Oilers Rumors & News

  • The Upside Of Connor McDavid

    Complex "A couple nights ago, with the Edmonton Oilers taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets, a colleague tweeted out a simple question: How good is Connor McDavid? Another colleague chimed in, offering that McDavid is “just the next best Canadian. If he were Russian, Czech or Swede no one would care.” I..." February 08

  • Islanders devastate Oilers in mauling for the record books

    New York Post "It was a laugher in all ways possible — except for the way the Islanders took it. With mostly straight faces and stern expressions, the Isles consumed this 8-1 rout of the Oilers on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center, an early feast for those 14,030 in attendance. It was the most..." February 08

  • Subban stifles McDavid as Habs beat Oilers

    Montreal Gazette "So much for The Connor McDavid Show. The Edmonton Oilers’ rookie sensation was billed as the headline act at the Bell Centre on Saturday afternoon, but the Canadiens shut him down, holding the 19-year-old without even a shot on goal in 17:56 of ice time en route to a 5-1 victory. It wasn’t..." February 06

  • Zack Kassian: 'Best thing for my career was probably the car accident'

    Edmonton Journal "Zack Kassian is neither embarrassed, nor bitter at the Canadiens as he returns to Montreal for the first time since the early morning truck accident that landed him in the NHL’s substance abuse program. The crash, and subsequent tough love from the Habs organization, was exactly what he needed..." February 06

  • Connor McDavid to play first game in Montreal as an NHLer

    Edmonton Sun "Connor McDavid didn’t get to play in his own back yard when the Edmonton Oilers visited Toronto. He didn’t get to stand on the blue line for the spine-tingling national anthem in Chicago. Didn’t get to play against Sidney Crosby. Or in Madison Square Garden. Or in Boston. Didn’t go to the..." February 06

  • Jordan Eberle leads the offence with three-point night in win over Ottawa

    Edmonton Sun "Here come the Oilers. A team slogan that found more use as a sarcastic punchline delivered after their inevitable pratfalls is starting to sound like a real threat. They’ve been running wild since the All Star break, scoring, winning, fighting and starting to finally show signs of the team..." February 05

  • Dreger Still Feels Chiarelli Willing To Trade Nugent-Hopkins

    Today's Slapshot "“Well, I think they’d both like to be. I don’t think there’s any question that Bryan Murray has interest in doing something. To what level of significance? It’s hard to say. But I know he’s making his calls. I know that again he’s got some interest. They’d like to add a defenseman and he’s been..." February 05

  • Buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division

    ESPN "The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can do some damage come playoff time. The first-place..." February 05

  • McKenzie Thinks Teams Talking To Oilers About Schultz

    Today's Slapshot "“Yep. There’s no question they would like to move him. “But again – I’m not saying he won’t get moved, because one thing about skating defensemen in the National Hockey League is even if they perform as inconsistently, or at times as poorly, as Justin Schultz has over the course of his time in..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Connor McDavid's offence leads Edmonton Oilers in victory over Blue Jackets

    Edmonton Sun "Mobile users join us for the game here. If that’s what Connor McDavid looks like with three months’ worth of rust on him, the rest of the NHL might want to brace itself — this kid is about to get very scary. In his highly anticipated return from a shattered collarbone, McDavid looked like..." February 03

  • Can Connor McDavid still win the Calder?

    The Score "At last. Tuesday night marks the return of teenage wonder Connor McDavid, who will once again grace the Edmonton Oilers lineup after requiring a 37-game absence to mend a fractured left clavicle. His derailed rookie season will always be a "what if?" But for now, and for the remaining 32..." February 03

  • Edmonton Oilers have McDavid back

    Edmonton Sun "Welcome back, kid. Your team is neck deep in water and can’t unplug the drain, but welcome back anyway. The Edmonton Oilers, who return from the All-Star break in last place, 10 points out of a playoff spot with 32 games to go, will at least have Connor McDavid back in the lineup when they..." February 02

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    Jack Michaels @EdmontonJack

    As Oilers resume practice, McDavid appears poised to centre Pouliot and Eberle.

  • Oilers' McDavid to return to the lineup vs. Blue Jackets on Tuesday

    TSN "According to TSN's Ryan Rishaug, Connor McDavid will be back in the lineup on Tuesday when the Edmonton Oilers host the Columbus Blue Jackets. McDavid has been out with a broken clavicle since undergoing surgery in early November." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • Edmonton Oilers in hunt for NHL all-star game, entry draft

    Edmonton Journal "And that’s fine. Because it won’t look anything like it did in 1989 either, when the Oilers hosted their first mid-season diversion at Northlands Coliseum. It matters much less what kind of game Edmonton gets, and far more that the league allow the city and the Oilers to show off. “We’ve had..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • McDavid absorbs 'bumps' in practice with Bakersfield, feels 'pretty good'

    The Score "Connor McDavid's return has never been closer than it is right now. The ultra-talented rookie, who's skating with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors while the Edmonton Oilers recess for All-Star weekend, absorbed his first "bumps" since breaking his left clavicle in November. "I was cleared for..." January 29

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have claimed defenceman Adam Clendening off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. pic.twitter.com/bCmCXAhfXi

  • Edmonton Oilers support young LGBTQ hockey players with rainbow-colored stick tape

    SB Nation "The Edmonton Oilers broke out the colors on Saturday in a show of support to young LGBTQ hockey players. The Oilers partnered with Pride Tape to put on a special skills competition practice for fans, in which every Oilers player wrapped their sticks in rainbow-colored tape to support the LGBTQ..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • McDavid cleared for full contact, will skate with AHL's Condors over break

    The Score "Connor McDavid's return is on the horizon. The Edmonton Oilers forward has been cleared for full contact and plans to skate with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors over the NHL All-Star break, but won't play any games. "It'll be good to skate with those guys and have some high-intensity..." January 25

  • Oilers assign Kassian, Hunt, Reinhart to AHL Bakersfield

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have assigned winger Zack Kassian and defencemen Brad Hunt and Griffin Reinhart to the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. Kassian has one goal, one assist and 18 penalty minutes in six games with the Oilers this season. The Oilers acquired Kassian from Montreal..." January 24

  • Predators beat Oilers for first win streak in a month

    Tennessean "In the NHL, "any team can beat any other team on any given night" might as well be a league slogan. With respect to the parity that the league trumpets, there are instances where one team should probably beat another, like the Predators on Saturday against the Western Conference-worst and..." January 24

  • McLellan learning about life as an Oiler: 'It's not fun losing'

    The Score "Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, Todd McLellan. The first-year head coach of the Edmonton Oilers saw his team drop another decision Saturday night: 4-1 to the Nashville Predators. They'll have plenty of time to dwell on their third straight loss, as they're off until after the All-Star..." January 24

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Coach McLellan says Lauri Korpikoski (foot) will likely take pre-game warmup and be a game-time decision for #Oilers tonight.

  • BLOG: Oilers recall Reinhart

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have recalled defenceman Griffin Reinhart from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. Reinhart, 21, has appeared in 14 games with Bakersfield this season, registering five points (1G, 4A) and 12 penalty minutes." January 22

  • Jamie Benn’s goal helps Dallas Stars end four-game losing streak

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jamie Benn scored his 27th goal, and the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday night to end a season-high four-game losing streak. Benn has three goals and two assists in his last five games after going without a point for the first four games in 2016. Dallas’ Jason Spezza..." January 22

  • If Oilers win draft lottery again, they should trade chance at Auston Matthews for prize defenceman Ekman-Larsson

    Edmonton Journal "Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli will probably be on the horn to his Arizona counterpart, Don Maloney, five minutes after the televised lottery show, knowing that the Coyotes would be falling all over themselves to get the marketing jewel, Scottsdale-born Matthews, for a much-needed boost in ticket..." January 22

  • Andrew Ference done for year with hip injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference will have season-ending hip surgery, the team announced Thursday. The 36-year-old Ference, who gave up his ‘C’ this year because of a diminished role, is a minus-4 and has 0 points in six games played. Ference hasn’t played since Nov. 27. In those..." January 21

  • Lightning topple Oilers 6-4 to win sixth straight

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning were far from perfect on Tuesday. But the formula for a 6-4 victory against Edmonton might have been the perfect recipe. Tampa Bay found contributions all over the ice in various different forms. Twelve different players registered at least a point. Fifteen different skaters..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Hall scores twice in Oilers win over Florida

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers made it harder on themselves than they would have liked, but held on to win. Yet, they also lost. Taylor Hall scored a pair of goals to lead the Oilers to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday, but centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sustained a long term hand..." January 19

  • Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins out 6-8 weeks

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers will be without center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for six-to-eight weeks, the club announced Tuesday. Nugent-Hopkins suffered an apparent hand injury Monday upon blocking a shot in a win over Florida. With Connor McDavid not yet ready to return from his lengthy stint on injured..." January 19

  • Chiarelli must improve Oilers' defense to capitalize on Talbot extension

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers announced a three-year contract extension for Cam Talbot on Sunday, believed to be worth approximately $4.16 million through the end of the 2018-19 season. With relative stability in net, the Oilers must now address the blue line, lest they continue to toil in the NHL's..." January 17

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/Bwi9je0dJJ

  • Oilers closing in on extension with Talbot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like Cam Talbot will be in Edmonton for the long haul. Talbot, acquired from the Rangers at last year’s draft to solve the Oilers’ goaltending woes, is reportedly close to signing a multi-year extension with the club, per TSN. The news is a tad surprising given how Talbot’s first year..." January 17

  • Edmonton Oilers defeat Calgary Flames in shootout

    Edmonton Sun "It’s a good thing Cam Talbot had the correct start time on Saturday. Without their goaltender, the Edmonton Oilers would have been out of their contest against the Calgary Flames by the end of the first period, but instead were able to pull out a 2-1 shootout win to snap a four game losing..." January 17

  • Oilers sign Talbot to three-year contract extension

    NHL.com "Goalie Cam Talbot signed a three-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, the Oilers announced. Financial terms were not released, but TSN reported Talbot's contract is worth $12.5 million with an average annual value of $4.17 million. Talbot was in the final season of his..." January 17

  • West Coast Bias: Oilers made big push for Seth Jones

    Sportsnet "Multiple sources have confirmed to Sportsnet that Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli offered centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Nashville in a bid to land defenceman Seth Jones. Chiarelli had no comment on this report, neither confirming nor issuing a denial when reached. And of course,..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Sharks fight through fatigue in getting past Oilers

    CSN Bay Area "There were several tanks that weren’t all that full on Thursday night, and that has nothing to do with the sparse crowd at the SAP Center, still commonly referred to as the Shark Tank. In front of an alarmingly small crowd, the Sharks managed to fight through the fatigue of playing their fourth..." January 15

  • Yakupov returns to Oilers' lineup after lengthy absence

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers will welcome a first overall pick back into their lineup Thursday. No, not Connor McDavid, but the club's surely glad to have Nail Yakupov back on the squad. He hasn't played since Nov. 25, after a linesman took him out. The 22-year-old was expected to only miss 2-4 weeks..." January 14