Oilers Rumors & News

  • Ellis helps Predators hold off Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Ellis scored the first goal Sunday. Most important, he kept Connor McDavid from scoring the goal that would have probably forced overtime. The Nashville defenseman, scrambling to cover the left side of the net as Pekka Rinne couldn't get over from the right..." February 26

  • Wayne Gretzky opens up on his relationship with Connor McDavid

    Sportsnet "When Wayne Gretzky was in his absolute prime, a blue and orange tidal wave, rolling across the NHL in a nine-year crusade that produced just two seasons of less than 150 points, his mentor, Gordie Howe, often joined him along the way. “For whatever reason,” he says humbly, “I was chasing down a..." February 26

  • Wayne Gretzky opens up on his new role in Oilers front office

    Sportsnet "Wayne Gretzky is leaning up against a wall on the event level of Rogers Place, a coffee in his hand, talking hockey and where a lifetime in the game has taken him at age 56. In the city where Gretzky was at his greatest, this is his happy place: A game last night, another one tomorrow, and at..." February 25

  • Capitals beat Oilers for 13th straight home win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Justin Williams found some quiet ice and then scored the loudest goal. Just what the Washington Capitals needed to keep rolling at home. Williams and Tom Wilson scored as the Washington Capitals defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night for their 13th consecutive home..." February 24

  • Russell's 3rd-period goal pushes Oilers past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Center Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers' 20-year-old superstar who was playing his first career game at the BB&T Center, had been held without a point. But then McDavid picked up the secondary assist on defenseman Kris Russell go-ahead goal as Edmonton ended the Florida..." February 22

  • Tampa Bay's Triplets trip Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's "Triplets" line of Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson scored the Lightning's first three goals Tuesday, staying hot in a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Amalie Arena. "They've had a couple of fantastic games, and the big thing is who they're..." February 21

  • Laine, Kadri, McDavid named NHL's 3 stars of week

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 19. FIRST STAR - PATRIK LAINE, RW, WINNIPEG JETS Laine led the NHL with five goals and eight points in..." February 20

  • Oilers claim road win over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When the Edmonton Oilers finished the first period with four shots on goal and were still deadlocked in a scoreless tie with the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night, Milan Lucic told his teammates to take heart. Despite coming off a bye week, the Blackhawks came out firing and..." February 18

  • Oilers put Manning incident, Flyers to rest

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, and were able to put the team's feud with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning to rest. A balanced Edmonton Oilers attack overwhelmed Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Twelve Oilers hit the scoresheet as..." February 17

  • Will Brandon Manning-Connor McDavid feud escalate as Flyers face Oilers?

    Philly.com "Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning and Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid don’t like each other. That much is clear. What ISN’T clear is whether their much-publicized feud will escalate when the teams meet Thursday night in Edmonton. Some background: Last season, McDavid missed 37 games after..." February 16

  • Oilers overcome slow start to top Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers took a while to get going, but once they did there was no stopping them in a 5-2 home ice victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks, Mark Letestu, Oscar Klefbom and Patrick Maroon scored for the Oilers, who were outplayed badly..." February 15

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Panik (two goals) helps Blackhawks crush Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- With the Chicago Blackhawks playing the their third game in four nights and 60 minutes away from their turn at the CBA-mandated five-day break, there was concern they wouldn't be ready. But once the puck dropped, all of the concern belonged to Edmonton. The..." February 12

  • Shattenkirk open to playing for Maple Leafs, Canadiens

    Sportsnet "Trade talk continues to swirl around St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk. After general manager Doug Armstrong let David Backes and Troy Brouwer walk in free agency last year, all signs are pointing to the pending UFA blue-liner being traded. “Everybody believes he’s going to be the..." February 12

  • Oilers showing interest in Lightning’s Brian Boyle

    Sportsnet "It looks like Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle might be an increasingly popular option at this year’s NHL trade deadline. The 32-year-old pending UFA has all the makings of a solid depth rental for a team looking to make a playoff run. “Brian Boyle is a depth guy,” Sportsnet’s Nick..." February 12

  • Why the Edmonton Oilers need to be a Stanley Cup contender by next season

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers are a good, young team with loads of potential. Like past clubs that found themselves in that same situation, there are now two roads before them. The first is the one taken by the great teams that realized their potential: win, and win quickly. The other is to patiently..." February 10

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Draisaitl rescues Oilers in shootout with Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- In a game in which offense was to be expected, a playoff-type tilt came through instead. Leon Draisaitl scored the shootout winner to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a tight-checking 1-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday afternoon at the Bell Centre. "It seems the..." February 05

  • ‘Some interest’ in Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson could be on the move ahead of the NHL trade deadline. With there being a chance the Oilers lose the 25-year-old in June’s Vegas expansion draft, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman says Davidson may become a name to watch in the coming weeks. “The Oilers..." February 05

  • Griffin Reinhart, Jordan Oesterle recalled by Edmonton Oilers

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers recalled defencemen Jordan Oesterle and Griffin Reinhart from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors on Saturday. Oesterle, 24, has appeared in 24 games with Bakersfield this season, registering 18 points (three goals, 15 assists) and six penalty minutes. He has..." February 04

  • Hurricanes squeak past Oilers 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A strong finish in a tight game sometimes escapes the Carolina Hurricanes, but they looked like they perfected that at least for one outing. Sebastian Aho scored 1:48 into the third period on a power play as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday..." February 03

  • Predators' Rinne continues domination of Oilers in shutout

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No matter whether the Edmonton Oilers have been good or bad, regardless of whether the Nashville Predators have been mediocre or above average, Pekka Rinne is a lock to give them two points against Edmonton. Thursday night was no exception, as Rinne stopped 31 shots in..." February 02

  • Graovac's two goals help Wild beat Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Minnesota Wild issued a rather convincing statement Tuesday in the form of a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. In a clash between two of the hottest teams in the NHL, the Wild cooled the Oilers off in a hurry, jumping out to a 3-0 lead before the game was 25..." February 01

  • Oilers Trade For Samuelsson: King For A King

    HockeyBuzz "The Edmonton Oilers have made a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. Edmonton has sent Mitch Moroz to Arizona, while the Coyotes have sent Henrik Samuelsson to the Oilers in an Oil King for Oil King swap. The two players were taken five picks apart in the 2012 NHL Entry draft. The Oilers..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • McDavid: Can’t picture Olympics without NHL players

    TSN "Connor McDavid doesn’t want his next crack at best-on-best international competition to wait until the 2020 World Cup of Hockey. He wants to be in South Korea next January helping lead Canada’s quest for a third consecutive Olympic gold medal. “One hundred per cent. NHL players should be..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Oilers make statement with victory over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The surprise team in the Pacific Division made a final statement before the All-Star break Thursday night. Edmonton shrugged off fatigue and playing on the road to grind out a 4-1 victory over the Sharks and move into a virtual first-place tie with San Jose at sold-out..." January 27

  • Draisaitl scores twice in Oilers' 4-0 victory over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- By continuing his torrid offensive surge, Leon Draisaitl enabled the Edmonton Oilers to move within two points of first place in the NHL's Pacific Division. Draisaitl scored two goals to lead the Oilers to a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night in front..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Jordan Eberle has found the net after weeks of struggling

    Edmonton Sun "Remember all those “what’s wrong with Eberle?” stories? And for good reason: Eighteen straight games without a goal was the longest longest of Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle's pro career. Well, he has three in his last three games and now has 11 on the season. He had two goals on a..." January 23

  • Brossoit excels as Oilers defeat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Laurent Brossoit was handed the game puck Saturday and there may have been some days he thought one would never be placed in his hand. The Edmonton Oilers backup goalie made 38 saves to pick up his first career NHL win and Jordan Eberle led offensively with two goals..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Edmonton Oilers still keen on idea of trading for St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk

    Edmonton Journal "Kevin Shattenkirk to the Edmonton Oilers? We’ve been banging that drum about the St. Louis Blues defenceman for two years now, so it’s not a stop-the-presses story that the Oilers are still very keen on the right-shot, offensive blueliner who’s set to become an unrestricted free-agent as a..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Subban returns for Predators' shootout win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Nashville Predators got a pleasant surprise and a welcome addition on Friday night when star defenseman PK Subban returned to the lineup after missing the last 15 games with a herniated disc in his back. And the news only got better from there as the Predators marked..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • All kinds of buzz, but does Shattenkirk really make sense for Oilers?

    Edmonton Journal "If Oilers insider Bob Stauffer mentioned Kevin Shattenkirk’s name once on Wednesday’s edition of Oilers Now as a potential trade target, Stauffer mentioned him a dozen times. Stauffer kicked off his Shattenkirk-a-thon by mentioning that Keith Yandle had signed a seven-year deal with Florida..." January 21

  • McDavid nets winner as Oilers defeat Panthers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The winning goal was scored with just 2.6 seconds left in overtime. The play had to go to the NHL's video-review headquarters to confirm that the puck, by mere inches, had fully crossed the line. Another night, another nailbiter for the Edmonton Oilers. Connor..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Talbot embracing busy workload with the Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "At some point, Cam Talbot will get the night off to sit on the bench and watch somebody else tend goal for the Edmonton Oilers. But it won’t be tonight when his Oilers host Florida. Talbot will make his fifth start in the last nine days. No NHL goalie has played more minutes (2,459) than he has..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18