Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers players fighting mad over suggestions they throw the season

    Edmonton Sun "If you were putting together a fight poster for the big Oilers — Sabres showdown on Thursday, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a catchy slogan. Oilers — Sabres: Because The Schedule Says So. Oilers — Sabres: There WILL Be A Winner. Oilers — Sabres: We Promise, This Is The Last..." January 29

  • Oilers’ Taylor Hall’s leg injury a bone bruise

    Edmonton Journal "It turns out that Taylor Hall did not sustain any structural damage when he was hit by a puck earlier this week and will be back in the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup sooner rather than later. Interim head coach Todd Nelson said on Wednesday that Hall was left with a bone bruise after getting struck..." January 29

  • Injured Hall may have to miss more Oilers games

    Edmonton Journal "There will be more treatment in the medical room and maybe more time on the sidelines for Taylor Hall, who had to be a spectator on Tuesday when the Edmonton Oilers played the Minnesota Wild at Rexall Place. Hall took a puck off his lower leg on Monday during the Oilers’ first practice after..." January 28

  • Oilers centre Ryan Nugen-Hopkins enjoyed All-Star experience, gave brother the car

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ brother Adam hoped for the best and prepared for the worst in advance of the NHL All Star Fantasy Draft, even though he wasn’t quite sure which was which. He didn’t want to see his brother picked last in Saturday night’s draft, but also knew that the final player selected..." January 28

  • Coyle's late goal gives Wild a 2-1 victory in Edmonton

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After a week off for the Wild and Edmonton Oilers because of the All-Star break, Wild coach Mike Yeo said Tuesday morning, “You’d expect probably both teams execution-wise to not be completely sharp.” That was certainly the case of the Wild, which managed the puck poorly and wasn’t exactly..." January 28

  • Oilers' Hall day-to-day with bone bruise

    The Score "Taylor Hall is feeling bad to the bone. The Edmonton Oilers forward, who was forced to miss Tuesday's loss to the Minnesota Wild with a leg injury, remains day-to-day with a bone bruise, head coach Todd Nelson announced Wednesday." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Oilers owner tried to use Hamilton as leverage in arena negotiations

    Pro Hockey Talk "You can click on the story for all the details, but the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts has an interesting read on Oilers owner Darryl Katz and his purported attempt to buy the OHL’s Erie Otters, move them to Hamilton, and “take control of his ultimate prize – the hockey lease at Copps..." January 27

  • Oilers out of playoff picture but aim to keep generating positive outcomes

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers returned from the NHL All-Star break well-rested and ready to tackle the remainder of their schedule. The problem is, they really don’t have much to play for. In what is becoming an all-too-familiar story, the Oilers are well out of the playoff race and are simply playing..." January 27

  • Edmonton Oilers’ return from NHL all-star break spurs ‘huffing and puffing’

    Edmonton Journal "There has never been a way to avoid the muscle-burning, lung-busting sensations that have followed every break he’s taken, so Jordan Eberle knew all too well what was coming when the Edmonton Oilers returned to the ice on Monday. “If you take two days off, you feel like you’ve never played..." January 27

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    Gene Principe @GenePrincipe

    Taylor Hall is undergoing further testing today. He will not play tonight after taking a shot in the leg at practice yesterday.

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    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    Yikes! RT @ebs_14: Bet's a bet. Loser of this year's fantasy football league - @simmy110 pic.twitter.com/n5z0HrYFSU

  • Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse draws comparison to Nashville Predators defenceman Seth Jones

    Edmonton Journal "St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was very impressed with Edmonton Oilers’ first-round draft pick and defenceman Darnell Nurse at the World Junior Hockey Championship. “He looks like (Seth) Jones. Plays the same game on the move. He’ll be able to skate you out of trouble,” said..." January 23

  • Which of these Edmonton Oilers should be traded before the deadline?

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers went into the NHL All-Star break on a modest 5-4-2 run under head coach Todd Nelson. If the team continues that pace coming out of the break, the Oilers will play themselves out of the Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes. To assure themselves one of the two franchise..." January 23

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Taylor Hall expects scoring to kick in despite productive 'slump'

    Edmonton Sun "It’s pretty tough to call whatever Taylor Hall is in a slump, given that there’s no such thing as a point-per-game slump. And with 11 points in his last 13 games, he’s pretty close to that pace. He’s also on a line that’s helped Jordan Eberle to six goals in the last eight games on a team..." January 21

  • Oilers GM Craig MacTavish says newly appointed scouting boss Bob Green can 'smell a hockey player'

    Edmonton Sun "There are still 35 games to go, but we can safely say that the biggest night of the Edmonton Oilers season will take place June 26 in Sunrise, Fla. Where they pick at the 2015 NHL Draft depends on the lottery balls, but that’s about the only thing the Oilers are leaving to chance as they..." January 21

  • Oilers down Capitals 5-4 in shootout

    Edmonton Sun "While U.S. President Barack Obama spent Tuesday night filling Americans in on the state of their union, the Edmonton Oilers were down the street in Washington bringing people up to date on theirs. It still needs work, a lot of it, but it ain’t all bad. The heart certainly seems to..." January 21

  • Bob Green named Director of Player Personnel

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have named Bob Green Director of Player Personnel. Green, 53, joined the Oilers scouting staff in 2013 and has served as the Director of Amateur Free Agent Scouting. In his new role he will work closely with General Manager Craig MacTavish, Director of..." January 20

  • Taylor Hall frustrated at his recent lack of scoring

    Edmonton Journal "Taylor Hall has scored only three times over the last 54 days, which would be fine if his name was Luke Gazdic, who is paid to serve and protect and has hard hands, not soft ones. So, yes, Hall is frustrated, which is maybe why the Edmonton Oilers winger broke the stick of a Florida Panthers..." January 20

  • Another Oilers goalie controversy on the way?

    Edmonton Sun "In 65 minutes and three shots, Viktor Fasth might have actually re-ignited the goaltending controversy in Edmonton. True, it might not seem like much of a controversy when neither goalie has a goals against average under 3.00 or a save percentage over .900, and one is winless on the road while..." January 19

  • Oilers goalie Fasth closing in on cross-roads in his career

    Edmonton Journal "This isn’t the first time Viktor Fasth has had to make up for lost time. He was a special needs teacher in Sweden while moonlighting as a goalie for chump change and didn’t make the top-rank Elitiserien until he was 28 and the NHL until 30. Now, Fasth, 32, is trying to show the Edmonton..." January 19

  • Oilers winger Teddy Purcell credits Lightning for fecoming a regular NHL player

    Edmonton Sun "Ted Purcell’s world dropped 24 spots and about twice as many degrees with the trade from Tampa Bay to Edmonton, but the Oilers winger is doing everything he can to make the most of it. Still, his fondness for his former team and city are impossible to hide. Purcell spent parts of five..." January 16

  • Bolts get it together in third period to top Oilers

    Tampa Tribune "Looking like a team skating in slush, the Lightning finally found smoother ice for an escape path. And it was That Line which provided the rescue effort to cap off a 3-2 comeback victory against Edmonton in front of an announced crowd of 18,609 at Amalie Arena. Ondrej Palat scored twice in..." January 16

  • Oilers interim coach Todd Nelson finding the bloom’s off — already

    Edmonton Journal "When a National Hockey League team changes coaches, there’s always a pay-attention factor with players as they try to impress the new man in charge with how much they’re ready to learn. Lots of hands in the air to answer questions, like in a classroom. But Todd Nelson is now beginning to..." January 15

  • The Oilers' upcoming three games should show whether they're improving or reverting to form

    Edmonton Sun "Just an off night against Florida and a really tough opponent in St. Louis? Or are the real Edmonton Oilers back? After making reasonable progress in the first six games under head coach Todd Nelson, the Oilers have now lost two in a row and looked pretty bad doing it, mailing it in against..." January 15

  • Oilers inconsistent defense a boon for over plays

    Covers.com "The Edmonton Oilers have gone over in their past five games, thanks in large to an inconsistent defense. During those five games, the Oilers have allowed an average of 3.2 goals per game, four of which were at Rexall Place." January 15

  • Blues’ 4-2 win over Edmonton

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Ken Hitchcock has broken the records of many NHL coaches in his time behind a bench, but perhaps none for whom he had more respect than the one he’ll surpass with his next victory. The Blues’ 4-2 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center was Hitchcock’s 684th regular-season victory,..." January 14

  • Jeff Petry’s days with the Edmonton Oilers are numbered

    Edmonton Journal "When you’re at the bottom rung of the National Hockey League ladder, it’s pretty obvious you’re a seller at the trade deadline — especially with guys who can walk away on July 1, no strings attached. Which brings us to Jeff Petry. The Edmonton Oilers defenceman is in the prime of his career,..." January 13

  • Oilers Anton Lander finding his groove

    Edmonton Sun "Under Dallas Eakins, Anton Lander was unable to get a foothold in the Edmonton Oilers lineup. With Todd Nelson in charge, the Oilers centre is expected to finish the season in Edmonton. Nelson was able to get the most out of Lander with the Oklahoma City Barons and the hope is, he could do..." January 12

  • Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins off to NHL All-Star Game

    Edmonton Journal "After locking horns with foes Jonathan Toews, Anze Kopitar and Ryan Getzlaf for far too long, Edmonton Oilers’ centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins may find himself on their side at the NHL’s all-star game in Columbus January 25. RNH will be the Edmonton Oilers’ rep in the mid-season affair, the first..." January 12

  • Road warrior Panthers down Oilers 4-2 for third straight victory

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Well, Canada, you wanted the Panthers. You got them. Only not for relocation, but for dominance as the road-weary/warrior Panthers staved off the lowly Edmonton Oilers in a 4-2 victory at Rexall Place Sunday night for their first three-game winning streak in 13 months. Three Panthers – Jimmy..." January 12

  • Oilers forward Nail Yakupov’s disappearing act a mystery

    Edmonton Journal "Nail Yakupov found himself on a two-on-one against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night, and decided to shoot because, well, he’s supposed to be a shooter, so he whipped a high wrister that goalie Jimmy Howard fought off. Yakupov skated off the ice, shoulders drooped, and leaned his forehead..." January 08

  • The Other Side of the Perron Trade

    The Copper & Blue "For anybody who has been a fan of the Edmonton Oilers for the past decade, you'll recognize this familiar tune: good player comes to Edmonton, is painted as a villain and a problem by the Edmonton media, player gets traded for an abysmal return. For any Edmonton Oiler fan, trading a bonafide 20..." January 08

  • WHL move could spur Draisaitl's development

    NHL.com "During his brief time coaching this season, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish saw the extent of rookie center Leon Draisaitl's frustration with his play. However, MacTavish would only contemplate sending Draisaitl, 19, back to junior if a contending Western Hockey League team..." January 08

  • Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick’s experience with spleen injury ‘definitely a little scary’

    Edmonton Journal "It had never oc­curred to Tyler Pit­lick that he was in trouble. In­itial­ly, the Edmonton Oilers wing­er just felt wind­ed after he’d col­lid­ed with the Calgary Flames’ Lance Bouma — not un­like the way he’s felt after other big hits in other games. Then he felt like he had knots in his..." January 07

  • Oilers defenceman Keith Aulie finishes serving two-game suspension for hit to head

    Edmonton Sun "Keith Aulie’s suspension has been served and seemingly a​ message to every forward in the NHL has been sent. Don’t worry about skating through the neutral zone with your head down, you are no longer responsible for your own safety. “We’re always taught as a young hockey player to keep your..." January 07

  • Oilers GM Craig MacTavish liked what he saw from Nurse at world championship

    Edmonton Sun "Edmonton Oilers fans looking for something positive got it with Darnell Nurse’s performance in the gold medal game of the World Junior Championship on Monday. Nurse was a huge factor in Canada’s 5-4 win over Russia with his play on the blue-line. “It’s pretty hard not to be very excited..." January 07

  • Leon Draisaitl appreciates time with Oilers, looks forward to joining Kelowna Rockets

    Edmonton Sun "There are a lot of people in the hockey world upset with the way the Edmonton Oilers handled Leon Draisaitl this season, but Leon Draisaitl isn’t one of them. Keeping him in the NHL for 37 games to see if he belonged? He’s thrilled they gave him that chance. Sending him back to Junior,..." January 07

  • Red Wings continue mastery of Oilers

    Detroit News "The domination the Red Wings have over the Edmonton Oilers continues. There are few sure bets but one definitely is the Red Wings defeating the Edmonton Oilers, the latest example being Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers. The Red Wings have won seven straight games against Edmonton and have..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Edmonton Oilers beat New York Islanders, 5-2

    Edmonton Sun "Even though the Edmonton Oilers are dead and buried, out of the playoffs for the ninth straight season before the ninth season is half over, there are still tickets to sell and games to play. The show must go on. Forty-two more times between now and an end that can’t come fast enough. But..." January 05

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers assign centre Leon Draisaitl to the Canadian Hockey League. @Drat_29 played 37 games this season, recording 9 pts (2G, 7A).

  • Penguins acquire Perron from Oilers for Klinkhammer

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday in exchange for forward Rob Klinkhammer and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Perron, 26, has five goals and 19 points in 38 games, one season after he set career highs with 28 goals, 57 points and..." January 03

  • Yikes: Oilers’ Pitlick is out with a lacerated spleen

    Pro Hockey Talk "In one of those updates that make you cringe, the Edmonton Oilers announced that forward Tyler Pitlick suffered a lacerated spleen during Wednesday’s game against the Calgary Flames. The Oilers didn’t address this in their tweet, but many believe that the 23-year-old suffered the injury while..." January 02

  • Oilers' Keith Aulie suspended for check to the head of Matt Stajan

    CBC Sports "The NHL announced on Thursday that Keith Aulie of the Edmonton Oilers has been suspended for two games for a check to the head of Matt Stajan of the Calgary Flames. The Oilers' defenceman was given a match penalty and a game misconduct late in the first period of an eventual 4-3 overtime loss..." January 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Edmonton's Keith Aulie will have a hearing tonight for an illegal check to the head of Calgary's Matt Stajan.

  • Perron scores Oilers’ winning goal in shootout versus Kings

    Edmonton Journal "After five straight losses, Edmonton Oilers interim bench boss Todd Nelson got the game puck Tuesday night after his first NHL coaching win. David Perron, the fourth Oilers shooter, deked Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to give Edmonton a 3-2 shootout victory and end a nine-game losing..." December 31

  • Oilers expected to send Draisaitl back to WHL

    Sportsnet.ca "Leon Draisaitl’s rookie season in the National Hockey League should soon be over. Sportsnet has learned that it is highly likely the Edmonton Oilers will assign Draisaitl back to junior in the Western Hockey League on Saturday, if not sooner. The move would end a debate that has gone on..." December 30

  • MacTavish stepping away from Oilers bench; time for Nelson to 'put his mark' on team

    The Score "The Todd Nelson era in Edmonton is officially set to begin. Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, who has been helping out behind the bench since the firing of Dallas Eakins, indicated Tuesday that he would be heading back upstairs while allowing Nelson to take full control of coaching duties." December 30