The ink didn’t even have time to dry on the entry level contract that Vladimir Tkachev had signed with the Edmonton Oilers before it was tossed out by the National Hockey League.
The undrafted, undersized winger, who did nothing but turn heads at Oilers training camp, cannot sign with Edmonton or, for that matter, any NHL team, because he did not play a full season in North America...
The Edmonton Oilers seemingly believed that they found a bit of a hidden gem in Vladimir Tkachev, but that situation might fall through, as the league rejected his entry-level contract on Tuesday. Sources including Sportsnet’s Mark Spector and HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman indicate that he was declared ineligible for such a contract because he’s eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.
This certainly sucks for Edmonton. From TSN:
Vladimir Tkachev's entry level contract signed with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday has been ruled ineligible by the National Hockey League.
According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Tkachev wasn't qualified to sign a contract as he is still eligible for June's NHL Entry Draft.
Players who go undrafted are...
“If you must rebuild, then this is the way to do it,” proclaimed the National Post, before declaring that the team’s playoff drought was soon to end.
“You feel it in the room,” the team’s head coach was quoted as saying. “I feel it and sense it, and normally if the coach feels it you're the last guy to feel the optimism of improvement.”
The National Post further...
The Edmonton Oilers sent another five players to their AHL affiliate team the Oklahoma City Barons Monday. Sent down were Martin Gernat (D), Curtis Hamilton (LW), Kale Kessey (LW), Iiro Pakarinen (RW), and Jason Williams (C). Why is this good news? It means that the Oilers feel confident enough in their defence that there is no need to rush Martin Gernat through the system and have...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Taylor Hall scored two goals to lead the Edmonton Oilers over the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday night.
Mark Fayne also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 3-2 in exhibition play.
Mathieu Perreault had a goal for the Jets, who fell to 1-3.
Edmonton scored on its first shot 3 minutes into the game. Vladimir Tkachev made a cross-ice pass to Fayne that he fired...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago
The Edmonton Oilers just 11 days away now from kicking off the 2014-15 NHL season, the questions lingering on the open night roster remain heavy handed in terms of the third and fourth line options. There have been a lot of great performances thus far in the pre-season and training camp, which has created a variety of competition throughout the roster.
Projected Opening Night Lines...
Year Team GP G A PTS +/-
2010 EDM 65 22 20 42 -9
2011 EDM 61 27 26 53 -3
2012 EDM 45 16 34 50 5
2013 EDM 75 27 53 80 -15
Taylor Hall | Left Winger
Forward Rank: #8
Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB: (22) / 11/14/1991
Ht / Wt: 6'1' / 195
Notes: Taylor Hall continued to push the play last
The Edmonton Oilers continue a prolonged rebuild. #483158937 / gettyimages.comEDMONTON OILERSRoster changes: IN: Benoit Pouliot (from Rangers), Teddy Purcell (acquired from Tampa Bay), Keith Aulie (from Tampa Bay), Mark Fayne (from New Jersey), Nikita Nikitin (acquired from Columbus) Pending UFAs/RFAs: Philip Larsen (RFA), Ryan Jones (UFA), Mark Fraser (UFA) Roster changes...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Apparently, hiring all of the hockey analytics people west of Toronto wasn’t enough to save the Oilers from signing Group II free agent Justin Schultz to the single most illogical contract of the summer and, by extension, to save every other NHL front office from Edmonton.
But what else is new from this dysfunctional operation that...
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach.
Pelletier won a gold medal in pairs with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The Canadians were awarded gold along with a Russian pair after a judging scandal.
It was Canada's first Olympic title in pairs in 42 years.
Since the 39-year-old Pelletier...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago
The Edmonton Oilers finished with the worst record in the Western Conference last season despite having an abundance of elite offensive talent in their top-six forward group and four top-three first-round picks in the last five drafts.
Edmonton ranked 25th in goals scored, 30th in goals against, 21st in faceoff percentage and gave up the fifth-most shots per game. Dallas Eakins is...
Criticized for their size and for playing like a junior team, the Edmonton Oilers are no strangers to the pressure of having to prove themselves within the league.
Taylor Hall of the Oilers spoke out against the criticism to the Edmonton Journal last week.
“We’re not going to bully teams out of their arena, but what we can do and what we can grow into is a possession team. A...
We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season.
Today, we take a look at the Edmonton Oilers.
By: Andy Hughes
2013-14 Season: 29-44-9, 67 points (7th Pacific Division, 14th Western Conference)
Free Agents Signed:
The Oilers traded Sam...
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