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The Oilers' Cap Management Problems

Entering the 2013 off-season, things were starting to ever-so-slightly look up for the Oilers franchise. The team had just taken their first meaningful step forward in the standings (up to 23rd) after three consecutive #1 overall draft picks, Sam Gagner had put produced points at the highest rate of his career during the shortened lockout season, and best of all, the franchise had...
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Oilers' Nail Yakupov generating interest on trade market

After enduring one of the worst starts in franchise history, the Edmonton Oilers could be looking to make a change. There are certainly enough people on the outside suggesting they do so anyway. The question is who is available, if anyone? According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, there seems to be some buzz surrounding winger Nail Yakupov, Edmonton's first overall pick in 2012...
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Taylor Hall has 2 points in Oilers' first win

Taylor Hall scored on a penalty shot, added an assist and recorded a plus-two rating in helping the Edmonton Oilers edge the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Monday night.It was the Oilers' first victory of the season after the worst start in franchise history at 0-4-1. Hall's goal was his fourth of the season. The left winger was awarded his penalty shot at 14:57 of the...
Via Hockey Fan Land
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Bruins going after Jordan Eberle?

Jordan Eberle could be the solution to the Bruins' problems on offense. Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Per a report from csnne.com's Bruins insider Joe Haggerty, the Boston Bruins are interested in trading for Jordan Eberle. Eberle has played his entire NHL career in Edmonton and while there is a lot of young talent on the Oilers, the results have been very poor. Edmonton...
Via BruinsLife
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Oilers Preview

There's a good chance Alex Ovechkin will become the Washington Capitals' all-time points leader on this road trip. Taylor Hall has a long way to go to add his name to the upper part of that list for the Edmonton Oilers, though it's not too hard to foresee that possibility. These players were top overall picks six years apart and will be the marquee attractions in Wednesday...
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Taylor Hall Nets Backhand Penalty Shot On Ben Bishop (Video)

Edmonton Oilers forward Tayl0r Hall knows how to get a crowd fired up. With the game tied at one apiece, Hall was taken out by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle while driving toward the net on a breakaway, drawing a penalty shot. With 16,839 fans at Rexall Place on their feet, Hall capitalized on the opportunity and beat goaltender Ben Bishop on a swift backhand that slid...
Via NESN.com
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Puck Dumps 10/21/14

  What everyone is talking about There was only one game last night: Edmonton gained their first win of the season with a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. While it is newsworthy that Edmonton actually won, this is probably the only time they will occupy this spot unless Craig MacTavish gets canned. Anyways, here are some of the outlets who were too squicked out to feature...
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Ryan Callahan’s Massive Hit On Taylor Hall Breaks Camera On Glass (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan doesn’t know his own strength. Early in the first period of Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place, Callahan threw a huge hit on forward Taylor Hall in the Lightning’s defensive zone. The impact of the crushing hit created so much force that the camera behind the goal cut out. Aside from the camera, no...
Via NESN.com
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Nugent-Hopkins’ late goal lifts Oilers to first win of season

No more sighs of defeat. No more dead silence in the dressing room. There was finally some loud music in the Edmonton Oilers’ quarters after a game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was more noticeable on Monday than opposing centre Steven Stamkos, beat Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop for his first goal with 3-1/2 minutes left to give the Oilers their first win of the season 3-2 over the...
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Draisaitl’s development likely better in junior

The Edmonton Oilers season isn’t over, despite a bad 0-4-1 start, but if they want to improve, they will need to make some difficult decisions. The Oilers wisely returned defenceman Darnell Nurse to junior on Friday. Nurse will eventually be a very good NHL player, but Martin Marincin and Oscar Klefbom are more NHL-ready today. There was no reason to rush him. He can develop...
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Don Cherry on the Oilers

On Monday, Don Cherry was with Sportsnet 590 The Fan and naturally had a thing or two to say about the Edmonton Oilers. Here’s a rough transcript: “Ya know, I’ve been tellin’ all-a you this whole time that the way to win championships starts with Canadians. Look at the Los Angeles Kings. 47 CANADIANS! Their […] The post Don Cherry on the Oilers appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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Oilers win! Oilers Win!

Rejoice! Rejoice! The Edmonton Oilers have won a game and are now no longer the worst team in the NHL (technically speaking)! It shouldn’t be a surprise that Taylor Hall was a catalyst in the win; he’s normally very good (contributing a goal on a nifty backhander via penalty shot and an assist) when he’s […] The post Oilers win! Oilers Win! appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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Ryan Callahan's hit on Taylor Hall knocks camera off glass (Video / GIF)

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan delivered a monster hit on Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall which was so powerful that it knocked a camera off the glass behind the Lightning net during the first period of Monday night's game at Rexall Place.Video via NHL. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Good luck charm? Scrivens dons mask for charity, gets Oilers' first W

The art of goalie-mask design has become increasingly that in recent years — art. But art, as they say, is subjective. And like in other forms, goalie-mask art can also carry a purpose. Just ask Ben Scrivens. The Edmonton Oilers goalie on Monday announced he would lend his support to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta with a new program he calls "Ben's Netminders"...
Via Fox Sports
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Finally! Oilers get first win of season thanks to penalty shot, late winner

  Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team's worst start. Edmonton was the final team in the...
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Late miscue leaves Lightning with loss to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. NHL Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team's worst start. Edmonton...
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Late miscue leaves Lightning with loss to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team's worst start. Edmonton...
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Nugent-Hopkins' goal gives Oilers 1st win

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team's worst start. Edmonton was...
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Oilers Fan Gives Lightning F Brett Connolly The Double-Bird After Goal

Looks like this Edmonton Oilers fan was not pleased with Brett Connolly’s goal. [@myregularface] The post Oilers Fan Gives Lightning F Brett Connolly The Double-Bird After Goal appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Ryan Callahan Hit Taylor Hall So Hard It Broke A Camera On The Glass

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan hit Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall so hard going into the end boards that it actually broke the camera on the top of the glass. [@myregularface] The post Ryan Callahan Hit Taylor Hall So Hard It Broke A Camera On The Glass appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Oilers’ Ben Scrivens Raises Awareness For Mental Health With New Mask (Video)

If only more professional athletes were like Ben Scrivens. The Edmonton Oilers goaltender, a Cornell graduate who recently adopted a dog from the Edmonton Humane Society, has always tried to exemplify intelligence and goodwill. Now, he has joined a year-long campaign to raise awareness for mental health. The goalie had the words “Empathy” and “Hope” painted on the back...
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Kudos to Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens for advocating for the mentally ill

This has absolutely nothing to do with the Red Wings, but it has everything to do with the human being I am and the cause I advocate for that hits closest to home. Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens is parterning with several Canadian mental health organizations in order to raise awareness of and funds for--as Scrivens says in the attached video--the 1 in 5 Canadians who are...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers' Ben Scrivens to wear special masks supporting mental health

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens will be wearing some special masks this season to help raise awareness for mental health. Each mask will be designed by people living with schizophrenia. Scrivens will debut his first mask Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was designed by Richard Boulet, an artist who lives with schizophrenia and works with the Schizophrenia...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Oilers’ Purcell as good off the ice as he is on it

Steven Stamkos, who possesses all of the elements required to dazzle a crowd, wasn’t going to pull out his wallet to pay for dinner. That was a task he left to Teddy Purcell, who will play his first game against his old teammates on Monday, when the Edmonton Oilers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. Rexall Place But, without any hesitation, Stamkos paid Purcell a mighty...
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TSN’s Dave Hodge blasts Nail Yakupov pick

This in from TSN’s Dave Hodge, his blast at the Oilers for drafting Nail Yakupov. “My thumb is down to the Edmonton Oilers’ decision to select Nail Yakupov with the first pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. I know you’ve heard that before, the Oilers are sick of hearing it and Yakupov is burdened by it. Unfortunately for Yakupov, the criticism will continue until he gets a fresh...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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