Yesterday saw the first phase of Peter Chiarelli’s defensive plan take action. Edmonton stunned the hockey world and traded Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson. It was a shocking move, but the deed is done and we need to focus on what comes next for the Oil. Let’s take Hall out of the equation for the sake of this exercise, okay? Yesterday, Chiarelli started the defensive overhaul by...
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Grab a snack, this is going to be a long one. Worst. Trade. Ever. Almost Wayne Gretzky trade bad, but not that bad, still horribly bad for Oilers. The kind of trade that makes you turn your PlayStation off hoping it didn’t save bad. The kind of trade that potentially costs you a Stanley Cup down the road bad? Possibly! Peter Chiarelli can now lay claim to being the only man in...
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It’s certainly not the biggest news of this year’s NHL offseason, but the Edmonton Oilers inked forward Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year, one-way contract worth $725,000, according to Oilers’ radio analyst Bob Stauffer. Originally a seventh-round draft pick (184th overall) of the Florida Panthers in 2011, Pakarinen signed with the Oilers as a free agent June 16, 2014. Since then...
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Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli addresses the media following the acquisition of Adam Larsson from New Jersey in exchange for Taylor Hall.
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...
There’s been plenty of trade smoke blowing around the Edmonton Oilers this summer, and it’s starting to sound like there may be some real fire at the source of all of those rumors. Specifically, various reports have suggested the team might be willing to part with Taylor Hall or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in order to improve their defense. LeBrun: "I think Taylor Hall is available...
One of five restricted free agents receives a qualifying offer.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) As a longtime NHL scout and general manager, George McPhee has had a hand in providing opportunities to countless prospects at the NHL draft. It wasn't until Saturday, when McPhee fully appreciated how significant that moment felt as a father. McPhee was in the stands with his family in Buffalo when his son Graham was drafted in the fifth round, 149th overall...
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P.K. Subban is generating plenty of interest around the league ahead of his no-movement clause taking effect. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports the Montreal Canadiens have seen an increase in the volume of calls asking about the talented defenseman. LeBrun notes the Canadiens aren’t shopping him but that teams are checking in heavily on his availability as his no-trade clause...
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...
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...
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