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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…

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Oilers sign defenceman Ryan Stanton to two-year contract

As Peter Chiarelli stated earlier, there are six or seven players the Oilers have signed. We know four of those names in Ty Rattie, Mitch Callahan, Keegan Lowe and Eddie Pasquale. Now, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector says that number five is St. Albertan D Ryan Stanton. The deal is a two-year, two-way contract that will pay…

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Oilers sign three depth players

During an afternoon presser, Peter Chiarelli announced the team had made “six or seven” depth signings. Earlier today Ryan Rishaug broke the news of the team signing Ty Rattie. Kelowna Rockets play-by-play voice Regan Bartel announced the Oilers signed former Rocket winger Mitch Callahan to a two-year contract. Rishaug has since confirmed that deal, as…

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Oilers sign Ty Rattie to a one-year contract

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Oilers have signed Ty Rattie. He has since tweeted saying the deal is a one-year, two-way deal. His NHL salary will be $700k, while his AHL salary will be $275k. The 24-year old right shot, right winger just wrapped up his fourth season in the St. Louis Blues organization…

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Report: Oilers moving on from Pitlick

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Oilers are expected to move on from UFA winger Tyler Pitlick. Rishaug also noted that he felt the signing of Zack Kassian spelt the end of Pitlick’s time. Battling injuries his whole career, Pitlick never was able to get his legs underneath him. Despite that, this last season he…

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Oilers lock up Kassian, tender four QO’s

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Oilers have locked up RFA Zack Kassian to a three-year deal worth a total of $5.85 m while the team reported that four qualifying offers have been tendered. Kassian will earn an AAV of $1.95 m. He was an RFA this offseason. In his second season with the Oilers,…

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Led by Cale Makar, AJHL sees highest number of players selected since 2012

This past year was a special one for the Alberta Junior Hockey League as three players were selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. In the first round, the Colorado Avalanche made history by selecting Cale Makar from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits. Makar broke the AJHL’s record for highest drafted player which had been previous…

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Looking at the Oilers moves on day two of the draft

Friday night saw the Edmonton Oilers use their first round selection on Spokane Chief Kailer Yamamoto. The smallest ever first-round selection put up some great numbers in the WHL last year as a top-10 scorer. Last night, Yamamoto told media members that he told the Edmonton Oilers at the combine dinner that “you gotta draft me,…

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Just who is Ryan Strome?

It’s a question many Oilers fans are probably asking today. Just over six hours ago, a bombshell dropped that for the second time in a year the Oilers made a one-for-one deal in order to address needs. Ryan Strome is a former 5th overall selection from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and is now the…