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Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish claimed to be done making moves with his roster this summer after trading winger Magnus Paajarvi and a second round pick in next year’s entry draft to St Louis in exchange for David Perron but signing yet another defenceman to his team’s roster Thursday afternoon, it would appear that that is just not the case. While the Oilers have been one of many NHL teams in recent history desperate for NHL calibre defencemen, they were usually listed as one of the most desperate. This season however, it looks as though there will be some competition on the blue line, or better yet, some trade bait for top 9 help on offence. Continue reading "Oilers add depth at D"
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As it has been said for the past years, the Oilers do not need any more help with their offense. After drafting three straight first overall forwards, their struggles are now coming from a lack of strong defense. With Darnell Nurse potentially filling in a huge role for their defense, it looks to be a step in the right direction.
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The departure of Andrew Ference from the Bruins is starting to sink in more and more for the defenseman and B’s fans, but that doesn’t mean there’s still not some reflection.
It’s been a couple of weeks almost since Ference ended a run of six-plus seasons in Boston by signing with the Edmonton Oilers. While Ference has said most of his good-byes at this point and has started...
Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner has asked for $5.5 million next season in arbitration.
Gagner, who is a restricted free agent, has an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday.
Last season, Gagner scored 14 goals and added 24 assists for 38 points in 48 games.
Alex Plante, who was an Edmonton Oilers prospect, has signed with Austrian club Dornbirner EC for the upcoming campaign. Plante was selected by the Edmonton Oilers 15th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The Oilers signed Plante to a three-year contract following the season. He began his professional career in 2009–10 with Edmonton’s top minor league affiliate, the Springfield...
Thursday the Edmonton Oilers announces a new ECHL affiliation with the Bakersfield Condors, just 2 months after their previous team, the Stockton Thunder fell in the Kelly Cup Finals to the Reading Royals. The Thunder were the Oilers' ECHL affiliate for 7 seasons, and while they didn't win the Kelly Cup, the Thunder were still the Western champs, and so another strong, winning...
You know who doesn’t think training camp should be a case of The More the Merrier?
Players who are worried about being elbowed out of the way by somebody better.
And that’s just the way Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish wants it.
MacTavish added yet another D-man to an already crowded mix Thursday when he brought former Oiler Denis Grebeshkov back to Edmonton on a one...
ST. LOUIS Ken Hitchcock was quite the talker.
The St. Louis Blues coach met with reporters for an hour Friday morning during his team's youth hockey camp at the Blues' training facility in Hazelwood. There, he touched on a variety of topics that have been relevant this offseason.
Trades. New players. Goalkeepers.
Hitch addressed them all.
Perron for Paajarvi
Lost in the confusion of the David Perron trade was the somewhat surprising story that Philip McRae was leaving the Blues to go play with Tappara in the Finnish Elite League.
McRae, the son of former Blues forward Basil McRae, was expected to start 2013-14 in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves. Instead, McRae heads to Finland where he will make a bit more money and will compete...