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Last week's loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers was a huge blow for the Colorado Avalanche's chances of returning to the playoffs. The Avalanche have responded with consecutive wins, but cannot afford to let another two points slip away in Monday night's rematch with the visiting Oilers. Colorado (35-28-12) had a three-game win streak in the series snapped with Wednesday's 4-3 loss...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bachman makes 29 saves, Oilers beat Stars 4-0

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Richard Bachman made 29 saves for his second NHL shutout and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 on Friday night. Jordan Eberle, Derek Roy, Benoit Pouliot and Andrew Miller scored to help the Oilers win their second straight game. Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves for the Stars. They had won four in a row. Dallas remained eight points behind Winnipeg...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oilers trade Jordan Eberle?

It’s hard to find positives when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers these days. As the boys in blue stare down yet another spring on the golf course, the recent performances of forwards Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins warrant some attention. To put it plainly, and without exaggerating, they’ve been the two most productive forwards […] The post Should the Oilers trade Jordan...
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A about the tank in Edmonton with @NewWaveOil from @CopperandBlue

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 03: Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on January 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) So, I’m really over the tank vs. anti-tank at this point. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pro-tanking, but I’m also Pro-STFU. To act like this is some sort of telethon where certain folks...
Via Buffalo Wins
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Lottery Conspiracy

NHL Draft Lottery Conspiracy Follow me on Twitter @cheeseheader90 Before we get into some conspiracy theories, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the debate about who the next Oilers captain should be. It completely blew up on Facebook through the Edmonton Oilers fan page. The majority agreed with me about Ryan Nugent-Hopkins who should be the next leader of the Oilers...
Via Puckrant.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: A forensic analysis, Part 1

If you’ve been on the internet at any point within the last three years or so, you know one thing about the Edmonton Oilers: this whole decade-long debacle is management’s fault. “Kevin Lowe must go!” is quite a popular sentiment these days in E-Town. There’s the Facebook group (“Kevin Lowe has to go”), which has […] The post Edmonton Oilers: A forensic analysis,...
Via Along the Boards
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, challenging NHL record

It’s official. The Edmonton Oilers have officially been eliminated from the 2014-15 playoffs. The Oilers’ 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings put the final nail in the coffin with a decent number of games still left on the schedule. Oilers are now mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Their playoff drought is NINE seasons. — Matthew Iwanyk (@matthewiwanyk) March 10, 2015...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings avoid third straight loss with 5-2 win over Oilers

The Red Wings were able to overcome another sluggish start Monday night beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Monday night ending their two game losing streak. With Edmonton notching the first goal of the night the Wings scored three unanswered to take a 3-1 lead late into the third period. The Oilers would get within one after a Zetterberg delay of game penalty with under two minutes...
Via The Majors Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Derek Roy Scores on Nifty Spinorama in Traffic

The Edmonton Oilers have produced more amusing blooper clips this season than highlight reel plays, but veteran center Derek Roy opted for the latter on Friday night. During their shootout loss to the Blackhawks, Roy scored their only goal and it was a beauty. After Duncan Keith turned it over deep in the Chicago zone, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Roy scores Oilers goal with spin-o-rama (Video)

.@roy9ner pulls the spinorama and scores. #EDMvsCHI https://t.co/kcDk7CsmzV— NHL (@NHL) March 7, 2015Edmonton Oilers center Derek Roy scored a goal with this nifty spin-o-rama move in the first period of Friday night's game in Chicago. As of this writing, Roy's goal represents the entire score for the game as the Oilers lead the Blackhawks 1-0.H/T FTW. This post appeared first...
Via Holdout Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Petry trade more of the same for Oilers

Heading into the March 2 trade deadline, Craig MacTavish and the Edmonton Oilers held possibly the most attractive defenseman on the market in Jeff Petry. Monday morning, MacT sent the 27-year-old defender to the Montreal Canadiens for a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. If the Canadiens advance to […] The post Petry trade more of the same...
Via Along the Boards
27 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
February 24, 2015  |  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
February 24, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 12, 2015  |  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

NHL Trade Speculation: Oilers’ Taylor Hall Enters Rumor Mill

The No. 2 pick in the 2010 NHL draft, Tyler Seguin, already has been traded by the team that selected him. Could the top pick from that draft be on the move, too? TSN’s Darren Dreger speculated Monday that Edmonton Oilers superstar Taylor Hall, the team’s best player and a top-five left winger in the league, could be “in play” before the trade deadline or around the 2015...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 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

Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth has puck caught in his pants (Video)

Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth found himself in an awkward predicament of looking for a puck that got caught in his equipment during Wednesday night's game in Anaheim.The referees waited patiently as Fasth searched himself to find the puck, which finally fell out of his pants as he lifted his right leg to shake it out. Play resumed, and the referees got a good chuckle out...
Via Holdout Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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