OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

After tough season, Kassian lands one-year, $1.5-million deal with Oilers

Zack Kassian will have a lot to prove in 2016-17, and he’ll get the chance to do so with the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers announced Thursday that Kassian, 25, has signed a one-year, $1.5-million deal that will keep him in Edmonton next season. Over his career, Kassian has twice been a 10-plus goal scorer and he was nearly a 30-point player during the 2013-14 campaign while with...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Oilers Re-Sign Zack Kassian

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed restricted free agent Zach Kassian to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal is worth $1.5 million, reports TSN’s Bob McKenzie. The #Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Zack Kassian on a one-year contract. Welcome back, Zack! pic.twitter.com/9S9TpbjOoj — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 19, 2016 Kassian started...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

The Oilers are Fortunate to have Taylor Hall

The World Hockey Championship is a tricky tournament to use as a measuring stick. The competition is either watered down, or the opponents are inferior in terms of talent. Unlike the Olympics, most countries don’t have their best complement of players. For a team like Canada, however, there is still an embarrassment of riches in terms of skill. Watching a guy lighting it up with...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

How many chances do the Edmonton Oilers need!?

There was probably not a high percentage of hockey fans across North America that was too upset when the Edmonton Oilers failed to win the #1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Despite finishing with the second-fewest points in the NHL, the Oilers took the fourth pick of the draft, behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, Winnipeg Jets, and Toronto Maple Leafs. It would have been an outrage if...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 players on the Edmonton Oilers in the Hockey Hall of Fame

10 Edmonton Oilers are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many of these NHL players can you name? Clue: Years active with the team Note: * denotes a non-consecutive stretch of playing time
24 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 players on all four Stanley Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers teams of 1984, 85, 87, and 88

10 players were on all four Stanley Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers teams of 1984, '85, '87, and '88. Can you name all of these NHL players? Clue: Number/Position
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Connor McDavid to captain the Edmonton Oilers next season

The Edmonton Oilers were captainless this season in yet another campaign that ended with a trip to the lottery. Higher expectations didn’t translate into better results, but one thing that went right was Connor McDavid. Despite missing a big chunk of the season due to injuries, the first overall pick delivered on his promise as the next great one with 48 points in 45 games. Now...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers fans bid adieu to Rexall Place

The arena that started its life as the Northlands Coliseum ended its storied existence as Rexall Place last week, when the Edmonton Oilers played their final game against the Vancouver Canucks. If buildings could talk, this one would tell tales about hockey’s greatest player, his trade and return as a member of an American team, five Stanley Cup championships, and countless other...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov gives a tremendous non-answer on whether he wants out of Edmonton

Nail Yakupov should consider a political career after the non-answer he gave on Sunday during a media scrum regarding his future in Edmonton. A reporter asked the 22-year-old Russian, “Are you okay coming back here next season, or would you prefer a change in the offseason?” Yakupov’s response was filled with a whole lot of nothing. Yakupov discussed his love for the city...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Caleb Jones to 3-year entry level contract

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers signed defenseman Caleb Jones to a three-year entry level contract Thursday. The 18-year-old Jones had 10 goals and 45 assists in 72 games this season for the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League. He also had two assists in four playoff games. From Frisco, Texas, Jones was selected by the Oilers in the fourth round of the...
Via Associated Press
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers fan won’t remove hat in driver’s license photo, argues hockey is his religion

Getting or renewing your driver’s license has to be one of the most unpleasant aspects of modern life. Ken Egilsson of Red Deer Alberta tried to spice things up by wearing an Edmonton Oilers uniform and hat during the taking of his license photo, although the hat wasn’t allowed. But Egilsson didn’t take it off, and his reasoning as told to the CBC is so perfectly Canadian it...
Via The Comeback
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nurse suspended three games for being aggressor

The NHL has suspended Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse three games for being the aggressor in a fight with Roman Polak of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.The NHL announced the suspension Thursday.Nurse took exception to a hit Polak made on teammate Matt Hendricks and started fighting the Sharks defenseman before he dropped his gloves. Nurse was given a two-minute minor for...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky thinks Connor McDavid is ready to be captain

The Edmonton Oilers are nothing more than an oil slick and have been since they last made the playoffs 10 years ago. The franchise is still dining out on its glory days now 30 years in the past, which means Wayne Gretzky is going to comment on the newest Oilers superstar, Connor McDavid. “I have a great deal of respect for him. In my point of view, I think he’s mature enough...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is It Time For The Edmonton Oilers To Trade Nail Yakupov?

The Edmonton Oilers have been a consistent basement-dweller in the NHL, but have looked like a new team with the return of Connor McDavid. They have a potent offensive attack and are trying to make a Cinderella-like push for the NHL playoffs. With the team finally coming together, it is becoming more apparent that Nail Yakupov has no role to play moving forward. Is Yakupov a bust...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Can The Oilers Make A Playoff Run?

As the All-Star break comes to a close and the NHL season resumes, a lot of teams find themselves within a few points of a playoff spot. The Edmonton Oilers are not one of those teams. Currently, they sit in last in the Western Conference with 45 points, and eight points behind the Anaheim Ducks for the third divisional playoff spot. Despite such a poor record, there is hope for...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hockey player gets into fight, parents go nuts cheering him on

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse played in his home province (Ottawa) on Thursday night, so his friends and family were able to see him play against the Senators. And they were lucky enough to watch the rookie defenseman beat the hell out of an opposing player. Nurse challenged Max McCormick in what was his second fight of the season, and it’s safe to say he won. Don...
Via The Sports Daily
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton’s Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup broken with blocked shot

Matt Hendricks of the Edmonton Oilers is definitely not afraid to take one for the team. In Thursday’s loss against the Dallas Stars, the Edmonton center successfully blocked a slap shot, with his groin. The impact of the shot was so severe that Hendricks’ athletic cup was broken. Hendricks himself provided visual proof. Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving...
Via Sportsnaut
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks, Oilers game reunites Todd McLellan with former team

After a raucous home-opening victory over the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks’ new head coach, Peter DeBoer, commented that “last year is in the rear view mirror.” That image in the mirror comes back into plain view Wednesday night with the Sharks on the road in Edmonton to face the Oilers — and former coach Todd McLellan. This is the first time that McLellan, who spent...
Via Yardbarker
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Another year, another struggling Oilers squad

The Edmonton Oilers entered the season on a positive note. They lucked out and won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes, gutted management by bringing in Todd McLellan and Peter Chiarelli, and addressed the gaping needs in goal and on the blue line by bringing in players like Cam Talbot and Andrej Sekera. Analytically, they’ve showed better results than last season, yet through 22...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid's injury will not be the end of Oilers' season

Connor McDavid, the rookie who has quickly become the new face of the Edmonton Oilers franchise, will now be sidelined with an upper body injury only 13 games into the season. McDavid was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Level Draft, and was thought to be the rookie that would finally help the Oilers turn around their multiple-season losing streak...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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