue for the 2014-15 season to the tune of $3.675 million, according to NHL.com. Schultz, a blueliner who swings more towards the offensive side of the game, was a big free agent signing for the Oilers two years ago. His signing...
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Oilers GM Craig MacTavish says he's not eyeing any trades before camp

With Justin Schultz’s signature on a contact, Craig MacTavish has his roster heading into training camp this fall. The Edmonton Oilers general manager may still have a large hole up the middle of his lineup, but will wait to see how things shake out early in the year before making any desperate move to fill it. “We’re going to go into camp, barring anything unforeseen, with...
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Edmonton Oilers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Edmonton Oilers C 1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  2. Mark Arcobello  3. Leon Draisaitl  4. Boyd Gordon  5. Anton Lander  6. Matt Hendricks  L 1. Taylor Hall  2. David Perron  3. Benoit Pouliot  4. Luke Gazdic  R 1. Jordan Eberle  ...
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Oilers’ Schultz admits it’s too early for Norris talk

Upon announcing the Edmonton Oilers’ compromise of a one-year deal with Justin Schultz, GM Craig MacTavish didn’t mince words: he stated his belief that the 24-year-old defenseman could win a Norris Trophy one day. Even Schultz wants to dial those expectations down a notch – at least for now – according to his statements to the Edmonton Journal from Friday. “I like that...
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Oilers Rumors: For Draisaitl, It Might Be Edmonton or Europe

Where will Leon Draisaitl, the Edmonton Oilers' 2014 first round draft pick wind up this season?#451347308 / gettyimages.comThe 18-year-old forward was scooped up as the third overall pick in this year's draft by the Oilers, but the Edmonton Journal's Jonathan Willis reports if the prized German can't make the team, Edmonton might ship the young gun to Europe. While...
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Edmonton Oilers sign Justin Schultz to one-year deal

Two seasons after being the most sought after college free-agent on the market, Justin Schultz likely did not have a bridge contract with the Edmonton Oilers in mind when contract talks arrived. Early speculation was, Justin Schultz would receive the same type of long-term deal as the other young Edmonton core players. However, as it stands now, a bridge contract is what was signed...
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Oilers re-sign Justin Schultz to a one-year deal

  (Credit: Getty Images) By Dale Lamontagne, Edmonton Oilers Blogger for The Hockey Guys Before I get started here, I would like to thank James for bringing me on board here at The Hockey Guys to cover the Edmonton Oilers for the highly anticipated 2014-15 season. If you don’t know who I am, I’m an 18-year-old hockey blogger who has been writing about the sport for the past...
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Oilers expect Draisaitl to make ‘strong case’ for roster spot

The Edmonton Oilers have high hopes for their 2014 first-round pick Leon Draisaitl. Earlier this month, the Oilers rewarded Draisaitl with a three-year $10.2 million entry-level contract. On Friday, general manager Craig MacTavish said he believes the 18-year-old will contend for a roster spot with the big club when camp opens next month. “I’d be shocked if he doesn’t make...
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Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign D-Man Justin Schultz To One-Year Contract

Justin Schultz has re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers on a one-year contract worth $3.675 million, the team announced Friday. The 24-year-old defenseman has played two NHL seasons, both with Edmonton, and he’s tallied 60 points in 122 games. From an offensive standpoint, he’s been impressive, but the former University of Wisconsin star still has major strides to make defensively...
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Oilers News: Justin Schultz gets a new one-year deal

The Edmonton Oilers have come to terms with Justin Schultz on a shiney new one-year deal.#482370525 / gettyimages.comComing off his two-year rookie contract that paid and dinged the cap at $925K per, Schultz was in line for a raise. Chris Johnston of SportsNet has the new contract details,The one-year deal at $3.675M for Justin Schultz makes him the #oilers second-highest paid defenceman...
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Breaking: Watch Oilers Presser Announcing Justin Schultz Signing

Click here to watch GM Craig MacTavish announce the Edmonton Oilers signing of Justin Schultz.Chris Johnston of SportsNet has details on the signing,The one-year deal at $3.675M for Justin Schultz makes him the #oilers second-highest paid defenceman behind Nikita Nikitin ($4.5M).— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 29, 2014Chirp with me! @MattRiegler Like what you're reading...
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Edmonton Oilers re-sign Justin Schultz

The struggle is finally over. Today, Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers ended their stalemate, coming to terms on a one-year contract. No terms have been officially reported as of yet, but Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that the value is $3.675 million. Schultz, considered one of the top defensemen on the defensively-challenged Oilers, is coming off a season that saw him score 11...
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Oilers, Schultz agree to one-year, $3.65 million deal

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed defenceman Justin Schultz to a one-year, $3.675 million deal. Schultz, 24, scored 11 goals and added 22 assists in 74 games with the Oilers in 2013-14. In 122 career games with the Oilers, Schultz has scored 19 goals and added 41 assists. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2012-13. Originally drafted in the second round (43rd overall...
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Justin Schultz Signs A One-Year Deal With Edmonton

The #Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Justin Schultz (@6Schultz6) on a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/iRXEMwi7m1 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) August 29, 2014   According to @TSNBobMcKenzie 3.675 million for Schultz. — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) August 29, 2014
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Report: Oilers, Justin Schultz 'pretty close' to new contract

The Edmonton Oilers may be a little more optimistic than normal heading into the 2014-15 season with some improvements made to the lineup, but before they can get too far ahead of themselves there is still some important work to be done this summer. The biggest task remaining for general manager Craig MacTavish is to get a new contract done with restricted free agent defenseman Justin...
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Oilers optimistic Justin Schultz deal will get done before training camp

With Edmonton Oilers’ training camp only 25 days away, there is still one piece of unfinished business — getting Justin Schultz signed. There’s a possibility the defenceman may sign only a one-year deal if both parties can’t agree on the numbers for a two-year bridge contract. Fellow blue-liner Jeff Petry signed for only one year at $3.075 million in early July, but he’s...
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Western Conference Preview: Edmonton Oilers

In the second edition of our Western Conference previews, we’ll take a look at the cellar-dwelling Edmonton Oilers. Is this the year they figure it out? Or will they return to the top of the draft once again next summer? … Continue reading → The post Western Conference Preview: Edmonton Oilers appeared first on Committed Indians.
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HURRY SEPTEMBER

In a recent article at NHL.com, Craig MacTavish (GM of the Edmonton Oilers) talked about the club's need for a 2C. ( Source ) "I think there is room for somebody outside of the organization if we can find the right complement. In my mind it's a real significant piece that we're looking for, and it would have to be a big incremental difference between who we...
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Edmonton Oilers to Host 1984 Celebration

#84389402 / gettyimages.com Edmonton Oilers fans rejoice. The 1984 Oilers will reunite in Edmonton on October 10 as announced by Wayne Gretzky and Oilers Entertainment Group vice-chairman Kevin Lowe. The special event will mark the 30th anniversary of the organization’s first Stanley Cup Championship. In 1983 the Edmonton Oilers faced the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup...
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Questions Remain For The Edmonton Oilers

from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com, Will Nail Yakupov have a bounce-back season? -- Selected No. 1 by the Oilers in 2012, Yakupov had a strong rookie season but regressed last season. The talented right wing struggled in his own end, which created friction with first-year coach Dallas Eakins. Yakupov heads into the 2014-15 season wanting to put last season behind him. He reportedly...
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Oilers’ Hall sounds upbeat thanks to health, familiarity

Offseasons have been difficult for Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall beyond the disappointment of badly missing the playoffs. It seems like he’s had to deal with coaching change and/or rehab from a season-ending injury just about every time it gets hot outside. That’s different this time around, and while some of the quotes provided to the Edmonton Sun seem like familiar refrains...
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Taylor Hall Healthy And Ready To Go

from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun, By skipping out on the World Championship, Hall was able to add a month to his workout regimen this off-season. “That was probably the main reason why I didn’t go to Worlds, I wanted to give myself a really good summer to train,” Hall said. “It seemed like every summer I either had surgery or World Championships or an ankle...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Oilers plan 30-year reunion of their first Stanley Cup championship team

To Wayne Gretzky, the first of his four Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers will always be special. So on the 30th anniversary of the Oilers’ 1984 Cup title, the Great One wanted to do something special. Gretzky spearheaded the idea of a 30-year reunion, which will take place on Oct. 10 at Rexall Place, the night after the Oilers season opener. Every member of...
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Taylor Hall And Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Puck Possession

The Edmonton Oilers were not a good team in 2013/14.  They had more excess defensive zone starts than any other team in the NHL.  As a result it is expected that many of their top players would not have good puck possession numbers.  When I ranked the worst 20 players by Corsi rating adjusted for team and zone starts, Edmonton did quite poorly.  Justin Schultz and Andrew Ference...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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