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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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers plan 30-year reunion of their first Stanley Cup championship team

To Wayne Gretzky, the first of his four Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers will always be special. So on the 30th anniversary of the Oilers’ 1984 Cup title, the Great One wanted to do something special. Gretzky spearheaded the idea of a 30-year reunion, which will take place on Oct. 10 at Rexall Place, the night after the Oilers season opener. Every member of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours 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
1 day 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...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers to host celebration for 1984 Stanley Cup team

Wayne Gretzky is getting the Boys on the Bus back together again. The Edmonton Oilers will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup with an event bringing together the members of the 1984 team and staff for a reunion at Rexall Place on Oct. 10. The reunion will coincide with the Oilers' 2014-15 season opener against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 9. "One...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers Will Celebrate Their 1984 Stanley Cup Championship

(Edmonton, AB) August 19, 2014 - The stars have aligned to reunite the entire roster of the 1984 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, one of the greatest teams in the history of the game, on October 10 in Edmonton. During a live video conference today, Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky joined Oilers Entertainment Group Vice-Chairman Kevin Lowe to announce that the team will host a special...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: Coaching consistency, the new normal

Dallas Eakins ain't going nowheres.#185646421 / gettyimages.comFor the first time since Tom Renney was manning the helm behind the bench from 2010-'12, Dallas Eakins will still be the Head Coach for the Edmonton Oilers for the second consecutie sesaon."More than anything this year, it's going to be nice to have some familiarity with the head coach," Jordan Eberle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers hiring move deepens league’s interest in analytics

It could well be the most controversial personnel move made by an NHL team this off-season. And what’s remarkable is that it wasn’t the addition of a new coach, general manager or even a player. Instead, it was the Edmonton Oilers reaching into their own fan base last week and hiring Tyler Dellow, a Toronto-based lawyer turned amateur statistician who had become the organization’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

‘I’ve never felt better’ — Jordan Eberle

There is still a month left in another long off-season, which is far too long as far as Jordan Eberle is concerned. One of the longest-serving players on the Edmonton Oilers’ roster, Eberle said on Tuesday that he is increasingly anxious to get back at it. He is leaner, quicker and fitter than he has been since he played his first full NHL season in 2010-11. “I’ve never...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Leon Draisaitl to 3 year entry contract

No surprise there.  As you recall, previous number one picks Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011), and Nail Yakupov (2012) all made the team and given top minutes right away.  What happened?  Injuries.  Some major.  With all the player personnel shifting from OKC, the number of games AHL-level players were given were quite a lot […]
Via The Hockey Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign No. 3-overall pick Leon Draisaitl to 3-year deal

  The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound center from Cologne...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers sign centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract

The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl, who was selected 3rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, played in 64 games last season for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders, collecting 105 points and setting career highs in both goals (38 ) and assists (67), as well as recording 24 penalty...
Via Hockey Fan Land
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign No. 3 pick Leon Draisaitl

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 209...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Draisaitl

From TSN: The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games. The six-foot-one, 209...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Draisaitl

The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl, who was selected 3rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, played in 64 games last season for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders, collecting 105 points and setting career highs in both goals (38) and assists (67), as well as recording 24 penalty...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge To The Next Level

Challenge Accepted From Rich Pevs, #StrikeOutALS @PeteFrates3. @strombo @rancid @Nov_Project @ArgoBatts @BMandaric https://t.co/8uLTuEt3kq — Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) August 8, 2014 Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference was nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge to draw awareness to ALS and he took it to the next level. The ALS Association sums up the Ice Bucket Challenge...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s Ice Bucket Challenge Is Next Level

Andrew Ference went next level with his Ice Bucket Challenge, implementing a Zamboni and a whole mess of snow.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference uses a Zamboni for the Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve seen numerous NHL players participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge which is designed to raise awareness for ALS. Most of the videos are about what you’d expect – a guy dumping ice water on himself – but a few players raised the bar. Andrew Ference offered his own take and it involves a Zamboni. Click the link in his Tweet below to view the video. Challenge Accepted From...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference uses a Zamboni for the Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve seen numerous NHL players participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge which is designed to raise awareness for ALS. Most of the videos are about what you’d expect – a guy dumping ice water on himself – but a few players raised the bar. Andrew Ference offered his own take and it involves a Zamboni. Click the link in his Tweet below to view the video. Challenge Accepted From...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s Extreme Ice Bucket Challenge Involves Snow, Zamboni (Video)

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference just upped the ante on the ice bucket challenge. After the Boston Bruins, among a host of other Boston athletes, jumped at the chance to dump a bucket of icy water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a couple of former Beantown favorites got in on the act. Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley took the chilly plunge from his former...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network Remembers The Gretzky Trade

This upcoming Saturday marks the 26th anniversary of the day NHL legend Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. NHL Network will dedicate the entire day commemorating the trade that changed the landscape of the sport and put hockey on the map in Southern California. Here is what NHL Network has in store for its viewers Saturday: 6 a.m. – Vintage...
Via Geeks and Cleats
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boyd Gordon’s Zone Starts

A few days ago I posted the top 20 players by excess defensive zone starts in 2013/14.  Leading the league was Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers who had 487 excess defensive zone starts (defensive zone - offensive zone).  This gives him a well over 100 zone start lead over anyone else in the league.  Boyd Gordon played the most defensive role in the NHL (at least by zone starts...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Justin Schultz (RFA) still not signed

What’s with promising offensive-defensemen this summer? P.K. Subban and the Habs are now going to arbitration because P.K. thinks he’s worth more.  But is he?  Yeah, he can score, but how’s his actual defense compared to others?  He’s one of very few top 20 defensemen with a minus rating likely because he takes an enormous […]
Via The Hockey Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oiler Nail Yakupov gets number 10 on his jersey

Nail Yakupov will have a new look this fall, forcing some Edmonton Oilers fans to make jersey adjustments. The Oilers winger decided to go back to a familiar number, ditching the 64 he broke into the league with in favour of the more familiar 10. Yakupov grew up wearing 10, but it was not available in his first season with the Oilers, taken by then captain Shawn Horcoff. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov Knows This Season Is “Huge” For Him

from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com, After spending the majority of the offseason in Russia, the Edmonton Oilers' right wing has returned to prepare for the upcoming NHL season, having put a disappointing second season behind him. "It might be a huge year for me and that's why I'm here, to work on some things and to be here and train," Yakupov said Tuesday...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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