OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Zack Kassian Wants Edmonton to be ‘Last Stop’ in NHL Career

Zack Kassian is using a recently signed one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers as an audition for a longer-term contract. A slimmed-down Kassian, who has been spending the off-season chilling on the beach and riding his Harley Davidson in Santa Monica, Calif., likes the direction the team is heading and, if possible, wouldn’t mind playing the rest of his career with the Oilers...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Oilers – Again – Left Off NBC, NBC Sports

The last time the Edmonton Oilers played on NBC in the United States? June, 2006. That’s right, the Oilers haven’t been on the big network in the States for over ten years now. When was the last time the Oilers played on NBC Sports Net? Trick question, the answer is never. The Oilers haven’t played on the network since it was re-branded. In fact, since the 2005-06 season, when...
Via The Oilers Rig
12 hours ago

Oilers Officiating Review – Game 7

This is the final game review in our series. This game was the April 9th season finale against the Canucks, a 4-3 OT win for Vancouver. The referees for this game were Mike Leggo and Kendrick Nicholson. The most targeted players in this game were Nugent-Hopkins for the Oilers (4 uncalled infractions) and Alex Burrows for the Canucks (2 uncalled infractions). This game was something...
Via The Oilers Rig
18 hours ago

Things Can Only Get Better

With a few bounces, the Oilers will almost have to be better in 2016-17. Right?
Via Copper & Blue
20 hours ago

Best and Worst of the Oilers Managment

Since 2006, The Edmonton Oilers have hired four general managers to right the ship from the constant mediocrity to down right awfulness. Join me down memory lane as I look at the best trade and the worst trade from Kevin Lowe, Steve Tambellini and Craig MacTavish.  In this article, I am only focusing on the trades. I feel like for Kevin Lowe for example, it would be tough to list...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

WATCH: RAW | Matt Hendricks

Matt Hendricks comments on the Oilers off season moves at the Celebrity Pro Am.
Via Oilers TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RAW | Jordan Eberle

Jordan Eberle comments on the Oilers off season moves at the Celebrity Pro Am.
Via Oilers TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RAW | Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins comments on the Oilers off season moves at the Celebrity Pro Am.
Via Oilers TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson and the Edmonton Oilers

If both players manage to stay relatively healthy throughout their NHL careers, there is no question that the Edmonton Oilers will end up on the wrong end of the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson swap. Trading away a 24-year-old proven driver and point producer for a guy who “could” one day turn into a legit top pairing defenceman,  is a deal that has potential disaster written all...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Will Edmonton’s growing defense be enough for a playoff spot?

The best-before date on “crucial season for the Oilers,” expired long ago, but the goal is still the same for 2016-17: get back to the post-season for the first time in, now, more than a decade. Milan Lucic has replaced Taylor Hall as a top-line winger, while Jesse Puljujarvi is the latest lottery pick to bring excellent skill as a potential top-six forward. But defense is going...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

Throughout last season, Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov was frequently mentioned as a potential trade candidate. Entering this off-season, speculation persisted the 2012 first-overall draft pick would be dealt at some point. Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli was certainly busy in recent weeks, shipping left wing Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson and...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky convinced Milan Lucic to join the Oilers

In modern sports, it’s pretty common to see the elders in any given sport give advice to their younger counterparts. You saw it during NBA free agency when Jerry West gave Kevin Durant guidance. Now it has come out via a report that the NHL has gotten in on the fun as well. During the RoenickLife Podcast, Milan Lucic talked about how Wayne Gretzky gave him counsel when trying to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic signs seven-year deal with Oilers

Former Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic has signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The move reunites Lucic with former general manager Peter Chiarelli, who was the GM of the Bruins and who drafted Lucic in the 2006 NHL Draft. Welcome to #OilCountry, Milan Lucic! The #Oilers have officially signed the forward to a seven-year contract...
Via Total Sports Live
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers trade Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers may be shopping Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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