In a report on Edmonton Oilers news and rumors, TSN’s Ryan Rishaug provided an in-depth update on contract negotiations between the team and Ryan Nugent -Hopkins Y a-t is there any chance that it will be moved before the end of the season? Ethan Bear has suffered a setback in terms of recovery and won’t play on Wednesday night There are other changes in the lineup and Connor McDavid is one point away from 500 Finally, can Mike Smith bounce back from a not-so-great game on Monday ?
Bear will not play Wednesday night against the Winnipeg Jets, although speculation was he could return to the Oilers roster Head coach Dave Tippett noted that the defenseman suffered a “setback” and did not won’t be able to go This is not good news for the Oilers who have waited seven games for Bear to recover and who would like to offer a little more stability on the blue line eval (ez_write_tag ([[250,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com- medrectangle-3 ‘,’ ezslot_6 ‘, 802,’ 0 ‘,’ 0 ‘]));
Tippett explained that he believes the Oilers played well enough to win on Monday, but just didn’t block the opposition in defense He said the Oilers had essentially given up on the game and the key to beating a gifted offensive team like the Jets was to play a little more stingy and tight on defense. Tippett knows you won’t be able to stop the Jets entirely, as they are bound to make good plays no matter how good your defense is, but the team can do a better job eval (ez_write_tag ([[336,280], ‘ thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-4 ‘,’ ezslot_2 ‘, 803,’ 0 ‘,’ 0 ‘]));
It looks like Kris Russell will be for the Oilers tonight William Lagesson is also daily with an upper body injury and will not play on Wednesday
Rishaug provides ample coverage for the Oilers and provides an update on the franchise’s situation regarding Nugent-Hopkins and his pending contract extension Through a detailed series of tweets, the reporter noted this is a situation to watch as the NHL trade deadline is only a few months away.
Rishaug writes: “… I am told at this point that there has been no resumption of talks between the Oilers and the RNH camp. Talks came to an abrupt halt before the season and it is the radio silence since ”He adds,“ RNH has made it clear he wants to remain an Oiler for the long haul ”Rishaug notes that the team understands the player’s value on and off the ice and that he has built a chemistry with McDavid He also points out that the Oilers need to be extremely careful about how much money to offer in a financially tight COVID economy. eval (ez_write_tag ([[300,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com-box-4’, ‘ezslot_5’, 804, ‘0’, ‘0’]));
It’s not an asset the organization would want to lose for nothing in free will, and letting it go out the door could be a big setback, especially given the relationship and chemistry with McDavid. difficult to take for these two sides with the passage of time
McDavid has a very good chance of matching the 500 points scored in 369 games played by Sidney Crosby tonight McDavid currently has 499 points and only needs one more, which he should do quite easily. It’s a huge feat that McDavid downplayed, but it’s important to note how important it is. Even more impressive, the superstar center is 151 points more than any other player in the 2015 Draft Class
Asked about the stats, McDavid said, “That’s pretty cool A guy I grew up watching,” he added, “He did two other things that I’m trying to do, with all its cuts and everything This stuff is more important, but if (500) happens, so much the better “
There’s a lot of talk about Oilers goaltenders after the team allowed six goals against the Jets on Monday Some of that blame is on Smith’s feet as he allowed a few weak to buy him, but the veteran goalie will have the start tonight to see if he can bounce backMike Smith gets nod tonight vs Winnipeg #LetsGoOilers picTwittercom / C7O1lOZvXA— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 17, 2021
Before Monday’s game, Smith had allowed just one goal on 66 shots It’s funny how a less than stellar game can change fan perceptions Smith tends to bounce back well from a poor performance, so Oilers hope he returns to his winning ways
It’s a call that many Oilers Nation are unsure of, some suggesting this is typical of Tippett who has a long history with Smith from his days in Arizona eval (ez_write_tag ([[250,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com- large-leaderboard-2 ‘,’ ezslot_3 ‘, 806,’ 0 ‘,’ 0 ‘])); eval (ez_write_tag ([[250,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com-large- leaderboard-2’, ‘ezslot_4’, 806, ‘0’, ‘1’]));
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