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In No Particular Order: McDavid Awards, Holland, Season Tickets, McLeod

May 1, 2019 - 2:39 PM ET

A few Oilers related things have happend in the past few days so let's get right to it. MCDAVID NOMINATED FOR HART AND TED LINDSAY In news that should shock nobody, it was just announced that Connor McDavid has been nominated for both the Hart and Ted Lindsay Awards. For the Hart, McDavid is...

Fine. Let's Trade McDavid

May 2, 2019 - 2:45 PM ET

You know fine, let's do it. Connor McDavid is the best thing that has happened to this franchise in over thirty years. As the 2014/2015 season came to a close, the Oilers finished third last in the NHL and there seemed to be no end in sight. The Edmonton won the literal golden ticket and...

Oilers Looking Prepared To Double Down On Mistakes Of The Past

May 2, 2019 - 7:41 PM ET

Was having some fun with my last blog, but smoke is billowing and it is looking more and more likely that before the weekend is over, the Edmonton Oilers might have their next General Manager. Earlier today, Kelly McCrimmon was taken off the list as McPhee and company smarted offered McCrimmon th...

Ken Holland Officially Named As Oilers General Manager

May 5, 2019 - 5:47 PM ET

Follow @SMaloughney UPDATE It's official Can confirm Ken Holland has officially accepted the job as Oilers General Manager. An official announcement to come in the next few days.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) May 6, 2019 There has not yet been an official statement from the...

Oilers GM Ken Holland Speaks, I Respond.

May 8, 2019 - 12:12 AM ET

Today Ken Holland was officially unveiled as the General Manager and President of Hockey Operations for the Edmonton Oilers. There was a full press conference with plenty to dissect so let's get into it. --- First off there were plenty of Twitter and social media remarks about the appearance...

In Search of A Free Agent Goaltender

May 10, 2019 - 11:35 AM ET

Follow @SMaloughney Oilers fans know that if the team can address three simple areas, they can become Cup contenders. Those three areas are at forward, defense, and goaltending. Easy. New General Manager Ken Holland quickly pointed to goaltending as an area he plans to address this summer. In...

Drafting At #8 - Matthew Boldy

May 12, 2019 - 2:01 PM ET

Follow @SMaloughney Last time we took a look at the small but productive winger Cole Caufield and since that time his status has only grown, with some expecting him to be selected within the top 5. Today we are going to take a look at another of the US college boys in Matthew Boldy. Ranked #9...

The Sean Maloughney Summer Report Card

May 14, 2019 - 2:10 PM ET

Hello my dear and cherished readers, it's nice to talk with you all today. We've been together now for about a year and things are starting to get serious. I'm feeling a real connection with all of you and it might be too soon to say, but I'm really starting to feel like together we can go the d...

Craig MacTavish To The KHL

May 16, 2019 - 3:29 PM ET

This morning news dropped that Craig MacTavish was leaving the Oilers organization to head to the KHL to coach. He signed a two year deal with Lokomotiv. According to Darren Dreger, MacTavish felt he needed a change, returning once again to his coaching roots. And let the speculation commence....

Some Comments On Samorukov

May 18, 2019 - 3:06 PM ET

Follow @SMaloughney I quite enjoyed reading all of your comments and grades you gave me on my report card. While there may be some suggestions I will not be taking, I would like to thank all of you for participating. One area that was asked to be discussed by a majority of you was to provide mo...

Top Contracts Edmonton Needs To Get Rid Of

May 21, 2019 - 5:58 PM ET

Follow @SMaloughney The biggest need the Oilers must address this summer is additional depth in their forward ranks. At the top end, McDavid, Draisaitl, and Nugent-Hopkins are one of the best groups of three in the entire league, but after that the remaining group leaves much to be desired. T...

Swedish Winger Joakim Nygård Chooses Edmonton - UPDATE ON CONTRACT

May 23, 2019 - 5:21 PM ET

Follow @SMaloughney UPDATE Quick update, professional contracts from overseas are confusing. It appears as though 925,000 for a an year deal is the most that Nygard can sign for. Should he sign more the max, that's still a sweet deal for Edmonton. As a 26-YO undrafted European, Nygard can...