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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...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers overhaul front office after disappointing season

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers are making sweeping front-office changes after another disappointing season. Patrick LaForge stepped down as president and chief operating officer Friday while Craig MacTavish will move from general manager to a job yet to be determined. Peter Chiarelli was appointed president of hockey operations. Kevin Lowe will transition out of hockey...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers hire Peter Chiarelli as president of hockey operations, GM

The Edmonton Oilers announced Friday that Peter Chiarelli has been appointed president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was fired as the general manager of the Boston Bruins less than two weeks ago.  He served in that role for the past eight seasons, guiding the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals twice during his tenure in Boston, including winning the Stanley...
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Peter Chiarelli Named Oilers President Of Hockey Operations, General Manager

Peter Chiarelli was fired as general manager of the Boston Bruins on April 15, and it took him nine days to find a new job. The Edmonton Oilers announced at a press conference Friday that they have hired Chiarelli to become their President of Hockey Operations and general manager. Chiarelli is a good fit for Edmonton, a team with a roster featuring an abundance of talented young...
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The Edmonton Oilers were on the right path prior to landing McDavid

#stoked — 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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid is an Oiler, but MacT still has long to-do list

In case you just awoke from a weekend-long coma, let me be the first to tell you: the Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 NHL draft lottery on Saturday, meaning they will select first overall this June. That means that Connor McDavid, the best prospect in hockey since Sidney Crosby, is going to be an Edmonton […] The post Connor McDavid is an Oiler, but MacT still has long to-do list...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Striking Oil at the NHL Draft Lottery

When the winning combination to the NHL Draft Lottery made the Edmonton Oilers the owners of the most coveted draft pick in ten years, the hockey world let out a collective gasp. Indeed, pinch yourselves because you are not dreaming—the Edmonton Oilers have won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. You can call it fair and square, […] The post Striking Oil at the NHL Draft Lottery...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned: Reconsidering the Edmonton Oilers’ failures (Puck Daddy)

(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) There are a great many things for which the Edmonton Oilers can, are, and should be criticized over the last decade. A great many things. But...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers have quite the collection of banners

Yeah,— not Dany Heatley (@DanyAllStar15) April 19, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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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...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan Loses His Mind Over Edmonton Winning NHL Draft Lottery

A fan of the Edmonton Oilers is more than happy when his favorite team win the 2015 NHL draft lottery and the #1 pick.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Win Draft Lottery, What Now?

  Congratulations Connor McDavid, you’re about to be an Edmonton Oiler. Cheer up, will you? For the fourth time in six years, the ping pong balls went the Oilers’ way and they won the right to make the first overall selection at this year’s NHL Draft on June 26th. What does this mean for the Ottawa Senators? First of all, it’s fantastic to see McDavid land outside the...
Via The 6th Sens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Draft Humor

You really can't argue with this. The Oilers have done nothing with all of the first-overall draft choices. I suppose this isn't funny to the fans from Alberta.Time to make room for the new Chamipionship Banner right @EdmontonOilers? #NHLDraftLottery— Derek B (@Heavy16) April 19, 2015
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers win top pick in 2015 NHL Draft

The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers, who had an 11.5 percent chance to win the first pick, will likely select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid on June 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the worst record in the NHL this season and best chance to win the lottery...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers win NHL draft lottery and chance to select McDavid

The Edmonton Oilers have won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick. The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night after finishing 28th in the NHL standings. They had just an 11.5 percent chance to win the lottery. At 20 percent, the Buffalo Sabres had the best odds to win, followed by the Arizona Coyotes at 13.5 percent...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers win NHL Draft lottery, chance to draft Connor McDavid (Puck Daddy)

The Edmonton Oilers won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes.  The Oilers’ card was pulled by NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, as a team with the third worst record and an 11.5-percent chance to win the lottery took the top spot and the chance to draft the OHL super prospect. “It’s going to affect your entire lineup, and getting the No. 1 pick is certainly going to fill a...
Via Philly Sports Live
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft Lottery Results: Edmonton Oilers Win No. 1 Pick; Bruins To Pick 14th

The Edmonton Oilers will select first overall for the fourth time in the last six years after winning the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery. #Oilers drafts 2010 - Hall 1st 2011 - Nugent Hopkins 1st 2012 - Yakupov 1st 2013 - Nurse 7th 2014 - Draisaitl 3rd 2015 - McDavid 1st— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) April 19, 2015 The Buffalo Sabres will pick second after finishing in 30th place this season...
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Richard Bachman gives up goal from center ice (Video)

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Richard Bachman gave up an embarrassing goal on a shot taken from center ice during the third period of Tuesday night's game against Los Angeles.Kings defenseman Drew Doughty brought the puck up from his own end and drilled the puck towards the net from the red line, and Bachman wasn't able to close his legs in time to stop the puck from going through...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  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

Oilers mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, challenging NHL record

It’s official. The Edmonton Oilers have officially been eliminated from the 2014-15 playoffs. The Oilers’ 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings put the final nail in the coffin with a decent number of games still left on the schedule. Oilers are now mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Their playoff drought is NINE seasons. — Matthew Iwanyk (@matthewiwanyk) March 10, 2015...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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

.@roy9ner pulls the spinorama and scores. #EDMvsCHI— 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

Jordan Eberle wants to stay with the Edmonton Oilers

There have been a ton of trade rumors surrounding Jordan Eberle over the last few months. The forward seems like a likely trading chip for the Edmonton Oilers as they once again try to figure out what it takes to build a winning team. What does Eberle think about all of the trade rumors? Simply, he has no desire to leave Edmonton. Eberle discussed all of the trade rumors with NHL...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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