OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Let’s Talk About Forwards

If the Edmonton Oilers have been horrible at finding defencemen since 2010, the forwards are no different. Oilers Forwards 2010-2016 Not in NHLPlaying elsewhere in NHLCurrently with the OilersIn the Oilers organization Teemu Hartikainen Jean-Francois Jacques Ryan Jones Steve McIntyre Linus Omark Liam Reddox Gilbert Brule Colin Fraser Alexandre Giroux Ryan O'Marra Dustin Penner...
Via The Oilers Rig
36 minutes ago

WATCH: 1-ON-1 | Brossoit at Oilers Hockey School

Laurent Brossoit talks with Tom Gazzola at the Oilers Hockey School in St. Albert.
Via Oilers TV
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Dog Days of Oilers Summer

The dog days of summer are here and with that come out the rumor mongers, fakes and trolls just trying to get a reaction from the masses. In the last few days we’ve seen numerous rumors surrounding the Oilers; some have been immediately discounted by people in the know, others caused a stir for a few hours and some are just so outrageous they don’t deserve the time. Social media...
Via The Oilers Rig
5 hours ago

History Shows Oilers Just Can’t Draft Goaltenders

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t good at drafting, shocking. One of the most commonly known things out there in hockey is how purely awful the Oilers are at the draft. It’s a key reason why this franchise has been mediocre at its best and putrid at it’s worst since winning the Stanley Cup in 1990. This franchise hasn’t had any ounce of success in over a quarter century outside...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Nail Yakupov Isn’t Moving…Yet

On Tuesday morning, a new rumor hit the Oilers blogosphere that suggested Edmonton was talking to Florida about a trade surrounding Nail Yakupov and Panthers’ defender Alex Petrovic. Since that rumor came about, it has been shot down by numerous reporters and insiders from both markets. I think when we look at Yakupov rumors, we need to keep a sense of realism here. While it...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

What to Expect From Connor McDavid in 2016-17

Connor McDavid did it all in his rookie season in the NHL. He was a force on the ice on a nightly basis. His skill, despite his inexperience, was indisputably amongst the greatest in the League, earning respect from his peers before even stepping on to the ice against his opponents for the first time. In his much-anticipated rookie year, McDavid not only produced at a 1.07 P/GP clip...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

The Oilers, PTO’s & the Search for a RD

Through all the initial excitement that comes with free agency there are a lot of players that will not be getting contracts heading into the 2016-17 season. Many of these players will end up having to sign a professional tryout (PTO) with an organization in hopes of earning an NHL job. In recent years the PTO strategy has been used quite frequently with general managers using the...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ford of Canada extends and expands partnership with Edmonton Oilers

(EDMONTON, AB) - Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) announced today a multi-year extension of their partnership with Ford of Canada, which is highlighted by the renaming of the Wintergarden at Rogers Place to Ford Hall. Ford has been the Officia...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

The Oilers Offensive Zone Tactics

Building on research recently published on offensive zone tactics, I take a look at how the Oilers tried to generate scoring chances and goals in McLellan's first year.
Via Copper & Blue
5 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky convinced Milan Lucic to join the Oilers

In modern sports, it’s pretty common to see the elders in any given sport give advice to their younger counterparts. You saw it during NBA free agency when Jerry West gave Kevin Durant guidance. Now it has come out via a report that the NHL has gotten in on the fun as well. During the RoenickLife Podcast, Milan Lucic talked about how Wayne Gretzky gave him counsel when trying to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: OILERS TODAY | Billy Moores Cup Post-Game

Team Messier defeats Team Gretzky 6-2 to take home the 2016 Billy Moores Cup
Via Oilers TV
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: OILERS TODAY | Billy Moores Cup

The goalies will be in the spotlight as the Oilers prospects hit the ice for the annual Billy Moores Cup in Jasper.
Via Oilers TV
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL free agency roundup: Milan Lucic to Oilers on $42M deal

Milan Lucic and Kyle Okposo, two of the NHL's top free agents, took full advantage of two of the league's worst teams eager to pair a veteran with a young star.The 28-year-old wingers each got $42 million, seven-year contracts Friday even though neither is a proven or prolific scorer.Okposo, coming off a 22-goal year with the New York Islanders, moved upstate to join the Buffalo...
Via Associated Press
20 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
20 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Oiler calls organization a 'graveyard for players'

Eric Belanger apparently didn’t enjoy his time with the Edmonton Oilers. The retired veteran center signed a three-year, $5.25 million deal with the Oilers in 2011, appearing in 104 games with Edmonton while scoring four times with 19 points. His tenure ended after being bought out by the team. Despite a relatively short, unmemorable stint with the Oilers, Belanger took to Twitter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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