OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Breaking News: Oilers Young Guns snub Team Canada

During the last year, Hockey Canada worked hard to recruit a team that would eventually win the Olympic gold medal. This is no thanks to Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, who at no time during the process were even considered as potential roster players for Team Canada. Taylor Hall in particular took the news hard. While the Oilers were brutal in 2013/2014, Hall...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Summer Sweeps: The Edmonton Oilers

After nearly seven months of misery and heartache fans of the Edmonton Oilers have experienced an entire cavalcade of emotions, ranging from bitter resentment all the way down to sheer bliss.  On one end of the spectrum Oiler fans said goodbye to one of the best friends the team and the city have ever had in Ryan Smyth.  They also experienced the blessedness of handing the Vancouver...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers to draft No. 3 as MacTavish says he's committed to talented young core

Winning their last game for Ryan Smyth may have provided the feel-good story of the year for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans. But it doesn’t feel so good today. The win moved the Oilers from 29th to 28th. And at the NHL draft lottery Tuesday it cost Edmonton what could have been its fourth No. 1 overall selection in the last five years. The No. 1 pick went to 29th-place Florida...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Translating MacT's end of season news conference

The good people of Puckrant.com were there to listen to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish's year-end news conference. To make life easier on all of you, the reader, I've taken time to translate what MacT said. MacT: "Dallas Eakins is everything and more I wanted as a head coach" Translation: "Former Oilers players don't admit mistakes because it's a sign...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers fan takes out playoff frustration on bank sign (VIDEO)

It seems like the Edmonton Oilers haven't made the playoffs since The Great One ditched town (eight years actually) and that frustration came to a head for at least one angry Canuck who misses hockey lasting into June.This bonehead ended up throwing his his backpack at a promotional Oilers sign inside a bank and, according to whiskeylullabyy, he managed to break the window outside...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheson handicaps awards races, says Oilers should retire #94, Jets should trade Kane

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson kicked off his last regular-season slate of Hockey World columns with individual awards picks, and his pick for the Vezina Trophy is a surprising one: Vezina Trophy (top goalie) 1. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado. 2. Tuukka Rask, Boston 3. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Had off-ice issues this year which weighed on him but very consistent...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth: A Classy Ending

((HT: NHL.com))Let's face it...The Edmonton Oilers had a bad year on the ice...But one of the guys on the roster has always been a good one. When Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said that there wouldn't be a contract offer for Smyth after this season was over, he did the only thing he thought was right...Call it quits as an Oiler...Remember, Smyth cried at his press conference...
Via Online Sports Guys
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: After 19 seasons Ryan Smyth calls it a career

Prior to the Edmonton Oilers final game of the season against the Vancouver Canucks long time Oiler Ryan Smyth announced that it would be his final game in the National Hockey League ending a 19 year career.Smyth is best known as an Oiler playing 15 of his 19 seasons with the Alberta based club. Of the 1270 games that Smyth played in the NHL 971 of those were wearing the jersey of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Ryan Smyth to retire at end of season

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth announced Friday that he is retiring at the end of the season. Smyth said the Oilers’ home game Saturday night against Vancouver will be his last. “There comes a time in my life where you have turn the page and today I am doing that,” Smyth said. “As hard as it is to say goodbye to the game of hockey, I am blessed that God has given...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Most Oilers skipped Ryan Smyth’s retirement announcement

Teams stick together. Apparently no one told that to the Edmonton Oilers. During Ryan Smyth’s emotional retirement announcement, only a few Oilers actually attended. The rest of the team was mysteriously missing. I saw 3 Oilers players at Smyth's retirement. Find the answer to why there wasn't 23, and u might be on to what's happened to this org. — Mark Spector (...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers centre Boyd Gordon shut down for season with shoulder issue

The Edmonton Oilers added Boyd Gordon to their ever-growing pile of players who are done for the season. Gordon, who has a minor shoulder issue, joins Jesse Joensuu (ankle), Ryan Jones (knee), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Andrew Ference (chest) and Luke Gazdic (shoulder) in the premature summer club. Gordon hurt his shoulder early in Tuesday’s loss to Colorado, but never left the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Report: Mark Arcobello signs a one year extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed undersized forward Mark Arcobello to a one year contract extension, avoiding the potential of losing him as an unrestricted free agent in the off-season.Arcobello, who has played at both the NHL and AHL levels this season, would have become an unrestricted free agent this summer, had he not resigned with the Oilers, but the bigger question would be...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Most Canadian Person Ever Takes Out Newspaper Ad To Apologize To Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers may be one of the worst teams in the NHL this season, but they’re not exactly apologizing to fans for their performance this season. Instead, one Oilers fan has spent some time and money to do just the opposite, taking out a newspaper ad to apologize to the team: The apology comes after several frustrated Oilers fans have tossed their jerseys onto the ice during...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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