The Paper Oilers

Remember the Craig Berube era in Edmonton? What about the Mike Richter era? No? Well they happened. Technically. Thanks to off-season trades and NHL loopholes some of the most well known players in league history were actually property of the orange and blue (or copper and blue depending on the era) but never actually played for the squad. We’ll call them ‘paper Oilers’. Some...
Via The Oilers Rig
5 hours ago

Cam Talbot thinks the Oilers are close to making the playoffs

Goaltender Cam Talbot is pretty confident in the Edmonton Oilers. “I don’t think we’re that far off from making the playoffs, to be honest with you,” Talbot told Sportsnet.ca. “I think one more piece [on defense] and we’ve got all the talent up front we’ve always had and added more talent via free agency and the draft. When you shore up the back end, which is what...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Edmonton Oilers Finally a Playoff Team?

Could this be the year? The Edmonton Oilers have long been mired in a state of perpetual irrelevance, struggling each and every year for over a decade to regain prominence in the NHL. Looking back, it is truly incredible just how futile Edmonton’s play has been. The Oilers, as we know, have not clinched a post-season berth since their last trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, one which...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Oilers Officiating Review – The Big Finale

Over the previous seven articles, I have detailed the officiating for the final seven Oilers games of the 2015-2016 season. Links to the previous articles are at the bottom of the page. Through this process I have tried to communicate my approach, relay the results that I collected, remove opportunities for bias, and propose some questions worth exploring. Disclaimer – I acknowledge...
Via The Oilers Rig
10 hours ago

Is the Writing on the Wall for Connor McDavid?

When the Oilers signed defenceman Andrew Ference to a free agent contract in 2013, they promptly named him as captain, before he ever suited up in a regular season game for the team. They had the right idea in mind. Sign an experienced veteran, and give him the leadership mantle until one of the younger players are ready. No offence to Ference, but he was never going to be the right...
Via The Hockey Writers
20 hours ago

Oilers Loan Bogdan Yakimov to KHL Club

Edmonton Oilers forward Bogdan Yakimov has been loaned to HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the team announced on Wednesday. The #Oilers have loaned forward Bogdan Yakimov to HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 27, 2016 Yakimov, 21, was previously loaned to the KHL club during...
Via The Hockey Writers
22 hours ago

WATCH: COMMUNITY | Celebrity Pro-Am

Current Oilers, alumni and Canadian celebrities hit the golf links Monday, July 25, 2016 for the Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON. Oilers Entertainment Group is proud to be a part of this PGA TOUR Canada event, with all proceeds going to help those in Fort McMurray.
Via Oilers TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: Oilers not done trying to shop Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Throughout 2015-16, Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was a fixture in the NHL trade rumor mill. Entering this off-season, the 22-year-old was considered the Oiler most likely to be dealt this summer, preumably for a top-four defenseman. Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli pulled a swerve, however, shipping Taylor Hall in late June to the New Jersey Devils for blueliner Adam Larsson...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Oilers Hump Day Randoms

The Edmonton Oilers have done a number of things with their roster this off-season. The team moved Taylor Hall to New Jersey, officially changing the mix of the roster, and added Milan Lucic via free agency to replace him. Adam Larsson was brought in via trade to help fix the blue line, while a return to health is counted on with Oscar Klefbom to fill the same hole. Jonas Gustavsson...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

WATCH: RAW | Matt Hendricks

Matt Hendricks comments on the Oilers off season moves at the Celebrity Pro Am.
Via Oilers TV
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RAW | Jordan Eberle

Jordan Eberle comments on the Oilers off season moves at the Celebrity Pro Am.
Via Oilers TV
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Edmonton’s growing defense be enough for a playoff spot?

The best-before date on “crucial season for the Oilers,” expired long ago, but the goal is still the same for 2016-17: get back to the post-season for the first time in, now, more than a decade. Milan Lucic has replaced Taylor Hall as a top-line winger, while Jesse Puljujarvi is the latest lottery pick to bring excellent skill as a potential top-six forward. But defense is going...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Oilers sign Puljujarvi to entry-level contract

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have signed Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth overall pick at the draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Puljujarvi joins a young Oilers core led by star center Connor McDavid. The 18-year-old forward spent last season with the Finish Elite League's Oulu Karpat, getting 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 50 games. He also had nine...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic signs seven-year deal with Oilers

Former Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic has signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The move reunites Lucic with former general manager Peter Chiarelli, who was the GM of the Bruins and who drafted Lucic in the 2006 NHL Draft. Welcome to #OilCountry, Milan Lucic! The #Oilers have officially signed the forward to a seven-year contract...
Via Total Sports Live
27 days 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
29 days 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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