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Mark Arcobello and Ryan Jones have played some pretty good hockey for the Oilers of late, but don’t expect either player to draw back into the lineup Thursday against Florida.
With the Oilers on a two-game win streak, head coach Dallas Eakins isn’t all that eager to shake things up.
“I don’t like fooling around with them,” he said of winning lineups. “When you’ve got a mix that can win the game, I don’t know how you change it.
“I really hesitate on it. If you go and mix it up and then it goes south on you, you’re instantly beating yourself up: ‘Why would I change that lineup? It worked, they played well.’
“I think it’s important to reward the group and keep it going for as long as you can.”
Not cause and effect
Nail Yakupov seems a more energized and productive player since he and his agent blew things up last week, but Eakins doubts to the two issues are related.
“When this came up I really felt that it was agent-driven,” he said. “An agent trying to protect, and ma
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It is pretty much the dictionary definition of a mixed message that the Edmonton Oilers are giving Mark Arcobello.
Check out of the hotel and start looking for a place to stay in Edmonton … but, first, pack your bags, you’re going to Oklahoma City.
You’ve played your way into the picture, you’ve earned a spot on the Oilers, now get in the press box for the next three games...
David Perron is kind of a jerk.
Which, if you’re the Edmonton Oilers, is kind of awesome.
How long have they been looking for a guy who can play, who nobody really likes playing against? Probably since Esa Tikkanan left.
And Perron, with his hacking at goalies, fencing with opponents, face-washing and running his mouth, as much at home in a scrum as he is around the net, fits...
Fantasy Hockey Transaction Trends: Who is being Added? LW David Perron, Edmonton Oilers: I wonder why? Those 4 point nights will do it for you, however there is much more at play here. Perron is what I like to dub, a stat filler. He’ll spend time in the box because of his fiesty play and often untimely questionable penalties. He can score and he could post career highs this season...
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Here’s a pretty funny moment from last night’s Oilers-Panthers game in Edmonton; During the first period, Oilers youngster Ryan Nugent-Hopkins found himself in a bit of a situation – Tomas Fleischmann’s stick snaked under his visor and got wedged under the helmet.
Hopkins tried to get the stick free...
You know it’s been a rough year when then highlight of the season is a Tuesday nighter against Columbus.
But long-suffering Edmonton Oilers fans, who’ve been begging for something to get excited about, didn’t give a damn about the who and when of a shocking, and shockingly good, 7-0 victory.
All that mattered was the where. As in where in the heck did that come from?
David Perron had a career-high four points with two goals and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-0 on Tuesday.
Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk only needed 14 saves to record his first shutout of the season.
Jordan Eberle, Ryan Smyth, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers, who improved to just 2-7-0 at home this season...
Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers scored this sweet goal on a saucer pass in the first period of last night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, showing off some elite hand-eye coordination. His baseball swing finish put the Oilers up 3-0 in the first period; they went on to win 7-0.
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Devan Dubnyk was the Oilers first pick in the 2004 draft being selected 14th overall from the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL in a year that he won gold at the World Under 18 Championships with a 3-3 record with 1 shutout and a 2.51 GAA and .917 SV%.
Although the last few games have been a bit of a turn around for the most part, Dubby has had a tough start to this season after coming...
His tenure lasted just two periods, and at that, it was in the Edmonton Oilers final pre-season game. But now that Steve MacIntyre is set to return from the knee injury that ended his time with the team, the Oilers do not have a roster spot.
Not with Luke Gazdic now entrenched on the fourth line.
The Oilers had claimed Gazdic after MacIntyre was hurt.
“He’s been out for a...
Jordan Eberle scored a pair of goals, and the Edmonton Oilers stretched their winning streak to a season-high three games with a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Thursday night.
Sam Gagner and David Perron also scored, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had three assists for the Oilers (7-15-2) who improved to 3-7 at home. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves in the victory.
Sam Gagner figured it would take some time for him to get his game back up to speed after missing the season’s first 13 with a broken jaw.
Consequently, The Edmonton Oilers centre is not about to start gripping his stick now that he’s gone 10 games without a goal.
“I knew there were going to be some chances that wouldn’t go in this year, and it just so happens it’s all...
The Edmonton Oilers need points to claw their way up the standings.
And even though they were presented with a golden opportunity to pick up two more with the Florida Panthers in town — Which they did fairly easily — they’re at a point where it’s must-win regardless of the opponent.
“We’re kind of at that point, where it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, what their...
After months of silence, former Oilers GM Steve Tambellini was heard from, after a fashion, late Wednesday night, when the Anaheim Ducks announced they had hired him as a part-time pro scout.
Tambellini, 55, served as the Oilers GM from 2008 to 2013 when he was replaced last April by longtime Oilers player and head coach Craig MacTavish.
Tambellini took the wheel of a franchise...
It’s long enough now that you can actually call it a win streak.
The Edmonton Oilers extended their modest, but season-long run to three games in a row Thursday with a 4-1 win over the visiting Florida Panthers.
On the heels of a 4-2 comeback win over Calgary and 7-0 rout of Columbus, the Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on for their seventh win of the season...
“There were a couple of incidents where he (Bryzgalov) wasn’t happy with the way our team played in front of him and he did a few things that caused us to say something to him and put him in his place. [He called us out] in not a very professional way. We had to take care of him because it wasn't always about him. It was about the team.
"He was unbelievable, a...