Found January 24, 2014 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Jordan Eberle hears the rumours.
The Edmonton Oilers winger has seen his name come up as a key to solving the team’s struggles by being attractive trade bait.
With few assets to move in order to improve a roster wallowing at the bottom of the NHL standings, Eberle has seemingly become a hot trade commodity.
This, despite Oilers general manager stating earlier this year he has no plans on moving the talented winger.
“It’s part of the game,” Eberle said. “There are certain things that you read or you see on TSN or Twitter. It’s such a social-media world now, that some guy in his basement starts a rumour and everyone is talking about it.
“You have to deal with that stuff. I’d love to be an Edmonton Oiler forever and try to turn this thing around. But all I can focus on is trying to focus on my next game and our next win.”
Eberle’s name came up earlier this year when the Philadelphia Flyers expressed interest in acquiring him.
However, MacTavish quickly dispelled the rumours and,...
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Quick update here prior to Philly and Boston...then a full out rumor update.
One of the most common emails I get is "Why don't you have Jordan Eberle's name on the rumor chart?"
Jordan Eberle's name has been in the rumor mill this year, in the press constantly, and yet I haven't reported on any rumors of Eberle except to debunk the Flyers rumors earlier...
Edmonton Oilers' captain Andrew Ference left Friday night's match with the Phoenix Coyotes with an apparent head injury and did not return. There has been no word on how or when the injury occurred to the diminutive defenseman, only that he should be considered day-to-day.Ference has been embroiled in a heated exchange recently, not on the ice, but with Oilers' beat...
Continuity is something the Edmonton Oilers haven’t had when it comes to head coaches.
Dallas Eakins is the team’s fifth coach in their last six years.
On Wednesday, Eakins admitted the coaching carousel is possibly a factor in the team’s current plight.
“All the coaches before me, I think they were working as hard as they could, and they were instilling beliefs that they...
Ryan Jones had an assist for the Edmonton Oilers in a losing cause Friday, then went to bat for the coaches and management team in what has been a disastrous season.
The Oilers lost to the visiting Phoenix Coyotes by a final score of 4-3. They surrendered four goals through the first 23 minutes of the evening, then tried to pull off a third-period comeback that ultimately fell short...
The Edmonton Oilers are a marvel. They possess dazzling offensive skill. They can skate and shoot and create scoring chances with slight-of-hand passing.And yet they cannot find ways to win games. Their 4-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes Friday night was their sixth in a row.The Oilers have changed coaches, changed general managers, changed goaltenders, swapped out and the supporting...
Ryan Jones has been in a feisty mood of late.
The Edmonton Oilers winger was involved in his third fight in a week when he took on Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa Tuesday in a 2-1 loss.
Jones has averaged about two fights per year.
“Offence isn’t exactly coming in the way I hoped it would this year and I’m just trying to do something that will kick-start it I guess...
Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov returned to the lineup in Friday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes, as reported by Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal. The first overall draft pick in the 2012 entry draft has missed the last two games with a concussion following a hit by Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke.In his return, Yakupov finished with 12:51 TOI, 4:30 of which...
from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
This team needs a psychiatrist.
Instead of taking the glory-gang pictures off the walls of the Edmonton Oilers dressing room, first-year NHL coach Dallas Eakins needs to pad the walls. He needs a hypnotist more than a conditioning coach.
Last night was as good an example as any.
For openers against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Oilers...
A spectacular individual performance wasn't enough for the Nashville Predators to win for the fifth time in six games.
But with an offense that has been playing much better, they should have plenty to overwhelm the Edmonton Oilers, who are caught in another lengthy losing streak.
Nashville will visit Edmonton on Sunday night less than two weeks after acquiring goaltender Devan...