To The Front Of The Line

Matt Henderson
May 07 2016 10:09AM

I’m a big fan of the move to sign undrafted free agent Drake Caggiula by the Oilers. Edmonton’s draft record after the first round has been questionable at best. Although there have been a few promising players taken late, the team hasn’t been able to produce depth forwards capable of pushing into the club’s bottom six.

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Oilers Sign College UFA Drake Caggiula

baggedmilk
May 06 2016 06:52PM


Reports are circulating all over the Internet that the Edmonton Oilers have (or will be) signed college UFA Drake Caggiula to a two-year entry level contract. 

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ONTARIO LEAGUE FORWARDS

Lowetide
May 06 2016 05:36PM

There's a chance the Edmonton Oilers choose a player from the OHL at No 4 overall. I looked at three defensemen who offer strong resume's in the first look at the Ontario league, and now we take a good long look at five forwards who have been mentioned a time or two in discussions about that high draft pick.

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2015-16 Oilers: The Connor McDavid Line

Jonathan Willis
May 06 2016 03:25PM

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Connor McDavid was brilliant as a rookie in 2015-16 and anybody paying attention knows it.

What many don’t realize is how much his linemates mattered, and which linemates he actually clicked with. The conventional wisdom about which players he had success with in 2015-16 is almost entirely wrong.

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Can Maroon become a regular top-six forward?

Jason Gregor
May 06 2016 12:32PM

Maroon

It might seemed far-fetched for a 28 year-old who has 34 goals and 93 points in his first 220 NHL games to become a regular top-six forward, but very few players are blessed with the opportunity in front of Patrick Maroon.

Maroon has proven he can play with skilled forwards. He played with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in Anaheim, and he thinks the game and sees the ice well enough to not look out of place alongside them.

With the Oilers, he played the most EV minutes beside Jordan Eberle, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall. Team USA has him riding shotgun with the Auston Matthews.

He's getting every opportunity to become a top-six forward, but how productive can he be?

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