Does Drafting Patrik Laine Make Taylor Hall a Trade Chip?

Today, on the eve of the impending draft lottery, I’d like to take this moment to remember years past, when the Oilers, though not in last place, still became the recipients of the coveted first overall pick. It was 2012, the Oilers finished an improved 29th overall, giving them an 18.8% chance of winning the lottery. To the surprise of most, especially the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

Patrik Laine, Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers

So here we are again. On the eve of yet another NHL Draft Lottery and wondering out loud if the Edmonton Oilers can have lady luck on their side one more time. While they may not be the favourite to come away from tomorrow evening’s extravaganza as a back-to-back winner, hello Connor McDavid, history tends to suggest the Orange and Blue won’t be leaving Saturday’s festivities empty...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Auston Matthews Is the Prize the Oilers Want

After drafting first overall in four of the last six years, it seems as though certain chunks of the Edmonton Oilers fan base have started to lose their collective marbles. How else can one explain the notion that Peter Chiarelli and company should seriously consider trading their first-round pick if they happen to win the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery? While the masses may have had their...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sorry, but the Oilers might win the draft lottery. What happens if they do?

Welcome, everyone. Thanks for coming. Just walking through the door is a courageous first step. There’s coffee and donuts on the table in the corner. When you’re ready, sit with me in the circle. Everyone join hands. It’s time to discuss the real possibility the Edmonton Oilers win their fifth draft lottery in seven years this Saturday. Their chances: 13.5 percent. It doesn’t...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Edmonton Oilers to name Connor McDavid as captain

Despite obtaining four first-overall draft picks, the Edmonton Oilers franchise has consistently struggled for quite some time. They missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year by over 30 points, adding to their 10 year post-season drought, finishing last in the Pacific Division. However, this years addition of star-rookie Connor McDavid looks promising for the Oilers. The highly-anticipated...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Connor McDavid to captain the Edmonton Oilers next season

The Edmonton Oilers were captainless this season in yet another campaign that ended with a trip to the lottery. Higher expectations didn’t translate into better results, but one thing that went right was Connor McDavid. Despite missing a big chunk of the season due to injuries, the first overall pick delivered on his promise as the next great one with 48 points in 45 games. Now...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers fans bid adieu to Rexall Place

The arena that started its life as the Northlands Coliseum ended its storied existence as Rexall Place last week, when the Edmonton Oilers played their final game against the Vancouver Canucks. If buildings could talk, this one would tell tales about hockey’s greatest player, his trade and return as a member of an American team, five Stanley Cup championships, and countless other...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov gives a tremendous non-answer on whether he wants out of Edmonton

Nail Yakupov should consider a political career after the non-answer he gave on Sunday during a media scrum regarding his future in Edmonton. A reporter asked the 22-year-old Russian, “Are you okay coming back here next season, or would you prefer a change in the offseason?” Yakupov’s response was filled with a whole lot of nothing. Yakupov discussed his love for the city...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Caleb Jones to 3-year entry level contract

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers signed defenseman Caleb Jones to a three-year entry level contract Thursday. The 18-year-old Jones had 10 goals and 45 assists in 72 games this season for the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League. He also had two assists in four playoff games. From Frisco, Texas, Jones was selected by the Oilers in the fourth round of the...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 greatest moments in Rexall Place history

The Edmonton Oilers will bid farewell to Rexall Place Wednesday night as they play their final game at the rink the organization has called home since 1974.The rink went through multiple name changes; originally it was called Northlands Coliseum, then Edmonton Coliseum, then the Skyreach Centre before finally adopting its current name in the middle of the 2003-04 NHL season. The...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov asked for a trade from the Oilers earlier this year

Reports have surfaced that Nail Yakupov requested a trade from the Oilers earlier this season. This info came courtesy of Igor Eronko, who writes for Sport-Express of Russia. Nail Yakupov: 'I asked a trade and #Oilers gave a permission to speak to other teams, about 8 of them were interested, but smth went wrong' — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) March 27, 2016 Yakupov, the former...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues' PK struggles in 6-4 loss to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Mark Letestu each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Wednesday night.Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers, who have won six of their last 10 games, but had lost their last two.David Backes scored twice, and Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund also had goals for the Blues, who have...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers fan won’t remove hat in driver’s license photo, argues hockey is his religion

Getting or renewing your driver’s license has to be one of the most unpleasant aspects of modern life. Ken Egilsson of Red Deer Alberta tried to spice things up by wearing an Edmonton Oilers uniform and hat during the taking of his license photo, although the hat wasn’t allowed. But Egilsson didn’t take it off, and his reasoning as told to the CBC is so perfectly Canadian it...
Via The Comeback
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nurse suspended three games for being aggressor

The NHL has suspended Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse three games for being the aggressor in a fight with Roman Polak of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.The NHL announced the suspension Thursday.Nurse took exception to a hit Polak made on teammate Matt Hendricks and started fighting the Sharks defenseman before he dropped his gloves. Nurse was given a two-minute minor for...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky thinks Connor McDavid is ready to be captain

The Edmonton Oilers are nothing more than an oil slick and have been since they last made the playoffs 10 years ago. The franchise is still dining out on its glory days now 30 years in the past, which means Wayne Gretzky is going to comment on the newest Oilers superstar, Connor McDavid. “I have a great deal of respect for him. In my point of view, I think he’s mature enough...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is It Time For The Edmonton Oilers To Trade Nail Yakupov?

The Edmonton Oilers have been a consistent basement-dweller in the NHL, but have looked like a new team with the return of Connor McDavid. They have a potent offensive attack and are trying to make a Cinderella-like push for the NHL playoffs. With the team finally coming together, it is becoming more apparent that Nail Yakupov has no role to play moving forward. Is Yakupov a bust...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Can The Oilers Make A Playoff Run?

As the All-Star break comes to a close and the NHL season resumes, a lot of teams find themselves within a few points of a playoff spot. The Edmonton Oilers are not one of those teams. Currently, they sit in last in the Western Conference with 45 points, and eight points behind the Anaheim Ducks for the third divisional playoff spot. Despite such a poor record, there is hope for...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton’s Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup broken with blocked shot

Matt Hendricks of the Edmonton Oilers is definitely not afraid to take one for the team. In Thursday’s loss against the Dallas Stars, the Edmonton center successfully blocked a slap shot, with his groin. The impact of the shot was so severe that Hendricks’ athletic cup was broken. Hendricks himself provided visual proof. Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving...
Via Sportsnaut
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks, Oilers game reunites Todd McLellan with former team

After a raucous home-opening victory over the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks’ new head coach, Peter DeBoer, commented that “last year is in the rear view mirror.” That image in the mirror comes back into plain view Wednesday night with the Sharks on the road in Edmonton to face the Oilers — and former coach Todd McLellan. This is the first time that McLellan, who spent...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid's injury will not be the end of Oilers' season

Connor McDavid, the rookie who has quickly become the new face of the Edmonton Oilers franchise, will now be sidelined with an upper body injury only 13 games into the season. McDavid was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Level Draft, and was thought to be the rookie that would finally help the Oilers turn around their multiple-season losing streak...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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