EDMONTON OILERS NEWS

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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oilers trade the pick?

A couple of things you might have noticed during the Oilers 2013/2014 regular season: 1. The fans are sick of this team losing. 2. The fans are sick of draft picks and would rather management find ways to bring in immediate help. 3. Fans are sick of all the lame excuses the come from ownership, management and coaches. If someone else connected to the Oilers tells them to just...
Via Puckrant.com
20 hours 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Summer Sweeps: The Edmonton Oilers

After nearly seven months of misery and heartache fans of the Edmonton Oilers have experienced an entire cavalcade of emotions, ranging from bitter resentment all the way down to sheer bliss.  On one end of the spectrum Oiler fans said goodbye to one of the best friends the team and the city have ever had in Ryan Smyth.  They also experienced the blessedness of handing the Vancouver...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

An open letter to some angry Oilers fans

Dear loyal fans of the Edmonton Oilers, The last time we had a little discussion like this, it was truly refreshing. I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on a number of things - jersey tossing, the Lowe Must Go debacle, Craig MacTavish, and more. I've got another bone to pick with a few of you.  Not all of you...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers to draft No. 3 as MacTavish says he's committed to talented young core

Winning their last game for Ryan Smyth may have provided the feel-good story of the year for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans. But it doesn’t feel so good today. The win moved the Oilers from 29th to 28th. And at the NHL draft lottery Tuesday it cost Edmonton what could have been its fourth No. 1 overall selection in the last five years. The No. 1 pick went to 29th-place Florida...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Just another day in Oilers paradise

Tuesday started hilariously enough. After the Oilers went from a season where they had 45pts in 48 games in 2012/2013, they went to 67pts in 82 games in 2013/2014. Yet according to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish, the coaching is better, the team is in the right spot, that no major roster shake-ups are needed this summer. Is there two different Oilers teams and I just keep happening...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

An (un)Emotional Farewell to Ryan Smyth

For me, February 27th, 2007 carried substantially more weight. As a teenager, I remember leaving the house in a huff, forever frustrated by the powers that be who showed complete disinterest in improving the Edmonton Oilers on trade deadline day. So, instead of sulking for another couple of hours, I went out looking for something to do. I got into the car and the news hit me nearly...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Translating MacT's end of season news conference

The good people of Puckrant.com were there to listen to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish's year-end news conference. To make life easier on all of you, the reader, I've taken time to translate what MacT said. MacT: "Dallas Eakins is everything and more I wanted as a head coach" Translation: "Former Oilers players don't admit mistakes because it's a sign...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers fan takes out playoff frustration on bank sign (VIDEO)

It seems like the Edmonton Oilers haven't made the playoffs since The Great One ditched town (eight years actually) and that frustration came to a head for at least one angry Canuck who misses hockey lasting into June.This bonehead ended up throwing his his backpack at a promotional Oilers sign inside a bank and, according to whiskeylullabyy, he managed to break the window outside...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Smyth isn't the only Ryan not returning

A certain fellow named Ryan may have played his last game as an Oiler on Saturday, April 12, but he wasn't the only Ryan that won't be back come fall. In an article by The Edmonton Journal's Joanne Ireland, Ryan Jones indicated that on no uncertain terms, his tenure with the Oilers was over. Jones has been a member of the Oilers club since the 2009-10 season. He was...
Via Puckrant.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

29 Players who could be on the Oilers radar

It's still a few days until the playoffs start, so I thought I'd have some fun and provide a list of 29 players who could be on the Oilers radar this summer. Obviously they won't trade for hardly any, if any at all, of these. And to keep things interesting, I am choosing one player from each of the other 29 NHL teams. Are we ready then? 1. Anaheim Ducks - Big forward...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheson handicaps awards races, says Oilers should retire #94, Jets should trade Kane

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson kicked off his last regular-season slate of Hockey World columns with individual awards picks, and his pick for the Vezina Trophy is a surprising one: Vezina Trophy (top goalie) 1. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado. 2. Tuukka Rask, Boston 3. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Had off-ice issues this year which weighed on him but very consistent...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Smytty Night in Canada

  With another disappointing season coming to a close for the Oilers, there wasn't a whole lot to cheer about in Edmonton on Saturday. A meaningless game against the Vancouver Canucks, a team that also failed to make the postseason this year. But that was before Ryan Smyth announced Friday afternoon that Saturday would be his final game in the NHL. Suddenly, a game that...
Via Puckrant.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth’s emotional and final NHL game

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks last night by a score of 5-2. It had little bearing on the NHL season; it was the season finale for both squads, each of whom had long since been eliminated from playoff contention. However, there was one player for whom this night was ever so meaningful. Oilers forward Ryan Smyth, who had played 19 NHL seasons, 15 with Edmonton...
Via Around The Rink
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth retires after 18 seasons

Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers announced on April 11 that he will be retiring from the NHL after his club’s final regular-season game this season. This means the 38-year-old native of Banff, Alberta laced up his skates for the very last time in the NHL in a 5-2 home win over the Vancouver Canucks on April 12. The player, whose nickname is Captain Canada, was chosen by the Oilers...
Via Talk Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth: A Classy Ending

((HT: NHL.com))Let's face it...The Edmonton Oilers had a bad year on the ice...But one of the guys on the roster has always been a good one. When Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said that there wouldn't be a contract offer for Smyth after this season was over, he did the only thing he thought was right...Call it quits as an Oiler...Remember, Smyth cried at his press conference...
Via Online Sports Guys
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Ryan Smyth Leaves The Ice In Edmonton

Ryan Smyth's final game ended with an Edmonton 5-2 win over Vancouver.  
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers defeat Vancouver Canucks in the final game of Ryan Smyth's career

It’s all over but the crying. Actually, the crying is over, too, after Ryan Smyth skated off Rexall Place in an Oilers uniform for the very last time. One of the most beloved figures in team history had a warm and weepy sendoff Saturday night, capping his brilliant 1,270th game career with one final victory - an emotional 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. “I’ve thoroughly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: After 19 seasons Ryan Smyth calls it a career

Prior to the Edmonton Oilers final game of the season against the Vancouver Canucks long time Oiler Ryan Smyth announced that it would be his final game in the National Hockey League ending a 19 year career.Smyth is best known as an Oiler playing 15 of his 19 seasons with the Alberta based club. Of the 1270 games that Smyth played in the NHL 971 of those were wearing the jersey of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth retires after 18 seasons

   Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers announced on April 11 that he will be retiring from the NHL after his club’s final regular-season game this season. This means the 38-year-old native of Banff, Alberta laced up his skates for the very last time in the NHL in a 5-2 home win over the Vancouver Canucks on April 12. The player, whose nickname is Captain Canada, was chosen by the...
Via Hockey Fan Land
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tear Jerker

The Oilers had a disastrous season and fans have been unbelievably upset and disgusted with the organization for months. However, those feelings melted away in Game 82 of the season, when Ryan Smyth played his final game in the NHL. For Oilers fans, it was a three-hour long crying session. It wasn't tears of sadness. They were tears of appreciation. Smyth's appeal isn...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Roadie in Oil Country; Canucks/Oilers; R. Smyth

Who would have thought it?  The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers are in the same boat now - both are playing for pride, and there will be no postseason action for either club.  Western Canada is the embarrassment of the NHL Western Conference.  Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver are in the last three positions in the West, believe it or not. Vancouver heads to Edmonton for...
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9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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