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Oilers’ asking price for Jeff Petry now likely a lot higher

Defenceman should fetch Oilers at least a first-rounder in trade after Wednesday’s NHL deals With the defending Cup champion Los Angeles Kings giving up a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a blue-chip prospect to acquire solid Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Andrej Sekera, the gauntlet has been thrown down at the feet of their rival, the Anaheim Ducks. Can Edmonton Oilers general...
Via Hockey Fan Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Jeff Petry Rejects Oilers Contract Offer

Jeff Petry rejected a contract from the Edmonton Oilers and is going to be moved before the March 2 NHL trade deadline. Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has been trying to trade Petry for months. There are also rumors that Petry has already moved his family out of Edmonton. Petry's $3.1 million contract is expiring and he is going to be an unrestricted free agent. The 27 year old has 15 points in 58
Via NHL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers beat Wild as Pouliot scores twice, Scrivens stops 33 shots

  Benoit Pouliot scored twice, Ben Scrivens made 33 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota 2-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Wild's three-game winning streak. Edmonton won for just the fourth time in its last 24 games at Minnesota and handed the Wild their second loss in regulation since the All-Star break. Pouliot, drafted fourth overall by Minnesota in 2005, beat goalie Devan...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers pull stunner, upset Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Benoit Pouliot scored twice, Ben Scrivens made 33 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota 2-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Wild's three-game winning streak. Edmonton won for just the fourth time in its last 24 games at Minnesota and handed the Wild their second loss in regulation since the All-Star break. Pouliot, drafted fourth overall by Minnesota in...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lackluster effort by Wild dooms them to 2-1 loss against Oilers

EDMONTON, AB – FEBRUARY 20: Teddy Purcell #16 of the Edmonton Oilers chases Christian Folin of the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Rexall Place on February 20, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) As one of my fellow members of the Wild message boards said today, the “Minnesota Wild Cupcakes Tour 2015″ ends tonight. The thinking is that...
Via State of Hockey News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Edmonton Oilers the NHL’s Worst Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Taylor...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devan Dubnyk goes for sixth win of season vs Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers roll into Minnesota tonight to face the Wild for the third and final time this season. Devan Dubnyk will make his 18th consecutive start for the surging Wild, and it’s Doobie’s sixth start of the season vs. his former team. He’s going for his sixth win. Today, the Oilers’ biggest problem—there are […] The post Devan Dubnyk goes for sixth win of season...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild shut out Oilers in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Devan Dubnyk stopped all 15 shots he faced to get his sixth shutout of the season, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. The former Oilers goalie has five shutouts in 16 games for Minnesota since being acquired in a trade with Arizona on Jan. 14. Dubnyk, who spent 4 1/2 seasons with Edmonton before being traded...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oilers Might Be Terrible, But Oscar Klefbom Is Providing A Ray Of Hope

It might be hard to believe but despite their struggles as a team there is still some fantasy gold yet left to find in the nearly depleted mines of the Edmonton Oilers. Though skaters like Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and to a lesser extent, Jordan Eberle have spectacularly failed fantasy owners this season, as we go headlong into the stretch run for fantasy hockey a 21-year...
Via Razzball Hockey
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Fall 3-2 In Shootout to Abysmal Oilers

Despite coming back to tie the game at three, the Bruins couldn't hold off the Edmonton Oilers and fell 3-2 in 12 rounds of a shootout. 
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers activate goalie Ben Scrivens, put Viktor Fasth on injured list

  The Edmonton Oilers activated goaltender Ben Scrivens off injured reserve Wednesday and placed goalie Viktor Fasth on the injured list. Fasth suffered a knee injury in Edmonton's 5-4 shootout loss Monday in Winnipeg. He got twisted around trying to stop Blake Wheeler's goal in the first round of the shootout. Richard Bachman came in to face the final two Winnipeg shooters. Scrivens...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Scrivens back, but Fasth on injured reserve for Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers activated goaltender Ben Scrivens off injured reserve Wednesday and placed goalie Viktor Fasth on the injured list. Fasth suffered a knee injury in Edmonton's 5-4 shootout loss Monday in Winnipeg. He got twisted around trying to stop Blake Wheeler's goal in the first round of the shootout. Richard Bachman came in to face the final two Winnipeg...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

An interview with Jason Williams: Part 1

There’s not a lot to smile about as an Edmonton Oilers fan these days, but one can’t help but feel a little optimistic when it comes to the Oilers farm club, the Oklahoma City Barons. The Barons currently sit tied for first overall in the AHL with 68 points, and they’re leading the West Division […] The post An interview with Jason Williams: Part 1 appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Guy Grades #1: Teddy Purcell

The Edmonton Oilers brought in a number of new players in the past year. New defenders, goalies, wings, and centremen bolstered the team’s ranks from the get-go of Death March 2014/2015: The Longest One Yet! Which of the new player ads are contributing to the team’s poor results, which ones are fuelling the rare wins, […] The post New Guy Grades #1: Teddy Purcell appeared first...
Via Two Pad Stack
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien crushes Luke Gazdic with huge hit (Video)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien crushed Edmonton Oilers left winger Luke Gazdic with a huge hit during the second period of Monday night's game at the MTS Centre.Gazdic had just received the puck from a teammate when he got flipped over by a clean hit from Byfuglien:A brief scrum ensued after the play, but no penalties were called. In the end, the Jets beat the Oilers...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Eberle wants to stay with the Edmonton Oilers

There have been a ton of trade rumors surrounding Jordan Eberle over the last few months. The forward seems like a likely trading chip for the Edmonton Oilers as they once again try to figure out what it takes to build a winning team. What does Eberle think about all of the trade rumors? Simply, he has no desire to leave Edmonton. Eberle discussed all of the trade rumors with NHL...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid needs to avoid Edmonton at all costs

With the injury to Taylor Hall and things seemingly being a two-horse race for the bottom of the NHL standings, there has been a plethora of talk about just where wunderkind Connor McDavid will end up come June. The Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres are leading the race for the last spot in the standings, […] The post Connor McDavid needs to avoid Edmonton at all costs appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall injured, Oilers tank effort is on

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Go figure, the day after I write that the Edmonton Oilers don’t deserve Connor McDavid, they may have been put in the best possible position to actually land him. They were already bad as it was, but now they’ll be without their best player: Taylor Hall will miss the next 4-6 weeks, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. No official word from EDM...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall is out so the tank effort is on

Go figure, the day after I write that the Edmonton Oilers don’t deserve Connor McDavid, they may have been put in the best possible position to actually land him. They were already bad as it was, but now they’ll be without their best player: Taylor Hall will miss the next 4-6 weeks, according to TSN’s […] The post Taylor Hall is out so the tank effort is on appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s Lovin’ It! McDonald Leads Islanders Past Oilers

TONIGHT’S RECAP Just because it’s ugly, doesn’t mean it counts any less. The Islanders battled poor officiating and silly mistakes to overtake the Oilers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Boy, the Oilers may have the second worst record in the NHL, but the way they play the Islanders, you would never know.  The Isles’ penalty kill almost cost them the game, as they continue to be nothing...
Via Islanders Insight
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Eakins opens up on analytics

On Saturday, the TSN Hockey Analytics show interviewed former Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Marlies Head Coach Dallas Eakins. The focus was supposed to be on the Oilers’ acceptance of advanced stats like Corsi and how they incorporated that information into their approach. Perhaps predictably, the words that drew the most attention were about the hiring of famed blogger Tyler...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: A real NHL team?

It’s possibly just a mirage, but the Edmonton Oilers are starting to resemble a real NHL team. Since GM Craig MacTavish left Todd Nelson by his lonesome behind the bench, the rookie coach has amassed a 7-6-2 record. In other words, it took Nelson just 15 games to register seven wins, a feat that took […] The post Edmonton Oilers: A real NHL team? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
24 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Up With The Mess In Edmonton?

View image | gettyimages.com Rewind from today and go back to the end of the 2010 NHL season. The Edmonton Oilers had just finished off their worst season in 35 years with just 62 points and used the first overall pick to grab Taylor Hall. Another last place finish the following season would give the Oilers a second chance at the first overall pick, this time electing to go with...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov comments on trade rumors and the sad state of the Oilers

Nail Yakupov recently gave an interview over on Championat.com regarding trade rumors and the sorry state of the Edmonton Oilers. The interview was translated over on The Hockey Writers, and though the interpretation isn’t perfect, it reveals Yakupov’s opinion on his team’s disappointing 2014-15. Again, the translation isn’t great, but the sentiment remains the same. When...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Fire Head Coach Dallas Eakins After Little More Than One Season

The Edmonton Oilers are making a big change. The Oilers announced Monday they’ve fired head coach Dallas Eakins. The 47-year-old first-time NHL coach is in just his second season with the team after being hired prior to last season. Eakins’ dismissal comes after just 113 games behind the Edmonton bench. The Oilers went just 36-63-14 under the head...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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