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Arizona Coyotes Buyout Antoine Vermette as Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Sam Gagner

The Arizona Coyotes bought out the contract of Antoine Vermette on Monday. Vermette, 34, becomes an unrestricted free agent after the buyout and can sign with any other team in the National Hockey … 13 more words

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Will Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli really pass up on Matthew Tkachuk? Hmmm

Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has made it clear since the NHL draft lottery that he’s willing to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NHL entry draft. 1,047 more words

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Cult of Hockey: playoff teams packed with ex-Oilers

If you go by the theory that once an Oiler, always an Oiler, then 17 Edmonton Oilers are in the playoff this year, almost enough to make a full NHL team: Shawn Horcoff, Andrew Cogliano, Jason Chimera, Sam Gagner, Ales Hemsky, David Perron, Jarret Stoll, Teddy Purcell, Magnus Paajarvi, Chris VandeVelde, Kyle Brodziak, Mike Brown, Nick Schultz, Erik Gustafsson, Justin Schultz, Taylor Chorney and Devan Dubnyk. 453 more words

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Flyers try to do fun celebration handshake, fail epicly

Turns out, playing hockey is easy. It’s the handshake line that’s hard.

Philadelphia Flyers’ forwards Claude Giroux and Sam Gagner found that out Thursday night as they tried to complete a handshake celly and it just … didn’t happen. 121 more words


Cult of Hockey: Oilers trending to super-sized forwards for 2016-17

The Edmonton Oilers are in the process of getting super-sized under new GM Peter Chiarelli.

Next season, for the first time since 2008-09, the Oilers are likely to have more than half of the forwards on their top four lines weighing more than 200 pounds. 754 more words

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Cult of Hockey: Penguins pundits keen on Schultz, even as he's called "worst player in the NHL"

Many of those writers who most closely follow the Pittsburgh Penguins believe that GM Jim Rutherford has made a solid bet in acquiring Justin Schultz, but… 1,442 more words

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Cult of Hockey: UPDATED: Oilers trade Teddy Purcell to Florida for third-round pick -- at least, we THINK they did

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Edmonton Oilers traded veteran skill forward Teddy Purcell to Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon after a bigger deal involving Purcell and Justin Schultz going to Los Angeles Kings reportedly fell apart. 930 more words

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