Word from Hockey God Bob McKenzie just now regarding top NCAA prospect Danny DeKeyser. According to McKenzie, DeKeyser has been approached directly by Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz. DeKeyser is 6' 3", 198lbs and is described as a solid two-way defenseman.
This would be huge for the Oilers if it occurs. Having DeKeyser, Justin Schultz, Jeff Petry and Oscar Klefbom as...
Pavel Datsyuk scored at 3:39 of overtime to give Detroit a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night, snapping the Red Wings' three-game skid.
Valtteri Filppula and Niklas Kronwall scored in regulation for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard had 30 saves.
Taylor Hall and Sam Gagner had the Oilers' goals, and Devan Dubnyk finished with 25 saves.
On the game-winner, Datsyuk...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings were feeling rather fortunate to have ended up with the win on Friday night.
Pavel Datsyuk scored at 3:39 of overtime to give Detroit a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, snapping the Red Wings' three-game skid.
Datsyuk made a nice move to get past defender Jeff Petry and blasted a shot past Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk.
HE'S GOT THE MOVES
Jeff Petry might want to file sexual harassment charges because Pavel Datsyuk absolutely undressed him. At the 3:39 mark of OT Pavel Datsyuk took pass from Johan Franzen and really did what he does best, making the opposing defense look silly to eventually light the lamp giving the Wings a 3-2 win. After being down 2-0 it looked like the Wings were on their way to their 4th straight...
After tying the game with an “own goal,” Jeff Petry wasn’t done letting his team down. In overtime against the Detroit Red Wings, Petry was turned completely inside out by Pavel Datsyuk. After doing so, Datsyuk fired a beautiful shot short-side high blocker past Devan Dubnyk. The “Datsyukian” goal against the Edmonton Oilers broke Datsyuk’s 11 game goalless streak...
Late in the third period the Edmonton Oilers were up 2-1 when the Detroit Red Wings went on the powerplay. The Red Wings had been struggling to get scoring chances all night, but after Niklas Kronwall fired a shot on net the rebound kicked right out to Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry. Petry, like many defenseman before him, wanted desperately to clear the puck out of the zone but...
Ales Hemsky scored a goal and two assists, Jeff Petry added a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves in helping the Edmonton Oilers roll to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
The win snapped Edmonton's six-game losing streak against the Stars, including two meetings earlier this season and represented their first victory in Dallas (0-10-1) since...
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February 28, 2013
DALLAS (AP) -- Ales Hemsky scored a goal and two assists, Jeff Petry added a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves in helping the Edmonton Oilers roll to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
The win snapped Edmonton's six-game losing streak against the Stars, including two meetings earlier this season and represented their first victory in Dallas...
EDMONTON -- The San Jose Sharks rolled into Edmonton and absolutely blew up the Oilers' coming out party, scoring six goals in the first period of a 6-3 rout. The Oilers, coming off a season-opening victory in Vancouver and with five young stars in their lineup, had all kinds of confidence and momentum heading into their home opener, and it was gone in a matter of minutes....
The Cult of Hockey has an interesting article on UND junior defenseman Dillon Simpson.
Edmonton Oilers Prospects #12: Dillon Simpson
There was some reflexive complaining about nepotism in Edmonton after they drafted Simpson in the fourth round of the 2011 Draft, but it was largely muted and for good reason: Simpson looks like he’s going to be a player on merit, not...
On Thursday, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini locked up two key players when he re-signed goaltender Devan Dubnyk and defenseman Jeff Petry to two-year deals. Set Dubnyk's cap hit to $3.5mil per season, and Petry at $1.75mil per. Good deals?
I think it's an overpayment for Dubnyk, but at least the signing clears up any confusion that could exist as to what the plan...
The Edmonton Oilers re-signed restricted free-agent goalie Devan Dubnyk and defenseman Jeff Petry to two-year deals Thursday, and agreed to a one-year deal with left winger Dane Byers.
Dubnyk won 20 games in 47 appearances for the Oilers last season. The 6-foot-5 goalie had a 2.67 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.
Petry had two goals and 23 assists in 73 games for...
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July 05, 2012
In Edmonton, the defense doesn't rest. Actually, it sucks. This is not to say things can't be fixed for the 2012/2013 season. Over the next two or three weeks, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini has some work to do.
Question: The Defense...how bad is it? When we speak about "fixing the D" what are we actually saying?
Answer: Ladislav Smid, Jeff Petry and Nick Schultz...
This week, the Edmonton Oilers made a bold move and extended oft-criticized GM Steve Tambellini to a multi-year pact. Tambellini, hired almost four years ago as the successor to Oilers legend Kevin Lowe, has yet to prove himself as a league general manager, but his legacy is only beginning.If you ask Oilers fans if they agree with the signing, chances are they do not. Late in the...
The Anaheim Ducks' Bobby Ryan scored the first goal for the United States in the second period, helping it to a 5-2 victory over Switzerland at the ice hockey world championships in Helsinki on Tuesday.
Ivo Ruthemann opened the scoring 21 seconds into the second period to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead before Ryan scored the first of four straight goals for the Americans.
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2012
The summer to do list of the Edmonton Oilers must look a little something like this:
1. Improve defence
Through the 2011-12 season the Oilers faced a number of challenges, most of those stemmed from a weak defensive core. Especially with Ryan Whitney lost somewhat long term to a nagging ankle injury, and then a knee injury and then an ankle injury again, the...
New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo scored twice to help the United States beat France 7-2 on Friday in the first game of the world hockey championships.
Jack Johnson, Bobby Ryan, Max Pacioretty, Jim Slater and Jeff Petry also scored for the Americans in the Group A game. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Nicolas Besch scored for France.
The United States will face Canada on Saturday...
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May 04, 2012
Oilers lose 4-1 to Kings
With four games left in the Edmonton Oilers’ season, the injury bug has struck. The team has been relatively healthy when compared to the past two seasons, but in this one game, the Oilers lost their top two defencemen to injury. Jeff Petry who had a second off night was struck in the face with a puck and needed an x-ray on the injured side of his face...
Montreal Canadiens left wing Erik Cole was fined $2,500 by the NHL on Friday for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry.Cole slew-footed Petry in the second period of Montreal's 5-3 win over the Oilers on Thursday and was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
NEW YORK (March 9, 2012)—Montreal Canadiens forward Erik Cole has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry in NHL Game #1008 in Edmonton on Thursday, March 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 11:48 of the second period...
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
GOIN' TO WINNIPEG
PRACTICE: Facing the Jets
RAW: Renney Sunday
Oilers Injury Report
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
READY TO REBOUND
PRACTICE: Petry, Peckham and Krueger comment
RAW: Ralph Kreuger
Associate Coach Ralph Krueger
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
PRACTICE: In Detroit
RAW: RNH Update
RAW: Ralph Krueger
SIGHTS & SOUNDS: Smid
It's not unusual in the world of professional sports to hear that a parent has produced a childor childrenwho will follow them into that arena.
Sometimes it's Ken Griffey watching his son Ken Jr. become one of baseball's all-time greats, even getting a chance to play on the same team and debut in the same Seattle Mariners' outfield (on August 31, 1990), hitting back...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Considering it’s a meeting between the Western Conference’s 11th and 14th place teams, it may be overstating matters to describe Saturday’s matchup between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers as the Battle of Alberta. For now, call it the minor altercation of Alberta, which has a new oddball subtext, thanks to Calgary’s recent...