TANGLED UP IN BLUE

Lowetide
June 27 2015 07:45AM

The Edmonton Oilers finally got their man. Back in 2012, the rumors had the club split among three players at the top of that year's draft: Nail Yakupov, who they chose; Ryan Murray, who Scott Howson chose for the Blue Jackets and Reinhart, whose toughness and size have extreme value for the Oilers organization. Today, Griffin Reinhart moves into a new phase of his career, playing for a team that may find room for him as early as October.

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The Oilers tried for Dougie Hamilton, and it wasn’t their fault they missed

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 06:00AM

Dougie Hamilton

The Edmonton Oilers were clearly interested in bringing Dougie Hamilton over from the Boston Bruins. Not only did they fail to do so, but Boston then turned around and flipped the 22-year-old top pairing defenceman to the Calgary Flames – and did it without even getting a roster player in exchange.

But it really wasn’t Peter Chiarelli’s fault.

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It’s too early to write off Griffin Reinhart

Jonathan Willis
June 26 2015 10:37PM

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The Edmonton Oilers made a controversial move on Friday, trading the No. 16 and No. 33 picks in the 2015 Draft to the New York Islanders in exchange for yet another former Oil King, defenceman Griffin Reinhart.

There are a lot of reasons to dislike the trade, and we’ll get to those, but it’s important to acknowledge that the 21-year-old Reinhart isn’t exactly dead on arrival and could yet have a solid NHL career.

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2015 DRAFT ROUND ONE: LIVE BLOG

Lowetide
June 26 2015 03:21PM

This is the day of Connor McDavid. Not the lack of oxygen in the Bruins' suite nor the trades that embolden the competition of the wild, wild west can change this fact: THE biggest name in play, this day, is Connor McDavid.

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Trade talk, goalies and Chiarelli...

Jason Gregor
June 26 2015 08:34AM

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The 2015 NHL draft begins at 5 p.m. tonight, and the Connor McDavid "suspense" should end at 5:10 p.m. when Peter Chiarelli leans into the microphone and announces the first overall pick. The Buffalo Sabres will walk up next and announce Jack Eichel, and then the intrigue will begin.

The Arizona Coyotes are listening to offers said GM Don Maloney, “There’s one team really aggressively trying to get number three, and we’d trade down a bit. I’ve had two offers outright for that pick.”

Which teams have made offers?

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