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Edmonton Oilers name four alternates, but will go captain-less this season

The Edmonton Oilers are choosing to forego a captain this year, and will instead field four alternates throughout the year.Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Andrew Ference will serve the alternates.While Eberle still recovers from his shoulder injury, Matt Hendricks will fill in with his abscence.Ference served as the team captain for the last two seasons.The choice...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

All eyes on McDavid as Oilers open season full of hope

The only negative for the hometown fans of the Edmonton Oilers is that their new era, the one built around 18-year-old rookie Connor McDavid, will begin on the road. McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick and the latest youngster thought to be the next Gretzky, will join his teammates in St. Louis for Thursday's season opener - the most anticipated in many years for the long-suffering Oilers...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen Score a Goal...Using His Face

In the preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers, Virtanen directed his teammate Yannick Weber's shot into the net using his face. He returned to the game after getting stitches. Because...of course he did.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers (Last Season: 24-44-14, 6th in Pacific)Coach: Todd McLellan (311-163-66; 8th season, 1st with Oilers)Key Additions: Connor McDavid, Lauri Korpikoski, Mark Letestu, Andrej Sekera, Cam Talbot, Eric GrybaKey Departures: Boyd Gordon, Viktor Fasth, Matt Fraser, Martin MarincinKey Player: Oscar Klefbom.Just kidding, it's Connor McDavid. The first overall pick in this year...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers season preview

Plus: With the addition of Connor McDavid, Edmonton all of a sudden has a glimmer of hope. The team went out and got a new GM in Peter Chiarelli, and he went to work right away. He added defenseman Andrej Sekera and Mark Letestu via free agency and traded for goaltender Cam Talbot, defenseman Griffin Reinhart and defenseman Eric Gryba. The defensemen unit went from suspect at best...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Eberle out 4-6 weeks

  It turns out the Edmonton Oilers don’t have all the luck in the world after all. Sure, they have landed four of the last six top picks in the NHL Draft, including Connor McJesus McDavid. I’m pretty sure you can’t say his name in our around Edmonton without a flock of doves appearing overhead. So it’s certainly a huge blow to the team both on the ice and off that they’ll...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fire blanks in 4-0 loss to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Anton Lander's hat trick led the Oilers to a 4-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored Edmonton's other goal. Anders Nilsson and Ben Scrivens combined to make 20 saves for the shutout. Nilsson made 11 saves in 29:21, and Scrivens stopped nine shots in 29:25. Arizona goaltender Anders Lindback made 28 saves. Box score
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers, Klefbom agree to 7 year deal

Feb 7, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom (84) tries to control the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports  Depending on how you look at it, the Edmonton Oilers are either taking a huge risk or they’re locking up a key piece of their future....
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers sign Oskar Klefbom long-term

Many would consider the Edmonton Oilers the one team in the NHL with the brightest future. They may not be contending for a Stanley Cup this season, but their future is arguably the most promising in the NHL. For the first time in years the Oilers have a competent head coach and general manager in Todd McLellan and Peter Chiarelli, both of whom have enjoyed great success in their...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Scrivens has some sharp new goalie pads

Ben Scrivens will be battling Cam Talbot for playing time inside the Edmonton Oilers goal. The storyline in the crease won’t be the talk of the town (that honor belongs to Connor McDavid), but it’ll be interesting to see how things go over the course of the year. At the very least, Scrivens has a leg up in the goal pad department. Check out these slick oil drop pads Scrivens...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps evaluating Derek Roy for roster spot

The Washington Capitals have invited veteran center-man Derek Roy to training camp for a professional tryout.  The 32 year-old veteran was previously unsigned after completing the 2014-15 season with Edmonton.  Overall, he recorded 32 points last season, starting his season with Nashville. Last season, Roy played in 46 games and scored 11 goals and added 11 helpers.  Roy has appeared...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Darnell Nurse pummels Rasmus Andersson

Darnell Nurse’s NHL career is just beginning, but it looks like he might be a player opposing teams won’t want to mess with. Watch as the Edmonton prospect pummels Calgary’s Rasmus Andersson during the Young Stars Tournament. The video below, courtesy of Reddit Hockey, loops a few times and does a great job of showing the carnage. Andersson may not want to watch these replays...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Believe it or not, Connor McDavid is Under-hyped

There is little doubt that first overall NHL draft pick Connor McDavid is one of the most hyped prospects in recent years, both in hockey and the sports world at large. He is regularly compared to Sidney Crosby, and has even been thrown into the same conversation as Wayne Gretzky as the next "Great One" to lead the Edmonton Oilers to Stanley Cup glory. Hype itself is impossible...
Via The Sports Post
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov believes he’s too young to mentor Connor McDavid

When Connor McDavid breaks into the NHL, which Edmonton Oilers skater is going to take him under their wing? Though McDavid will likely skate on the same line as Nail Yakupov, the 21-year-old Russian forward believes he’s too young to teach the prized top overall pick. Yakupov, who is preparing for his fourth year in the NHL, spoke on the topic with the Edmonton Journal: ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Wrote Letters To NHL GMs In 1997, Guaranteed He’d Be A Pro (Photo)

Andrew Ference has carved out a decent NHL career for himself — something that was never a guarantee according to people who scouted him. The Edmonton Oilers captain apparently always was sure of himself, as seen in the following letter he sent to Pittsburgh Penguins coach and GM Craig Patrick in 1997. Found some gold going through old stuff at the house. Faxed this to every GM...
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Edmonton Oilers

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who has seemed to make all the right moves this summer on what still may be a long road to returning to playoff contention. Who’s in: F – Lauri...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid Wowing Fans At Oilers Development Camp (Video)

Connor McDavid already is drawing rave reviews from Edmonton Oilers fans and he hasn’t yet played in an official game for the team. Oilers development camp is underway and McDavid, as expected, is putting on a show. In addition to showing off his smooth hands, excellent playmaking skill and incredible offensive awareness, he scored five goals in a recent scrimmage. Even though...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Website Already Selling Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers Jerseys (Photo)

It’s safe to say Edmonton Oilers fans are pretty excited about their team landing the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL draft. Jersey website already is selling sweaters for Connor McDavid, who has been a sensation for the OHL’s Erie Otters and has pretty much a 100 percent chance of being selected first overall. While it’s nearly...
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers win the Connor MacDavid sweepstakes

On Saturday the NHL held the lottery for the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. For a look at how the lottery works, the rules and procedure can be found here. The rules give the team at the bottom of the standings in the regular season the greatest odds to win the first overall pick. This has caused teams in a rebuilding phase to tank to the bottom of the standings...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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