Oilers Rumors & News

  • 9h
    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Hendricks (leg) will not return to tonight's game. #EDMvsNSH

  • Oilers rookie Leon Draisaitl trying to shake off inconsistency

    Edmonton Journal "Leon Draisaitl, who has just a learner’s permit to drive a car, was never going to be a big wheel one-quarter of the way down the NHL road, either. Not as a teenager. He had three points in his first nine games before the Edmonton Oilers made a call on whether to keep him here, rather than send..." November 27

  • Beleaguered Oilers fans renew call for Kevin Lowe’s job

    Edmonton Journal "The playoff drought turned into desert years ago. In the midst of another dry run, Oilers fans are once again begging for relief. Earlier this week, an electronic billboard at the corner of Argyll Road and 99th Street targeted the team’s president of hockey operations, Kevin Lowe. “This is..." November 27

  • Oilers centre Boyd Gordon says limiting team's huge mistakes necessary to start winning

    Edmonton Sun "Boyd Gordon does not score a lot, but the Edmonton Oilers centre can be considered one of the few bright spots in the darkness currently consuming the team. And while the light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train, Gordon continues to put his head down to try and help out the only way..." November 27

  • 17h
    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    Justin Schultz will likely be a healthy scratch today on the heels of his benching last game.

  • Report: Perron could be headed to Columbus

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Sunday afternoon it was reported Oilers forward David Perron‘s name has surfaced in trade talk. It appears the Oilers may have found a taker. TSN’s Aaron Ward is reporting that the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers have had discussions on a trade, which would see Perron head to..." November 26

  • Dallas Stars Edge Edmonton Oilers 3-2

    Defending Big D "The old hockey adage goes that your best players have to be your best players, and that's exactly what happened for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Tyler Seguin scored two goals, John Klingberg had a goal and an assist, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 35 out of 37 shots as the Stars dropped the..." November 26

  • Bob McKenzie: Everybody but Hall in play from Oilers

    Nichols on Hockey "“So what it really boils down to is Craig MacTavish doesn’t believe that Dallas Eakins is the problem. He might have to look in the mirror and say, ‘Well then, if Eakins isn’t the problem what is the problem? I’m the general manager and a lot of the players that are here are my guys that I brought..." November 25

  • Any Oilers, Blues trade talks would undoubtedly include Jordan Eberle

    Edmonton Journal "If the Edmonton Oilers are indeed sniffing around St. Louis Blues centre Patrik Berglund, who is currently playing left wing on that stacked team because the team has Paul Stastny, David Backes and Jori Lehtera firmly planted at centre, the Blues conceivably are asking about Jordan Eberle in a..." November 25

  • So where do Oilers start if the coach is safe and they’re making a trade?

    Edmonton Journal "Unless Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish has a sudden change of heart or somebody higher up the food chain tells him to make a coaching change (or I’m reading the wrong tea leaves), it doesn’t appear the beleagured Dallas Eakins is going anywhere; he will probably be running practice Monday..." November 25

  • Oilers desperate for deal, won’t move core pieces

    Sportsnet.ca "The Edmonton Oilers are desperate to make a trade, but opposing general managers are under the impression that the club is uninterested in dealing their young core players, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman. The Oilers have gotten off to a slow start in 2014-15. They..." November 24

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Among Oilers trade targets...David Perron. Told MacTavish is asking for a top center in return. Edmtn gm obviously working phones. #TSN

  • Blackhawks 7, Oilers 1

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks scored early and often in pummeling a hapless Oilers team 7-1 on Saturday night at Rexall Place. Jonathan Toews had two goals, Marian Hossa had a goal and three assists, Patrick Kane andKris Versteeg each had a goal and an assist, Marcus Kruger and Duncan Keith each scored..." November 23

  • Firing Dallas Eakins ‘would be so unfair,’ says Taylor Hall

    Pro Hockey Talk "Their season started with a five-game losing streak. There is a four-game losing streak sandwiched in there, too. On Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers were crushed on home ice. The Chicago Blackhawks came in and ripped apart their Western Conference opponents by a final score of 7-1. And now the..." November 23

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    Jim Matheson @NHLbyMatty

    Pouliot got hit by Zidlicky shot and breaks foot.#oilers.

  • Oilers breaking up top trio again

    Edmonton Journal "It appears that reparation will have to wait until the next time that Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle are united on the Edmonton Oilers’ top line. The day after head coach Dallas Eakins had said that the club’s key players could not get the job done in the 5-4 loss to the..." November 22

  • Leon Draisaitl pumped about chance to play on line with Taylor Hall

    Edmonton Sun "Leon Draisaitl is moving into the fast lane. The rookie centre will be lined up with speedy winger Taylor Hall Friday against the New Jersey Devils in a line shuffle that presents him with the best opportunity of his young career. “It’s really exciting,” said Draisaitl, who’s been struggling..." November 21

  • Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins moves Taylor Hall to second pairing to kick-start offence

    Edmonton Sun "When the team is bad, change is good. So it’s no surprise that Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins did the Losing Streak Shuffle in advance of Friday’s visit by the New Jersey Devils. With the Oilers in the midst of a four-game losing streak, the most recent defeat being a 5-4 loss to..." November 21

  • Oilers close to a write-off season

    Edmonton Sun "The theme for the nightmare this year was to not be effectively eliminated by the Grey Cup game again. It’s hard to say the Edmonton Oilers are out of it with a 6-11-2 record after last night’s goofy yet ghastly, highly entertaining yet exceedingly excruciating 5-4 loss to the Vancouver..." November 20

  • For Eakins’ Oilers, progress means losing one-goal games, as opposed to getting blown out

    Pro Hockey Talk "It may not show in the standings, where his team sits last in the Western Conference with a record of 6-11-2, but Oilers coach Dallas Eakins insists his club is making progress. “You go from a team that suffers greatly, that gets out-chanced and out-shot by a ton,” said Eakins after last..." November 20

  • Canucks hold on to defeat Oilers for fourth straight time

    Vancouver Sun "The latest Vancouver Canucks win comes with a touch of sad news. Unfortunately, the Canucks don’t play the Edmonton Oilers again until the very last game of the regular season on April 11. And that’s a shame because the Canucks have owned the Oilers, who they beat for the fourth time in six..." November 20

  • Trade: Oilers get Lain, Canucks get Acton

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have added some size to their organization, acquiring minor-league center Kellan Lain (no. 54 in the picture) from the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for center Will Acton. Lain, 25, stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 210 pounds. The Lake Superior State University product played..." November 20

  • Flames and Oilers heading in opposite directions

    Sportsnet.ca "The dichotomy is stark. Like the two towns, white collar Calgary and blue collar Edmonton. Except in hockey it is backwards. The Calgary Flames lineup, on paper, looks like a quick and easy two points. Filled with a bunch of who’s-its and what’s-his-names drafted in later rounds — or in the..." November 20

  • Finding A Place For Gazdic And Change For The Sake Of Change

    The Copper & Blue "With Luke Gazdic back from injury and practicing with the Oilers it's only a matter of time before he actually gets some playing time in a game. I don't think Gazdic does a single thing to make the Oilers a better team, so the prospect of him dressing for even a single game isn't something that..." November 19

  • Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins says the team has to 'turn up the volume'

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers’ struggles against Western Conference opponents this year have been well documented. Heading towards the quarter-pole of the season, the Oilers have yet to beat a team in their own conference. But of all the Western teams Edmonton have faced to this point, they have come..." November 19

  • Oilers callup Steve Pinizzotto hopes to bring grit to the lineup

    Edmonton Sun "Steve Pinizzotto felt he had done enough at training camp to stay with the Edmonton Oilers at the beginning of the season. The Oilers felt otherwise and sent the disappointed winger down to their AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City. Now, after a few weeks with the Oklahoma City Barons, Pinizzotto..." November 19

  • ESPN panel ranks Edmonton Oilers bench boss Dallas Eakins dead last among NHL coaches

    Edmonton Journal "File this under “FWIW”, but American sports media giant ESPN has released its annual rankings of NHL coaches. Not surprisingly, the top of the list is dominated with proven vets like #1 Darryl Sutter, #2 Joel Quenneville and #3 Mike Babcock, all of whom have won the Stanley Cup or Olympic gold as..." November 18

  • Former Oiler Ryan Jones signs in German League

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan Jones is on his way to Cologne. On Monday, German League club Kolner Haie announced they inked the longtime NHLer to a contract, just two weeks after Jones was released from his PTO with Vancouver’s AHL affiliate in Utica. Minnesota’s fourth-round pick at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Jones..." November 17

  • Study: Oilers, Flames players have lowest taxes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The two NHL teams in Alberta might not be able to woo free agents with promises of a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. But promises of saving money on taxes? Yep, they can at least do that. According to a new study (PDF) by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and Americans for Tax..." November 17

  • Dubnyk carries Coyotes to victory in Edmonton

    Arizona Republic "The roles are clearly defined, particularly when it comes to paychecks and contract length, but all Coyotes backup Devan Dubnyk has done when he's received playing time is deserve more. Obviously, the Coyotes haven't positioned Mike Smith to be their franchise goaltender to sit on the bench but..." November 17

  • Yakupov gave up superstitions because they ‘break your brain’

    Edmonton Journal "It was another Edmonton Oilers game day at Rexall Place. Following the morning practice, Nail Yakupov was at his locker stall, stripping the tape from his sticks, just as he does every time there’s a game on the schedule. Yakupov uses four sticks in the morning skate and four during a game,..." November 17

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    He's baaaaaaack! @hallsy04 confirms he'll return to the #Oilers lineup tonight. pic.twitter.com/HT1vsJDRpa

  • 11d
    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers assign Klefbom (@Klefbom93) and Pakarinen (@IPakarinen) to @OKCBarons while Hall (@hallsy04) has been activated from IR.

  • Gazdic has to do more to earn spot in Oilers’ lineup

    Edmonton Journal "It’s obvious where Luke Gazdic fits in the NHL’s heavyweight division. He and the Calgary Flames’ Brian McGrattan are tussling for the belt as the toughest protector. But where does Gazdic fit on the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup card? He knows the score; fighting is down considerably, with just..." November 15

  • Oilers Jeff Petry finding his stride

    Edmonton Sun "Missing training camp had Jeff Petry playing catch-up through the first part of the NHL season. And getting off to a late start made the Edmonton Oilers defenceman an easy target through the team’s early-season struggles. Yet, Petry is starting to find his game and is beginning to resemble..." November 15

  • Benoit Pouliot enjoying Oilers hockey from the inside

    Ottawa Citizen "For the past few seasons, St. Isidore’s Benoit Pouliot has bounced from team to team on one-year contracts. But this past summer, the Edmonton Oilers put longer term on the table and he was happy to settle down. “I’m liking it so far. It was a long five years of going back and forth with..." November 14

  • Senators salvage victory over Oilers with Hoffman's OT winner

    Ottawa Citizen "A win, however it comes, cancels a lot of sins. That certainly is the case for the Ottawa Senators following their overtime victory Thursday night over the Edmonton Oilers. “Three out of four points from Vancouver and Edmonton is something we are happy with right now,” said Erik Karlsson..." November 14

  • Luke Gazdic back from conditioning stint, waiting to crack lineup

    Edmonton Sun "Edmonton Oilers winger Luke Gazdic is back in the NHL after a two-week conditioning stint, but may have issues getting into the lineup. The fourth-liner is trying to find a spot on one of the Oilers best units so far this season. It’s unlikely the fourth line of Matt Hendricks, Boyd Gordon..." November 14

  • Oilers forward Taylor Hall skating with the team but won't play until knee is ready

    Edmonton Sun "Taylor Hall is nearing a return, yet won’t put a finger on a date. The Edmonton Oilers winger was back on the ice with his teammates for the morning skate Thursday, but was not in the lineup against the Ottawa Senators in the evening. Hall sat out his sixth consecutive game, having missed the..." November 14

  • Oilers centre Mark Arcobello more confident in his place on NHL team's roster

    Edmonton Journal "When Mark Arcobello looks back on last season, which isn’t an exercise he employs very often, he points to the uneasiness in his game. It’s a trait he has almost shaken, and that’s been of benefit to him as well as to the Edmonton Oilers. “I’m more comfortable, especially with the puck,”..." November 12

  • Oilers face a steady diet of opponents from their conference before the New Year

    Edmonton Sun "It was a test. The West test. Once again, the Edmonton Oilers failed. The Oilers could have been coming home to a turned-on town. Instead they’re stuck with the same sorry storyline. Dallas Eakins brings his team home to start a five game homestand after having lost eight straight to..." November 12

  • Predators beat Oilers with strong first period

    Tennessean "The Predators put together a productive first period in beating the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. It turned out Nashville needed all three goals from Mike Ribeiro, Matt Cullen and Filip Forsberg in the dominating first 20 minutes. "We worked hard and were able..." November 12

  • Harrison celebrated after his 1,000th pro game

    Edmonton Journal "On the surface, Brad Harrison’s work day wasn’t any different than the previous 999 he toiled through. He got very little sleep, meticulously prepared the player’s gear, then helped pack it up in preparation for the next stop on the Edmonton Oilers’ road trip. But after Friday’s 3-2 win over..." November 10

  • Pouliot takes advantage of chance to play on Oilers’ top line

    Edmonton Journal "Just the other day, Jordan Eberle was checking in with his Edmonton Oilers linemate, Taylor Hall, to see how he was coming along. Eberle essentially told Hall not to hurry back from his sprained knee. “I was joking,” Eberle said, “but I said to him, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to be on a..." November 10

  • Nugent-Hopkins scores, paces Oilers past Rangers

    Edmonton Journal "There’s a maturity in his manner now, a confidence in his game that couldn’t be overlooked every time Ryan Nugent-Hopkins hopped over the boards for a shift against the New York Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Nugent-Hopkins scored the opening goal in the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-1..." November 10

  • Edmonton Oilers edge Buffalo 3-2

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers didn’t prove a tremendous amount to the hockey world on Friday, but the way things had been going for them lately, just making it known that they’re not the worst team in the NHL was good enough. In a must-win game against the 30th place Buffalo Sabres — nobody even..." November 08

  • Bruins Take Advantage of Third Period Power Plays in Win Over Oilers

    Boston "After two early whistles negated what would have been goals, it seemed as if the Bruins were headed for a very frustrating loss at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers. But a three- goal flurry in just under three minutes midway through the third period turned things around for the B's on Thursday..." November 07

  • Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins says players competitive, just not everyone every game

    Edmonton Sun "If the Calgary Flames can do it, why can’t the Edmonton Oilers? Well, if you listen to just about everyone who follows the NHL, there is one very obvious reason the Flames woke up 24 spots ahead of Edmonton in the standings Wednesday morning and it has nothing to do with skill. They all..." November 06

  • Ex-Edmonton Oilers enforcer now a power saver

    Edmonton Journal "Once a power-puncher, former Edmonton Oilers beat cop Bill Huard is now heavily involved with stopping power outages. Huard, 47, works for the award-winning, Edmonton-based company Cantega Technologies, which has devised an environmentally-friendly way to stop downed power systems in the..." November 06

  • Oilers call up leading goalscorer from AHL Oklahoma City

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers added some potential offense to the lineup on Thursday, recalling Iiro Pakarinen from AHL Oklahoma City while sending d-man Martin Marincin down, per TSN. Pakarinen, originally a Florida draftee that signed with Edmonton in June, has enjoyed good success in his first-ever..." November 06