Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers' Chiarelli: Hall thought he was 'part of the solution'

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli made a bold decision Wednesday, trading former first overall pick Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson. Chiarelli spoke to the media following the transaction and admitted Hall didn't take too kindly to the news." June 30

  • Report: Shattenkirk wouldn’t sign with Oilers, killing potential trade

    Puck Drunk Love "Prior to the shocking trade which sent Taylor Hall from the Oilers to the Devils in exchange for Adam Larsson, there was plenty of talk suggesting the Oilers and the Blues might be working on a deal involving Kevin Shattenkirk. With the dust still settling on the Hall-Larsson swap, it sounds like..." June 30

  • Oilers write off another bad trade as Lauri Korpikoski to be bought out

    Edmonton Journal "One year to the day after the Edmonton Oilers acquired Lauri Korpikoski from Arizona Coyotes in a one-for-one trade for Boyd Gordon, they have initiated the sequence to terminate the relationship. The major issue with the original trade was that Korpikoski had two years to run on his contract..." June 30

  • After playing under New Jersey's defensive system, D-man Adam Larsson hopes to grow his offence with Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "The hard-rock Ken Daneyko, who has his No. 3 hanging from the rafters in New Jersey and helped win three Stanley Cups with the Devils on their back-end, knows defencemen and he says Adam Larsson is the real deal. He’s not the youngster’s campaign manager but he’s always spoken from the..." June 30

  • Taylor Hall calls himself a "very motivated player right now" but feels "slighted" Oilers traded him

    NewJersey.com "Newest Devil Taylor Hall, speaking on a conference call this afternoon after the Oilers dealt him for defenseman Adam Larsson, couldn’t help but feel hurt by the deal. “Yeah, it’s disappointing,” Hall said. “You certainly develop a relationship with the team, the city, the fans. I’m..." June 30

  • Canadiens asked Oilers for Draisaitl, No. 4 pick, more for Subban

    The Score "It appears the Nashville Predators weren't the only club in the P.K. Subban sweepstakes. The Montreal Canadiens dealt Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber, but the Edmonton Oilers were also in talks for the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman, according to TSN's Ryan..." June 30

  • McDavid responds to Hall trade: 'It's definitely a shock'

    Edmonton Sun "If there is a bright side to the Taylor Hall trade, Connor McDavid will focus on it a little later. Right now he’s coming to grips with having to say goodbye to his teammate, mentor and good friend. “It’s definitely a shock,” said the 19-year-old franchise player, who thought the Oilers were..." June 30

  • Oilers GM justifies Hall trade, even if Larsson isn’t a ‘sexy defenseman’

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you judge a trade based on the resumes at hand, the New Jersey Devils soundly won in getting Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers for Adam Larsson. Some even label it a “landslide win.” Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli gets that. Even so, he insists that the “need-based trade” justifies the..." June 29

  • Oilers trade Hall to Devils for Larsson

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson on Wednesdsay, the club announced. The Oilers have been rumored for weeks to be in the market for a defenseman, but many figured if Hall was on his way out of town, a package of some sort would..." June 29

  • Report: Oilers may be shopping Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Puck Drunk Love "There’s been plenty of trade smoke blowing around the Edmonton Oilers this summer, and it’s starting to sound like there may be some real fire at the source of all of those rumors. Specifically, various reports have suggested the team might be willing to part with Taylor Hall or Ryan..." June 29

  • Lucic calls report he's agreed to a deal with Oilers 'bulls--t'

    The Score "Milan Lucic says there's nothing to a report claiming he has already reached an agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. The pending unrestricted free agent told WEEI's DJ Bean that Tuesday's report from Curtis Stock - a freelancer formerly of the Edmonton Journal - is "bullshit," and while he isn't..." June 29

  • Edmonton Oilers qualify Musil, allow Gazdic and Clendening to become free agents

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers made decisions on several restricted free agents Monday. Prospect defenceman David Musil was issued a qualifying offer, but four other players were cut loose. Defenceman Adam Clendening and winger Luke Gazdic were allowed to become unrestricted free agents after playing for..." June 28

  • Oilers hosting UFAs Demers & Lucic today, also checking out Russell

    Edmonton Journal "This just in, news from ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun that the Edmonton Oilers will be hosting unrestricted free agents Jason Demers and Milan Lucic today: “UFA blue-liner Jason Demers and UFA winger Milan Lucic both scheduled to be in Edmonton today as Oilers sell them both on their market/team.” TSN’s..." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Edmonton Oilers 2016 Draft Roundup

    The Copper & Blue "You know that moment in life, when you were expecting it to be a normal summer day but unexpectedly, defying all logic, get invited to the most epic pool party ever? Yesterday was that moment for Edmonton Oilers fans everywhere, as a beautiful Finnish man named Ville Siren, head amateur scout for..." June 26

  • Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli comes away from NHL Entry Draft minus big fish his team needs badly

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers hit the jackpot when the ridiculously talented Finnish right-winger Jesse Puljujarvi fell to them at the NHL Entry Draft, but they are not coming back with a ready-made defenceman to get the puck to Connor McDavid. No way, no how for P.K. Subban. But nobody else, either...." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Edmonton Oilers could go after Lucic after talks with Kings stall

    Edmonton Sun "With negotiations breaking off with Milan Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings on a new long-term deal, the Edmonton Oilers will likely step up to the plate to see what it’ll take to sign the unrestricted free-agent winger who played left side with new LA captain Anze Kopitar in his one and only season..." June 23

  • Of the players the Edmonton Oilers might dangle for trades, Nail Yakupov most likely to go

    Edmonton Sun "We’ve been talking Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ad nauseum as Peter Chiarelli trading chips for a defenceman, but the only Edmonton Oilers forward who’s almost surely getting traded at the draft is winger Nail Yakupov. His time in Edmonton has had the same impact as Cherry..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Oilers, Bruins Calling About Kevin Shattenkirk

    The Hockey Writers "With summer trade season fully underway, it’s not surprising that two of the teams with the biggest defensive gaps — the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins — are reported to have made calls to the St. Louis Blues about defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun told TSN 1040 that both..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Ron MacLean in, Strombo out as Hockey Night in Canada host

    Yahoo! Sports "According to Dave Feschuk of The Star, George Stroumboulopoulos is out as host of Hockey Night in Canada. He will be replaced by the man he unseated just two seasons ago - Ron MacLean. When Rogers acquired the rights to the NHL for $5.2-billion they decided to shakeup the prolific Hockey..." June 20

  • Pitlick leads Oilers org. in injuries, but still worth a contract

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers just announced they’re bringing back Tyler Pitlick for the 2016-17 season. He will get $725,000 if he makes the Oilers, $95,000 in Bakersfield, reports GeneralFanager.com. Pitlik, 24, is the organization’s most injured player, having played: 37 AHL games this year; 31 games..." June 18

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Darren Dreger: Hall ‘became more of a name of interest’ during Cup Final

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Edmonton’s TSN 1260 on Tuesday morning. On how most people expect to be Peter Chiarelli one of the bigger players as far as trying to make a significant move, and on if that happens in the immediate future, or if it’ll take a few weeks of work to maybe get something done on..." June 15

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Oilers will go hard after Milan Lucic, but is that wise?

    Edmonton Journal "This in from the Edmonton Journal’s ace scribe Jim Matheson, word that if Milan Lucic does become a free agent that the Edmonton Oilers will go after him: “Take this to the bank (Lucic Savings and Loan). They want him. But only for a certain period of time. Like we said, five years. Maybe $6..." June 11

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Lucic Open to Signing with Oilers

    The Comeback "Milan Lucic is one of the offseason’s premier unrestricted free agents and it appears he’s keeping his options open. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported that talks between Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings have gone cold. He writes Lucic’s preference is to stick with the Kings, but he’ll gladly..." June 08

  • Bob McKenzie doesn’t see Lucic-to-Oilers as ‘a flight of fancy’

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Edmonton’s TSN 1260 on Monday morning. On if he has any knows what his co-Insider, Pierre LeBrun, did to this city by saying Milan Lucic would be ‘open and warm’ to an offer from the Edmonton Oilers, and on why they have to do that to them: “Just trolling. No, it’s..." June 07

  • NHL insider questions if Oilers should trade for anyone from loser Toronto Maple Leafs

    Edmonton Journal "NHL insider John Shannon, a Sportsnet commentator, has made a provocative comment about trading for players from the last-place Toronto Maple Leafs: “I’m not sure that anybody that comes out of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization is somebody you want.” Shannon is an NHL insider with deep ties..." June 06

  • Lucic would be 'warm' to receiving free-agent offer from Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "Some interesting insights on Friday from respected hockey reporter Pierre LeBrun about potential free agent Milan Lucic during TSN’s Insider Trading feature. LeBrun provided an update on Lucic’s stalled contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Kings, with the calendar having turned to June and..." June 04

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Blue Jackets, Oilers holding on to 2nd-round picks as compensation deadline arrives

    The Score "It's arguably the least sexy deadline day. Take it away, Elliotte Friedman: According to Friedman, the Columbus Blue Jackets, who hired head coach John Tortorella from the Vancouver Canucks, are holding on to their 2016 second-round draft pick. Columbus has another two years to fork over a..." June 02

  • Ex-Oiler calls organization a 'graveyard for players'

    Puck Drunk Love "Eric Belanger apparently didn’t enjoy his time with the Edmonton Oilers. The retired veteran center signed a three-year, $5.25 million deal with the Oilers in 2011, appearing in 104 games with Edmonton while scoring four times with 19 points. His tenure ended after being bought out by the team...." June 01

  • Edmonton Oilers’ new arena, 100 days from completion, living up to the hype

    Edmonton Sun "When people from the Oilers Entertainment Group proclaim that Rogers Place will be the best arena in the world, you initially had to take it with a pretty big grain of salt. The world is a big place and some of the venues in Europe, or oil-rich Qatar and Abu Dhabi, are pretty sweet. Even the..." June 01

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Matthew Tkachuk enjoys visit to Alberta, would welcome being drafted by either Oilers or Flames

    Calgary Herald "Matthew Tkachuk has enjoyed his time in Alberta. He might even make it his permanent home. The London Knights winger is ranked second among North American skaters for the upcoming NHL Draft. Which means, once Auston Matthews and the two Finns come off the board, that puts Tkachuk in the..." May 29

  • Taylor Hall left off Canadian roster for World Cup

    Edmonton Journal "Taylor Hall should have had a leg up on a spot on Canada’s World Cup of Hockey team because it’s overloaded with centres and they could use some natural wingers, but the Edmonton Oilers forward, who had a very productive world championship in Russia, drew the short straw Friday afternoon. His..." May 28

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Every Oilers winger is expendable, save for Hall & Maroon

    Edmonton Journal "In the long run Jordan Eberle has been every bit as good as Taylor Hall on the wing for the Edmonton Oilers. In the last two years, however, Hall has taken a major step ahead of Eberle in terms of his two-way play, which is why Eberle should be considered the team’s top trade bait. He’s enticing..." May 25

  • Russia coach: Yakupov exclusion 'addition by subtraction'

    The Score "Russian national coach Oleg Znarok may have saved his job with a win in the bronze medal game at the World Championship, which in turn frees up Nail Yakupov's September schedule. After the win, Znarok called Yakupov's contentious exclusion from his roster "addition by subtraction," according to..." May 22

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