An open letter to some angry Oilers fans

Dear loyal fans of the Edmonton Oilers, The last time we had a little discussion like this, it was truly refreshing. I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on a number of things - jersey tossing, the Lowe Must Go debacle, Craig MacTavish, and more. I've got another bone to pick with a few of you.  Not all of you...
Via Puckrant.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers to draft No. 3 as MacTavish says he's committed to talented young core

Winning their last game for Ryan Smyth may have provided the feel-good story of the year for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans. But it doesn’t feel so good today. The win moved the Oilers from 29th to 28th. And at the NHL draft lottery Tuesday it cost Edmonton what could have been its fourth No. 1 overall selection in the last five years. The No. 1 pick went to 29th-place Florida...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Just another day in Oilers paradise

Tuesday started hilariously enough. After the Oilers went from a season where they had 45pts in 48 games in 2012/2013, they went to 67pts in 82 games in 2013/2014. Yet according to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish, the coaching is better, the team is in the right spot, that no major roster shake-ups are needed this summer. Is there two different Oilers teams and I just keep happening...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Translating MacT's end of season news conference

The good people of Puckrant.com were there to listen to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish's year-end news conference. To make life easier on all of you, the reader, I've taken time to translate what MacT said. MacT: "Dallas Eakins is everything and more I wanted as a head coach" Translation: "Former Oilers players don't admit mistakes because it's a sign...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers fan takes out playoff frustration on bank sign (VIDEO)

It seems like the Edmonton Oilers haven't made the playoffs since The Great One ditched town (eight years actually) and that frustration came to a head for at least one angry Canuck who misses hockey lasting into June.This bonehead ended up throwing his his backpack at a promotional Oilers sign inside a bank and, according to whiskeylullabyy, he managed to break the window outside...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matheson handicaps awards races, says Oilers should retire #94, Jets should trade Kane

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson kicked off his last regular-season slate of Hockey World columns with individual awards picks, and his pick for the Vezina Trophy is a surprising one: Vezina Trophy (top goalie) 1. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado. 2. Tuukka Rask, Boston 3. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Had off-ice issues this year which weighed on him but very consistent...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth: A Classy Ending

((HT: NHL.com))Let's face it...The Edmonton Oilers had a bad year on the ice...But one of the guys on the roster has always been a good one. When Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said that there wouldn't be a contract offer for Smyth after this season was over, he did the only thing he thought was right...Call it quits as an Oiler...Remember, Smyth cried at his press conference...
Via Online Sports Guys
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: After 19 seasons Ryan Smyth calls it a career

Prior to the Edmonton Oilers final game of the season against the Vancouver Canucks long time Oiler Ryan Smyth announced that it would be his final game in the National Hockey League ending a 19 year career.Smyth is best known as an Oiler playing 15 of his 19 seasons with the Alberta based club. Of the 1270 games that Smyth played in the NHL 971 of those were wearing the jersey of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth retires after 18 seasons

   Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers announced on April 11 that he will be retiring from the NHL after his club’s final regular-season game this season. This means the 38-year-old native of Banff, Alberta laced up his skates for the very last time in the NHL in a 5-2 home win over the Vancouver Canucks on April 12. The player, whose nickname is Captain Canada, was chosen by the...
Via Hockey Fan Land
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Ryan Smyth to retire at end of season

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth announced Friday that he is retiring at the end of the season. Smyth said the Oilers’ home game Saturday night against Vancouver will be his last. “There comes a time in my life where you have turn the page and today I am doing that,” Smyth said. “As hard as it is to say goodbye to the game of hockey, I am blessed that God has given...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: What’s next after another failed season?

The Edmonton Oilers need a change. As much as fans and management alike wish this were the 80’s, it isn’t and there’s no Gretzky or Messier or Coffey or Fuhr to save the day. Instead the once storied franchise is…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers: What’s next after another failed season? appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Report: Mark Arcobello signs a one year extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed undersized forward Mark Arcobello to a one year contract extension, avoiding the potential of losing him as an unrestricted free agent in the off-season.Arcobello, who has played at both the NHL and AHL levels this season, would have become an unrestricted free agent this summer, had he not resigned with the Oilers, but the bigger question would be...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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