John Scott: From Zero To Hero

There probably aren't many hockey fans who don't know John Scott's name or how the underdog went from being one of the most hated players in the league to becoming the champion of the NHL. But that wasn't the case a few short weeks ago.Scott isn't a conventional hockey player. He's a part of a dying breed: the enforcers. After a nine year NHL career, Scott only has five goals...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

With All-Star endeavors finished, NHL playoff race heats up

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NHL playoff race doesn't really get rolling until after the All-Star break, and almost every team still harbors postseason hopes - some more realistic than others. The division races only determine playoff seeding in the NHL, and it's almost considered a weakness to ascribe too much importance to the regular season. But you can't win the Stanley Cup if you...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin living up to hype from 2010 draft

BOSTON — Remember the Taylor vs. Tyler debate — the top two prospects entering the 2010 NHL Draft who seemed destined for stardom? Fast forward five years, and both Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin have become franchise players who provide impressive offensive production, skill and make the players around them better. Seguin ranks third in scoring with 40 points (15 goals, 25...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall scores in OT, Oilers beat Sharks 4-3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Taylor Hall scored with 1:01 left in overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers over the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory. Leon Draisaitl, Jordan Eberle and Iiro Pakarinen also scored for the Oilers. The Sharks lost their fifth straight. Justin Braun, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose. Draisaitl set...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall, Purcell help Oilers beat Sabres for 3rd straight win

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Taylor Hall and Teddy Purcell each had a goal and an assist to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 Sunday night for their third straight win. Jordan Eberle and Luke Gazdic also scored for the Oilers, who have won four of their last five to move three points behind a playoff position. Jack Eichel and Ryan O'Reilly scored for the Sabres,...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings 2015-16: Red-Hot Bruins, Capitals Continue To Rise

The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals have the NHL’s longest active win streaks at five games apiece.   Each team has been bolstered by quality goaltending and an improved penalty kill during this run of success, but it’s been the offense primarily carrying these clubs to victories. Boston ranks third in goals scored per game and has the top power-play unit, while Washington...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Draisaitl, Hall lift Oilers over Devils 5-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall each had a goal and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Oscar Klefbom, Jordan Eberle and Mark Letestu also scored and the Oilers won for just the second time in seven outings. Anders Nilsson made 19 saves. The Devils lost their second in a row...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Top NHL Players Under 25

All stats in this article are from NHL.com, and include games played up until the evening of November 19.There are two main components that general managers consider when adding players to their franchise: age and talent. Teams want a player who is young and energized and will be useful to the team for the foreseeable future, just like they want players who can perform well and...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks' Crawford stymies Oilers' Hall with nifty glove save (VIDEO)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is never one to get too high or too low after a performance, even after making what could be the save of the year.With Crawford's team moments into overtime on Wednesday, Edmonton Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall raced in on a 2-on-1 rush against Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith. Draisaitl fed Hall for a prime scoring chance...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The One Month Non-All-Star NHL All-Star Teams: Western Conference

Fans have gotten the chance to watch a little over one month of the young NHL season, and that's certainly not too early to start debating All-Star picks.Last week, SQ looked at the Eastern Conference division-by-division All-Star teams comprised solely of players who did not play in last year's All-Star game. Up next: the West, based on stats from the morning of Nov. 11.Central...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 13 Recap: Pens scratch out another win in Edmonton

Another tight game, another rope-a-dope affair, another Penguins win. Dupuis was a late scratch, but it’s hard to know exactly how much time the Pens had to rework their lineup a touch before the game. But that’s moot. Everyone but the Tin Man is hoping Dupuis is okay. JUST IN from @Penguins: Dupuis won't play vs. Oilers, taken to hospital as a precaution — https://t.co/U681mLdGQr...
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November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Core Guiding the Edmonton Oilers

Over the past few years, the Edmonton Oilers have merely talked about their playoff dreams. Although they miraculously earned the first overall draft pick in three consecutive years, from 2010 to 2012, the team has been unable to change its luck on the ice. The Oilers are in the midst of a miserable postseason drought: they haven't reached the playoffs since 2005-06, which is nine...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Late flurry pushes Wild past Oilers, 4-3

ST. PAUL -- Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota midway through the third period, 43 seconds after Ryan Suter's second goal of the game thwarted Edmonton's rally, and the Wild hung on to beat the Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday night.Darnell Nurse scored his first NHL goal soon after the second intermission, giving the Oilers the lead following a 2-0 deficit in the first period, but the Wild...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall has a terrifying Halloween costume

Pack it up. Taylor Hall already has the most disturbing Halloween costume. Perry Nelson USA Today SportsIt's a little early, but Edmonton Oiler's forward Taylor Hall has already gone all-out for his Halloween costume. Zipperface #OilersHalloween pic.twitter.com/XRlVVdaNNY— Taylor Hall (@hallsy04) October 20, 2015 He managed to look way scarier than the Edmonton Oilers' offense...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers-Flames Preview

Todd McLellan expected a challenge when he took the helm of the Edmonton Oilers. He certainly got one. McLellan is likely to shake things up on the power play as the winless Oilers try to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Edmonton (0-4-0) has missed the playoffs nine straight seasons and turned to McLellan to end that streak. So far, the...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays to victory

The Edmonton Oilers play an away game wit the Dallas Stars Tuesday night for their third game of the season. Conveniently, the Toronto Blue Jays were in town for their Game 3 showdown against the Texas Rangers.The Blue Jays faced elimination, but they had a lot of fans cheering them on.Several Oilers, including Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz took...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers name four alternates, but will go captain-less this season

The Edmonton Oilers are choosing to forego a captain this year, and will instead field four alternates throughout the year.Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Andrew Ference will serve the alternates.While Eberle still recovers from his shoulder injury, Matt Hendricks will fill in with his abscence.Ference served as the team captain for the last two seasons.The choice...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL awards predictions for the 2015-16 season

The NHL is back. Regular-season hockey finally returned on Wednesday night, with players embarking on a quest to win the Stanley Cup and a large collection of individual awards. Speaking of individual honors, let’s take a look at some NHL Awards predictions for the 2015-16 campaign. Hart Trophy (MVP): Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks Getzlaf has been a finalist for this award in...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos: Connor McDavid is already better than me

Connor McDavid is expected to be an impact player from the moment he steps on the ice as an Edmonton Oilers rookie next month. But is he already as good as some of the NHL’s best players? Tampa Bay Lightning superstar center Steven Stamkos paid McDavid a pretty huge compliment on Tuesday at the NHL Media Tour event in Toronto. Stamkos on McDavid: I think he's better than me...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

5 stories to watch in the NHL’s Pacific Division

While the California based teams have dominated the headlines in this division in years past, multiple teams are trying to dethrone them. The first team on the list is no stranger to the depths of the Pacific Division and are looking to improve immensely. 5. Will the Oilers challenge the other contenders within the division? PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 12: Jordan Eberle #14 of the...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall recognize each other's speed

Two Edmonton Oilers first-overall picks got a sneak peak of each other out on the ice, and both really, really liked what they saw. “It was cool, just to get a sense of how fast he is," Edmonton Oilers' forward Connor McDavid said of team mate Taylor Hall.  "You watch him on TV, but it’s a whole different story live.” And Hall had some equally nice things to say about McDavid...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

McDavid skates with Oilers teammate Taylor Hall for 1st time

TORONTO (AP) Connor McDavid has finally started playing with his Edmonton Oilers teammates - well, at least two of them. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft joined Oilers teammates Taylor Hall and Darnell Nurse on Monday at a practice for a preseason mini-tournament in midtown Toronto. It was the first time future linemates Hall and McDavid skated together, and the young center...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB 2015 Community Mock Draft: Edmonton Oilers

Welcome to the first day of the Pensblog Community Mock Draft.  Here is our draft order: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefish Buffalo SabresJonathanKabana Arizona Coyoteskingling43 Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22 Carolina Hurricansjaschiff New Jersey Devilskbennett Philadelphia Flyers304Yinzer...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Canada makes final at hockey worlds with 2-0 win over Czechs

PRAGUE (AP) Taylor Hall and Jason Spezza scored Saturday to put Canada into the final of the ice hockey world championships with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic. Canada reached its first final since 2009 and will take on either defending champion Russia or the United States as it looks for its first title since 2007. Edmonton Oilers left winger Hall opened the scoring 8:40 into...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers hire Peter Chiarelli as president of hockey operations, GM

The Edmonton Oilers announced Friday that Peter Chiarelli has been appointed president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was fired as the general manager of the Boston Bruins less than two weeks ago.  He served in that role for the past eight seasons, guiding the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals twice during his tenure in Boston, including winning the Stanley...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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