Did Edmonton drop the ball on Milan Lucic? David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Again, the question has to be asked. Was there a move to be made here for Milan Lucic? Was Peter Chiarelli trying too hard to get rid of an asset? No one may get a straight answer on that last question.
In today’s News & Notes, Esa Lindell has signed a long-term extension, Jim Schoenfeld has stepped down from the New York Rangers and Craig MacTavish is the new head coach of Lokomotiv in the KHL. Related: NHL News & Notes: Krueger, Heponiemi & More Lindell Signs Extension With Stars The Dallas Stars have agreed to
report this ad For many Edmonton Oilers fans, the thought of trading a top-10 pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft might seem crazy, but hear me out. Since 2006, the Oilers have had 93 draft picks. Out of those 93 players chosen, only 37 played at least one game in the NHL. Of those
report this ad Ken Holland needs to find the Oilers some new forwards before fall. Scorers, grinders — you name it, he needs it. Edmonton has a long list of needs — starting with another new head coach — but overhauling the forward group ranks right up there on Holland’s to-do list. Acquiring wingers that
One person the Ducks have interviewed is … John Shannon: The Anaheim Ducks will be interviewing Lane Lambert for their vacant head coaching position. Josh Cooper: Source confirms that the Ducks will interview Lambert. The Oilers haven’t asked to speak with … Jim Matheson: Don’t believe that Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland has asked for
31 Thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Sources are saying that Ralph Krueger is climbing on the Buffalo Sabres list of potential coaching candidates. It’s believed that Jacques Martin is out. Dave Tippet may be more destined to the Edmonton Oilers. John Shannon reported that Todd Richards is out. The Ottawa Senators are looking
Ken Holland on finding a backup goalie… Jason Gregor: A goalie remains a priority but Ken Holland tends to want a goalie who will be effective in his system. That requires going out and finding one via free agency. Trade is not a likely option at this juncture. Is Milan Lucic movement not as costly?
Image from OilersNation.com Edmonton coaching search impacted by Buffalo’s search? Kurt Leavins: Coaching searches often overlap and impact other teams’ searches. This has been true with Edmonton. Buffalo contacted Sheldon Keefe, Dave Tippett, and Jacques Martin at various points. Also, there have been others which are a standard operating procedure. Which roster issues need fixing
Dubas puts an end to Babcock speculation Frank Seravalli of TSN: There was some speculation about the potential of Mike Babcock joining Ken Holland in Edmonton. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas put an end to that yesterday. “We’re all in on Mike and Mike is all in on us,” Dubas told TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Mike Babcock will remain the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Holland has agreed to terms on a contract to become the new general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Michel Therrien and Mike Yeo have joined the Philadelphia Flyers and Pat Verbeek is the new
Home NHL Rumors NHL Rumors: Milan Lucic, Adam Larsson, and the Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers and Milan Lucic David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Milan Lucic opines about playing for the Vancouver Canucks. “That’s definitely something I wouldn’t rule out. It’s obviously something that potentially could happen. Like you said, things haven’t gone that
report this ad Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet dropped another edition of 31 Thoughts and updated fans on a number of rumors and addressed a variety of topics. Among them, he discussed the Penguins potential rebuild, how the Edmonton Oilers GM search has slowed a touch thanks to the Golden Knights, and if Pavel Datsyuk is
report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Jonathan Drouin has had surgery on his nose, the Edmonton Oilers have signed Ryan McLeod, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Joe Veleno & the Boston Bruins have extended Anton Blidh. Related: NHL News & Notes: Nedeljkovic, Ferraro & More Drouin Has Nose Surgery The Montreal Canadiens
Oilers waiting to ask for permission to speak with McCrimmon Darren Dreger: The Edmonton Oilers will give the Vegas Golden Knights and Kelly McCrimmon some time before they ask for permission to speak with McCrimmon about their vacant GM position. No reason to worry about Skinner yet John Wawrow: Have been told that there is
report this ad In today’s rumor rundown, there is more on the Oilers GM interviews, there are questions surrounding a certain member of the Winnipeg Jets forward group, and there are some changes coming in Tampa Bay. Edmonton Oilers GM Search Continues It was reported yesterday that the Oilers were granting a second interview to
Would the Bruins break up their veteran core? Jimmy Murphy: (before Game 6 yesterday) If the Boston Bruins lose their first-round series to the Toronto Maple Leafs, could see them breaking up their veteran core of Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask. It could be their last go together. does
Holland won’t be heading to Edmonton Darren Dreger: It is believed that Ken Holland has withdrawn his name from being an option for the Edmonton Oilers vacant GM position. He would have been a good option for the Oilers. A position with Seattle is intriguing. Will Lightning staff be following Yzerman out the door? Joe
Keys to the Lightning’s offseason Greg Wyshynski and Chris Peters of ESPN: Looking at the keys of the Lightning’s offseason. Don’t panic: They have a large, talented core that is under 30-years old that will be returning next year and will be contending again. That said, see a therapist: Tyler Johnson admitted that they lost