I hope everyone is doing well today and is ready and rested up for trivia tonight. We ran our first version of digital trivia on Monday October 21st. We had so much fun back then that we decided that we were going to give it another go.
The Edmonton Oilers made some news on Wednesday as the team announced the signing of 21-year-old, 2017 draft selection Philip Kemp. Meanwhile, 38 year old Mike Smith is looking to stay effective in the NHL and has hired a new goalie consultant to help him train this offseason.
A quiet stretch for the Edmonton Oilers came to an end on Wednesday morning. The club announced that defenseman Philip Kemp has signed a three-year entry-level contract that will run through the 2022-23 season.
One of the more unheralded signings made by Ken Holland in his first summer as Edmonton Oilers GM was that of speedy Swedish winger Joakim Nygard . A late bloomer with little international experience, Nygard posted continuously improving goal and point totals through a seven-year career in the Swedish Hockey League, all with Farjestad BK.
If the 2020-21 NHL season finally gets the green light, the Edmonton Oilers have a plethora of young stars, bounceback candidates, and under-the-radar players that could break out and assert their position in the league.
In this edition of Edmonton Oilers News & Rumors, I’ll attempt to keep Oilers fans up-to-date with what’s happening with players on the team. I’ll especially look at some of those players now on the ice with European teams.
History tends to repeat itself, until a drastic change is implemented to change course. It is why we have seen, in any sport, the good franchises stay competitive or well-run for years, while the losing franchises stink for years, sometimes decades.
Two of the most commonly compared young stars in the NHL have found themselves skating together in preparation for the 2020-21 NHL season. Connor McDavid has joined Auston Matthews in Arizona skating, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported. The pair have also brought a large contingent of other NHL’ers with them, too.
The Edmonton Oilers have reassigned defenceman William Lagesson to Kristianstads IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan league. Lagesson, 24, has started his season with HC Vita Hästen in the same league where he scored three goals and nine points in only 11 games.
It wasn’t long ago that we looked at each team in the All-Canadian Divison and ranked their no.2 lines one through seven. Now, we’re going to rank each team’s third line, and to do this we’ll be using the line combos from dailyfaceoff.com.
A slightly different format this week… We’re in “quiet season” so far as roster building goes. So, before things start to heat up and training camps (COVID willing) get underway perhaps it’s a good time to sit back and look at Ken Holland’s off-season work from a slightly different perspective.
The news is good news for Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland when it comes to prospects playing overseas and young players who could potentially crack the Oilers lineup whenever the 2021 NHL season gets under way.
It’s easy to criticize an organization when there’s been a lack of playoff success over the course of many seasons and when the fan base believes the club has the talent employed to make them a Stanley Cup contender.
One of two remaining RFA’s has re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers. Defenseman William Lagesson agreed to a two-year deal with the club on Wednesday. The deal carries an AAV of $725,000, and will run through the 2021-22 season.