EDMONTON OILERS NEWS

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
2 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eichel and McDavid to square off in March on NBCSN

On March 1, two NHL generational talents will face off against one another on national television for the first time ever. Connor McDavid's Edmonton Oilers are set to play Jack Eichel's Buffalo Sabres on March 1 on NBCSN. The matchup marks the first time the two will play one another on U.S. soil. The Sabres visit the Oilers in Edmonton at an earlier date on Dec. 6, however, that...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Darnell Nurse realistically make the Oilers this season?

Every single Edmonton Oilers fan is understandably ranting and raving about their generational-talented draft pick Connor McDavid. But there is one other first round draft pick in their possession they should be awfully excited for in defenseman Darnell Nurse.Nurse, drafted 7th overall in the 2013 draft, has all of the tools to be a standout NHL defenseman. He's got tremendous size...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid Wowing Fans At Oilers Development Camp (Video)

Connor McDavid already is drawing rave reviews from Edmonton Oilers fans and he hasn’t yet played in an official game for the team. Oilers development camp is underway and McDavid, as expected, is putting on a show. In addition to showing off his smooth hands, excellent playmaking skill and incredible offensive awareness, he scored five goals in a recent scrimmage. Even though...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Connor McDavid turns heads in Oilers scrimmage

Connor McDavid tantalized Oilers fans with a scented whiff of what’s to come in October as he scored five of eight goals in an 8-6 victory for the White team over the Blue team. Sure, it was a scrimmage that featured 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 competition, but if this is what we can expect going forward, it’s going to be a lot of fun in Edmonton this season. The fans are already buying...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers get G Anders Nilsson in trade with Blackhawks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 25-year-old Nilsson has a 9-9 record and a 3.05 goals-against average in 23 career NHL games with the New York Islanders. He played in the Kontinental Hockey League last season. Nilsson was traded from New York to Chicago last October in the deal that sent...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Acquire Liam Coughlin

Blackhawks announced today they acquired forward Liam Coughlin from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Anders Nilsson. Coughlin, 20, was a fifth round pick (#130 overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Oilers. Listed at 6-3 and 200 pounds, Coughlin posted 60 points (20 goals, 40 assists) in 54 games for the Vernon […] The post Blackhawks Acquire Liam Coughlin appeared...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Edmonton Oilers

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a brand new series that will breakdown every NHL team this off season. You can expect to see a new post everyday until the end of July, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the off season, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will...
Via The Fantasy Fix
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Oilers’ prospects compete in a cooking competition

Adjusting to life as a professional hockey player can be challenging, so the Edmonton Oilers devised a prospect camp which not only covers on-ice topics but also teaches young prospects about nutrition and a proper diet. The prospects were split into teams and were challenged to go shopping, stay within their budget and create a couple dishes while demonstrating their culinary...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign No. 1 overall pick McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and finally South Florida for the NHL draft. This week, the No. 1 pick is back in Edmonton...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Connor McDavid to 3-year, entry-level contract

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with center Connor McDavid on a three-year, entry-level contract. The 18-year-old star spent the last three seasons with the OHL's Erie Otters. He was selected by the Oilers with the first overall pick in the NHL draft last month. McDavid, from Newmarket, Ontario, had 120 points (44 goals, 76 assists) in 47 games with...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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