One of the best things about the Internet is finding videos that fans put together relating to their/our favourite players. Thanks to the fine work of a YouTube user named SPR, we all get to spend five minutes watching highlights of Evan Bouchard doing his thing from this past season in Bakersfield.
Josh Archibald had himself a fine regular season with the Edmonton Oilers this year. Taking the road less travelled to get to the NHL and Edmonton, he signed a one-year, $1-million deal with the team and became a jack-of-all-trades for the Oilers this year.
The Edmonton Oilers will have their hands full against the Chicago Blackhawks Luckily, the Edmonton Oilers are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now that the dust seems to have more or less settled on how the NHL will proceed, we can look forward to seeing what will happen with the rest of the NHL season.
Though no official date has been announced for the start of this year’s 24-team postseason, it was reported by TSN’s Bob Mackenzie on July 2, that Edmonton would be one of the two “hub cities” when the NHL resumes.
Three years ago today, on July 5, 2017, the Edmonton Oilers signed its captain and the player in the universe to an eight-year $100 million contract. Is he underpaid – at least according to NHL standards?
It was three years ago today that the Edmonton Oilers locked up captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100-million contract. There was little surprise to it as he became the highest-paid player in the league — a title he still holds to this day when you look at his cap hit.
Over the last week, we have been hit with a lot of news regarding the NHL’s return to play. We now know that Edmonton and Toronto will be hub cities, we know the CBA will be extended, we know that NHLers will likely be returning to the Winter Olympics.
The trade that kicked off the Edmonton Oilers rebuild took place today in 2006 when the Oilers traded Chris Pronger to the Anaheim Ducks. While the rebuild truly didn’t start until 2009, the Pronger trade was a catalyst of sorts for what was to come.
Having value contracts on an NHL roster is extremely important. And, as the NHL scales back its increase for next season’s salary cap, teams that don’t have players who can produce at a rate greater than their pay are in real trouble.
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the NHL and NHLPA are getting ready to vote on a plethora of topics regarding to Phase three and four in the league’s return to play as well as a collective bargaining agreement extension.