Edmonton Oilers sign Joey LaLeggia

Jonathan Willis
March 31 2015 01:33PM

On Tuesday the Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia to an entry-level deal. LaLeggia, originally a fifth-round pick of the Oilers in the 2012 Draft, had just finished his fourth season in college hockey.

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There’s no upside to dumping Teddy Purcell

Jonathan Willis
March 31 2015 09:28AM

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Teddy Purcell hasn’t been a big hit in Edmonton this year. To his critics, he’s soft, slow and dramatically overpaid, a legitimate candidate for a buyout and a really good option for a retained-salary trade.

He’s also well down on any legitimate list of the Oilers’ problems.

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HOW GOOD IS LAWSON CROUSE?

Lowetide
March 31 2015 07:00AM

If Lawson Crouse hadn't shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That's a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into manhood far ahead of the other teenagers of his generation? Where will he play? Can he score consistently? Does he check well enough to be considered an impact checker? What the hell is an impact checker? Lawson Crouse is exhausting even just to talk about. Wait until you see him play!

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GDB 76.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Avalanche

baggedmilk
March 30 2015 09:36PM


Barons win. Avalanche lose. Final Score: 4-1 Oilers

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GDB 76.0: Move up the standings

Jason Gregor
March 30 2015 01:55PM

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The Oilers have won three of their last four games to move within five points of the 27th place Toronto Maple Leafs. Edmonton needs to win three of their final seven games and have the Leafs lose all six of their remaining games to catch them. If the Leafs win once the Oilers need to win four and so on.

Moving up to 27th could be tough, but the main goal for the organization next season will be trying to move up from 13th place in the western conference; and that will be much more difficult.

The Avalanche are currently in 12th place in the west, and they have 25 more points than the Orange and Blue.

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