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Sports Report: Oilers, Flames both looking to add top-6 forward

18:06  17 january  2020
18:06  17 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Lindholm scores twice as Flames down Oilers 4-3 for fifth win in a row

  Lindholm scores twice as Flames down Oilers 4-3 for fifth win in a row CALGARY — Elias Lindholm scored his 19th and 20th goals Saturday night as the Calgary Flames led early, fell behind twice, then came back to win 4-3 over the Edmonton Oilers. The Flames' fifth win in a row moves them into first place in the tight Pacific Division, one point up on both Arizona and Vegas. The Flames' fifth win in a row moves them into first place in the tight Pacific Division, one point up on both Arizona and Vegas. The Oilers are two points back.

Insider Trading: Flames , Oilers looking for a top 6 forward ; Eyeing Leafs? Video sign out. They hope to add a top - six forward , a right-hand shot. That’s a key criteria for the Calgary Flames and it makes me think there’s certainly some interest in Tyler Toffoli from the LA Kings, among other targets.

The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss why Jake Virtanen wasn't suspended by the NHL for his elbow on Jets forward Mathieu Perreault, the fallout of Matthew Tkachuk and Zack Kassian's feud, the latest on Dion Phaneuf, the Oilers and Flames ' search for a top six forward and more.

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The on-ice rivalry between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames has been well-documented this season, but the Battle of Alberta could extend beyond the playing surface over the next five weeks.

Both clubs are looking to add a top-six forward before the Feb. 24 trade deadline, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger.

The Flames cleared $4.3 million in cap space when they dealt Michael Frolik to the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 2. LeBrun noted that finding a right-handed shooter is a "key" for Calgary general manager Brad Treliving.

Rental forwards that could be on the trade block ahead of the deadline include Tyler Toffoli (R), Chris Kreider (L), Jesper Fast (R), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (R), Tyler Ennis (L), Vladislav Namestnikov (L), Ilya Kovalchuk (R), Mikael Granlund (L), Rocco Grimaldi (R), Craig Smith (R), Wayne Simmonds (R), Alex Galchenyuk (L), Conor Sheary (L), and Jimmy Vesey (L).

Draisaitl: 'I'd probably get off the ice' if playing with Tkachuk at ASG

  Draisaitl: 'I'd probably get off the ice' if playing with Tkachuk at ASG Warning: Story contains coarse language. Leon Draisaitl doesn't plan on putting aside personal grudges at the 2020 All-Star Game. The Edmonton Oilers star said Monday that if he and teammate Connor McDavid have to play with Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk at the three-on-three All-Star Game tournament, he would "probably get off the ice," according to the Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson. Draisaitl, McDavid, and Tkachuk will all be members of the Pacific Divison All-Star team. The game will be played on Jan. 25 in St. Louis.Tkachuk ignited the Battle of Alberta rivalry on Saturday by taking multiple runs at Oilers forward Zack Kassian.

The top forward may not be the most skilled or the player who has contributed the most offensively to the team; rather, he could be the player who Nugent-Hopkins is still young and has room on his slender frame to add muscle, which should help his faceoff percentages, but the Oilers will need the

Insider Trading: Flames , Oilers looking for a top 6 forward ; Eyeing Leafs? Canada looks to add valuable FIFA points vs. Iceland. Toronto played its second game minus star defenceman Morgan Rielly, who joined fellow top-4 blue-liner Jake Muzzin on the shelf this week with a broken foot that's

Among players set to become unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2021, Tomas Tatar (L), Eric Staal (L), Kyle Palmieri (R), and Marcus Johansson (L) are intriguing names on clubs currently outside the playoff picture that could become sellers ahead of the deadline.

Whether many of the aforementioned players could hold their own in a top-six role is up for debate, but it's clear Treliving and Oilers GM Ken Holland have options at their disposal.

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Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers look to super-size line ups for coming Battle of Alberta game .
Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers look to super-size line ups for coming Battle of Alberta game against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. The #Flames have recalled forward Buddy Robinson from the @AHLHeat. https://t.co/wHYwZdQWjy— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 26, 2020 At the same time, the Edmonton Oilers’ latest line-up includes a return of big Jujhar Khaira to the regular line-up. From Bob Stauffer of the Oilers at Sunday’s practice: Neal-McDavid-Kassian RNH-Draisaitl-Yamamoto Nygard-Sheahan-Archibald Khaira-Haas-Chiasson Gagner-P Russell Klefbom-Larsson Nurse-Bear K.

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