The NHL’s Entry Draft is slated for October 6th, 13 days from today. On Friday, we will officially be two weeks out from the start of free agency. That is set for October 9th at 12:00 pm eastern (10:00 am MT).
This morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media platforms that the team has loaned forward Patrick Russell to Rungsted Seier Capital of Denmark’s Metal Ligaen for the start of the 2020-21 season.
The offseason rolls on for our beloved Oilers and another Wednesday on the calendar meant another chance for your boy to jump on the radio with the guys from The Locker Room to discuss all things hockey and life in general.
The Cult of Hockey’s “Keep, Hold or Fold” series Part 4: Matt Benning, Ethan Bear, William Lagesson Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey will review in the next few weeks a series of personnel decisions that Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland has to make.
If Russian goalie Yaroslav Askarov is available at 14th overall, the Edmonton Oilers should draft him, says TSN’s Craig Button . Asked if that would be a slam dunk for the Oilers, Button said, “Yeah, a Lebron James slam dunk pick.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear placed 10th in voting for the Calder Trophy awarded to the league’s top rookie. Bear received nine points from one vote in each the third, fourth, and fifth spots.
While there’s talk — some legitimate and some more pipe-dream fantasies — that the Edmonton Oilers might have some skin in the game when it comes to players like Darcy Kuemper, Jake DeBrusk, Tyson Barrie, Taylor Hall, Oliver Ekman-Larsson or other targets that would fill holes or improve the roster, don’t expect big changes.
How should the Edmonton Oilers approach the 2020 NHL Entry Draft? While Oct. 6 is fast approaching, there is time for general manager Ken Holland to add some selections to his team’s limited supply between now and then.
Since 2015 when they unexpectedly won the Connor McDavid lottery, the Edmonton Oilers have only gotten two brief tastes of the playoffs. A blown series lead versus the Anaheim Ducks ended things in 2016-17, while bad bounces and lack of scoring depth cut their run short in this year’s wacky preliminary round.
The Edmonton Oilers have made two more loans official. Earlier this morning, the club announced that forward Gaetan Haas and defenseman Evan Bouchard have been loaned to European clubs for the start of the 2020-21 season.