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Oilers plan 30-year reunion of their first Stanley Cup championship team

To Wayne Gretzky, the first of his four Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers will always be special. So on the 30th anniversary of the Oilers’ 1984 Cup title, the Great One wanted to do something special. Gretzky spearheaded the idea of a 30-year reunion, which will take place on Oct. 10 at Rexall Place, the night after the Oilers season opener. Every member of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall And Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Puck Possession

The Edmonton Oilers were not a good team in 2013/14.  They had more excess defensive zone starts than any other team in the NHL.  As a result it is expected that many of their top players would not have good puck possession numbers.  When I ranked the worst 20 players by Corsi rating adjusted for team and zone starts, Edmonton did quite poorly.  Justin Schultz and Andrew Ference...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall Or Tyler Seguin?

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, The Taylor versus Tyler drama at the 2010 draft was, really, driven more by alliteration than uncertainty. Taylor Hall may not have been a slam-dunk first-overall pick ahead of fast-rising Tyler Seguin, but by the time the Edmonton Oilers brass walked to the stage in Los Angeles, it would’ve been genuinely surprising to hear them call a name other...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers to host celebration for 1984 Stanley Cup team

Wayne Gretzky is getting the Boys on the Bus back together again. The Edmonton Oilers will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup with an event bringing together the members of the 1984 team and staff for a reunion at Rexall Place on Oct. 10. The reunion will coincide with the Oilers' 2014-15 season opener against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 9. "One...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers Will Celebrate Their 1984 Stanley Cup Championship

(Edmonton, AB) August 19, 2014 - The stars have aligned to reunite the entire roster of the 1984 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, one of the greatest teams in the history of the game, on October 10 in Edmonton. During a live video conference today, Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky joined Oilers Entertainment Group Vice-Chairman Kevin Lowe to announce that the team will host a special...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: Coaching consistency, the new normal

Dallas Eakins ain't going nowheres.#185646421 / gettyimages.comFor the first time since Tom Renney was manning the helm behind the bench from 2010-'12, Dallas Eakins will still be the Head Coach for the Edmonton Oilers for the second consecutie sesaon."More than anything this year, it's going to be nice to have some familiarity with the head coach," Jordan Eberle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Leon Draisaitl to 3 year entry contract

No surprise there.  As you recall, previous number one picks Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011), and Nail Yakupov (2012) all made the team and given top minutes right away.  What happened?  Injuries.  Some major.  With all the player personnel shifting from OKC, the number of games AHL-level players were given were quite a lot […]
Via The Hockey Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign No. 3-overall pick Leon Draisaitl to 3-year deal

  The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound center from Cologne...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers sign centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract

The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl, who was selected 3rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, played in 64 games last season for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders, collecting 105 points and setting career highs in both goals (38 ) and assists (67), as well as recording 24 penalty...
Via Hockey Fan Land
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign No. 3 pick Leon Draisaitl

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 209...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge To The Next Level

Challenge Accepted From Rich Pevs, #StrikeOutALS @PeteFrates3. @strombo @rancid @Nov_Project @ArgoBatts @BMandaric https://t.co/8uLTuEt3kq — Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) August 8, 2014 Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference was nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge to draw awareness to ALS and he took it to the next level. The ALS Association sums up the Ice Bucket Challenge...
Via Diehardsport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference uses a Zamboni for the Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve seen numerous NHL players participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge which is designed to raise awareness for ALS. Most of the videos are about what you’d expect – a guy dumping ice water on himself – but a few players raised the bar. Andrew Ference offered his own take and it involves a Zamboni. Click the link in his Tweet below to view the video. Challenge Accepted From...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s Extreme Ice Bucket Challenge Involves Snow, Zamboni (Video)

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference just upped the ante on the ice bucket challenge. After the Boston Bruins, among a host of other Boston athletes, jumped at the chance to dump a bucket of icy water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a couple of former Beantown favorites got in on the act. Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley took the chilly plunge from his former...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oiler Nail Yakupov gets number 10 on his jersey

Nail Yakupov will have a new look this fall, forcing some Edmonton Oilers fans to make jersey adjustments. The Oilers winger decided to go back to a familiar number, ditching the 64 he broke into the league with in favour of the more familiar 10. Yakupov grew up wearing 10, but it was not available in his first season with the Oilers, taken by then captain Shawn Horcoff. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days 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
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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