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NHL players reflect on another wild summer of goalie musical chairs
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NHL players reflect on another wild summer of goalie musical chairs

Andrei Vasilevskiy doesn’t pay attention to off-season NHL news. The signings, the trades, the big moves just aren’t on the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender’s radar.That means every so often, Vasilevskiy will stare roughly 200 feet down to the other end of the ice — and be surprised by who’s occupying the opposite crease.“Let’s say we’re playing season opener against some team,” the 2019 Vezina Trophy winner said at the recent NHL/NHLPA player media tour. “And all of a sudden the guy I’m playing against, he used to be on another team.“I didn’t know that guy signed with the other team. All of a sudden he’s playing against me for different team.” Vasilevskiy has experienced more and more of these moments in recent seasons. There are likely more to come in 2022-23. Story...
Edmonton Oilers blanked 4-0 by Calgary Flames in pre-season game
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Edmonton Oilers blanked 4-0 by Calgary Flames in pre-season game

The Edmonton Oilers were shut out for the second-straight pre-season game, falling 4-0 to the Flames in Calgary on Wednesday night. “There’s things we can do better offensively for sure, but I look at the positives of that game,” Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft said. “I thought Tyson Barrie played a heck of a game. He showed a lot of leadership. Two games in a row on the road, as a veteran player to come in and perform the way he did I thought that was excellent. I thought Philip Kemp turned in a really good game. Pickard in net played really well and there was some good signs in our team game. Again, the penalty kill was very good — and some things to build on and some things to work on.”The first period was scoreless though the Flames carried the play, outshooting the Oilers 13-...
Edmonton Oilers wrapped up by Kraken – Edmonton
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Edmonton Oilers wrapped up by Kraken – Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers couldn’t muster a goal Monday night, falling 3-0 in a pre-season road game against the Seattle Kraken. Matty Beniers opened the scoring for Seattle early in the second period, beating Olivier Rodrigue with a shot from the left wing.Tyler Benson had a breakaway to pull the Oilers even but was stymied by Martin Jones.Later in the second, Kraken goalie Joey Daccord fired a long pass ahead to Ryan Donato. Donato was forced behind the net but held the puck and his balance long enough to slam a wraparound behind Ryan Fanti. Read more: Edmonton Oilers blank Jets 4-0 in preseason opener The Oilers went on a five-minute power play late in the second when Jacob Melanson was slapped with a match penalty for a check to the head on James Hamblin. H...
Impressive pool of players eager for opportunity at Edmonton Oilers’ rookie camp – Edmonton
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Impressive pool of players eager for opportunity at Edmonton Oilers’ rookie camp – Edmonton

Most National Hockey League teams are pleased if one or more prospects make it difficult for them to decide on an opening night roster. This off-season, several decision-makers within the Edmonton Oilers organization have made it no secret they hope — and possibly even expect — to see that unfold over training camp. “My goal for sure is to make the Oilers this year and be with them the whole year,” Dylan Holloway, a 20-year-old forward who was selected 14th overall by the Oilers in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, told reporters on Wednesday. Dylan Holloway speaks to reporters at Rogers Place on Sept. 14, 2022. Global News Holloway is widely seen as one of the hockey prospects that headlines an impressive group of Oilers hopefuls...