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Oilers sign No. 1 overall pick McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and finally South Florida for the NHL draft. This week, the No. 1 pick is back in Edmonton...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Connor McDavid to 3-year, entry-level contract

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with center Connor McDavid on a three-year, entry-level contract. The 18-year-old star spent the last three seasons with the OHL's Erie Otters. He was selected by the Oilers with the first overall pick in the NHL draft last month. McDavid, from Newmarket, Ontario, had 120 points (44 goals, 76 assists) in 47 games with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Sign Big Name Free Agent Defenseman

View image | gettyimages.com The Edmonton Oilers have made quite a bit of noise as of late.  The team selected highly touted prospect Connor McDavid with the first pick in the NHL Draft just five days ago. Then, during round two, the Oilers made a move for goalie Cam Talbot, who was phenomenal last season and will likely be their goalie of the future. Today, the Oilers made one...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers acquire goalie Talbot from Rangers for draft picks

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Edmonton Oilers got their goaltender, acquiring Cam Talbot from the New York Rangers. On a busy day of trades Saturday at the NHL draft, the Oilers sent the 57th, 79th and 184th picks to New York for Talbot and the 209th pick. Talbot has just 57 games of NHL experience, but at age 27 he could still blossom into a starter. He has a year left on his contract and...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Trade 7th Round Pick (208) To Oilers

TRADE: #TBLightning deal pick No. 208 to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2016 7th Rounder. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 27, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders wheel Griffin Reinhart to Oilers for picks

The Islanders started draft night with no picks in the first round, but Garth Snow dealt his way in with two trades. The first trade they made was interesting, as top prospect defenseman Griffin Reinhart went to the Edmonton Oilers for picks 16 in the first round and 33 in the second round. Reinhart was the number 4 pick in the 2012 Draft, and was picked ahead of Filip Forsberg,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers draft Connor McDavid at No. 1

With the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers selected Connor McDavid on Friday in Sunrise, Florida. McDavid, 18, to the Oilers has been a done deal since the lottery balls came up in their favor April 18. McDavid has been compared to Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.  The Newmarket, Ont., native brushes off the comparisons, but he won’t blame anyone...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Spector: A Cam Talbot trade may require a defenseman

Mark Spector of Sportsnet is speculating that the Edmonton Oilers are not going to give the Rangers the #16 pick unless a defenseman is included in the trade. This seems to make sense, since the Oilers need a defenseman as well and the Rangers need to shed an additional contract from the blue line. My guess […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers fire their top scouts

Real change is coming to the Edmonton Oilers. Even prior to landing the first pick which has Connor McDavid’s name written all over it, the organization was on the right track in their efforts to rebuild. That trend continued when they brought in Todd McLellan as the new head coach and continues now that they’ve parted ways with their top scouts. EDM changes involve both...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Edmonton Oilers target in goal?

The Edmonton Oilers’ goaltending last season was nothing short of a complete mess. Craig MacTavish and company banked that one of two career backup goalies – Viktor Fasth and Ben Scrivens – would be able to step it up and take on a starting role for the club. That plan failed miserably. Oilers goaltending posted a league worst 90.19 even strength save percentage and 2.91...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB 2015 Community Mock Draft: Edmonton Oilers

Welcome to the first day of the Pensblog Community Mock Draft.  Here is our draft order: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefish Buffalo SabresJonathanKabana Arizona Coyoteskingling43 Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22 Carolina Hurricansjaschiff New Jersey Devilskbennett Philadelphia Flyers304Yinzer...
Via The Pensblog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: A fresh start

It’s been almost a decade since you could say it, but it’s true: it appears as though the Edmonton Oilers are no longer the laughingstock of the National Hockey League. Just over a month ago, prior to the Oilers winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the right to select phenom Connor McDavid this June, the […] The post Edmonton Oilers: A fresh start appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Hire Todd McLellan To Be Their Next Head Coach

EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have hired Todd McLellan as their coach after a season in which they again failed to make the playoffs. The Oilers announced the hiring at a news conference Tuesday. McLellan appeared to be Edmonton’s top choice since Peter Chiarelli became general manager this month. Todd Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins as coach in December. McLellan spent...
Via NESN.com
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Website Already Selling Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers Jerseys (Photo)

It’s safe to say Edmonton Oilers fans are pretty excited about their team landing the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL draft. Jersey website CoolHockey.com already is selling sweaters for Connor McDavid, who has been a sensation for the OHL’s Erie Otters and has pretty much a 100 percent chance of being selected first overall. While it’s nearly...
Via NESN.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli: ‘You Can’t Be Afraid To Make Trades’

The Edmonton Oilers hired Peter Chiarelli as their next president of hockey operations and general manager on Friday. Chiarelli’s task will be to help the Oilers end their nine-season playoff drought — the longest active streak in the NHL — and build a roster capable of winning the franchise’s first championship since 1989-90. Edmonton has several needs, specifically a top...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers were on the right path prior to landing McDavid

#stoked pic.twitter.com/cUm5vgOozE — Emmanuel Perry (@MannyElk) April 19, 2015 Why so sad Connor? After the Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery on Saturday, the overwhelming sentiment was that of complete rage. Many shouted from their social media mountain tops that the Oilers didn’t deserve the lottery win or that in one way shape or form that the draft was fixed in favor...
Via Bloguin Best
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers win the Connor MacDavid sweepstakes

On Saturday the NHL held the lottery for the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. For a look at how the lottery works, the rules and procedure can be found here. The rules give the team at the bottom of the standings in the regular season the greatest odds to win the first overall pick. This has caused teams in a rebuilding phase to tank to the bottom of the standings...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Oilers trade Jordan Eberle?

It’s hard to find positives when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers these days. As the boys in blue stare down yet another spring on the golf course, the recent performances of forwards Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins warrant some attention. To put it plainly, and without exaggerating, they’ve been the two most productive forwards […] The post Should the Oilers trade Jordan...
Via Along the Boards
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: A forensic analysis, Part 1

If you’ve been on the internet at any point within the last three years or so, you know one thing about the Edmonton Oilers: this whole decade-long debacle is management’s fault. “Kevin Lowe must go!” is quite a popular sentiment these days in E-Town. There’s the Facebook group (“Kevin Lowe has to go”), which has […] The post Edmonton Oilers: A forensic analysis,...
Via Along the Boards
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Roy scores Oilers goal with spin-o-rama (Video)

.@roy9ner pulls the spinorama and scores. #EDMvsCHI https://t.co/kcDk7CsmzV— NHL (@NHL) March 7, 2015Edmonton Oilers center Derek Roy scored a goal with this nifty spin-o-rama move in the first period of Friday night's game in Chicago. As of this writing, Roy's goal represents the entire score for the game as the Oilers lead the Blackhawks 1-0.H/T FTW. This post appeared first...
Via Holdout Sports
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Up With The Mess In Edmonton?

View image | gettyimages.com Rewind from today and go back to the end of the 2010 NHL season. The Edmonton Oilers had just finished off their worst season in 35 years with just 62 points and used the first overall pick to grab Taylor Hall. Another last place finish the following season would give the Oilers a second chance at the first overall pick, this time electing to go with...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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