Oilers need fast start, strong second-line center

The Edmonton Oilers have not been to the Stanley Cup Playoffs since losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final. The organization bottomed out in 2010 as the Oilers finished 30th in the League standings for the first time in franchise history. Rebuilding began with the selection of Taylor Hall with the first pick of the 2010 NHL Draft. Despite having...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evening Line - Taylor Hall

“It’s gotten to the point now, not just for myself but for every player on our team, if we’re going to get the recognition … our team has to be a better team than it’s been in the pas. When we see players vault to levels that they weren’t at before, it’s usually because of their playoff performance. Or the way they were able to get their team into the playoffs. ...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Edmonton Oilers Preview: Time For Young Forwards To Take Next Step

The Edmonton Oilers finished with the worst record in the Western Conference last season despite having an abundance of elite offensive talent in their top-six forward group and four top-three first-round picks in the last five drafts. Edmonton ranked 25th in goals scored, 30th in goals against, 21st in faceoff percentage and gave up the fifth-most shots per game. Dallas Eakins is...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Criticized For Size And Age

Criticized for their size and for playing like a junior team, the Edmonton Oilers are no strangers to the pressure of having to prove themselves within the league. Taylor Hall of the Oilers spoke out against the criticism to the Edmonton Journal last week. “We’re not going to bully teams out of their arena, but what we can do and what we can grow into is a possession team. A...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Belanger On The Edmonton Oilers

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Toiling at the bottom of the league standings for years, the Edmonton Oilers have stockpiled through the draft what is considered a loaded pool of prospects. The Oilers boast a roster with a promising crop of talented young players, including Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. But despite that bevy of potential, the club still hasn...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall says Oilers should emulate Habs, Rangers

It’s easy for a team outside of the playoff race to say “We want to be like the Los Angeles Kings,” but the problem is usually obvious enough: they don’t have what it takes to be like said defending Stanley Cup champions. Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall seems aware that such an idea is easier said than done, so instead, he told the Edmonton Journal that he believes his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Edmonton Oilers C 1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  2. Mark Arcobello  3. Leon Draisaitl  4. Boyd Gordon  5. Anton Lander  6. Matt Hendricks  L 1. Taylor Hall  2. David Perron  3. Benoit Pouliot  4. Luke Gazdic  R 1. Jordan Eberle  ...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers re-sign Justin Schultz

The struggle is finally over. Today, Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers ended their stalemate, coming to terms on a one-year contract. No terms have been officially reported as of yet, but Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that the value is $3.675 million. Schultz, considered one of the top defensemen on the defensively-challenged Oilers, is coming off a season that saw him score 11...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Hall sounds upbeat thanks to health, familiarity

Offseasons have been difficult for Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall beyond the disappointment of badly missing the playoffs. It seems like he’s had to deal with coaching change and/or rehab from a season-ending injury just about every time it gets hot outside. That’s different this time around, and while some of the quotes provided to the Edmonton Sun seem like familiar refrains...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall Healthy And Ready To Go

from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun, By skipping out on the World Championship, Hall was able to add a month to his workout regimen this off-season. “That was probably the main reason why I didn’t go to Worlds, I wanted to give myself a really good summer to train,” Hall said. “It seemed like every summer I either had surgery or World Championships or an ankle...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall And Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Puck Possession

The Edmonton Oilers were not a good team in 2013/14.  They had more excess defensive zone starts than any other team in the NHL.  As a result it is expected that many of their top players would not have good puck possession numbers.  When I ranked the worst 20 players by Corsi rating adjusted for team and zone starts, Edmonton did quite poorly.  Justin Schultz and Andrew Ference...
Via Kukla's Korner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall Or Tyler Seguin?

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, The Taylor versus Tyler drama at the 2010 draft was, really, driven more by alliteration than uncertainty. Taylor Hall may not have been a slam-dunk first-overall pick ahead of fast-rising Tyler Seguin, but by the time the Edmonton Oilers brass walked to the stage in Los Angeles, it would’ve been genuinely surprising to hear them call a name other...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall As A Left Wing All Star

The top scoring left winger in the 2013/14 NHL season did not get a single first place vote for the post season All Star Team.  Taylor Hall led all the left wingers in the league with 80 points.  Granted it was a close race.  Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski had 79 points each and Patrick Sharp had 78.  Nevertheless, Hall was a distant fourth in the all star voting.  I argue that...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton’s Youth Will Dictate The Future

#483158943 / gettyimages.com The Edmonton Oilers have an ongoing streak that no other NHL team can claim ownership to. The Oilers have the longest active playoff drought in the NHL. Eight seasons have passed since the Oilers last playoff appearance, with their last appearance coming during the 2005-2006 season when they reached the Stanley Cup Final. After taking a major step back...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shakeup Coming in "Oil Country?"

To see the Edmonton Oilers once again electing in the Top 10 of this year's 2014 NHL Entry Draft is nothing new. For Oiler fans, this has become a 'rite of passage' every June. It is not one that Oiler fans are happy with or will they be content for much longer. Heck, even other team's fans are sick of the Oilers taking all the high draft picks. That is what makes...
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May 10, 2014  |  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...
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April 21, 2014  |  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...
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April 18, 2014  |  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...
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April 17, 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

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
April 11, 2014  |  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
April 09, 2014  |  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
April 06, 2014  |  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
April 06, 2014  |  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
April 02, 2014  |  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
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