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Edmonton Acquires Henrik Samuelsson From Arizona

via Edmonton press release,

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Henrik Samuelsson from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Mitchell Moroz.

Samuelsson, 22, was a first round draft pick of the Coyotes, 27th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. The native of Pittsburgh, PA has appeared in three NHL games with Arizona.

This season with the American Hockey League’s Tucson Roadrunners, the 6’3, 209 lbs forward has three points (2G, 1A) in 20 games. Over three seasons, Samuelsson has appeared in 131 AHL games, registering 55 points (23G, 32A) and 102 penalty minutes.

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Video- Hats, Caps And Connor McDavid

via TSN YouTube page,

Connor McDavid wears many hats as the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, (face of the franchise, engine of the offence, superstar in the NHL), so Cabbie presents him with a variety of hats, including an iconic Jofa helmet. Don't sleep on the military grade night vision goggles either. They also discuss McDavid's lightning hot production and one of their favourite MCs who lit up the stage at Rogers Place wearing Connor's jersey.


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Video- Tagging Along With Taylor Hall When He Returned To Edmonton

A behind the scenes look at Taylor Hall when he recently returned to Edmonton.


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Video- Jujhar Khaira With His First NHL Goal

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Jujhar Khaira learned hockey on the streets of Surrey, B.C., a Sikh kid and his little brother scoring their Game 7, Stanley Cup-winning goals while in runners, shooting a tennis ball.

Khaira was no different than millions of Canadian kids, except for one thing: He would go on to score on the big stage Monday night at Rogers Place. It was his first NHL goal as only the third Indo-Canadian to play in the National Hockey League, after Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra....

When this hockey writer broke in, a story like Khaira’s belonged to a kid off the farm in Redvers, Saskatchewan, like Dean Kennedy. Or Bobby Dollas, the son of a Montreal furrier who stacked pelts all summer and made his NHL dream come true when the snow flew.

Today, it’s a kid like Khaira, a first generation Canadian whose parents came from India as children, and has to bone up on his Punjabi when he speaks to his grandparents. His brother, Sahvan, is a big defenceman for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos.


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Ice Issues In Edmonton

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

When you have the greatest skater in hockey in Connor McDavid, you want to be able to give him the best ice in the National Hockey League upon which to perform.

“I’m sure as heck not going to argue with that,” said Bob Nicholson, CEO and vice-chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group.

Perhaps you’ve noticed. He hasn’t had it.

They promised great ice in Rogers Place. Until recently, it hasn’t even been good ice.

Perhaps you’ve noticed something else. On some nights, the fans have been freezing in the finest facility in hockey.

Three games into a six-game road trip, Edmonton Oilers players are happy to be able to report improvement.

“It’s going in the right direction. From where it was in October to where it is now, there’s been real improvement. It’s become a lot better,” said Milan Lucic.


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Taylor Hall Returns To Edmonton Tonight

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Taylor Hall took the first step to cutting the cord with his old Edmonton Oilers team last week in New Jersey when he played against buddies Connor McDavid, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

But Hall will officially sever it Thursday night when he’ll be the enemy against the Oilers in the town where he got Kevin Lowe’s old No. 4 out of mothballs and on his back, where he went from teenager to man, where he got the letter A on his jersey.

“I honestly don’t know what I’ll feel,” said Hall, who played 381 games for the Oilers but traded in June 29 for defenceman Adam Larsson. “I think I’ll get a good applause … in the past when guys have come back and played they’ve always been gracious to them. I don’t think it’ll be any different. That’s the kind of people that are here in Edmonton. I really enjoyed my time here and the way they treated me.”


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A ‘Monster’ Of A Mistake In Edmonton

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Everybody makes mistakes. And, boy, did Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli make a Monster of a mistake with Jonas Gustavsson.

You could also say he made another by keeping his 18-year-old fourth overall pick in the draft, Jesse Puljujarvi, here playing minuscule minutes or not playing at all.

The GM, who is way ahead on points with the trade deadline acquisition of Pat Maroon alone, much less the half dozen other good moves he’s made, finally made a mid-course correction by waving the holey goalie and shipping the not-yet-ready-for-prime-time Finn to the farm.

Score both as ‘It’s about time’ moves.

Lets start with Gustavsson.


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Jonas Gustavsson Placed On Waivers By The Edmonton Oilers

via the Edmonon Oilers,

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled winger Anton Slepyshev from the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Bakersfield Condors. Winger Jesse Puljujarvi has been assigned to Bakersfield and goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has been placed on waivers.

Slepyshev, 22, has appeared in 15 games with the Oilers this season, posting four points (2G, 2A), two penalty minutes and a plus four rating.

The Penza, Russia native has registered five points (2G, 3A) and four penalty minutes in 25 career NHL games.

The 6’2”, 217-pound forward has appeared in nine games with Bakersfield this season, recording 10 points (3G, 7A), six penalty minutes and a plus three rating.

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Taylor Hall On Playing Against The Edmonton Oilers Tonight

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

"It's going to be weird, but to be honest, it was really nice to have a game [Friday] against a different team," Hall said. "I guess now I start thinking about it. I'm just trying to stay focused on helping my team and trying to get two points for us. It's definitely going to be weird and I'm not going to downplay that. It's going to be a super strange atmosphere for me, but the quicker I put that aside and just focus on playing hockey and focus on my contribution to the team, I think that's the best way to go."

Hall said in November that his motivation after the trade was to prove the Oilers wrong for getting rid of him. He's hit or miss on if he has done that through almost half of his first season in New Jersey.

He has nine goals and 16 assists (25 points) in 30 games, and the Devils are 16-17-7, six points out of a Stanley Cup Playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Oilers, who haven't made the playoffs since 2006, are 20-13-7, third in the Pacific Division.

"I wanted to prove them wrong in more of a team sense than anything, more of, 'How much can I do to help my team?'" Hall said. "I'm obviously disappointed in that factor. We're one game below .500. We're not in a playoff spot and Edmonton is. I don't think that falls all on my shoulders, but certainly I think I have another level to get to and I think I will."


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Video- 50 in 39 - 35 Years Ago

via Sportsnet from 12/30/2011,

"People ask me all the time about my records, but to me, that's my favourite," Gretzky said in an interview with canada.com. "They're all made to be broken, that's what sports is. That's what's so great about sports, but that's my favourite because I think that will be the hardest to break."


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