Oilers Rumours and News: Holloway‚ Evander Kane and Noah PhilpIf the Edmonton Oilers want to get the best defenseman available‚ they should consider Dylan Holloway‚ Evander Kane and Noah Philp. In this article‚ we'll go over the latest on these three prospects. We'll also take a look at Ville Husso and Semyon Varlamov. In addition‚ we'll touch on Semyon Varlamov's future with the Oilers.
Evander KaneThe Edmonton Oilers are reportedly leading the race to call up Evander Kane. There is a fair amount of uncertainty‚ however‚ surrounding Holloway Kane. The Edmonton Bulletin's Elliotte Friedman recently reported that the Oilers are kicking the tires on a forward out of the Columbus Blue Jackets' system. That would be a major move for the Oilers‚ but Holloway's performance in Edmonton will certainly be a big factor in their decision. The former University of Alberta Golden Bear has been a popular player in Edmonton. He had 10 points in four playoff games in 2022. Philp was also a key part of the Golden Bears' loss to UQTR in the U Sports University Cup national final. Despite his youth‚ he's a big‚ 6-foot-three centre with offensive potential. If the Oilers are looking to add a goaltender‚ Holloway Kane and Noah Philp might be a good fit. Those players tend to come out of lower-level programs and may fly under the radar. If they're signed‚ though‚ the Oilers could land a quality player in Philly. However‚ if the Oilers don't make a move for Kane‚ the team may consider trading a player for a more expensive one.
Dylan HollowayThere are three players in the Oilers' system who have a great deal of potential. Former first-round pick Dylan Holloway of the Bakersfield Condors has put up 20 points in 31 AHL games and is ready for the next step. Holloway‚ a right-handed shot‚ played for the U.S. National Team Development Program this year and is projected to be the Oilers' No. 9 forward next season. The Oilers have a stacked pool of prospects in the forward position‚ and there is no shortage of upside. While Broberg has played just 22 games for the Oilers‚ he averaged thirteen and a half minutes per game. Despite being injured‚ an MRI did not reveal any major structural damage and he is expected to miss a couple of weeks. Holloway‚ Noah Philp‚ and Evander Kane have been on the Edmonton farm this season. The Oilers are likely to recall them sometime in April‚ but their prospects are largely unproven.
Ville HussoAfter signing Evander Kane and releasing Colton Sceviour‚ the Edmonton Oilers have made some moves. They cleared waivers and moved Colton Sceviour to the minors‚ but a deal for Fleury isn't likely before the March 21 trade deadline. If the Oilers want to move Fleury‚ they may trade one of their other goaltenders in exchange. Meanwhile‚ Dylan Holloway continues to impress‚ and the team might try to trade for a goaltender before the deadline. The Oilers had plenty of options when it came to improving their goaltending situation at the deadline‚ but Jeff Holland decided against it. With three wins in a row and an average goaltender‚ the Oilers are now 3-2-0 since the All-Star break‚ outscoring their opponents 19-14 and outshooting them 199-169. The Oilers' average stats are still pretty good‚ as they rank 15th in goals for and 22nd in goals against. They also rank 15th in points percentage‚ which isn't too shabby.
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The #Oilers have signed University of Alberta Golden Bears forward Noah Philp to a one-year contract starting in 2022-23!
The 23-year-old Canmore, AB product will join the @Condors on an amateur try-out contract for the rest of the year. @GBHKY | #LetsGoOilers — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 6, 2022
𝙁𝙄𝙉𝘼𝙇 🐻 🏒
Tough end to a remarkable season for the Bears. A 5-4 double overtime loss to UQTR in the University Cup Final. Congrats to the Patriotes on an incredible final and championship win!
STATS: https://t.co/t7WCzrB6FF pic.twitter.com/Tq7swAy3RS — Golden Bears Hockey (@GBHKY) April 4, 2022
THREE QUICK THOUGHTS
1. Mike Smith, OT hero, I thought overall it was a positive sign from Smith tonight. How bad is the injury?
2. No Draisaitl and overall the team just stuck with it tonight, eventually paid off.
3. He's my guy but JP fought the park HARD.
What you got? pic.twitter.com/Cbq83RXHMx — Dustin Nielson (@nielsonTSN1260) April 6, 2022
Jack Hughes is out for the rest of the season. The Devils center has been diagnosed with a low grade MCL sprain in his left knee, but because of the time of the season and NJD being out of the race he will be held out for the rest of the season and will begin rehab immediately. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) April 5, 2022
MIKE SMITH ➡️ CONNOR MCDAVID FOR THE WIN 😱
Captain Connor scores the @SUBWAYCanada OT winner for the @EdmontonOilers off an incredible pass from his goalie. pic.twitter.com/Wen5AVqsWX — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 6, 2022