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Oilers expect Draisaitl to make ‘strong case’ for roster spot

The Edmonton Oilers have high hopes for their 2014 first-round pick Leon Draisaitl. Earlier this month, the Oilers rewarded Draisaitl with a three-year $10.2 million entry-level contract. On Friday, general manager Craig MacTavish said he believes the 18-year-old will contend for a roster spot with the big club when camp opens next month. “I’d be shocked if he doesn’t make...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign D-Man Justin Schultz To One-Year Contract

Justin Schultz has re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers on a one-year contract worth $3.675 million, the team announced Friday. The 24-year-old defenseman has played two NHL seasons, both with Edmonton, and he’s tallied 60 points in 122 games. From an offensive standpoint, he’s been impressive, but the former University of Wisconsin star still has major strides to make defensively...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: Justin Schultz gets a new one-year deal

The Edmonton Oilers have come to terms with Justin Schultz on a shiney new one-year deal.#482370525 / gettyimages.comComing off his two-year rookie contract that paid and dinged the cap at $925K per, Schultz was in line for a raise. Chris Johnston of SportsNet has the new contract details,The one-year deal at $3.675M for Justin Schultz makes him the #oilers second-highest paid defenceman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Watch Oilers Presser Announcing Justin Schultz Signing

Click here to watch GM Craig MacTavish announce the Edmonton Oilers signing of Justin Schultz.Chris Johnston of SportsNet has details on the signing,The one-year deal at $3.675M for Justin Schultz makes him the #oilers second-highest paid defenceman behind Nikita Nikitin ($4.5M).— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 29, 2014Chirp with me! @MattRiegler Like what you're reading...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers re-sign Justin Schultz

The struggle is finally over. Today, Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers ended their stalemate, coming to terms on a one-year contract. No terms have been officially reported as of yet, but Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that the value is $3.675 million. Schultz, considered one of the top defensemen on the defensively-challenged Oilers, is coming off a season that saw him score 11...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers, Justin Schultz 'pretty close' to new contract

The Edmonton Oilers may be a little more optimistic than normal heading into the 2014-15 season with some improvements made to the lineup, but before they can get too far ahead of themselves there is still some important work to be done this summer. The biggest task remaining for general manager Craig MacTavish is to get a new contract done with restricted free agent defenseman Justin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference Preview: Edmonton Oilers

In the second edition of our Western Conference previews, we’ll take a look at the cellar-dwelling Edmonton Oilers. Is this the year they figure it out? Or will they return to the top of the draft once again next summer? … Continue reading → The post Western Conference Preview: Edmonton Oilers appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers to Host 1984 Celebration

#84389402 / gettyimages.com Edmonton Oilers fans rejoice. The 1984 Oilers will reunite in Edmonton on October 10 as announced by Wayne Gretzky and Oilers Entertainment Group vice-chairman Kevin Lowe. The special event will mark the 30th anniversary of the organization’s first Stanley Cup Championship. In 1983 the Edmonton Oilers faced the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Remain For The Edmonton Oilers

from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com, Will Nail Yakupov have a bounce-back season? -- Selected No. 1 by the Oilers in 2012, Yakupov had a strong rookie season but regressed last season. The talented right wing struggled in his own end, which created friction with first-year coach Dallas Eakins. Yakupov heads into the 2014-15 season wanting to put last season behind him. He reportedly...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall And Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Puck Possession

The Edmonton Oilers were not a good team in 2013/14.  They had more excess defensive zone starts than any other team in the NHL.  As a result it is expected that many of their top players would not have good puck possession numbers.  When I ranked the worst 20 players by Corsi rating adjusted for team and zone starts, Edmonton did quite poorly.  Justin Schultz and Andrew Ference...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers News: Coaching consistency, the new normal

Dallas Eakins ain't going nowheres.#185646421 / gettyimages.comFor the first time since Tom Renney was manning the helm behind the bench from 2010-'12, Dallas Eakins will still be the Head Coach for the Edmonton Oilers for the second consecutie sesaon."More than anything this year, it's going to be nice to have some familiarity with the head coach," Jordan Eberle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign No. 3-overall pick Leon Draisaitl to 3-year deal

  The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound center from Cologne...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers sign centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract

The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract. Draisaitl, who was selected 3rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, played in 64 games last season for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders, collecting 105 points and setting career highs in both goals (38 ) and assists (67), as well as recording 24 penalty...
Via Hockey Fan Land
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference uses a Zamboni for the Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve seen numerous NHL players participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge which is designed to raise awareness for ALS. Most of the videos are about what you’d expect – a guy dumping ice water on himself – but a few players raised the bar. Andrew Ference offered his own take and it involves a Zamboni. Click the link in his Tweet below to view the video. Challenge Accepted From...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s Extreme Ice Bucket Challenge Involves Snow, Zamboni (Video)

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference just upped the ante on the ice bucket challenge. After the Boston Bruins, among a host of other Boston athletes, jumped at the chance to dump a bucket of icy water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a couple of former Beantown favorites got in on the act. Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley took the chilly plunge from his former...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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