Oilers Drama

With the NHL playoffs in full-swing of excitement, as an Oilers fan, you can be assured that this team’s drama hasn’t stopped.  Let’s look at the latest of this seemingly never-ending drama. IIHF Tournament 2014 The Oilers’ top line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Jordan Eberle were asked to play on Team Canada for […]
Via The Hockey Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers kick assistant GM out of clown car

The horrifying Edmonton Oilers just get worse and worse. For fans of the team, this has got to be so frustrating. For a blogger who is a self-proclaimed anarchist and lives for sarcasm, I can't imagine blogging for any other team. This just keeps getting worse than worse. A few days ago I ran a story about three Oilers players - Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why aren't the Oilers the Avalanche?

Watching the Colorado Avalanche own the Minnesota Wild so far in this year's playoffs has been educational. And a little sad. Weren't the Avs more or less at the same point in the rebuilding process as the Oilers back in 2011, when the teams drafted 1-2? I realize part of the determining factor in why the Avs are better is recent first overall pick Nathan MacKinnon. Aside...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winnin' with MacKinnon

I'm sure you've noticed some similarities between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers.  Both have a strong core of young, talented players. Landeskog, Duchene, MacKinnon, O'Reilly for the Avalanche. Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov for the Oilers.  But that's about where this comparison ends.  Like I mentioned in my previous article discussing...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is everyone so grumpy on Good Friday?

Well I've had a last 24 hours I won't soon forget. Got to deal with a disgruntled blogger, an accusation or plagiarism, a few other people demanding money after they just finished volunteering for the site. The whining and complaining today started about 6am and didn't slow up until I turned off my cell at 2pm because I was tired of it. When I finally did turn my cell...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Oilers Young Guns snub Team Canada

During the last year, Hockey Canada worked hard to recruit a team that would eventually win the Olympic gold medal. This is no thanks to Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, who at no time during the process were even considered as potential roster players for Team Canada. Taylor Hall in particular took the news hard. While the Oilers were brutal in 2013/2014, Hall...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings are far from streaky as they hit 23

Even with a shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last Wednesday, the Detroit Red Wings gained a valuable point from the game, hitting 90, and securing them an eastern conference wildcard spot in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.  That makes this the 23rd consecutive year that the Red Wings have secured a playoff spot. This is currently the best active streak in the NHL with San...
Via Puckrant.com
6 days ago  |  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.
Via FOXSports.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The end of the road for the 13/14 Oilers

All that stands between the Edmonton Oilers and golf season is a Saturday night tilt against the equally hapless Vancouver Canucks. It's actually a good thing this season is coming to an end now, as the Oilers have been out of the playoff race for at least 50 games now. It's been hard on the fans, and even harder on the players. It was a terrible season to watch hockey...
Via Puckrant.com
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gazdic pointing toward brighter future with Oilers

With his surgically repaired right shoulder resting in a sling, Luke Gazdic had no choice but to look ahead to next season. The Edmonton Oilers rookie left the lineup after the March 30 contest against the New York Rangers to have a torn labrum remedied. Gazdic’s surgeon not only operated on Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ales Hemsky, he also fixed the rookie’s left shoulder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall on pace for 80 points

Not one Edmonton Oiler since Doug Weight has netted 80 points in a single season, and that was the 2000/2001 season a mere 13 years ago. Now, standing at 77 points in 73 games, with 2 games to go, point per game winger Taylor Hall just might hit 80 in this his 4th NHL season, with a bottom of the league team. Continue reading "Hall on pace for 80 points"
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (April 7, 2014) – Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov and Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 6. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall has goal, 2 assists in Oilers' win over Ducks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Sunday night.
Via FOXSports.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall having his best & worst season with the Edmonton Oilers

Having already reached career highs for assists, points and games played, and one away from tying his career high in goals, Taylor Hall is having the best year of his NHL career — right in the middle of the worst year of his NHL career. In an Edmonton Oilers season where any sort of individual success has to be diluted with equal parts disappointment and frustration, Hall has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall: Oilers have ‘let everyone, including ourselves, down’

On Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers lost in regulation for the 41st time this season– and their leading scorer expressed frustration over what’s been another miserable campaign. “We’re all struggling with the fact we’re 29th [place, in the NHL] and not in the spot we want to be. We just have to stay as positive as we can,” Taylor Hall said, per the Edmonton Journal. “I...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers probably haven’t hit rock bottom yet

It is eerie, perhaps maddening, how cool, calm and collected the Edmonton Oilers can be after a disgraceful performance such as the 8-1 pasting they absorbed Saturday night against the Calgary Flames. They certainly were like that after the loss to the Flames, reflective, apologetic, perplexed. But hardly enraged. To their credit, the players were all at their stalls when the media...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers fan tosses jersey on ice during 8-1 loss, Ben Scrivens throws it back into crowd (GIF)

As an Edmonton Oilers fan, last night's 8-1 debacle against rival Calgary Flames. was without question the low point of the season. There was a water bottle throwing incident in which Taylor Hall  threw a bottle so hard it splashed head coach Dallas Eakins "Hall had thrown a water bottle on the ground in frustration. However, water flew up at caught Eakins. He grabbed...
Via Hockey Fan Land
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall, Dallas Eakins try to defuse water-bottle throwing incident

Frustrations boiled over for the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Easy to see why, really. The Oilers fell by a final score of 8-1 to the Calgary Flames on home ice. And yes, for the second time this season, a disgusted fan threw an Oilers jersey on the ice sometime during the third period. However, another incident that garnered attention on such a night was a heated exchange at the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Night Of Edmonton Sweater Toss And Exploding Water Bottles

((HT: Hockey Night In Canada/CBC/NHL))There is no breaking news here...The Edmonton Oilers are a bad hockey club...And one of the ways the rabid, loyal fans have been protesting is this way...And it didn't get any better for the Oil as Curtis Glencross got a hat trick and Matt Stajan had a four-point night on his own (considering everything he and his family have gone through...
Via Online Sports Guys
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators fall to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers cruised past the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Tuesday night. Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, who have won two in a row and are 10-4-3 in their past 17 games. Gabriel Bourque scored the lone goal for the Predators, who have lost two in a row and are...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Neutral Zone Breakdown: Open Door Policy

Tracking zone entries has been all the rage in the hockey analytics community this year and the main thing we look at is how often a team/player carries the puck into the offensive zone as opposed to dumping it in. That is generally how we judge which players are "winning the battle" in the neutral zone and creating the most offense off of zone entries. As important as...
Via Shutdown Line
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall, Fancy Stat-ist

TSN’s Ryan Rishaug did an interview with Taylor Hall that TSN aired before the Oilers game in Minnesota. It was pretty interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it’s still kind of weird to see a hockey player dropping Corsi and Fenwick correctly in an interview. Hall made what I consider to be an entirely [...]
Via Mudcrutch79 Hockey
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall's shootout winner lifts Oilers past Wild, 4-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Hall beat Darcy Kuemper with a forehand after each team scored in the first two rounds of the shootout. Viktor Fasth stopped two straight shots before Hall slipped the game-winner between Kuemper's pads. Zach Parise,...
Via Fox Sports North
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers, Kings discussing Sam Gagner trade

The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings are working on making a deal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun report that the Oilers could send Sam Gagner to Los Angles for left winger Kyle Clifford. What’s notable in this potential deal is that neither player is a pending free agent. Gagner, 24, is in the first year of a three-year deal he signed last summer with an annual salary...
Via Sports-Glory
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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