OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Just Who Is…Markus Niemelainen ?

Back in late June, I gave the Edmonton Oilers a good review based on their draft. In my personal mock draft, I had Jesse Puljujarvi, Tyler Benson and Markus Niemelainen all being drafted in the first round. Instead, they were all grabbed by the Oilers in three consecutive picks! Today’s focus on on the towering, left handed shot defenceman, Markus Niemelainen. While Puljujarvi...
Via The Oilers Rig
16 hours ago

World Cup Preview: North America

Kicking off our World Cup Preview at the Oilers Rig is Team North America, AKA the team that has the most Oilers playing in the World Cup (tied with team Europe with two).  I am really excited for the World Cup of Hockey for multiple reasons. First off, I am a firm believer that more hockey is great. It’s been far too long without seeing Connor McDavid tear up the ice in a game...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

Just Who Is Tyler Benson?

Fans of the Edmonton Oilers, may I introduce to you Mr. Tyler Benson? Birthplace: Edmonton, AlbertaAge: 18Shoots: LeftPosition: Left WingHeight: 6’0″Weight: 201 lbs. Leading up to this year’s NHL Draft, Benson was ranked 18th by Corey Pronman, 39th by Bob McKenzie, and 44th by Craig Button. Benson was eventually taken by the Oilers in the second round with the 32nd overall...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

Ranking the Oilers Toughest Players in 2016-17

The Pacific Division in the NHL has long been known as one of the biggest and toughest divisions in hockey. Up and down the lineup, teams from that division seem to have a roster that includes skill, size and toughness. For the last few years, Anaheim, San Jose and Calgary have been known to push around smaller opponents like the Edmonton Oilers and teams like Los Angeles had become...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sportsnet Laces Up to Deliver Exclusive Coverage of 2016-17 Edmonton Oilers Season

– All 82 Oilers games available exclusively on Sportsnet this season, including 37 national and 45 regional matchups – Quinn, Remenda and Principe return to the Oilers broadcast team; reporters DeBrusk and Spector join home broadcasts – Oilers...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Taylor Hall Discusses His Trade Out of Edmonton

Former Oiler Taylor Hall took a break from Bio Steel camp to have an interview with Sportsnet’s Tim and Sid, mainly to talk about his mid-summer trade out of Edmonton. Hall’s most interesting comment was that he got “the short end of the stick” in regards to the trade and/or his Oilers tenure, and you can take that as you want. @timandsid Hall was the victim of a bad management...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

There’s a Divide Over the Oilers Captaincy

The Oilers confirmed they plan to name a team captain before the season begins, now the only question is, who will it be? Could it be the newly signed Milan Lucic, who comes in with a wealth of experience, and is still a relevant player in the league? Could it be Jordan Eberle, one of the “elder statesmen” of the Oilers, who has been with the team through all the lows? Or how...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Oilers will name captain during training camp

After playing last season without a captain, the Oilers will name one during training camp next month, coach Todd McLellan confirmed Monday. The Oilers open camp September 22. "We'll select a captain at some point throughout training camp," ...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

Connor McDavid: 'I’m not some 18-year-old kid anymore'

Entering his second season in the NHL, Connor McDavid is once again facing enormous expectations which may even dwarf the ones he experienced last year. McDavid will turn 20 in January and is looking to prove himself after a 2015-16 season which saw him suffer a serious injury while still posting over a point-per-game pace with 47 points in 45 games. What does McDavid have to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Some reasons to believe in Anton Lander

Some reasons to believe in Anton Lander.
Via Copper & Blue
6 days ago

WATCH: Hockey School | 2016 Wrap Up

Zack Kassian, Laurent Brossoit, Mark Letestu and Brandon Davison all made appearances at this year's Hockey School in St. Albert and Leduc. Presented by Rogers.
Via Oilers TV
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers rookies set to take on Golden Bears

Edmonton Oilers rookies will once again faceoff against the University of Alberta (U of A) Golden Bears in the annual match set for Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Oilers hosted the Golden Bears at Rexall Place last year for the first ...
Via NHL.com
9 days ago

WATCH: 1-ON-1 | Davidson at Oilers Hockey School

Brandon Davidson talks with Oilers TV about his off-sesaon so far while visiting kids at the Oilers Hockey School in Leduc.
Via Oilers TV
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: COMMUNITY | EOCF Helps Feed Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation donated $185,074 to Edmonton's Food Bank Friday, August 5, 2016. This funding will be used to purchase a brand new five-tonne refrigerated delivery truck and protein-rich food for youth.
Via Oilers TV
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wayne Gretzky’s brother joins Oilers as assistant GM

Gretzky is coming back to Edmonton. No, not that one. Bob Mckenzie of TSN.ca tweeted that Keith Gretzky will be joining the Edmonton Oilers as assistant general manager in the near future. Just saw some Keith Gretzky to EDM as AGM rumors. It's my understanding he will, in fact, be joining EDM in that capacity in near future. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 2, 2016...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot thinks the Oilers are close to making the playoffs

Goaltender Cam Talbot is pretty confident in the Edmonton Oilers. “I don’t think we’re that far off from making the playoffs, to be honest with you,” Talbot told Sportsnet.ca. “I think one more piece [on defense] and we’ve got all the talent up front we’ve always had and added more talent via free agency and the draft. When you shore up the back end, which is what...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Puljujarvi to entry-level contract

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have signed Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth overall pick at the draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Puljujarvi joins a young Oilers core led by star center Connor McDavid. The 18-year-old forward spent last season with the Finish Elite League's Oulu Karpat, getting 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 50 games. He also had nine...
Via Associated Press
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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