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July 4, 2006 | Helene Elliott
Chris Pronger owed his employer, the Edmonton Oilers, his undivided attention every minute he was on the ice. He gave it to them for an average of 27 minutes 59 seconds during the regular season and a staggering 30:57 during an unexpected playoff run that ended with a loss in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals, a grueling two-month stretch during which he was consistently their best player.
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June 30, 2008 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
The Kings unloaded another high-priced player this off-season as they dealt defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday for center Jarret Stoll and defenseman Matt Greene. Visnovsky, 31, slumped to eight goals and 33 assists last season but has been the team's highest-scoring defenseman for the last three years. He is scheduled to make $7 million this season in the first year of his five-year, $28-million extension.
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June 28, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ted Green, 51, who has spent nine of the last 10 seasons as an assistant or co-coach in Edmonton, was named head coach of the Oilers. Green succeeds John Muckler, who quit to become the Buffalo Sabres' director of operations. A 16-year NHL veteran, Green was known as Terrible Teddy because of his fierce defensive style as a player.
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July 28, 2007 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Ducks General Manager Brian Burke on Friday reacted sharply to the five-year, $21.25-million offer sheet tendered to restricted free-agent forward Dustin Penner by the Edmonton Oilers, calling it a "gutless" move by Oilers executive Kevin Lowe. In his first comments since the offer was made on Thursday, an outraged Burke characterized Lowe's move as "an act of desperation by a GM fighting to keep his job" and didn't hide his disdain.
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May 25, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the trade that shocked a nation, angered a city and, supposedly, decimated a team. Goodby Wayne Gretzky. Goodby Stanley Cup. For two years, that's all Edmonton Oiler owner Peter Pocklington has been hearing after dealing The Great One to the Kings. But no more. Not after Thursday. Gretzky may be in Los Angeles, but the Stanley Cup is back in Edmonton after the Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins Thursday night, 4-1, before a Boston Garden crowd of 14,448 to win the finals in five games.
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September 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Edmonton Oilers traded two more of their Stanley Cup-era players, sending goaltender Grant Fuhr and forward Glenn Anderson to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a seven-player deal. Forward Craig Berube was also traded to the Maple Leafs. In return, the Oilers receive forwards Vincent Damphousse and Scott Thornton, defenseman Luke Richardson and goaltender Peter Ing and undisclosed considerations.
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August 10, 1988 | Mike Downey
Hockey is a game of checkers, not chess pieces, but here is one way to look at Tuesday's trade. The Kings got rooked. To get the Franchise, they gave up the franchise. Edmonton saw the Kings coming--as usual. Stripped them clean. Took everything but their jocks and their pucks. Leave it to L.A.'s hopeless hockey team to make a trade for the greatest player who ever lived and still get taken. You don't think so? OK, be a sucker. Lead with your heart instead of your head.
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August 16, 1988 | JERRY CROWE
Owner Bruce McNall of the Kings, who sent center Jimmy Carson to the Edmonton Oilers last week as part of the Wayne Gretzky trade, said Monday that he offered the Oilers an additional $5 million to leave Carson out of the deal. "He said, 'Absolutely not,' " McNall said of Oiler owner Peter Pocklington. "He said, 'I'm not going to do this for money alone. If we don't get Carson, we don't want any part of the deal.'
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November 3, 1989 | Associated Press
Jimmy Carson, who demanded a trade when he left Edmonton 2 1/2 weeks ago, was dealt to his hometown team Thursday in a six-player deal between the Oilers and Detroit Red Wings. Carson, 21, who grew up in suburban Grosse Pointe Woods, and Kevin McClelland came to Detroit for Petr Klima, Joe Murphy, Adam Graves and Jeff Sharples. The Red Wings also will get the Oilers' fifth-round draft choice in 1991.
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August 10, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
For the last five years, Yvonne Passey has watched the tour buses turn off Jasper Avenue and slowly cruise by the Arcadia, the brick high-rise that overlooks the Saskatchewan River in Edmonton's fashionable West End. She has shooed away the autograph-seekers that have loitered in the lobby, and the star-gazers on the sidewalk hoping for a glimpse of their hero in the penthouse suite above. But on this Tuesday night, there were no tourists, no kids in their No.
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July 4, 2006 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Not content with an appearance in the Western Conference finals, the Ducks on Monday made clear their intention to win the Stanley Cup by acquiring a superstar who stood in their way last season. Chris Pronger wanted a trade from the Edmonton Oilers and was granted his wish as the Ducks snagged the five-time All-Star defenseman and former NHL most valuable player for right wing Joffrey Lupul, a top prospect and three draft picks.
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July 4, 2006 | Helene Elliott
Chris Pronger owed his employer, the Edmonton Oilers, his undivided attention every minute he was on the ice. He gave it to them for an average of 27 minutes 59 seconds during the regular season and a staggering 30:57 during an unexpected playoff run that ended with a loss in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals, a grueling two-month stretch during which he was consistently their best player.
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June 20, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
After the Carolina Hurricanes wasted their first chance to win the Stanley Cup, and then their second, Rod Brind'Amour feared that the dream he'd nurtured since childhood was receding beyond his reach. "Since Game 5, there was a great big lump in my chest," said Brind'Amour, a veteran of 17 NHL seasons. "So much was at stake and you want it so bad, not just for the guys sitting beside you, but your dad and your kids, guys that have been with you, your friends.
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June 19, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Oilers right wing Fernando Pisani has played this game before, not on international television or before a roaring crowd, but on the roads of Edmonton's Little Italy district. "As a kid, every street hockey game that you play is always Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals," he said. And each time, he scored the winner.
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June 16, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
When goaltender Dwayne Roloson sprained his knee in the first game of the Stanley Cup finals and Jussi Markkanen gave up five goals to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2, all seemed lost for the Edmonton Oilers. But Markkanen has regained his rhythm and the Oilers have taken a cue from him.
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June 15, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
The Stanley Cup was in the RBC Center on Wednesday night, tucked in a blue packing case but polished and ready to be cradled by the Carolina Hurricanes. The venerable trophy remained under wraps, bound today for Edmonton after the Oilers postponed the Hurricanes' party.
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January 11, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edmonton Coach Ron Low was willing to accept Sunday's loss. Grudgingly. Sort of. Maybe. OK, only because he had to. There were a few things, though, Low was ready to question about the Ducks' 6-4 victory in the Pond. Three five-on-three situations the Oilers couldn't overcome for starters. But also heavy on his mind was the goal that wasn't a goal.
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June 19, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Oilers right wing Fernando Pisani has played this game before, not on international television or before a roaring crowd, but on the roads of Edmonton's Little Italy district. "As a kid, every street hockey game that you play is always Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals," he said. And each time, he scored the winner.
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June 13, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
When Mark Recchi waived his no-trade clause and agreed to be dealt from Pittsburgh to Carolina on March 9, he knew he was going from worst to first in the standings. The 38-year-old also had a feeling the Hurricanes would go far in the playoffs. "We played them four times before I got traded there, and you could tell they played like a team," he said. "They were deep even before I got there. They came at you in waves and they skated well.
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June 12, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Oilers left wing Ryan Smyth doesn't shoot hard. "He has a horrible shot and a terrible stick," teammate Ethan Moreau said. "You watch him in practice, and sometimes he winds up and takes a slap shot and my 5-year-old can shoot better." His shot is so slow, it would lose a race against a tortoise. "At times, you can see [Commissioner] Gary Bettman's name on the puck when he shoots it," Oilers Coach Craig MacTavish said, laughing.
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