OILERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Vernon Myles Oilers Blog

Ever since I launched Puckrant.com, I've been paying close attention to the Edmonton Oilers Fan Page on Twitter. There's plenty of interesting conversation that goes on there. Today, reader Vernon Myles asked an interesting question: If you're the Oilers, would you give up the third overall pick and Nail Yakupov to Florida to pick first overall? Or do you keep the third...
Via Puckrant.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers, Hello Kitty, Trades, Draft Picks

Here's a point-form style blog talking all things Oilers, based on questions asked to me over the last three days. 1. Are the Oilers trying to make a deal to bring in a top pairing D, as was reported by a similar website? Not only are the Oilers not trying to trade for a pair of a defensemen, they aren't trying to trade for one top pairing guy. I thought we went through...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Drama

With the NHL playoffs in full-swing of excitement, as an Oilers fan, you can be assured that this team’s drama hasn’t stopped.  Let’s look at the latest of this seemingly never-ending drama. IIHF Tournament 2014 The Oilers’ top line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Jordan Eberle were asked to play on Team Canada for […]
Via The Hockey Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers kick assistant GM out of clown car

The horrifying Edmonton Oilers just get worse and worse. For fans of the team, this has got to be so frustrating. For a blogger who is a self-proclaimed anarchist and lives for sarcasm, I can't imagine blogging for any other team. This just keeps getting worse than worse. A few days ago I ran a story about three Oilers players - Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Belov left Oilers for KHL because he didn’t want to play for Eakins

Anton Belov‘s sudden departure from the Edmonton Oilers for the KHL came out of nowhere. The young Russian defenseman had just finished his first season in the NHL and looked to be someone the team could use in the future for their struggling blue line. But why did he leave so suddenly? Turns out he wasn’t a big fan of coach Dallas Eakins. Things were bad in Edmonton this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 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
8 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
9 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth retires after 18 seasons

Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers announced on April 11 that he will be retiring from the NHL after his club’s final regular-season game this season. This means the 38-year-old native of Banff, Alberta laced up his skates for the very last time in the NHL in a 5-2 home win over the Vancouver Canucks on April 12. The player, whose nickname is Captain Canada, was chosen by the Oilers...
Via Talk Hockey
11 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
11 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
13 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
13 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
14 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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