With the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline fast approaching, it’s time we take a trip down memory lane. The Edmonton Oilers will have a handful of players they’ll be looking to move on or before Feb. 26. Unless they can come to terms on an extension with Patrick Maroon, you can bet the Oilers will be
With every passing day that the Oilers don’t announce an extension for Patrick Maroon, it would appear his days are numbered in Edmonton. That may be stating the obvious, with the Feb. 26 trade deadline looming less than two weeks away, but Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli is reportedly negotiating a new contract with the
Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about a couple of prospects in the Edmonton Oilers’ pipeline. It’s now time to turn our attention to a guy who’s had a lot of struggles with injuries during his development, Tyler Benson. It’s been the biggest concern since he was drafted 32nd overall in 2016. It’s easy
Everybody needs a Swiss Army knife come playoff time, even if the blade is a bit dull on this one. Mark Letestu has been a jack of all trades during his three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, but that stint is likely coming to an end at this month’s trade deadline. The team is essentially
With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, there seems to be plenty of rumors surrounding Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon. It’s no secret the 29-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) this summer and is the most valuable of Edmonton’s pending free agents. Last week I ran a poll asking fans if they thought
The last time we checked on the Edmonton Oilers’ 2017 NHL Draft picks was in November. A lot has happened over the past few months with the 2018 World Junior Championships, a trade, and some risers and fallers. Of the seven picks, at least three or four of them could one day be NHL players.
I want to preface this by saying we’ve all made bad takes. Whether it’s going after a particular player in the trade market, signing a free agent or line combinations, we’ve all said something outlandish. Last night we might’ve heard one of the more incredible trade suggestions of the season — maybe of the decade.
Dmitri Samorukov has been one of the best players for his team in a disappointing WJC for Team Russia. The Edmonton Oilers prospect scored only one point but looked solid throughout the tournament. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website allhockey.ru, Dmitri Samorukov talked about his WJC experience, his contact with the
With just one win in their last eight games, Saturday evening cannot come soon enough for the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it has not been a pleasant start to the New Year for Todd McLellan’s crew but with tonight’s tilt against the Arizona Coyotes and their first official visit to Las Vegas next on the docket,
Saturday’s episode of Headlines provided a lot of information when it comes to a few players in the NHL and their futures with their respective clubs. From what is happening with James Neal in Vegas to Jaromir Jagr’s not really working in Calgary, there is a lot bubbling behind the scenes and sooner than later,
Hockey fans are an interesting bunch. Perhaps it is due to the fact the sport is played at such high speeds and often includes a physical aspect but whenever a team goes through tough a stretch it is almost a guarantee the cry we hear from the masses revolves around an apparent lack of effort
The Montreal Canadiens have traded goaltender Al Montoya to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018, the Habs announced Thursday night. The condition of the pick states that the Canadiens will receive a fourth-round pick from the Oilers if Montoya plays in at least seven regular-season contests in 2017-18
Even for those of us who weren’t completely sold on the Edmonton Oilers being as good as many an expert thought they would be heading in the season, no one could have seen this coming. At what is essentially the midway point of the 2017-18 NHL campaign, this club finds itself with the second-fewest points
After taking over the reins as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Peter Chiarelli targeted two players to help address what was an apparent need for the club. In acquiring Cam Talbot via trade and signing Andrej Sekera to a free agent deal, the Ottawa native brought two important pieces to what has become the
Elliotte Friedman has long been considered one of the most trusted sources when it comes to inside information and the NHL. His 31 Thoughts posts are among the most popular of reads by NHL fans and when he mentions something in his column, people tend to listen. In his latest edition, he took a couple of his
When Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera went down with a torn ACL last spring, he was given a six-to-nine month recovery timeline. The worst case scenario was that he wouldn’t be ready to play until February. If you read a lot of the analytics, Edmonton’s defense is hurting right now without him. But the good
Mark Messier did it all in a career that spanned 25 NHL seasons over four decades. He’s the only player in NHL history to captain two different professional teams to championships; he won five Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers and one with the New York Rangers—all in a span of ten years. Simply remarkable.
During the 2016 off-season, Peter Chiarelli decided to trade away one of the most dynamic forwards in the NHL. In return, he received a relatively unknown Swedish defenseman; unknown, meaning a player who rarely showed up on the score sheet. Outraged at first, fans in Edmonton quickly warmed up to the heavy hitting, shut-down, defenseman.
It’s obvious lady luck was on the Edmonton Oilers’ side when they won the 2015 Draft Lottery. Connor McDavid has been everything advertised and more. Ranked against all players that played since McDavid’s debut season in 2015-16, he has the sixth most points (180) of any player during that span. What that doesn’t account for is the fact
It may have taken longer than both he and the organization wanted but it appears as though Jujhar Khaira has found a home with the Edmonton Oilers. After a rather indifferent start to his 2017-18 campaign, a minor injury and an extended stay in the press box, the 2012 third-round pick has started to show
It came out the other week that there was some unhappiness in the Edmonton Oilers organization. This story might be a little late for some fans, but I still thought it was important to touch on this subject. That unhappiness had something to do with how prospects are developing in the AHL. In one of Elliotte
Word on the street is that the Pittsburgh Penguins are actively shopping defenseman Ian Cole. It’s no secret the Edmonton Oilers are looking to address their blue line as well. Naturally, there’s a fit between the two, and this could be a more appropriate deal than some of the rumored suggestions that would see Ryan
After taking a quick glance at the overall standings, it would appear as though the Edmonton Oilers could not have picked a worse time to face the Toronto Maple Leafs. While Mike Babcock’s crew has been a top ten team all season long, the same cannot be said for Todd McLellan’s squad. And yet, you
The sample size is awfully tiny but it appears as though Jesse Puljujarvi has “improved” his game enough to ensure he remains with the Edmonton Oilers from here on out. Though the argument could be made his game wasn’t in need of further rehabilitation but rather an opportunity. Either way, the opportunity he was after
It continues to go from bad to worse for the Edmonton Oilers. The 2017-18 season was highly anticipated as the year the Oilers finally emerged from the Decade of Darkness into Stanley Cup contenders. Things are not going according to the great hockey prophecy about the Oilers return to the promise land. Edmonton’s now off to
In today’s Rumor Rundown we continue to look at two teams who are struggling and a couple teams who are on the bubble. The Edmonton Oilers lost again on Tuesday in a stomping by the St. Louis Blues and it’s clear from that loss, among others, the Oilers require a defenseman. Meanwhile, the Canadiens have
Two teams in the NHL find themselves in the midst of a potential panic mode. One is the Montreal Canadiens and the other the Edmonton Oilers. The Canadiens have struggled mightily this season, recently losing two back-to-back games against the Arizona Coyotes and the Toronto Maple Leafs and things didn’t look good. Some have suggested
With his team still struggling to score goals, Peter Chiarelli needed to do something to try to spark his club. Instead of trying to make a big splash via the trade market, the Edmonton Oilers general manager decided to go down the path that has served him well since arriving in the Alberta capital. In
The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Jussi Jokinen to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Michael Cammalleri, per Nick Kypreos. Both Jokinen and Cammalleri signed one-year deals with their respective teams this offseason, and in a rare move, both the Oilers and Kings have deemed it worthwhile to swap the duo in hopes
When it comes to individual honours, being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame is about as good as it gets. Funny thing is, when it comes to Clare Drake, the word individual is one that does not immediately come to mind when describing the Yorkton native. Whereas words like pioneer, builder, teacher, and coach