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Oilers: Yakupov Trade Countdown

There has arguably been no player in recent Edmonton Oilers history that has created as a much a divide among the fan base as Nail Yakupov. After being selected first overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and putting together a fairly productive rookie campaign, the sky appeared to be the limit for the former Sarina Sting standout. Yet here we are, four years later and Edmonton is...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

The Oilers Draft Day Dilemma

The highly anticipated NHL entry draft kicks off tomorrow night in Buffalo, and for the Oilers, the long-awaited day is bringing with it more questions than answers. The top-three picks (we think) are a lock, but from four onwards, there seems to be little consensus. The Oilers are in that polarizing fourth slot. Do they go for the classic “best player available”, or do they...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

The Edmonton Oilers 2016 NHL Draft Guide

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is of monumental importance to the Edmonton Oilers and their future. Having missed the playoffs for a tenth consecutive season in 2014-15, the Oilers enter their most recent off-season with one, definitive need in mind: defense. Sure, the entire hockey world has long been aware of this glaring deficiency, but the 2016 NHL Draft will provide the Oilers with...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Report: Teams calling Canadiens more frequently about Subban

P.K. Subban is generating plenty of interest around the league ahead of his no-movement clause taking effect. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports the Montreal Canadiens have seen an increase in the volume of calls asking about the talented defenseman. LeBrun notes the Canadiens aren’t shopping him but that teams are checking in heavily on his availability as his no-trade clause...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers can’t buy out Andrew Ference – but that’s OK

By all accounts, Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference is a good guy. He’s a veteran who sets a good example for teammates off the ice and he’s quite involved with community causes wherever he goes. In terms of actually playing hockey at a high level…that shipped has probably sailed. So it would make sense that the Oilers would have looked into buying their former captain out...
Via The Hockey News
8 days ago

Report: Milan Lucic 'very open to signing with Edmonton'

Milan Lucic is one of the offseason’s premier unrestricted free agents, and it appears he’s keeping his options open. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported that talks between Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings have gone cold. He writes Lucic’s preference is to stick with the Kings, but he’ll gladly hit the market if a deal isn’t reached. “Pending unrestricted free-agent...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Oiler calls organization a 'graveyard for players'

Eric Belanger apparently didn’t enjoy his time with the Edmonton Oilers. The retired veteran center signed a three-year, $5.25 million deal with the Oilers in 2011, appearing in 104 games with Edmonton while scoring four times with 19 points. His tenure ended after being bought out by the team. Despite a relatively short, unmemorable stint with the Oilers, Belanger took to Twitter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 players on the Edmonton Oilers in the Hockey Hall of Fame

10 Edmonton Oilers are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many of these NHL players can you name? Clue: Years active with the team Note: * denotes a non-consecutive stretch of playing time
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 players on all four Stanley Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers teams of 1984, 85, 87, and 88

10 players were on all four Stanley Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers teams of 1984, '85, '87, and '88. Can you name all of these NHL players? Clue: Number/Position
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers to name Connor McDavid as captain

Despite obtaining four first-overall draft picks, the Edmonton Oilers franchise has consistently struggled for quite some time. They missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year by over 30 points, adding to their 10 year post-season drought, finishing last in the Pacific Division. However, this years addition of star-rookie Connor McDavid looks promising for the Oilers. The highly-anticipated...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers fans bid adieu to Rexall Place

The arena that started its life as the Northlands Coliseum ended its storied existence as Rexall Place last week, when the Edmonton Oilers played their final game against the Vancouver Canucks. If buildings could talk, this one would tell tales about hockey’s greatest player, his trade and return as a member of an American team, five Stanley Cup championships, and countless other...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers fan won’t remove hat in driver’s license photo, argues hockey is his religion

Getting or renewing your driver’s license has to be one of the most unpleasant aspects of modern life. Ken Egilsson of Red Deer Alberta tried to spice things up by wearing an Edmonton Oilers uniform and hat during the taking of his license photo, although the hat wasn’t allowed. But Egilsson didn’t take it off, and his reasoning as told to the CBC is so perfectly Canadian it...
Via The Comeback
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nurse suspended three games for being aggressor

The NHL has suspended Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse three games for being the aggressor in a fight with Roman Polak of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.The NHL announced the suspension Thursday.Nurse took exception to a hit Polak made on teammate Matt Hendricks and started fighting the Sharks defenseman before he dropped his gloves. Nurse was given a two-minute minor for...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky thinks Connor McDavid is ready to be captain

The Edmonton Oilers are nothing more than an oil slick and have been since they last made the playoffs 10 years ago. The franchise is still dining out on its glory days now 30 years in the past, which means Wayne Gretzky is going to comment on the newest Oilers superstar, Connor McDavid. “I have a great deal of respect for him. In my point of view, I think he’s mature enough...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is It Time For The Edmonton Oilers To Trade Nail Yakupov?

The Edmonton Oilers have been a consistent basement-dweller in the NHL, but have looked like a new team with the return of Connor McDavid. They have a potent offensive attack and are trying to make a Cinderella-like push for the NHL playoffs. With the team finally coming together, it is becoming more apparent that Nail Yakupov has no role to play moving forward. Is Yakupov a bust...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Can The Oilers Make A Playoff Run?

As the All-Star break comes to a close and the NHL season resumes, a lot of teams find themselves within a few points of a playoff spot. The Edmonton Oilers are not one of those teams. Currently, they sit in last in the Western Conference with 45 points, and eight points behind the Anaheim Ducks for the third divisional playoff spot. Despite such a poor record, there is hope for...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton’s Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup broken with blocked shot

Matt Hendricks of the Edmonton Oilers is definitely not afraid to take one for the team. In Thursday’s loss against the Dallas Stars, the Edmonton center successfully blocked a slap shot, with his groin. The impact of the shot was so severe that Hendricks’ athletic cup was broken. Hendricks himself provided visual proof. Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving...
Via Sportsnaut
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks, Oilers game reunites Todd McLellan with former team

After a raucous home-opening victory over the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks’ new head coach, Peter DeBoer, commented that “last year is in the rear view mirror.” That image in the mirror comes back into plain view Wednesday night with the Sharks on the road in Edmonton to face the Oilers — and former coach Todd McLellan. This is the first time that McLellan, who spent...
Via Yardbarker
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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