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Oilers expect Draisaitl to make ‘strong case’ for roster spot

The Edmonton Oilers have high hopes for their 2014 first-round pick Leon Draisaitl. Earlier this month, the Oilers rewarded Draisaitl with a three-year $10.2 million entry-level contract. On Friday, general manager Craig MacTavish said he believes the 18-year-old will contend for a roster spot with the big club when camp opens next month. “I’d be shocked if he doesn’t make...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign D-Man Justin Schultz To One-Year Contract

Justin Schultz has re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers on a one-year contract worth $3.675 million, the team announced Friday. The 24-year-old defenseman has played two NHL seasons, both with Edmonton, and he’s tallied 60 points in 122 games. From an offensive standpoint, he’s been impressive, but the former University of Wisconsin star still has major strides to make defensively...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: Justin Schultz gets a new one-year deal

The Edmonton Oilers have come to terms with Justin Schultz on a shiney new one-year deal.#482370525 / gettyimages.comComing off his two-year rookie contract that paid and dinged the cap at $925K per, Schultz was in line for a raise. Chris Johnston of SportsNet has the new contract details,The one-year deal at $3.675M for Justin Schultz makes him the #oilers second-highest paid defenceman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Watch Oilers Presser Announcing Justin Schultz Signing

Click here to watch GM Craig MacTavish announce the Edmonton Oilers signing of Justin Schultz.Chris Johnston of SportsNet has details on the signing,The one-year deal at $3.675M for Justin Schultz makes him the #oilers second-highest paid defenceman behind Nikita Nikitin ($4.5M).— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 29, 2014Chirp with me! @MattRiegler Like what you're reading...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers re-sign Justin Schultz

The struggle is finally over. Today, Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers ended their stalemate, coming to terms on a one-year contract. No terms have been officially reported as of yet, but Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that the value is $3.675 million. Schultz, considered one of the top defensemen on the defensively-challenged Oilers, is coming off a season that saw him score 11...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers, Schultz agree to one-year, $3.65 million deal

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed defenceman Justin Schultz to a one-year, $3.675 million deal. Schultz, 24, scored 11 goals and added 22 assists in 74 games with the Oilers in 2013-14. In 122 career games with the Oilers, Schultz has scored 19 goals and added 41 assists. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2012-13. Originally drafted in the second round (43rd overall...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Schultz Signs A One-Year Deal With Edmonton

The #Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Justin Schultz (@6Schultz6) on a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/iRXEMwi7m1 — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) August 29, 2014   According to @TSNBobMcKenzie 3.675 million for Schultz. — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) August 29, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth Trying To Keep Busy

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, With National Hockey League training camps three weeks away from starting, this is the first time in his life he didn’t spend his summer getting ready for hockey. He says there are no withdrawal pains now, but come Oct. 9 when the Calgary Flames are here for the Oilers home opener, maybe they’ll kick in. For now, he’ll...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers, Justin Schultz 'pretty close' to new contract

The Edmonton Oilers may be a little more optimistic than normal heading into the 2014-15 season with some improvements made to the lineup, but before they can get too far ahead of themselves there is still some important work to be done this summer. The biggest task remaining for general manager Craig MacTavish is to get a new contract done with restricted free agent defenseman Justin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers optimistic Justin Schultz deal will get done before training camp

With Edmonton Oilers’ training camp only 25 days away, there is still one piece of unfinished business — getting Justin Schultz signed. There’s a possibility the defenceman may sign only a one-year deal if both parties can’t agree on the numbers for a two-year bridge contract. Fellow blue-liner Jeff Petry signed for only one year at $3.075 million in early July, but he’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference Preview: Edmonton Oilers

In the second edition of our Western Conference previews, we’ll take a look at the cellar-dwelling Edmonton Oilers. Is this the year they figure it out? Or will they return to the top of the draft once again next summer? … Continue reading → The post Western Conference Preview: Edmonton Oilers appeared first on Committed Indians.
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HURRY SEPTEMBER

In a recent article at NHL.com, Craig MacTavish (GM of the Edmonton Oilers) talked about the club's need for a 2C. ( Source ) "I think there is room for somebody outside of the organization if we can find the right complement. In my mind it's a real significant piece that we're looking for, and it would have to be a big incremental difference between who we...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers to Host 1984 Celebration

#84389402 / gettyimages.com Edmonton Oilers fans rejoice. The 1984 Oilers will reunite in Edmonton on October 10 as announced by Wayne Gretzky and Oilers Entertainment Group vice-chairman Kevin Lowe. The special event will mark the 30th anniversary of the organization’s first Stanley Cup Championship. In 1983 the Edmonton Oilers faced the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Remain For The Edmonton Oilers

from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com, Will Nail Yakupov have a bounce-back season? -- Selected No. 1 by the Oilers in 2012, Yakupov had a strong rookie season but regressed last season. The talented right wing struggled in his own end, which created friction with first-year coach Dallas Eakins. Yakupov heads into the 2014-15 season wanting to put last season behind him. He reportedly...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Hall sounds upbeat thanks to health, familiarity

Offseasons have been difficult for Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall beyond the disappointment of badly missing the playoffs. It seems like he’s had to deal with coaching change and/or rehab from a season-ending injury just about every time it gets hot outside. That’s different this time around, and while some of the quotes provided to the Edmonton Sun seem like familiar refrains...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall Healthy And Ready To Go

from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun, By skipping out on the World Championship, Hall was able to add a month to his workout regimen this off-season. “That was probably the main reason why I didn’t go to Worlds, I wanted to give myself a really good summer to train,” Hall said. “It seemed like every summer I either had surgery or World Championships or an ankle...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers plan 30-year reunion of their first Stanley Cup championship team

To Wayne Gretzky, the first of his four Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers will always be special. So on the 30th anniversary of the Oilers’ 1984 Cup title, the Great One wanted to do something special. Gretzky spearheaded the idea of a 30-year reunion, which will take place on Oct. 10 at Rexall Place, the night after the Oilers season opener. Every member of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall And Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Puck Possession

The Edmonton Oilers were not a good team in 2013/14.  They had more excess defensive zone starts than any other team in the NHL.  As a result it is expected that many of their top players would not have good puck possession numbers.  When I ranked the worst 20 players by Corsi rating adjusted for team and zone starts, Edmonton did quite poorly.  Justin Schultz and Andrew Ference...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall Or Tyler Seguin?

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, The Taylor versus Tyler drama at the 2010 draft was, really, driven more by alliteration than uncertainty. Taylor Hall may not have been a slam-dunk first-overall pick ahead of fast-rising Tyler Seguin, but by the time the Edmonton Oilers brass walked to the stage in Los Angeles, it would’ve been genuinely surprising to hear them call a name other...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers to host celebration for 1984 Stanley Cup team

Wayne Gretzky is getting the Boys on the Bus back together again. The Edmonton Oilers will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup with an event bringing together the members of the 1984 team and staff for a reunion at Rexall Place on Oct. 10. The reunion will coincide with the Oilers' 2014-15 season opener against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 9. "One...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers Will Celebrate Their 1984 Stanley Cup Championship

(Edmonton, AB) August 19, 2014 - The stars have aligned to reunite the entire roster of the 1984 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, one of the greatest teams in the history of the game, on October 10 in Edmonton. During a live video conference today, Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky joined Oilers Entertainment Group Vice-Chairman Kevin Lowe to announce that the team will host a special...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: Coaching consistency, the new normal

Dallas Eakins ain't going nowheres.#185646421 / gettyimages.comFor the first time since Tom Renney was manning the helm behind the bench from 2010-'12, Dallas Eakins will still be the Head Coach for the Edmonton Oilers for the second consecutie sesaon."More than anything this year, it's going to be nice to have some familiarity with the head coach," Jordan Eberle...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers hiring move deepens league’s interest in analytics

It could well be the most controversial personnel move made by an NHL team this off-season. And what’s remarkable is that it wasn’t the addition of a new coach, general manager or even a player. Instead, it was the Edmonton Oilers reaching into their own fan base last week and hiring Tyler Dellow, a Toronto-based lawyer turned amateur statistician who had become the organization’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Leon Draisaitl to 3 year entry contract

No surprise there.  As you recall, previous number one picks Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011), and Nail Yakupov (2012) all made the team and given top minutes right away.  What happened?  Injuries.  Some major.  With all the player personnel shifting from OKC, the number of games AHL-level players were given were quite a lot […]
Via The Hockey Report
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign No. 3-overall pick Leon Draisaitl to 3-year deal

  The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound center from Cologne...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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