The Oilers give Rexall a proper send off

EDMONTON, AB – APRIL 6: Edmonton Oilers alumni salute the fans during the closing ceremonies at Rexall Place following the game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks on April 6, 2016 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The game was the final game the Oilers played at Rexall Place before moving to Rogers Place next season. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty...
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27 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...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Rails – Wheelin’ and Dealin’

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Welcome OTR fans – if you are reading this on the day this is normally published (Friday the 26th of February) we are three days away from the wildest and wackiest day in the National Hockey League. It’s NHL Trade Deadline Day! It’s the day on February 29 where NHL General Managers are at a virtual craps table – rolling the dice...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Redrafting The Islanders’ Rebuild

Ever since the New York Islanders failed to re-sign Ryan Smyth in the summer of 2007, management has maintained a strategy of building from the draft. In the intervening years, general manager Garth Snow has had a fair share of hits and misses. In this column, we’ll examine the Islanders’ first-round picks during the rebuild, analyze whether they were good selections, and whether...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 21st, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than (insert joke here). A little off my game today…was up waaaaay too late replacing a faucet in my house.  Here is some real life footage.   Yes…Lisa Kudrow was there. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Congrats Yinzers.  Uni Watch has named Pittsburgh the second...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Ryan Smyth come back to the Oilers?

He retired after the 2013-14 season, but after sitting out and taking it easy for an entire year, Ryan Smyth is itching to get back into the game.As some sort of executive or instructor....not as a player."I would like to sit down with (Oilers Entertainment Group chief executive officer) Bob Nicholson and see what they’re thinking,” Smyth said. I want to be involved in hockey...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 94

  As we continue with our countdown to the regular season finale at Nassau Coliseum, Islander fans know exactly where this post is going in correlation with the number 94. I’ll give you all a moment to find the nearest door and run. For those who want to stomach this out, feel free to stick around. It was February, 2007 and the Islanders were knee deep in a playoff hunt. Trying...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers at a glance

EDMONTON OILERS LAST SEASON: 29-44-7, 67 points, finished 14th in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs. COACH: Dallas Eakins, second season with the Oilers, 29-44-7. ADDED: D Mark Fayne, D Nikita Nikitin, F Benoit Pouliot, F Teddy Purcell. LOST: D Anton Belov, C Sam Gagner, LW Ryan Smyth. PLAYER TO WATCH: Justin Schultz: The Oilers signed the defenseman to a one-year, ...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Screengrab snafu: Anthony Wiggins

Rogers SportsNet loves its Canadian players. However, whoever was in charge of putting this graphic together may want to brush up a bit on the #1 pick in the Draft… @awfulannouncing good thing Sportsnets out of the NBA game pic.twitter.com/8ESeeWCSWh — Ryan Smyth (@ryanwjsmyth) June 27, 2014 I assume they had Anthony Bennett, another Canadian who went first overall to the Cavs...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Rush sign Ryan Smyth

When Edmonton's slogan, "The City of Champions", was coined in the 1980s, it was a fitting adage to the success of Edmonton's premier sports teams, the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL). Contrary to popular belief, the slogan was actually created as a result of the city's resilience in the wake of a terrible tornado on July 31, 1987, but the success of the Oilers in...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer Sweeps: The Edmonton Oilers

After nearly seven months of misery and heartache fans of the Edmonton Oilers have experienced an entire cavalcade of emotions, ranging from bitter resentment all the way down to sheer bliss.  On one end of the spectrum Oiler fans said goodbye to one of the best friends the team and the city have ever had in Ryan Smyth.  They also experienced the blessedness of handing the Vancouver...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

An (un)Emotional Farewell to Ryan Smyth

For me, February 27th, 2007 carried substantially more weight. As a teenager, I remember leaving the house in a huff, forever frustrated by the powers that be who showed complete disinterest in improving the Edmonton Oilers on trade deadline day. So, instead of sulking for another couple of hours, I went out looking for something to do. I got into the car and the news hit me nearly...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Smytty Night in Canada

  With another disappointing season coming to a close for the Oilers, there wasn't a whole lot to cheer about in Edmonton on Saturday. A meaningless game against the Vancouver Canucks, a team that also failed to make the postseason this year. But that was before Ryan Smyth announced Friday afternoon that Saturday would be his final game in the NHL. Suddenly, a game that should...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Smacked in Oil Country; Flames/Canucks; Pat Quinn ROH

If you dare to watch the highlights: It was a night full of tears and celebration.  Legendary Oiler Ryan Smyth played his final NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.  The night was focused around his retirement and all of his hockey related accomplishments.  On the Vancouver side, this game provided an opportunity for some of the young guys to crack the...
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April 13, 2014  |  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...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tear Jerker

The Oilers had a disastrous season and fans have been unbelievably upset and disgusted with the organization for months. However, those feelings melted away in Game 82 of the season, when Ryan Smyth played his final game in the NHL. For Oilers fans, it was a three-hour long crying session. It wasn't tears of sadness. They were tears of appreciation. Smyth's appeal isn't that...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall has 3 assists in Oilers' 5-2 win over Canucks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Taylor Hall had three assists to reach 80 points on the season and help Edmonton beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Saturday night in Oilers forward Ryan Smyth's final game.
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Last Roadie in Oil Country; Canucks/Oilers; R. Smyth

Who would have thought it?  The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers are in the same boat now - both are playing for pride, and there will be no postseason action for either club.  Western Canada is the embarrassment of the NHL Western Conference.  Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver are in the last three positions in the West, believe it or not. Vancouver heads to Edmonton for...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Farewell Smytty

  As an Oilers fan, I've been lucky enough to watch some of Ryan Smyth's best hockey. I jumped on the bandwagon back in 2006 while the Oilers made their epic run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Smyth helped carry his team all the way to game seven in Carolina and is the only player from that run left on the Oilers. Smyth kept playing hard for the Oilers through the years of frustration...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss


I won't touch on the Ryan Smyth press conference today - that's been done. I won't touch on Clouts' analysis of the Smyth press conference today - that will just give me a headache. I'm here to give it to you straight. The Edmonton Oilers need to retire No. 94. At this point, the circumstances and timing of his retirement don't matter. His departure to Long Island doesn't matter...
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April 11, 2014  |  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...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth blog, take three

Okay, fine. I'll try again to write a Ryan Smyth blog that people can live with. But I'm warning you, this is the last one for today. In my previous blog, I spoke about certain realities relating to Ryan Smyth's second tenure with the Oilers. I got my ass kicked for doing so. Some people would like to say it's because the writing was bad or I had my information wrong, but the truth...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Forward Ryan Smyth To Retire After 20 Seasons In NHL

Ryan Smyth will don an Edmonton Oilers sweater for the last time Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Smyth announced Friday that he’ll retire from the NHL after 20 seasons, 15 of which he spent with the Oilers. He also played for the New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings, but he was drafted sixth overall by the Oilers in 1994. “I have been truly...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Most Oilers skipped Ryan Smyth’s retirement announcement

Teams stick together. Apparently no one told that to the Edmonton Oilers. During Ryan Smyth’s emotional retirement announcement, only a few Oilers actually attended. The rest of the team was mysteriously missing. I saw 3 Oilers players at Smyth's retirement. Find the answer to why there wasn't 23, and u might be on to what's happened to this org. — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/15/15

Say, does anyone know where I can hear some Nelly this morning? The Top Line We can do two things. We can talk about the Ducks: Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, The Local Take Or we can talk about the Canadiens TSN, CBC, The Local Take   Scoreboard San Jose 4, New York Islanders 3 - Evgeni Nabokov gets a big game against h is former team. He lost. Washington...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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