Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: We Have a Problem

Back in the off-season, I sat down and thought long and hard about who the x-factor was going to be for the Edmonton Oilers this season. I settled on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as that player for the club, because if he is on his game, the Oilers should have two solid scoring lines. The full piece is here. The problem is, to this point, Nugent-Hopkins hasn’t been on his game. Last night...
Via The Oilers Rig
31 minutes ago

Pouliot Having Worst Career Year

When the Edmonton Oilers signed Benoit Pouliot to a five-year, $20 million deal in July 2014, they were expecting him to fill in admirably as a top-six winger. He was a darling of the advanced stats community and a member of the New York Rangers’ dangerous trio that also consisted of Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello. Nonetheless, the contract amount was always a questionable number...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 hours ago

WATCH: TRUE BLUE | Darnell Nurse

Follow Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse as he turned adversity into motivation to become a staple on the Oilers blue line in the first episode of season three of True Blue.
Via Oilers TV
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: OILERS TODAY | Oilers @ Flyers Post-Game

A late goal buries the Oilers as the club drops a wild one in Philadelphia 6-5. Tom Gazzola has more.
Via Oilers TV
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Searching For Consistency, Rumors and More

The Edmonton Oilers have points in four consecutive games and sit in the top two of the Pacific Division this morning. Regardless of how we got here, the first third of Edmonton’s season has overall been pretty good. The team has taken some huge steps forward, is in a playoff race, and has the NHL’s top scorer. The Oilers, however, are still searching for something. This club...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

Can Oilers Snuff Out Philly's Six Game Win Streak?

Philly on a roll, Oilers look to get back into the win column after two straight OTLs
Via Copper & Blue
1 day ago

Trading Matt Hendricks

Elliotte Friedman stirred up the old rumour mill last Saturday when he mentioned that the Oilers could be moving on from Matt Hendricks and Benoit Pouliot. Now Pouliot is a story for another day, but Matt Hendricks is an interesting player to look at. Friedman mentioned the Minnesota Wild would be a fit for Hendricks, considering Hendricks is a Minnesota boy. The most difficult part...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

Paul Maurice: Game plans won’t work trying to stop McDavid

At 19, Connor McDavid is already one of the best players in the NHL. With an unfair combination of speed and skill, the Edmonton captain leads the league with 31 points in just 24 games. McDavid has singlehandedly kept the Oilers from mediocrity. The coach of the Winnipeg Jets recognizes the young star’s talent. Speaking with Jets TV, Paul Maurice admitted there’s no way to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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