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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
40 minutes 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...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers have 'keen interest' in Pittsburgh Penguins' RFA Brandon Sutter

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous...
Via Hockey Fan Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers have “keen interest” in Pittsburgh Penguins’ RFA Brandon Sutter

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Edmonton Oilers winger Teddy Purcell aims to shoot more often

Teddy Purcell has come full circle after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers, seven years after his first NHL game at Rexall Place. He was a deer in the headlights back then. “I got called up from (Los Angeles AHL farm team) Manchester, was in the airport all day, got delayed and didn’t get to Edmonton until about one o’clock the night before. I didn’t know if I’d even...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JF Houle Hired As Bakersfield Condors Head Coach

The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, have hired JF Houle as the sixth head coach in Condors history. Team President Matthew Riley talks about the new hire below. The post JF Houle Hired As Bakersfield Condors Head Coach appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Fayne looking forward to larger western opponents in move from Devils to Oilers

Mark Fayne has spent most of his life on the East Coast. But when an opportunity arose to go west, the Nashua, N.H., product jumped at it. Fayne, 27, will join the Edmonton Oilers blue-line this season, having signed as a free agent from the New Jersey Devils. On Tuesday, Fayne was touring his new city. "They (Devils) tried to keep me, but they also have a lot of guys in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Benoit Pouliot believes he will offer Edmonton Oilers consistent performance

Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him. He had a collection of suitors, though — one team offered a six-year deal, one more than the Oilers signed him for (five at $20 million). He’s back in the West after starting his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild.Pouliot played...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope For Edmonton

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey, Hope #2: That Mark Arcobello and Anton Lander pick up where they left off in the AHL. Both Arcobello and Lander are seasoned AHLers now, and both have aced almost every test that league has thrown at them. If this were Detroit, we might be going on about how sage management had wisely let them get over ripe on the farm (though that...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers news: Benoit Pouliot cashed in

The newest Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot explained why he took a 4 year, 20 million dollar contract (5 million per year) with the team.Dan4th Nicholas-Wikimedia CommonsPouliot recently said,  "I really enjoyed New York, but when it comes down to free-agency, some teams have money, some don’t.”Pouliot will be ready to start a new chapter in his career when training...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Benoit Pouliot believes he will offer Oilers consistent performance

Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him. He had a collection of suitors, though — one team offered a six-year deal, one more than the Oilers signed him for (five at $20 million). He’s back in the West after starting his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild.Pouliot played...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson of the Leafs is on the block. Should the Oilers be interested?

 Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with the 4th amount of even strength icetime for d-men on the Leafs, but he got the second most amount...
Via Hockey Fan Land
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson of the Toronto Maples Leafs is on the block. Should the Edmonton Oilers be interested?

My take Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with the 4th amount of even strength icetime for d-men on the Leafs, but he got the second most...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oiler’s Prospects Appear Promising

Fans of the Edmonton Oiler’s have had a rough past couple of years. Despite having the 1st overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft for three consecutive seasons, the team has failed to finish higher than fifth place for all but one of their last five seasons. It’s hard to say what isn’t clicking with the team, whether it is the management, the coaching, on-ice leadership, the...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This Edmonton Oilers Rebuild Did Not Go So Well

from Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal, It was a dark and ugly campaign for the Oilers. The 2009-10 NHL season saw the implosion of the retooling effort the team had carried out in the aftermath of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final run, and launched an official era of rebuilding in Edmonton. With the moves made this summer, every single player who took...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s classy workout gear

Edmonton’s Andrew Ference mocks your typical workout gear. Ference believes that you can still class things up even if you’re planning on getting sweaty. True love is sticking with a man who dresses like this for his work outs. #fannypack pic.twitter.com/kbq3PR3Od7 — Krista Ference (@krista_ference) July 16, 2014 (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s classy workout gear

Edmonton’s Andrew Ference mocks your typical workout gear. Ference believes that you can still class things up even if you’re planning on getting sweaty. True love is sticking with a man who dresses like this for his work outs. #fannypack pic.twitter.com/kbq3PR3Od7 — Krista Ference (@krista_ference) July 16, 2014 (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Re-Sign Andrew Miller to One-Year Contract

The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with centre Andrew Miller on a one-year contract. Miller, 25, recorded 34 points (8G, 26A) and 14 penalty minutes in 52 games last season with the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons. He ranked sixth on the Barons in both points and assists. The 5’10”, 180-pound centre also appeared in three games during...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jujhar Khaira scores amazing one hand flick shootout goal

At an Edmonton Oilers prospect camp earlier this week, 2012 63rd overall pick Jujhar Khaira scored an awesome goal. In a shootout, the forward flicked the puck up with one hand and past the goaltender. 
Via Talk Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson explains the ‘rebuild’ in San Jose

When hockey fans hear the word “rebuild,” they usually think of a team like the Edmonton Oilers. Haven’t made the playoffs since 2006. Three first overall picks in a row from 2010 to 2012. The plan in Edmonton was to be bad, and rebuild a winner through the draft. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, but that was the plan. That’s not the plan in San Jose, according to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Jeff Petry to one-year, $3.075-million contract

After pitching different options back and forth, the end result for Jeff Petry and the Edmonton Oilers was a one-year contract. Petry’s $3.075-million deal will set him up for unrestricted free agency after the 2014-15 season. “It was something that both sides had gone back and forth about, discussing all the options from terms to dollars,” the 26-year-old defenceman said...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign goalie Richard Bachman to a one-year contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a one-year contract. The 5’10”, 176 pound goalie played three games with the Oilers last season, registering a .916 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average. Bachman made an awesome 47 saves in his Oilers debut on October 27, 2013, in a tilt versus the Los Angeles Kings. The Oilers lost 2-1 in a shootout.
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- The Edmonton Oilers Call This Part Of Their Orientation Camp

I call it a vacation...  
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers extend Jeff Petry one year

RFA defenseman, Jeff Petry, was signed to an extended one year contract just now. Only one year, eh? I was hoping for at least two for him. He’s earned it.  With the rumours of trading him for a 2nd line centre swirled, this concerned me for several reasons: 1. Petry has barely played 230 NHL […]
Via The Hockey Report
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Petry Agrees To A One-Year Contract With The Edmonton Oliers

via a press release from the Edmonton Oilers... The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Jeff Petry on a one-year contract. Petry, 26, recorded 17 points (7G, 10A) and 42 penalty minutes in 80 games last season. He also led the Oilers in blocked shots (132) and hits (181), marking the third straight year he has ranked in the top two on the...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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