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Evening Line - Taylor Hall

“It’s gotten to the point now, not just for myself but for every player on our team, if we’re going to get the recognition … our team has to be a better team than it’s been in the pas. When we see players vault to levels that they weren’t at before, it’s usually because of their playoff performance. Or the way they were able to get their team into the playoffs. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Video- Darnell Nurse With A Knee On Knee Hit In Today’s Prospect Game

Not a very good knee by Nurse on Axel Blomqvist but nobody on Jets drops the mitts at time. Later?#oilers. — Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) September 15, 2014  
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Nurse focused on earning a spot with the Oilers

Darnell Nurse will either play in the National Hockey League, or he’ll go back to the junior ranks. Nurse doesn’t turn 20 years of age until Feb. 4, 2015, so he isn’t eligible to play in the minors. So, again, the only options are sticking with the Edmonton Oilers, or going back to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL. At an imposing 6’4″ and 205 pounds, he certainly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers rookies Darnell Nurse, Mitch Moroz and Leon Draisaitl feel they can make the jump now

There are a lot of fans and experts who say Darnell Nurse won’t make the Oilers this year, that Mitch Moroz can’t make the Oilers this year and that Leon Draisaitl shouldn’t make the Oilers this year. And that’s fine. But the three of them don’t care who says what. They’re not giving up until somebody from Edmonton’s management or coaching staff tells them they won’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian weighs just 141 pounds, but brings serious skills to Oilers prospect camp

Every NHL training camp has a warm and fuzzy story, like when the 1986 Edmonton Oilers trotted out a small Scottish-born forward named Tony Hand, who had a Wayne Gretzky-like 182 points in 35 games for the Murrayfield Racers in Edinburgh. Hand, who is coaching in Manchester (England, not New Hampshire), was the last name called (No. 252) in that draft and held his own at the Oilers’...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Edmonton Oilers Preview: Time For Young Forwards To Take Next Step

The Edmonton Oilers finished with the worst record in the Western Conference last season despite having an abundance of elite offensive talent in their top-six forward group and four top-three first-round picks in the last five drafts. Edmonton ranked 25th in goals scored, 30th in goals against, 21st in faceoff percentage and gave up the fifth-most shots per game. Dallas Eakins is...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Criticized For Size And Age

Criticized for their size and for playing like a junior team, the Edmonton Oilers are no strangers to the pressure of having to prove themselves within the league. Taylor Hall of the Oilers spoke out against the criticism to the Edmonton Journal last week. “We’re not going to bully teams out of their arena, but what we can do and what we can grow into is a possession team. A...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Messier takes on advisory role with the Oilers

Mark Messier has confirmed the reports stating he has taken on a new role with the Edmonton Oilers. Messier now serves as an “advisor or consultant” to the Oilers, according to a recent interview seen on the Oilers’ website. Here’s what Messier had to say about his new role: “I am available for anything that they need me to do or talk about. For example, just coming in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Belanger On The Edmonton Oilers

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Toiling at the bottom of the league standings for years, the Edmonton Oilers have stockpiled through the draft what is considered a loaded pool of prospects. The Oilers boast a roster with a promising crop of talented young players, including Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. But despite that bevy of potential, the club still hasn...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Gerber Signs Extension With Kloten

Still effective at 40 years old? Why not give him a chance? 40 year old goaltender Martin Gerber will stick with the Kloten Flyers for another season, signing a one year extension with the Swiss based club on Tuesday. Gerber had a strange career in the NHL. In 2001, he was drafted as a 28 year old by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks following a eight season career in Sweden and Switzerland...
Via The Hockey House
6 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Edmonton Oilers

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. Today, we take a look at the Edmonton Oilers. By: Andy Hughes   Edmonton Oilers 2013-14 Season: 29-44-9, 67 points (7th Pacific Division, 14th Western Conference) Free Agents Signed: The Oilers traded Sam...
Via The PensNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NHL Player Scores Sick Hand-Eye Goal In CHL

If you’re sick of the hockey offseason and craving some highlights, Liam Reddox is here to help. The former Edmonton Oiler, now with the Växjö Lakers in Sweden, scored this sick goal in a recent Champions Hockey League game against Sparta Prague. Immediately after coming off the bench on a change, Reddox receives a pass and weaves through the defense before displaying some sick...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league hockey’s Bakersfield Condors to don ‘Seinfeld Puffy Shirt Jerseys’ (photo)

In a promotion Kenny Bania would proclaim as “The best, Jerry, the best,” the Bakersfield Condors, the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, have announced that on Nov. 16, the team will wear jerseys inspired by the infamous “Puffy Shirt” from the classic, fifth-season episode of “Seinfeld.” To add further silliness to the already zany […] The post Minor league hockey’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers re-sign Schultz to one-year deal

Defenseman Justin Schultz will be staying in Edmonton for at least one more year. He and the Oilers inked a one-year deal that will keep him in copper and blue for the 2014-15 season to the tune of $3.675 million, according to NHL.com. Schultz, a blueliner who swings more towards the offensive side of the game, was a big free agent signing for the Oilers two years ago. His signing...
Via Around The Rink
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign D-Man Justin Schultz To One-Year Contract

Justin Schultz has re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers on a one-year contract worth $3.675 million, the team announced Friday. The 24-year-old defenseman has played two NHL seasons, both with Edmonton, and he’s tallied 60 points in 122 games. From an offensive standpoint, he’s been impressive, but the former University of Wisconsin star still has major strides to make defensively...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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