OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oilers: Nugent-Hopkins Unlikely to Play Centre at World Cup

Despite not being a part of Team North America’s initial roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, there was never a doubt that Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would be part of the team. While it was made official on Friday afternoon, the question now becomes whether or not the former first-overall pick will be used at centre or on the wing during the much-anticipated...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

World Cup Snub Could Be What Taylor Hall, Oilers Need

Prior to yesterday’s announcement of the final roster selections for the 2016 World Cup Hockey, many seemed to believe it was nothing more than a foregone conclusion that Hockey Canada would use one of those spots on Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall. Coming off a second consecutive year in which the former first-overall selection starred for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Oilers Prospect Martin Gernat Heading to Czech Republic

Edmonton Oilers prospect Martin Gernat has inked a deal with HC Sparta Praha in the Czech Liiga, reports Msport.sk The 122nd overall pick in the 2011 draft, Gernat has spent his career since being drafted playing for the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, followed by time with the various AHL affiliates of the Oilers. This year he split time between the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors (the...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Russian coach slams Yakupov, says his absence helped Russia medal at World Championship

Life in Edmonton hasn’t been easy on winger Nail Yakupov over the past few seasons, and he can’t even catch a break at home in Russia. Following Russia’s 7-2 thumping of Team USA in the bronze medal game at the World Championship, Russian coach Oleg Znarok let it be known that Yakupov’s absence from the team didn’t have any impact on the nation’s inability to capture...
Via The Hockey News
5 days ago

Russian head coach rips apart Nail Yakupov

Tell us how you really feel Oleg Znarok. The Russian head coach led his squad to a bronze medal at the World Championships, but just because he was celebrating didn’t mean he couldn’t get a shot in at Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov. Slava Malamud reports Znarok said Yakupov’s absence at the tournament was “addition by subtraction.” Malamud further speculated that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How many chances do the Edmonton Oilers need!?

There was probably not a high percentage of hockey fans across North America that was too upset when the Edmonton Oilers failed to win the #1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Despite finishing with the second-fewest points in the NHL, the Oilers took the fourth pick of the draft, behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, Winnipeg Jets, and Toronto Maple Leafs. It would have been an outrage if...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 players on the Edmonton Oilers in the Hockey Hall of Fame

10 Edmonton Oilers are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many of these NHL players can you name? Clue: Years active with the team Note: * denotes a non-consecutive stretch of playing time
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 players on all four Stanley Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers teams of 1984, 85, 87, and 88

10 players were on all four Stanley Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers teams of 1984, '85, '87, and '88. Can you name all of these NHL players? Clue: Number/Position
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Connor McDavid to captain the Edmonton Oilers next season

The Edmonton Oilers were captainless this season in yet another campaign that ended with a trip to the lottery. Higher expectations didn’t translate into better results, but one thing that went right was Connor McDavid. Despite missing a big chunk of the season due to injuries, the first overall pick delivered on his promise as the next great one with 48 points in 45 games. Now...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers fans bid adieu to Rexall Place

The arena that started its life as the Northlands Coliseum ended its storied existence as Rexall Place last week, when the Edmonton Oilers played their final game against the Vancouver Canucks. If buildings could talk, this one would tell tales about hockey’s greatest player, his trade and return as a member of an American team, five Stanley Cup championships, and countless other...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov gives a tremendous non-answer on whether he wants out of Edmonton

Nail Yakupov should consider a political career after the non-answer he gave on Sunday during a media scrum regarding his future in Edmonton. A reporter asked the 22-year-old Russian, “Are you okay coming back here next season, or would you prefer a change in the offseason?” Yakupov’s response was filled with a whole lot of nothing. Yakupov discussed his love for the city...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers fan won’t remove hat in driver’s license photo, argues hockey is his religion

Getting or renewing your driver’s license has to be one of the most unpleasant aspects of modern life. Ken Egilsson of Red Deer Alberta tried to spice things up by wearing an Edmonton Oilers uniform and hat during the taking of his license photo, although the hat wasn’t allowed. But Egilsson didn’t take it off, and his reasoning as told to the CBC is so perfectly Canadian it...
Via The Comeback
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nurse suspended three games for being aggressor

The NHL has suspended Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse three games for being the aggressor in a fight with Roman Polak of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.The NHL announced the suspension Thursday.Nurse took exception to a hit Polak made on teammate Matt Hendricks and started fighting the Sharks defenseman before he dropped his gloves. Nurse was given a two-minute minor for...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky thinks Connor McDavid is ready to be captain

The Edmonton Oilers are nothing more than an oil slick and have been since they last made the playoffs 10 years ago. The franchise is still dining out on its glory days now 30 years in the past, which means Wayne Gretzky is going to comment on the newest Oilers superstar, Connor McDavid. “I have a great deal of respect for him. In my point of view, I think he’s mature enough...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is It Time For The Edmonton Oilers To Trade Nail Yakupov?

The Edmonton Oilers have been a consistent basement-dweller in the NHL, but have looked like a new team with the return of Connor McDavid. They have a potent offensive attack and are trying to make a Cinderella-like push for the NHL playoffs. With the team finally coming together, it is becoming more apparent that Nail Yakupov has no role to play moving forward. Is Yakupov a bust...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Can The Oilers Make A Playoff Run?

As the All-Star break comes to a close and the NHL season resumes, a lot of teams find themselves within a few points of a playoff spot. The Edmonton Oilers are not one of those teams. Currently, they sit in last in the Western Conference with 45 points, and eight points behind the Anaheim Ducks for the third divisional playoff spot. Despite such a poor record, there is hope for...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hockey player gets into fight, parents go nuts cheering him on

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse played in his home province (Ottawa) on Thursday night, so his friends and family were able to see him play against the Senators. And they were lucky enough to watch the rookie defenseman beat the hell out of an opposing player. Nurse challenged Max McCormick in what was his second fight of the season, and it’s safe to say he won. Don...
Via The Sports Daily
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton’s Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup broken with blocked shot

Matt Hendricks of the Edmonton Oilers is definitely not afraid to take one for the team. In Thursday’s loss against the Dallas Stars, the Edmonton center successfully blocked a slap shot, with his groin. The impact of the shot was so severe that Hendricks’ athletic cup was broken. Hendricks himself provided visual proof. Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving...
Via Sportsnaut
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks, Oilers game reunites Todd McLellan with former team

After a raucous home-opening victory over the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks’ new head coach, Peter DeBoer, commented that “last year is in the rear view mirror.” That image in the mirror comes back into plain view Wednesday night with the Sharks on the road in Edmonton to face the Oilers — and former coach Todd McLellan. This is the first time that McLellan, who spent...
Via Yardbarker
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid's injury will not be the end of Oilers' season

Connor McDavid, the rookie who has quickly become the new face of the Edmonton Oilers franchise, will now be sidelined with an upper body injury only 13 games into the season. McDavid was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Level Draft, and was thought to be the rookie that would finally help the Oilers turn around their multiple-season losing streak...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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