OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oilers fan stuns experts; Successfully rationalizes Hall trade

Advanced stats guru Guy Woods demonstrates his theorem at the U of A Local hockey fan (and advanced stats guru) Guy Woods has stunned physicists and hockey fans alike with his ability to successfully rationalize the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson trade. The trade, which was announced Wednesday; came under heavy fire by most fans and NHL pundits. The move saw Taylor Hall traded for...
Via The Oilers Rig
4 hours ago

Puljujarvi, Caggiula and Benson highlight Oilers 2016 Orientation Camp

The Edmonton Oilers will host their 2016 Orientation Camp from July 2 to 7 in Jasper, Alberta. The camp will consist of both on-ice and off-ice workouts. All off-ice workouts will take place at the Jasper Fitness Centre. The on-ice workouts w...
Via NHL.com
13 hours ago

Twas The Night Before Free Agency – Oilers Summer List

The Edmonton Oilers have made two big additions and one MASSIVE subtraction so far this off-season. Gone is Taylor Hall and in are Adam Larsson and Jesse Puljujarvi. The build of the Oilers has shifted in a drastic way, and I think it is safe to assume that the movement is not done. Tonight, just mere hours before free agency opens up, we revisit the team’s summer shopping list...
Via The Oilers Rig
15 hours ago

Free Agency 2016: Oilers Needs on July 1st

On the eve of Free Agent Frenzy, what does Edmonton need to do?
Via Copper & Blue
17 hours ago

WATCH: COMMUNITY | Andrew Ference Honoured

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Mayor Don Iveson, CEO & Vice-Chair of OEG Bob Nicholson & forward Mark Letestu congratulate Andrew Ference on being selected for the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Environmental Leadership Award.
Via Oilers TV
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hall Traded In Possibly Oilers Worst Trade Since Gretzky

Grab a snack, this is going to be a long one. Worst. Trade. Ever. Almost Wayne Gretzky trade bad, but not that bad, still horribly bad for Oilers. The kind of trade that makes you turn your PlayStation off hoping it didn’t save bad. The kind of trade that potentially costs you a Stanley Cup down the road bad? Possibly! Peter Chiarelli can now lay claim to being the only man in...
Via The Hockey Writers
21 hours ago

Oilers Sign Iiro Pakarinen to Extension

It’s certainly not the biggest news of this year’s NHL offseason, but the Edmonton Oilers inked forward Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year, one-way contract worth $725,000, according to Oilers’ radio analyst Bob Stauffer. Originally a seventh-round draft pick (184th overall) of the Florida Panthers in 2011, Pakarinen signed with the Oilers as a free agent June 16, 2014. Since then...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: RAW | Peter Chiarelli Press Conference after Trade

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli addresses the media following the acquisition of Adam Larsson from New Jersey in exchange for Taylor Hall.
Via Oilers TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers trade Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson

The Edmonton Oilers have traded star forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils in a one-for-one deal for Adam Larsson, reports Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca. Trading Hall is certainly a bold move by the Oilers. Hall is among the upper-echelon of talented forwards in the game today. He posted  26 goals and 65 points last season in 82 games and has hit the 25-goal mark once before. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers may be shopping Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

There’s been plenty of trade smoke blowing around the Edmonton Oilers this summer, and it’s starting to sound like there may be some real fire at the source of all of those rumors. Specifically, various reports have suggested the team might be willing to part with Taylor Hall or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in order to improve their defense. LeBrun: "I think Taylor Hall is available...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft: McPhee grows emotional once son picked by Oilers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) As a longtime NHL scout and general manager, George McPhee has had a hand in providing opportunities to countless prospects at the NHL draft. It wasn't until Saturday, when McPhee fully appreciated how significant that moment felt as a father. McPhee was in the stands with his family in Buffalo when his son Graham was drafted in the fifth round, 149th overall...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: ARCHIVE: Interviews with Oilers third-round picks (Niemelainen, Cairns)

Watch LIVE interviews with the Oilers third-round picks.
Via Oilers TV
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams calling Canadiens more frequently about Subban

P.K. Subban is generating plenty of interest around the league ahead of his no-movement clause taking effect. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports the Montreal Canadiens have seen an increase in the volume of calls asking about the talented defenseman. LeBrun notes the Canadiens aren’t shopping him but that teams are checking in heavily on his availability as his no-trade clause...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers fans bid adieu to Rexall Place

The arena that started its life as the Northlands Coliseum ended its storied existence as Rexall Place last week, when the Edmonton Oilers played their final game against the Vancouver Canucks. If buildings could talk, this one would tell tales about hockey’s greatest player, his trade and return as a member of an American team, five Stanley Cup championships, and countless other...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky thinks Connor McDavid is ready to be captain

The Edmonton Oilers are nothing more than an oil slick and have been since they last made the playoffs 10 years ago. The franchise is still dining out on its glory days now 30 years in the past, which means Wayne Gretzky is going to comment on the newest Oilers superstar, Connor McDavid. “I have a great deal of respect for him. In my point of view, I think he’s mature enough...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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