Edmonton Oilers sign Kris Russell

Jonathan Willis
October 07 2016 09:22PM

The Edmonton Oilers added a veteran body to their blue line on Friday, signing Kris Russell to a one-year, $3.1 million contract. The addition is relatively low-risk, makes sense from an asset management perspective and will bolster the club’s special teams. At the same time, it exacerbates existing problems the Oilers have at even-strength and adds one more left-shooting defenceman to a roster badly overstocked with them. 

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October 07 2016 05:47PM

This evening, Jason Gregor broke the news that Peter Chiarelli pulled the trigger on a trade that we all seemed to know was coming. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Peter Chiarelli sent former first overall, Nail Yakupov, to the St. Louis Blues for Zach Pochiro. We can (and will) argue about the trade return for weeks to come, but today I wanted to write a letter to say goodbye to the rascally Russian that started off with so much promise.

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Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/7/16 Edition

Jonathan Willis
October 07 2016 05:00PM


With each passing day, the NHL season looms ever closer, and with it the need for the league’s 30 member clubs to trim their rosters down to 23 names. Friday was, once again, a busy waiver day, with a few interesting options hitting the wire.

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McDavid: Is 100 points possible?

Jason Gregor
October 07 2016 02:00PM


In the 100 years of NHL hockey only 106 players have scored 100 points in a season, and they have done it a total of 272 times. Of those 106 players, 47 of them did it once, 21 reached it twice and only 38 players have managed 100 points three times or more.

Wayne Gretzky topped 100 points an amazing 15 times, including 13 consecutive seasons, before he missed 37 games with an injury in 1993. He still scored 65 points in 45 games that year, and scored 130 points in 1994. Mario Lemieux hit the century mark ten times, Marcel Dionne eight times and Mike Bossy and Peter Stastny tallied 100 points in seven seasons.

Expecting a player to score 100 points in today's NHL is a low percentage wager. Only Patrick Kane (106 last year), Sidney Crosby (104 in 2014) and Evgeni Malkin (109 in 2012) have managed to hit triple digits in the past five seasons, but I believe Connor McDavid will have a great chance to become the 107th player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season.

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Oilers assign Reinhart to Condors

Zach Laing
October 07 2016 10:13AM

The latest roster move has come to fruition as D Griffin Reinhart has been assigned to the Bakersfield Condors. 

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