Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers, Talbot eliminate Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The new kids on the block taught the old dogs a few new tricks. The upstart Edmonton Oilers scored a pair of breakaway goals within 56 seconds early in the second period to eliminate the defending West champion and veteran San Jose Sharks 3-1. Edmonton goaltender..." April 23

  • Bet against these competitive Edmonton Oilers at your own peril

    Sportsnet "Rebuilds, those poor folks in Edmonton learned before anyone else, don’t always move along at the speed you hope they will. Happily for them, however, once it takes you also never know how fast a good team can rise from those ashes. One year after finishing in 29th place in the National..." April 23

  • Oilers defeat Sharks on Desharnais' OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- When David Desharnais played for the Montreal Canadiens, he played with another diminutive forward, Daniel Briere. And Briere kept telling Desharnais that, on any given night, a player had to be ready to be a hero. Desharnais, who was traded from the Canadiens to the..." April 21

  • Sharks break out in 7-0 rout of Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks broke their goal-scoring drought with a vengeance Tuesday to run the Edmonton Oilers right out of SAP Center. San Jose's 7-0 victory in Game 4 followed consecutive shutout losses and tied the Western Conference quarterfinal 2-2. The pivotal Game 5 is..." April 19

  • Oilers' Draisaitl to have hearing for spear

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for his spear on San Jose Sharks forward Chris Tierney on Tuesday night in Game 4 of their series. The incident occurred in the second period with the Oilers already down 5-0...." April 19

  • Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl ejected after spearing Sharks player in the groin

    Fox Sports "Leon Draisaitl had a pretty awful night in San Jose on Tuesday. Not only did Draisaitl’s Oilers get stomped by the Sharks in a 7-0 Game 4 blowout, but the 21-year-old forward didn’t even get to see it through. He was sent to the showers early following a dirty, brutal spear to the groin of an..." April 19

  • Oilers blank Sharks again, grab series lead

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Zack Kassian has the early lead on the unexpected hero label in Edmonton's first trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs in 11 seasons. The forward known more for physical play than skill around the net broke a scoreless tie midway through the third period, and the Oilers held..." April 17

  • Cam Talbot making the most of first post-season as starter

    Sportsnet "Cam Talbot wore the eternal ball cap in New York, stopping practice pucks and sitting at the end of the Rangers bench watching a legend in Henrik Lundqvist. There was plenty of time for dreaming, and Talbot was dreaming of exactly this. “Oh yeah,” he said after his second consecutive..." April 17

  • Oilers even series with Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The San Jose Sharks' power-play unit was deadly on Friday night. That is, it was deadly for its own team. The Sharks gave up two short-handed goals, to Zack Kassian and Connor McDavid, as the Oilers won 2-0. The Western Conference first-round series is now tied at a game..." April 15

  • Karlsson's OT goal lifts Sharks to Game 1 win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot faced a barrage of 44 shots and was named one of the three stars in his team's first playoff game in 11 years. But he's thinking about the one that got away. Melker Karlsson's wrist shot that beat him at 3:22 of overtime allowed..." April 13

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Why the Oilers will reach the 2017 Stanley Cup Final

    Sporting News "Could the Edmonton Oilers really reach the 2017 Stanley Cup Final? You better start warming up to the idea, and consider picking them in your Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge. With 20-year-old phenom Connor McDavid at the center of it all, the Oilers have as good a shot as anyone to..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • McDavid reaches 100 points as Oilers beat Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers didn't get the first spot in the Pacific Division, but their final game of the regular season still felt like a party. Connor McDavid hit the 100-point mark, and Jordan Eberle produced a hat trick as the Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2..." April 10

  • Canucks going down same dark path as hapless Oilers of before

    Sportsnet "Fire Willie Desjardins and his coaching staff? Sure. Go ahead and fire them. But don’t kid yourself into thinking the Canucks became even a slightly better hockey club Tuesday morning than they were Monday before the axe fell on Desjardins and his two assistants, Perry Pearn and Doug Lidster..." April 10

  • Oilers' Connor McDavid wraps up Art Ross Trophy as NHL's top scorer

    ESPN "Connor McDavid became the only NHL player to hit the 100-point mark for the season on Sunday in the Edmonton Oilers' 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. McDavid had a pair of assists in the league's final game of the regular season and ended his campaign with 30 goals and 70 assists in 82..." April 10

  • Oilers clinch home ice for first round

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The last time the Edmonton Oilers earned 100 points in a season, they were led by a fellow named Wayne Gretzky and their current captain was not even born yet. So Oilers coach Todd McLellan could particularly appreciate Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Vancouver..." April 09

  • Oilers CEO Nicholson on Olympics: IOC ‘should have stepped up’

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers chief executive officer Bob Nicholson is disappointed that the NHL won’t be sending its players to the 2018 Olympics. Nicholson spent 16 years as the president and CEO of Hockey Canada, a tenure that oversaw four Winter Olympics, before joining Edmonton’s front office in April..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Oilers clinch home-ice advantage in first round of playoffs

    Edmonton Sun "After Saturday morning’s optional practice, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan talked long and hard of his team’s thirst for first in the Pacific Division and about captain Connor McDavid’s burst for first in the NHL scoring race. “Is it a cherry on the top if you get 100?” a media fellow..." April 09

  • Lucic hat trick carries Oilers past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With an outside shot at the division title and home ice in the first round, Milan Lucic took matters into his own hands Thursday night. The Edmonton power forward scored a third-period natural hat trick to lead the Oilers to a 4-2 win over the injury-depleted Sharks, a..." April 07

  • Lucic raising his level as stakes get higher for Oilers

    Sportsnet "There will always be a cadre of hockey people who mourn June 29, 2016—the day the Edmonton Oilers traded left-winger Taylor Hall away for defenceman Adam Larsson. Their strengths are so polar opposite; they are such completely different players, judging the deal even in hindsight has proven near..." April 07

  • ‘Ultra-competitive’ Lagesson leaves UMass-Amherst, signs with Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "William Lagesson, Edmonton’s fourth-round pick in 2014, has signed his three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced on Friday. Lagesson, 21, has spent the last two years at UMass-Amherst, serving as an alternate captain under head coach Greg Carvel. “It’s my first year as the head..." April 07

  • Brazilian Actress Accuses NHL Owner of Offering Her Millions of Dollars and Movie Role for Sex

    The Big Lead "Greice Santo, a Brazilan model and actress who has had a role in the TV show Jane the Virgin, has accused Edmonton Oilers owner and Silver Pictures financier Daryl Katz of offering her large sums of money and career advancement opportunities in exchange for sex. According to Variety, the..." April 07

  • Math can only tell us so much ahead of probable Oilers-Sharks series

    Sportsnet "The nerds over at Sportsclubstats.com have done the playoff math. And God bless them for that. Now, if only they had a medical branch that could tell us what percentage of what Joe Thornton said on Wednesday was actually true, and at what percentile will Logan Couture be performing when he..." April 06

  • Kings end Oilers' five-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If the Los Angeles Kings produced offense all season as they did against the Edmonton Oilers, their win Tuesday may not have been a meaningless effort. Nick Shore registered a goal and three assists and Dustin Brown added a goal and an assist as the Kings defeated the Edmonton..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Artemi Panarin leads 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending April 2. FIRST STAR - ARTEMI PANARIN, LW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Panarin led the League with five..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Oilers beat Ducks on Draisaitl's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Ryan Getzlaf blew a tire and the Edmonton Oilers capitalized. The Anaheim Ducks captain fell down and coughed up the puck in overtime, giving Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl a two-on-one break. Draisaitl converted a perfect pass from McDavid at 1:26, and the Oilers..." April 02

  • Oilers quickly proving they can hang with NHL’s heavy hitters

    Sportsnet "There is some irony that the Edmonton Oilers finally moved into first place in the Pacific Division on April Fool’s Day. The Oilers? In first place with four games to play? Yeah, sure. And Connor McDavid’s coming out to sub for your beer league team next Tuesday night. Believe..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Has McDavid passed Crosby as the best player in the world?

    Sportsnet "In the last couple of weeks, Connor McDavid has pulled away from the field and is now four games away from winning his first Art Ross trophy as the NHL leader in points. At 20-years-old, he is already in the ‘best player in the world’ conversation with Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney..." April 02

  • Oilers top Sharks to continue Pacific surge

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- If the season ended today, the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers would meet in the first round of the playoffs. So, they saw Thursday's game in Edmonton not only as a key Pacific Division battle, but a throwdown to set up a potential playoff meeting in a couple of..." March 31

  • Five major contenders for the Hart Trophy this season

    Sportsnet "As the NHL’s regular season inches to a close, it’s time for award season speculation to begin. Arguably the toughest category to vote for this season will be the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team.” The trouble comes from that “most valuable”..." March 31

  • Connor McDavid: ‘It’s a good time to be an Oiler’

    Sportsnet "“It’s a good time to be an Oiler,” Connor McDavid was saying, a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks in the bank. In a season of firsts, that’s a quip we haven’t heard in these parts since Ryan Smyth was spittin’ chiclets back in the spring of ’06. After another two-point night by McDavid – no..." March 31

  • Oilers ditching iconic blue jerseys in favor of orange and a new era

    Yardbarker "The Edmonton Oilers are moving on from their iconic blue jerseys in favor of something a bit brighter. As the NHL moves on from Reebox and towards Adidas as their official supplier/manufacturer of NHL uniforms, the league is forcing teams to abandon their alternate looks for 2017-18. That means..." March 30

  • Oilers lock up playoff spot, put Kings on life support

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The longest playoff drought in NHL history is over. The Edmonton Oilers clinched their first postseason berth in 11 years and dealt the Los Angeles Kings' hopes a near-fatal blow at the same time with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night at Rogers Place. "It's kind of..." March 29

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Oilers ink college free-agent forward Joseph Gambardella to two-year pact

    Edmonton Journal "One year after plucking two instant-NHLers and two other prospects from the ranks of undrafted/unsigned college free agents, Edmonton Oilers have re-entered that market in 2017 Already 23, Joe Gambardella has just completed his senior year at UMass-Lowell, Craig MacTavish’s old school. At 5’10,..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Vancouver Canucks need centremen, and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would fit the bill

    Edmonton Journal "The Vancouver Canucks will be sniffing around centres at the June draft with Henrik Sedin in the last year of his contract and aged 37 before next season and Bo Horvat not yet ready to be a No. 1 pivot. Yes, they’d be interested in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Edmonton Oilers would want an..." March 27

  • Oilers, Brossoit beat Avalanche again

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Laurent Brossoit made his NHL debut in April 2015. He had to wait until January 2017 to get his first NHL win. Now, in the space of three days, he's got career wins two and three. Brossoit made 23 saves as Edmonton beat last-place Colorado 4-1 on Saturday at Rogers..." March 26

  • Oilers rally to beat Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Zack Kassian was shocked he was the only one to see the puck sitting in front of the Colorado net, so the Edmonton Oilers forward rushed toward the easy scoring chance before the ref blew his whistle or someone covered it up. "I saw it there, I was probably 10 strides away and I..." March 24

  • Edmonton Oilers winger Patrick Maroon scores nomination for Masterton Trophy

    Edmonton Sun "Edmonton Oilers winger and Masterton Trophy nominee Patrick Maroon admittedly needed a history lesson on who Bill Masterton was, how he tragically died when his head hit the ice in the late 1960s while playing for the Minnesota North Stars. Also a Cole’s Notes rundown of what the National..." March 24