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Connor McDavid left off Hart Trophy finalist list

The NHL describes it’s Hart Trophy as the following: An annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association in all NHL cities at the end of the regular season. Apparently, Connor McDavid isn’t one of the three…

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Hindsight is 20/20 – The Peter Chiarelli Story

Peter Chiarelli held his annual year-end press conference earlier today facing the music of this disastrous season. Baggedmilk did a great job recapping yesterday’s press conference highlighting a lot of the topics that Chiarelli spoke on, but there are somethings that didn’t sit well with me.

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Report: Anton Slepyshev on trade block

According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, earlier today Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli informed general managers around the NHL that Anton Slepyshev is available in a trade. The 23-year old Russian winger was selected in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Oilers. In 70 NHL games, he has scored only 14 points and in…

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Playoffs?

It was November 25, 2001 when the Indianapolis Colts lost to the San Fransisco 49ers dropping the team to 4-6 on the season. The Colts made five offensive turnovers, one of which resulted in a touchdown while three others set up field position for touchdown-scoring drives.

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Oilers assign Yamomoto, recall Malone

On Monday morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced the assignment of Kailer Yamamoto to the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League. The Oilers also recalled Brad Malone from the AHL.

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Oilers send back Skinner, four others

Sunday evening, the Oilers announced the reassignment of five players back to their respective Canadian Hockey League teams. Kirill Maksimov – Niagara (OHL) – 3 GP – 2-2-4 Ostap Safin – St. John (QMJHL) – 2 GP – 1 -0 -1 Dmitri Samorukov – Guelph (OHL) – 2 GP – 0 – 0 – 0…

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Talbot named one of the NHL’s best goaltenders

On Sunday night, Cam Talbot got named one of the NHL’s best goaltenders on the NHL Network’s countdown series Top 10 Goalies Right now. Making his debut on the second annual countdown, Talbot ranked seventh overall – one spot higher than the goalie he used to back up in Henrik Lundqvist. The list was counted down…

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Oilers hire Burda as director of European scouting

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Vaclav Burda as their director of European scouting, a role he has held with the Ottawa Senators since 2008. Burda, a native of Prague, Czech Republic played pro hockey in Europe for over a decade. He played for HC Sparta Praha in the Czech league, then later Luleå HF in the…

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A chat with Slats

Working in the Journalism industry, I get to meet some pretty cool folks. I’ve interviewed guys like Garry Unger who played alongside Gordie Howe in Detroit, former Oilers like Jason Smith, Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo and numerous other people of stature. However none of these compare after having the chance to speak to the one…

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Oilers sign Grayson Downing, Brian Ferlin

The Edmonton Oilers have announced the signings of forwards Grayson Downing and Brian Ferlin. 25-year old Downing, a center, played in 59 games last year with the AHL’s Iowa Wild and Tucson Roadrunners. He scored 26 points in those games. Downing has played in 120 career AHL games, where he has scored 28 goals and…