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Austin Schultz leads Oilers in split-squad game

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Austin Schultz had a goal and an assist in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night. Marco Roy and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers. Curtis Glencross scored for Calgary The teams also played a game in Calgary, with the Flames winning 1-0 on TJ Brodie's goal.
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Some Of The Signings Made By The Edmonton Oilers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Apparently, hiring all of the hockey analytics people west of Toronto wasn’t enough to save the Oilers from signing Group II free agent Justin Schultz to the single most illogical contract of the summer and, by extension, to save every other NHL front office from Edmonton. But what else is new from this dysfunctional operation that...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov ‘starting a new page’ as Edmonton Oilers begin training camp

Nail Yakupov still wore his ever-present blue tuque as he talked Thursday after medicals and fitness testing on Day 1 of the Edmonton Oilers’ training camp at Rexall Place. But gone was the angry young man look of last season when nothing was going right — with and without the puck on his stick. The winger’s don’t-worry-be-happy smile is back. Last season’s hugely disappointing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers hire Olympic figure skating champ Pelletier as skating coach

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach. Pelletier won a gold medal in pairs with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The Canadians were awarded gold along with a Russian pair after a judging scandal. It was Canada's first Olympic title in pairs in 42 years. Since the 39-year-old Pelletier...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers hire Olympic figure skating champ Pelletier

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach. Pelletier won a gold medal in pairs with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The Canadians were awarded gold along with a Russian pair after a judging scandal. It was Canada's first Olympic title in pairs in 42 years. Since the 39-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers need fast start, strong second-line center

The Edmonton Oilers have not been to the Stanley Cup Playoffs since losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final. The organization bottomed out in 2010 as the Oilers finished 30th in the League standings for the first time in franchise history. Rebuilding began with the selection of Taylor Hall with the first pick of the 2010 NHL Draft. Despite having...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Nurse focused on earning a spot with the Oilers

Darnell Nurse will either play in the National Hockey League, or he’ll go back to the junior ranks. Nurse doesn’t turn 20 years of age until Feb. 4, 2015, so he isn’t eligible to play in the minors. So, again, the only options are sticking with the Edmonton Oilers, or going back to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL. At an imposing 6’4″ and 205 pounds, he certainly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Edmonton Oilers Preview: Time For Young Forwards To Take Next Step

The Edmonton Oilers finished with the worst record in the Western Conference last season despite having an abundance of elite offensive talent in their top-six forward group and four top-three first-round picks in the last five drafts. Edmonton ranked 25th in goals scored, 30th in goals against, 21st in faceoff percentage and gave up the fifth-most shots per game. Dallas Eakins is...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Criticized For Size And Age

Criticized for their size and for playing like a junior team, the Edmonton Oilers are no strangers to the pressure of having to prove themselves within the league. Taylor Hall of the Oilers spoke out against the criticism to the Edmonton Journal last week. “We’re not going to bully teams out of their arena, but what we can do and what we can grow into is a possession team. A...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Messier takes on advisory role with the Oilers

Mark Messier has confirmed the reports stating he has taken on a new role with the Edmonton Oilers. Messier now serves as an “advisor or consultant” to the Oilers, according to a recent interview seen on the Oilers’ website. Here’s what Messier had to say about his new role: “I am available for anything that they need me to do or talk about. For example, just coming in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Belanger On The Edmonton Oilers

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Toiling at the bottom of the league standings for years, the Edmonton Oilers have stockpiled through the draft what is considered a loaded pool of prospects. The Oilers boast a roster with a promising crop of talented young players, including Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. But despite that bevy of potential, the club still hasn...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Gerber Signs Extension With Kloten

Still effective at 40 years old? Why not give him a chance? 40 year old goaltender Martin Gerber will stick with the Kloten Flyers for another season, signing a one year extension with the Swiss based club on Tuesday. Gerber had a strange career in the NHL. In 2001, he was drafted as a 28 year old by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks following a eight season career in Sweden and Switzerland...
Via The Hockey House
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Edmonton Oilers

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. Today, we take a look at the Edmonton Oilers. By: Andy Hughes   Edmonton Oilers 2013-14 Season: 29-44-9, 67 points (7th Pacific Division, 14th Western Conference) Free Agents Signed: The Oilers traded Sam...
Via The PensNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league hockey’s Bakersfield Condors to don ‘Seinfeld Puffy Shirt Jerseys’ (photo)

In a promotion Kenny Bania would proclaim as “The best, Jerry, the best,” the Bakersfield Condors, the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, have announced that on Nov. 16, the team will wear jerseys inspired by the infamous “Puffy Shirt” from the classic, fifth-season episode of “Seinfeld.” To add further silliness to the already zany […] The post Minor league hockey’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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