OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Just Who Is Graham McPhee?

Under Peter Chiarelli, the Edmonton Oilers have been looking for a specific type of hockey player. While size is certainly welcomed, Chiarelli has been looking for players who can play a physical style and play a versatile role in the lineup. NHL pickups Patrick Maroon, Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian fit this mold perfectly, but what about in the system? Through college free agents...
Via The Oilers Rig
11 hours ago

Just Who Is Dylan Wells?

Dylan Wells was drafted on June 24th 2016 by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round, 123rd overall. During the draft day review I did back in late June, I mentioned Wells being a goaltender, an area where the Oilers have lacked organizational wise. Wells joins a list of Oilers recently drafted in the later rounds who play in net. The list includes Zachary Nagelvoort, Miroslav Svoboda...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

Oilers sign Matthew Benning

The Edmonton Oilers signed yet another NCAA UFA. Defenceman Matthew Benning, a former 6th round pick of Chiarelli’s Bruins in 2012, joins the Edmonton Oilers. This is the fourth NCAA free agent signing for the Oilers as Benning joins Drake Caggiula, Patrick Russell and Nick Ellis. The #Oilers have signed defenceman Matthew Benning (@GoNUmhockey) to a two-year, entry-level contract...
Via The Oilers Rig
2 days ago

Where Gryba Fits with the Oilers

Defenseman Eric Gryba still sits without an NHL contract. A depth blueliner, Gryba played last season with the Edmonton Oilers and while he provided as much, if not more, than was asked of him, it wasn’t quite enough to guarantee him another year of employment. Injury struck the defenseman toward the end of the 2015-16 season and that was all it took to send him to the back of...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ranking the Oilers Toughest Players in 2016-17

The Pacific Division in the NHL has long been known as one of the biggest and toughest divisions in hockey. Up and down the lineup, teams from that division seem to have a roster that includes skill, size and toughness. For the last few years, Anaheim, San Jose and Calgary have been known to push around smaller opponents like the Edmonton Oilers and teams like Los Angeles had become...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Sportsnet Laces Up to Deliver Exclusive Coverage of 2016-17 Edmonton Oilers Season

– All 82 Oilers games available exclusively on Sportsnet this season, including 37 national and 45 regional matchups – Quinn, Remenda and Principe return to the Oilers broadcast team; reporters DeBrusk and Spector join home broadcasts – Oilers...
Via NHL.com
5 days ago

Oilers will name captain during training camp

After playing last season without a captain, the Oilers will name one during training camp next month, coach Todd McLellan confirmed Monday. The Oilers open camp September 22. "We'll select a captain at some point throughout training camp," ...
Via NHL.com
6 days ago

Connor McDavid: 'I’m not some 18-year-old kid anymore'

Entering his second season in the NHL, Connor McDavid is once again facing enormous expectations which may even dwarf the ones he experienced last year. McDavid will turn 20 in January and is looking to prove himself after a 2015-16 season which saw him suffer a serious injury while still posting over a point-per-game pace with 47 points in 45 games. What does McDavid have to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hockey School | 2016 Wrap Up

Zack Kassian, Laurent Brossoit, Mark Letestu and Brandon Davison all made appearances at this year's Hockey School in St. Albert and Leduc. Presented by Rogers.
Via Oilers TV
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 1-ON-1 | Davidson at Oilers Hockey School

Brandon Davidson talks with Oilers TV about his off-sesaon so far while visiting kids at the Oilers Hockey School in Leduc.
Via Oilers TV
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: COMMUNITY | EOCF Helps Feed Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation donated $185,074 to Edmonton's Food Bank Friday, August 5, 2016. This funding will be used to purchase a brand new five-tonne refrigerated delivery truck and protein-rich food for youth.
Via Oilers TV
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wayne Gretzky’s brother joins Oilers as assistant GM

Gretzky is coming back to Edmonton. No, not that one. Bob Mckenzie of TSN.ca tweeted that Keith Gretzky will be joining the Edmonton Oilers as assistant general manager in the near future. Just saw some Keith Gretzky to EDM as AGM rumors. It's my understanding he will, in fact, be joining EDM in that capacity in near future. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 2, 2016...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot thinks the Oilers are close to making the playoffs

Goaltender Cam Talbot is pretty confident in the Edmonton Oilers. “I don’t think we’re that far off from making the playoffs, to be honest with you,” Talbot told Sportsnet.ca. “I think one more piece [on defense] and we’ve got all the talent up front we’ve always had and added more talent via free agency and the draft. When you shore up the back end, which is what...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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