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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
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers optimistic Justin Schultz deal will get done before training camp

With Edmonton Oilers’ training camp only 25 days away, there is still one piece of unfinished business — getting Justin Schultz signed. There’s a possibility the defenceman may sign only a one-year deal if both parties can’t agree on the numbers for a two-year bridge contract. Fellow blue-liner Jeff Petry signed for only one year at $3.075 million in early July, but he’s...
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.
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HURRY SEPTEMBER

In a recent article at NHL.com, Craig MacTavish (GM of the Edmonton Oilers) talked about the club's need for a 2C. ( Source ) "I think there is room for somebody outside of the organization if we can find the right complement. In my mind it's a real significant piece that we're looking for, and it would have to be a big incremental difference between who we...
Via Puckrant.com
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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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Hall sounds upbeat thanks to health, familiarity

Offseasons have been difficult for Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall beyond the disappointment of badly missing the playoffs. It seems like he’s had to deal with coaching change and/or rehab from a season-ending injury just about every time it gets hot outside. That’s different this time around, and while some of the quotes provided to the Edmonton Sun seem like familiar refrains...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall Healthy And Ready To Go

from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun, By skipping out on the World Championship, Hall was able to add a month to his workout regimen this off-season. “That was probably the main reason why I didn’t go to Worlds, I wanted to give myself a really good summer to train,” Hall said. “It seemed like every summer I either had surgery or World Championships or an ankle...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 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
8 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
15 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
16 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge To The Next Level

Challenge Accepted From Rich Pevs, #StrikeOutALS @PeteFrates3. @strombo @rancid @Nov_Project @ArgoBatts @BMandaric https://t.co/8uLTuEt3kq — Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) August 8, 2014 Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference was nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge to draw awareness to ALS and he took it to the next level. The ALS Association sums up the Ice Bucket Challenge...
Via Diehardsport
19 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
19 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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