Grading the 2019-20 Edmonton Oilers Trade Deadline

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The Edmonton Oilers NHL trade deadline was relatively active. Despite a very disappointing 2018-19 campaign, playoffs appear to be a real possibility for the Oilers this year. Amid a tight race in the Pacific Division, Edmonton added extra help at the Deadline, which should increase their chances of securing a playoff spot down the stretch.  […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Potential Trade Targets for 2020

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As the 2020 NHL trade deadline approaches, the Edmonton Oilers potential trade targets may include some helpful players to add their roster. Despite a very impressive start early on, the Oilers have come back down to earth in December. Several areas need to improve, especially if the team wants to secure a playoff spot down […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers: Analyzing the Play of Ethan Bear

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Ethan Bear‘s solid play has been a major surprise for the Edmonton Oilers this season. The 22-year-old has turned heads in his first season as a full-time NHL player. The 5’11″, 197-pound defenceman has three goals and four assists in 24 games. He has been a huge part of the Oilers’ early success.  Ethan Bear […] READ MORE


NHL Early Season Surprises: James Neal, Anthony Mantha

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Barely into the new season, James Neal (Edmonton Oilers) and Anthony Mantha (Detroit Red Wings) are among the biggest NHL early season surprises. The Oilers’ winger notched six goals in his first two games. Meanwhile, Mantha scored five times in his first two. Surprisingly, both players have had four-goal games and currently near the top […] READ MORE


New Names That Could Impress on the 2019-20 Edmonton Oilers

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Heading into the 2019-20 NHL season, there could be some new faces in the Edmonton Oilers lineup that could impress. With training camp in action, many Edmonton fans are seeing Ken Holland’s new acquisitions for the first time in an Oiler uniform. So far a few new faces have made nice early impressions. New Names […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Edmonton Oilers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers: Free Agents They Can Still Go After

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With the new NHL season quickly approaching, there are still a few free agents the Edmonton Oilers can go after.  Oilers general manager Ken Holland has made several moves this summer, but it seems like the roster might be a few pieces away from being a playoff team.  Free Agents Still Available As the season […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Biggest Game in Franchise History

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Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s summer series where we look at the biggest game in team history. Each day we will be back with a new team to review. Looking at things like the lead-up, what happened, followed, and why it makes it the biggest game. The biggest game does not automatically mean […] READ MORE


New Jersey Devils Sign Wayne Simmonds

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The New Jersey Devils have signed free agent right wing Wayne Simmonds to a one-year contract worth $5 million. Simmonds will be an unrestricted free agent again next summer. #NJDevils news: The club has agreed to terms with right wing Wayne Simmonds on a one-year contract worth $5,000,000. pic.twitter.com/6HrpsM99Xt — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) July 1, 2019 […] READ MORE


William Karlsson Reportedly Re-Signs with Vegas Golden Knights

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According to a report from TSN, the Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to a contract with restricted free agent centre William Karlsson. He will sign an eight-year contract worth $47.2 million, or $5.9 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2026-27 season. Pierre McGuire and Bob McKenzie broke the news on Twitter, and […] READ MORE