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Mark Fayne looking forward to larger western opponents in move from Devils to Oilers

Mark Fayne has spent most of his life on the East Coast. But when an opportunity arose to go west, the Nashua, N.H., product jumped at it. Fayne, 27, will join the Edmonton Oilers blue-line this season, having signed as a free agent from the New Jersey Devils. On Tuesday, Fayne was touring his new city. "They (Devils) tried to keep me, but they also have a lot of guys in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hope For Edmonton

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey, Hope #2: That Mark Arcobello and Anton Lander pick up where they left off in the AHL. Both Arcobello and Lander are seasoned AHLers now, and both have aced almost every test that league has thrown at them. If this were Detroit, we might be going on about how sage management had wisely let them get over ripe on the farm (though thatâ...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers news: Benoit Pouliot cashed in

The newest Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot explained why he took a 4 year, 20 million dollar contract (5 million per year) with the team.Dan4th Nicholas-Wikimedia CommonsPouliot recently said,  "I really enjoyed New York, but when it comes down to free-agency, some teams have money, some don’t.”Pouliot will be ready to start a new chapter in his career when training...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Benoit Pouliot believes he will offer Oilers consistent performance

Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him. He had a collection of suitors, though — one team offered a six-year deal, one more than the Oilers signed him for (five at $20 million). He’s back in the West after starting his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild.Pouliot played...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oiler’s Prospects Appear Promising

Fans of the Edmonton Oiler’s have had a rough past couple of years. Despite having the 1st overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft for three consecutive seasons, the team has failed to finish higher than fifth place for all but one of their last five seasons. It’s hard to say what isn’t clicking with the team, whether it is the management, the coaching, on-ice leadership, the...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Edmonton Oilers Rebuild Did Not Go So Well

from Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal, It was a dark and ugly campaign for the Oilers. The 2009-10 NHL season saw the implosion of the retooling effort the team had carried out in the aftermath of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final run, and launched an official era of rebuilding in Edmonton. With the moves made this summer, every single player who took...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s classy workout gear

Edmonton’s Andrew Ference mocks your typical workout gear. Ference believes that you can still class things up even if you’re planning on getting sweaty. True love is sticking with a man who dresses like this for his work outs. #fannypack pic.twitter.com/kbq3PR3Od7 — Krista Ference (@krista_ference) July 16, 2014 (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jujhar Khaira scores amazing one hand flick shootout goal

At an Edmonton Oilers prospect camp earlier this week, 2012 63rd overall pick Jujhar Khaira scored an awesome goal. In a shootout, the forward flicked the puck up with one hand and past the goaltender. 
Via Talk Hockey
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers extend Jeff Petry one year

RFA defenseman, Jeff Petry, was signed to an extended one year contract just now. Only one year, eh? I was hoping for at least two for him. He’s earned it.  With the rumours of trading him for a 2nd line centre swirled, this concerned me for several reasons: 1. Petry has barely played 230 NHL […]
Via The Hockey Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Petry Agrees To A One-Year Contract With The Edmonton Oliers

via a press release from the Edmonton Oilers... The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Jeff Petry on a one-year contract. Petry, 26, recorded 17 points (7G, 10A) and 42 penalty minutes in 80 games last season. He also led the Oilers in blocked shots (132) and hits (181), marking the third straight year he has ranked in the top two on the...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Leon Draisaitl makes convincing argument for roster spot with Oilers

Leon Draisaitl, center, has the right mentality to step in immediately as a leader in Edmonton. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) After being drafted third overall in the 2014 NHL Draft just ten days ago, Oilers center Leon Draisaitl believes that he is ready to join a roster headlined by a plethora of other young forward prospects. Last week, Edmonton traded center Sam Gagner to Tampa Bay...
Via Around The Rink
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Edmonton Oilers line up looks like today

Is more help coming?
Via Puckrant.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is that even allowed? Bolts trade Sam Gagner to Arizona an hour after acquiring him from Edmonton

You may have heard the news go down late last night that the Tampa Bay Lightning had acquired center Sam Gagner from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for winger Teddy Purcell. Seems simple enough, a player for a player, the salaries nearly matched, both teams are under the cap, and in some way or fashion, both players can help their new teams.Except Lightning general manager Steve...
Via BruinsLife
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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