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Connor McDavid And Oilers Surge Past Depleted Leafs

In his first year in the NHL to suffer an injury like Connor McDavid did, it wouldn’t seem far fetched to think when he returned to the lineup he would be a bit rusty. That is not even close to the truth that it’s comical. McDavid and the Oilers took on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night in Edmonton. While Jordan Eberle scored the first hat trick of his career, it was...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Eberle got screwed

SUNRISE, FL – JANUARY 18: Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers skates prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on January 18, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. The Oilers defeated the Panthers 4-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) The Oilers are a whole new team with Connor McDavid on the ice. He scored 2 goals and had 3 assists, which meant he had...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
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Eberle's hat trick, McDavid's 5-point game lift Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta — Todd McLellan can't help but sit back sometimes and watch Connor McDavid work.McDavid had two goals and three assists, Jordan Eberle scored three times and added an assist, and McLellan's Edmonton Oilers powered past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak."His performance did all the speaking," McLellan said of 19-year...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Nurse KOs opponent, and his dad loves it (Video)

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse earned the knockout in a fight during the third period of Thursday night's game in Ottawa, and his father loved every minute of it.It was only the second fight of Nurse's NHL career, but he proved that he could hold his own against Senators left winger Mike McCormick. Nurse knocked McCormick's helmet off and finished him with some huge uppercuts...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Nurse KO’s Max McCormick, Nurse’s father goes nuts

As a parent you are always going to be proud of your son, in hockey you also get to be proud of your son knocking the crap out of someone. Darnell Nurse got into only his second fight of his career but he made it a memorable one. To make it even better Nurse’s father was in the stands to take it all in. Can’t blame the man one bit, I would do the exact same thing. Poor McCormick...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Eberle's 2 goals lead Oilers in 7-2 rout of Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Jordan Eberle scored twice and added an assist for the Edmonton Oilers, who started their four-game road trip with a 7-2 beating of the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Mark Fayne, Zack Kassian, Andrej Sekera, Leon Draisaitl and Brandon Davidson also scored for the Oilers. Rookie sensation Connor McDavid, playing just his second game since returning from...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers rookie Connor McDavid marks return with amazing goal

Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid came into the 2015-2016 season with the high expectations one expects when you’re the number one overall pick in the NHL Draft. In his first thirteen games, he scored five goals and dished seven assists. However, in that thirteenth game, he went hard into the boards against the Philadelphia Flyers and broke his collarbone, stifling all of the...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers become first NHL team to use Pride Tape, supporting LGBTQ youth outreach and equality

The NHL has played a substantial role in supporting equality for LGBTQ athletes through efforts such as You Can Play, and that’s continuing with the Edmonton Oilers’ adoption of one particularly-visible sign of support: Pride Tape. The rainbow-colored tape, currently on Kickstarter (where it’s raised over $42,000 U.S., surpassing its $39,386 goal), is an initiative by the Institute...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Linus Omark tries to score with stick on fire (Video)

Former Edmonton Oilers forward Linus Omark entertained the crowd at Saturday's KHL All-Star Skills Competition by attempting to score a goal while his stick was on fire. It came during the shootout trick shot competition after the forward failed to score his first attempt. Omark went to the bench and had his stick lit on fire, and it remained lit as he attempt. Despite not scoring...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks tweets picture of his cup after taking slap shot to the nuts

Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks had a moment on Thursday night against the Dallas Stars that will make any man cringe. In the second period, Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski crushed a slap shot, and as the Oilers’ color commentator put it, Hendricks got hit “where you never want to get hit”: OUCH. Thankfully for Hendricks, he wore a cup, and tweeted out a picture of...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton's Andrew Ference becomes face of LGBTQ hockey campaign

Edmonton Oilers alternate captain Andrew Ference has long been a supporter of social change initiatives to help the environment, and he is also a big supporter of promoting equality and inclusion in the sporting world. It comes as no surprise then that Ference would become involved in a Kickstarter campaign for a product called Pride Tape, a pro quality hockey stick tape in rainbow...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot’s new deal with the Oilers gives needed stability

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year extension worth $12.5 million. The extension was reported by Darren Dreger of TSN.ca and the Oilers announced the signing on their website. The #Oilers have signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/Bwi9je0dJJ — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 17, 2016 Cam...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks, Oilers game reunites Todd McLellan with former team

After a raucous home-opening victory over the Anaheim Ducks, 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 on 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 seven...
Via Yardbarker
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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