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BEN EAGER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Fresh chance for Ben Eager with Edmonton Oilers

Many figured Ben Eager’s days with the Edmonton Oilers were over after being put on waivers by the club last season. However when Eager went unclaimed he began the road to redemption working his way from Oklahoma City back into the Oilers’ good graces. The road continued Wednesday when the Oilers took on the Vancouver Canucks in their third game of the preseason. Eager skated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Ben, the Two of Us Need Look No More

Did I read this right? Ben Eager cleared waivers? Why did the Oilers waive him, some of you might be asking. Well, Mike Brown is part of the answer. Perhaps Magnus Paajarvi is the other. When the Oilers signed Eager as a UFA a little under two years ago, they wanted functional toughness with a side of crazy. Instead they got someone who was sometimes injured, and mostly disinterested...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Oilers Acquire Mike Brown

Well, thank God! The Oilers season is saved. A Oilers/Leafs trade this morning. Oilers giving up a 4th round pick in 2014 for slugger Mike Brown. Who? Exactly. The Oilers made this trade because Ben Eager has been a bust. Eager was acquired to bring "functional toughness with a side order of crazy". Instead, he's been hurt often, and seemingly disengaged much...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss
GAMBLING MAN

Halak comes way out of net to stop breakaway

Jaroslav Halak came flying out of his net to stop Ben Eager's breakaway. All right, that's an understatement. Let's try that again. Jaroslav Halak came way, way out of his net to stop Eager's breakaway.  Noticing that Eager was about to be in all alone, Halak rushed out and slid on the ice, poking the puck away at the top of the two circles. Halak's slide carried...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers' Eager has concussion

Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager has been diagnosed with a concussion, Oilers coach Ralph Kruger announced Wednesday.. Eager, 29, suffered the injury during a third period fight with Zack Kassian in Edmonton's season-opening victory over Vancouver. Eager didn't return to the contest following his fight with Kassian, and it's uncertain how long he will be sidelined...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Oiles' Eager charged with assault

Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager has been charged with assault following a disturbance in a Toronto bar last weekend. He is to appear in court Nov. 26. Police say Eager and his 31-year-old brother Michael Eager have been charged with threatening bodily harm, causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon. Toronto police Const. Tony Vella says one man was taken to the hospital....
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Edmonton's Eager charged with assault with a weapon

Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager has been charged with assault with a weapon as a result of an incident at a Toronto bar, TSN reported. The alleged incident took place Saturday and involved Eager and the bar's doorman. As a result of the altercation, the doorman was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The alleged weapon was a chair, according to Sportsnet. Eager, who had...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Oilers forward Ben Eager charged with assault

Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager has been charged with assault following a disturbance in a Toronto bar last weekend. He is to appear in court Nov. 26. Police say Eager and his 31-year-old brother Michael Eager have been charged with threatening bodily harm, causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon. Toronto police Const. Tony Vella says one man was taken to the hospital....
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Eager Facing Assault Charges After Bar Fight

from CityNews Toronto, NHL tough guy Ben Eager is facing charges after an alleged fight at a Toronto bar. The Edmonton Oiler and his brother Michael are both facing assault charges after an incident involving a doorman. It happened at The Quail pub on Yonge street around 1 a.m., Saturday. Jennine Lombardo, general manager at The Quail and Firkin Pub, told CityNews...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Who’s Going To Pay For The Camera?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The NHLPA filed a grievance over the Edmonton Oilers docking $13,000 from Ben Eager’s pay, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.com. Say what, you say? Let’s explain. It all started during a game in Vancouver on Dec. 26 when the Oilers’ tough guy shattered an HD camera in the penalty box… The Canucks informed the Oilers they were on the...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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