OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oilers Setting the Bar Too Low

The Edmonton Oilers are a better team than they were last season. Taking a look at the standings, it’s difficult to argue otherwise. Yet, for some reason, the Oilers have always had this tendency to play to the level of their competition. They play poorly against the lower quality teams and better against the higher quality ones. This season, it’s becoming increasingly evident...
Via The Hockey Writers
53 minutes ago

Trading Matt Hendricks

Elliotte Friedman stirred up the old rumour mill last Saturday when he mentioned that the Oilers could be moving on from Matt Hendricks and Benoit Pouliot. Now Pouliot is a story for another day, but Matt Hendricks is an interesting player to look at. Friedman mentioned the Minnesota Wild would be a fit for Hendricks, considering Hendricks is a Minnesota boy. The most difficult part...
Via The Oilers Rig
59 minutes ago

WATCH: MINORS MINUTE | Bear stays hot

Two prospects are headed to World Juniors selection camps, while Ethan Bear stays hot. Chris Wescott reports.
Via Oilers TV
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fayne Out, Who Steps In?

One of the things forgotten in an overtime loss the Buffalo Sabres handed the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday evening was the untimely exit of Mark Fayne. Fayne took himself out of the game in the first period after re-aggravating a leg injury that has kept him out of action for much of the season. In his absence, the Oilers made a comeback in the second period, but, ultimately fell...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Oilers 3 - Sabres 4 (OT) — Emperor Caligula Rises, Oilers Fall

Via Copper & Blue
1 day ago

WATCH: OILERS TODAY | Oilers @ Sabres Post-Game

Edmonton coughs up a late lead then takes a late penalty which leads to the Sabres winning the game in OT. Tom Gazzola has post-game reaction and more.
Via Oilers TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Law and Order EDM: The Case For Puljujarvi’s Demotion

Jordan Eberle. That’s the only name ahead of Jesse Puljujarvi on the RW depth chart, omitting Leon Draisaitl due to his natural centre position. With that being stated, it seems I would be taking crazy pills to suggest the Oilers need to send Jesse Puljujarvi down. I’ve been very open about my reasons for Puljujarvi needing a stint in the AHL, and that I really believe Puljujarvi...
Via The Oilers Rig
1 day ago

WATCH: PRE-GAME RAW | Matt Hendricks

Matt Hendricks looks ahead to tonight's game against the Sabres.
Via Oilers TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keeping Up With The Condors: The Return Of Anton Lander

Anton Lander has injected some fire back into the Condor’s offense while the goaltending continues to stay strong. Dillon Simpson and Mark Fayne have been called up to the Oilers since the last time we checked on the group. Kris Newbury was released from his contract after the Condors brought Anton Lander back. New format on the Condor blog! DEPTH CHART Ryan Hamilton – Anton...
Via The Oilers Rig
2 days ago

Draisaitl scores in OT, Oilers snap Ducks' 3-game win streak

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Leon Draisaitl scored 3:16 into overtime and the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. Drake Caggiula and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who have won two in a row. Jordan Eberle assisted on all three goals. Ryan Kesler and Rickard Rakell scored for the Ducks, who had a three-game winning streak...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Maurice: Game plans won’t work trying to stop McDavid

At 19, Connor McDavid is already one of the best players in the NHL. With an unfair combination of speed and skill, the Edmonton captain leads the league with 31 points in just 24 games. McDavid has singlehandedly kept the Oilers from mediocrity. The coach of the Winnipeg Jets recognizes the young star’s talent. Speaking with Jets TV, Paul Maurice admitted there’s no way to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Russell crushes Tyler Motte with a huge hit

Kris Russell isn’t exactly known for his checking. Listed at 5’10” and 170 pounds, the Edmonton defenseman made plenty of noise with his surprising hit on Chicago’s Tyler Motte. As Motte tried to control the puck, he made the mistake of having his head down and was caught completely by surprise by a thunderous hit from Russell. This was easily one of the best – and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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