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The Oilers don’t have any prospects

The Edmonton Journal is going through their top 25 Edmonton prospects, and today, they made it to #9. If I didn’t know any better, I would guess that they don’t like him, and that he might not actually be any good. It starts with the headline. If slow and steady wins the race, Edmonton Oilers prospect David Musil has both bases covered WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN. What bases?...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Believe it or not, Connor McDavid is Under-hyped

There is little doubt that first overall NHL draft pick Connor McDavid is one of the most hyped prospects in recent years, both in hockey and the sports world at large. He is regularly compared to Sidney Crosby, and has even been thrown into the same conversation as Wayne Gretzky as the next "Great One" to lead the Edmonton Oilers to Stanley Cup glory. Hype itself is impossible...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov believes he’s too young to teach Connor McDavid

When Connor McDavid breaks into the NHL, which Edmonton Oilers skater is going to take him under their wing? Though McDavid will likely skate on the same line as Nail Yakupov, the 21-year-old Russian forward believes he’s too young to teach the prized top overall pick. Yakupov, who is preparing for his fourth year in the NHL, spoke on the topic with the Edmonton Journal: “I don’t...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov believes he’s too young to mentor Connor McDavid

When Connor McDavid breaks into the NHL, which Edmonton Oilers skater is going to take him under their wing? Though McDavid will likely skate on the same line as Nail Yakupov, the 21-year-old Russian forward believes he’s too young to teach the prized top overall pick. Yakupov, who is preparing for his fourth year in the NHL, spoke on the topic with the Edmonton Journal: ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall recognize each other's speed

Two Edmonton Oilers first-overall picks got a sneak peak of each other out on the ice, and both really, really liked what they saw. “It was cool, just to get a sense of how fast he is," Edmonton Oilers' forward Connor McDavid said of team mate Taylor Hall.  "You watch him on TV, but it’s a whole different story live.” And Hall had some equally nice things to say about McDavid...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

McDavid skates with Oilers teammate Taylor Hall for 1st time

TORONTO (AP) Connor McDavid has finally started playing with his Edmonton Oilers teammates - well, at least two of them. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft joined Oilers teammates Taylor Hall and Darnell Nurse on Monday at a practice for a preseason mini-tournament in midtown Toronto. It was the first time future linemates Hall and McDavid skated together, and the young center...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Wrote Letters To NHL GMs In 1997, Guaranteed He’d Be A Pro (Photo)

Andrew Ference has carved out a decent NHL career for himself — something that was never a guarantee according to people who scouted him. The Edmonton Oilers captain apparently always was sure of himself, as seen in the following letter he sent to Pittsburgh Penguins coach and GM Craig Patrick in 1997. Found some gold going through old stuff at the house. Faxed this to every GM...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Will the Oilers Be This Season?

View image | gettyimages.com Analysis This was a great offseason for the Oilers. They got uber prospect Connor McDavid, along with a stellar new coach in Todd McClellan. They even added Andrej Sekera to anchor their blue  line. Cam Talbot is also a good goalie who can help this team immediately. I was very tempted to pick this team to go to the playoffs. However, I think it...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Roy's agent 'can't believe' he's still unsigned

When Derek Roy came to the Edmonton Oilers, he lit a spark into Nail Yakupov's game.The two were paired up, and Yakupov seemed far more confident in his game, and his point production showed it.But now, Roy remains a free agent. And people close to him don't have any idea why no one has signed him yet."I can't believe nobody in the NHL will sign Derek," his agent, Rob Hooper, said...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t forget about Draisaitl, Reinhart

Chris LaFrance-USA TODAY SportsThe summer of 2015 belonged to two potentially generational talents and rightfully so. Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel were all anyone could talk about this summer, especially those who take up residency in Edmonton and Buffalo. After all, those two were the top two selections in the NHL Draft and could potentially change the fortunes of two downtrodden...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Edmonton Oilers

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who has seemed to make all the right moves this summer on what still may be a long road to returning to playoff contention. Who’s in: F – Lauri...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Talbot is thrilled to be apart of the Oilers' new 'upside'

Last season, goaltender Cam Talbot stepped in for an injured Henrik Lundqvist, one of the best goaltenders in the NHL over the last several seasons, and performed well for the New York Rangers. The Rangers won the Presidents trophy as the league's top team in the regular season with 113 points, and a key reason for that success was Talbot's stellar goaltending.But in the offseason...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Ryan Smyth come back to the Oilers?

He retired after the 2013-14 season, but after sitting out and taking it easy for an entire year, Ryan Smyth is itching to get back into the game.As some sort of executive or instructor....not as a player."I would like to sit down with (Oilers Entertainment Group chief executive officer) Bob Nicholson and see what they’re thinking,” Smyth said. I want to be involved in hockey...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sather to be honoured by the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have announced that they will raise a banner at Rexall Place to honour current Rangers President and now former Rangers general manager Glen Sather. Sather was, of course, the architect behind the Oilers dynasty in the 80’s. The ceremony will take place on Dec. 11 before the game the same night against […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sather to be honored by Oilers with banner

The Edmonton Oilers will honor former coach Glen Sather by raising a banner to the rafters at Rexall Place prior to the team's game against the New York Rangers on Dec. 11. Sather, who currently serves as the Rangers' president, won four Stanley Cup titles as coach of the Oilers from 1984-88 before claiming a fifth championship while residing as the team's president and general manager...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers to honor former coach Glen Sather with banner

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers will raise a banner at Rexall Place to honor former coach, general manager and executive Glen Sather. The ceremony will take place Dec. 11 before a game against the New York Rangers. Sather, who coached the Oilers to four Stanley Cup championships, is currently Rangers president. Sather will become the ninth Oiler to be honored with a banner...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks go big with Kesler extension; Oilers do the right thing with Schultz

The Anaheim Ducks have locked up forward Ryan Kesler to a huge six-year $41.25 million deal. The agreement, which will begin starting 2016-17, will prevent the Michigan native from hitting the free agent market as he was scheduled to do after next season. The move is a lot of money ($6.875 million until 2021-22) for a player coming off of a 20-goal season and is already 30 years...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Schultz, Oilers agree to $3.9 million, 1-year deal

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers avoided a salary arbitration hearing, agreeing to $3.9 million, one-year contract Wednesday. The 25-year-old defenseman made $3.675 million last season. He had six goals and 25 assists in 81 games last season and has 66 goals and 91 assists in 203 NHL games, all with the Oilers.
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Canucks prospects play blindfolded dodgeball

A lot of fun activities have popped up in team development camps over the last couple weeks. The Edmonton Oilers had a cooking competition, a couple Capitals goalies played tag and now the Canucks had their prospects play some blindfolded dodgeball. There are a lot of communication and bonding exercises out there, but blindfolded dodgeball is a pretty creative and fun way to teach...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Canucks prospects play blindfolded dodgeball

A lot of fun activities have popped up in team development camps over the last couple weeks. The Edmonton Oilers had a cooking competition, a couple Capitals goalies played tag and now the Canucks had their prospects play some blindfolded dodgeball. There are a lot of communication and bonding exercises out there, but blindfolded dodgeball is a pretty creative and fun way to teach...
Via Bloguin Best
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot’s new Oilers mask

Here’s the first look of Cam Talbot’s new mask which he’ll wear with the Edmonton Oilers. It appears Talbot opted for a mostly traditional look with his new team, but it’ll still be strange to see him sporting orange and blue. .@ctalbot33's new mask! #MadeOfHockey pic.twitter.com/OGlJVmADqs — CCM Goalie (@CCMGoalie) July 14, 2015 The post Cam Talbot’s new Oilers mask...
Via Bloguin Best
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot’s new Oilers mask

Here’s the first look of Cam Talbot’s new mask which he’ll wear with the Edmonton Oilers. It appears Talbot opted for a mostly traditional look with his new team, but it’ll still be strange to see him sporting orange and blue. .@ctalbot33's new mask! #MadeOfHockey pic.twitter.com/OGlJVmADqs — CCM Goalie (@CCMGoalie) July 14, 2015 The post Cam Talbot’s new Oilers mask...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Viktor Fasth signs with CSKA Moscow of the KHL

The Viktor Fasth era in the NHL likely just ended. The goaltender has signed a contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL. #CSKA of the #KHL agreed to terms with Viktor Fasth #Oilers #NHL — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) July 9, 2015 Fasth, an unrestricted free agent, most recently skated with the Edmonton Oilers and was a huge disappointment. The Oilers went on to bring in Cam Talbot...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Viktor Fasth signs with CSKA Moscow of the KHL

The Viktor Fasth era in the NHL likely just ended. The goaltender has signed a contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL. #CSKA of the #KHL agreed to terms with Viktor Fasth #Oilers #NHL — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) July 9, 2015 Fasth, an unrestricted free agent, most recently skated with the Edmonton Oilers and was a huge disappointment. The Oilers went on to bring in Cam Talbot...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tavares on McDavid: 'He's going to do some special things'

One of the lasting images of Connor McDavid from the NHL Draft was of him nervously fidgeting in his seat before the Edmonton Oilers officially made him the first overall pick of the draft. But McDavid did not look nervous when he took the ice at the Oilers' prospect development camp this week and scored five goals in a single scrimmage. Former No. 1 pick John Tavares of the New...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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