Oilers Rumors & News

  • Craig MacTavish looking for increased pace from the Oilers as he assumes coaching duties

    Edmonton Journal "With little time to render much in the way of either lineup or system changes — or even routines, for that matter — general manager Craig MacTavish does expect more energy from the Edmonton Oilers along with more commitment to get to the tougher areas in tonight’s tilt against the Arizona..." December 17

  • Departing Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins doesn`t worry about job status

    Edmonton Sun "What do you tell your six-year-old daughter when you’ve just been fired as the coach of the Edmonton Oilers? “My six-year-old knows that I coach this team. I just sat her down and explained to her that it wasn’t my turn anymore. It’s somebody else’s turn. And one of daddy’s friends gets to..." December 17

  • Coyotes end home skid with Ekman-Larsson OT goal

    Arizona Republic "In and around the many pitfalls that have clogged the Coyotes season, reprieves of optimism have regularly popped up when a meeting with the Oilers awaited. They'd been able to take advantage of the 30th-ranked club in every opportunity, and actually this reign of success predated this season..." December 17

  • Former Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins says Taylor Hall on track to becoming great

    Edmonton Sun "Dallas Eakins had barely been fired when speculation ran rampant that the Edmonton Oilers next move would be to shop Taylor Hall. TSN’s Darren Dreger, the same source who broke the story that the Edmonton coach had been canned Monday morning, speculated Hall would be shopped, allegedly because..." December 17

  • How realistic is a Bruins trade for Hall?

    CSN New England "Former No. 1 overall pick Taylor Hall’s name had been whispered in hockey circles and even mentioned in this very NHL notes section last week as a remote trade possibility for the Edmonton Oilers. The concept became a little more mainstream when Darren Dreger mentioned it as a distinct possibility..." December 16

  • Could Oilers GM consider trading Taylor Hall for help?

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish has long resisted any talk of moving any of his core players, at least three of them — Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle But is there any way out of this mess without considering trading one of them for help elsewhere? OK, take..." December 16

  • Taylor Hall trade rumors: Oilers would be making a mistake

    Sporting News "The Oilers' internal assessment of their latest lost season cost coach Dallas Eakins his job on Monday. There's also a chance, according to TSN's Darren Dreger, that it'll result in Taylor Hall changing teams. Dreger said on Toronto's TSN 1050 on Monday that he expects the team to discuss a..." December 16

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    Hope_Smoke @Hope_Smoke

    Dreger said he believes Taylor Hall will be shopped/discussed. Said Hall isn't willing to adapt. Dreger said he's choosing words carefully

  • In firing Eakins, MacTavish admits there’s ‘blood all over my hands’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Craig MacTavish still thinks Dallas Eakins is an “excellent coach,” just like he thought in the summer of 2013 when he picked Eakins to coach the Edmonton Oilers. It was all the losses the GM could no longer stomach. “I had no real good reason to do this, outside of performance,” MacTavish..." December 15

  • Dallas Eakins fired by Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Apparently, last night’s listless loss to the New York Rangers was the final straw. The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly fired head coach Dallas Eakins. GM Craig MacTavish will become the interim head coach. The move, first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger, comes the day after the Oilers fell..." December 15

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Craig MacTavish said he will "transition" coaching job to Todd Nelson, who will be interim coach for the rest of the season

  • Lundqvist has a chuckle at the lack of Oilers’ scoring chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Rangers starter Henrik Lundqvist made 16 saves earning his 55th career shutout in a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers Sunday night. Edmonton had just five shots on goal in each of the first two periods while the Rangers also had 21 blocked shots in the win. Post-game Lundqvist was..." December 15

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers recall defenceman Brad Hunt from the AHL's @OKCBarons.

  • Same old story: ‘A couple bad shifts killed us,’ says Oilers’ Taylor Hall

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers lost again. Once again, costly mistakes came back to haunt them. And when they were down and tried to mount a comeback, they were unsuccessful. Against the Anaheim Ducks, the Oilers fell behind three goals, meaning the end of the night for goalie Viktor Fasth, who was..." December 14

  • Edmonton Oilers resist sending Leon Draisaitl to World Juniors

    Edmonton Journal "While more National Hockey League teams are loaning players to various countries’ squads for the World Junior Hockey Championship, the Edmonton Oilers still seem steadfast that the eligible Leon Draisaitl will stay with them. The San Jose Sharks will likely be loaning defenceman Mirko Mueller..." December 13

  • Oilers callup defenceman Oscar Klefbom seeing his time on ice increase

    Edmonton Sun "Oscar Klefbom may be back to stay. The Edmonton Oilers defenceman looks a different player than the one sent back to the Oklahoma City Barons earlier this season. During his second tour of duty with the Oilers, Klefbom has steadily improved, to the point where the Swedish defenceman is..." December 11

  • Anaheim Ducks defeat Edmonton Oilers for fifth consecutive victory

    L.A. Daily News "That day was not Wednesday, what with right wing Corey Perry sidelined by a sprained left knee for the second consecutive game, joining a lengthy list of injured and ailing Ducks. So, until they are healthy again, the Ducks must be content with sitting atop the NHL’s overall standings. The..." December 11

  • Justin Schultz: Still Misunderstood

    The Copper & Blue "Two and half years later some folks still don't understand why Schultz signed in Edmonton. When Justin Schultz decided to sign with the Oilers instead of the Anaheim Ducks, the team that actually drafted him, some fans in sunny California were upset. Others were very upset. Both were reasonable..." December 10

  • Oilers faceoff ace Boyd Gordon sidelined by ailing back

    Edmonton Journal "You could tell Boyd Gordon was in serious distress as he sat on the bench late in the Edmonton Oilers’ 2-1 win over San Jose Sharks on Sunday. Gordon’s aching back made him a scratch for the Oilers’ rematch against the Sharks Tuesday in San Jose and for Wednesday’s game in Anaheim against the..." December 10

  • Pavelski, Sharks avenge Oilers with 5-2 win

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks got the early lead they were seeking, saw it vanish, but managed to regroup and skate to a 5-2 win over the last place Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night at SAP Center. Joe Pavelski led the offense with two goals, including one on the power play, as the Sharks were forced to play..." December 10

  • Oilers snap 11-game winless skid with 2-1 win over Sharks

    Edmonton Journal "Nobody grabbed a garbage can from behind the bench to parade around the Rexall Place ice Sunday as if it were their Stanley Cup celebration, but there were hugs and hi-fives all around after the Edmonton Oilers won their first NHL game in 28 days. David Perron banked a shot off the leg of San..." December 08

  • Suggestion Oilers would trade Taylor Hall is lunacy

    Edmonton Journal "Life in Oilers Nation is not good for many reasons. The Edmonton Oilers are in last place in the National Hockey League. They have the 27th ranked offence and 29th ranked defence. Their power play is 26th, but they are tied for 1st in one category; they’ve allowed the most short-handed..." December 08

  • Report: Bruins and Oilers revisiting trade talk

    CSN New England "The trade winds are kicking up with Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli making stops at other NHL arenas to scout players for potential trades for a Boston team that’s in a serious offensive drought. Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos is reporting that there’s “strong speculation” the Boston Bruins and Edmonton..." December 06

  • Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish is 'pissed off' at team's struggles

    Edmonton Sun "So, who's more “pissed off?” Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, or the team's fans and critics? During a Friday morning media availability, MacTavish said the entire organization -- from Owner Daryl Katz on down -- is frustrated and under internal scrutiny. The Oilers are..." December 05

  • Oilers GM Craig MacTavish Embraces The Cold Void

    Deadspin.com "That's the face of a man watching the team he built lose its 11th straight game. The Oilers have broken Craig MacTavish's spirit. Today, Edmonton's the worst team in the West, and has the fewest wins in the NHL." December 04

  • Eakins: ‘I’m more encouraged than anything right now’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers dropped their 11th straight game and are now 0-12-4 against the Western Conference this season following a 3-2 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night. However, coach Dallas Eakins was trying to remain positive. “It’s frustrating knowing how this last month has..." December 04

  • Steady Pavelec sets stage for Winnipeg's late rally, OT win over Oilers

    Winnipeg Free Press "Not that he was complaining, but Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec wanted to make sure the record was clear Wednesday night that Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba was a part of four goals in Winnipeg’s 3-2 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers at the MTS Centre. So how exactly was Trouba a..." December 04

  • Former Flames GM Jay Feaster is having fun with Oilers' losing streak

    CBSSports.com "Jay Feaster is no longer the general manager of the Calgary Flames, but when he was he heard an awful lot about how far behind they were their provincial rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, in their rebuild. Now that the Flames are off to a surprisingly strong start and competing for a playoff spot in..." December 04

  • New Oilers arena coming along, but team to enter it is a mess now

    Edmonton Journal "If you dig seeing a city evolve, it really is quite a thing to watch Rogers Place rise up, week-to-week, on 104th Avenue. It’s going up swiftly. It will be precisely what Oilers owner Daryl Katz promised — a game-changing centrepiece in his hometown. A huge driver for that project,..." December 03

  • Weather, or losing to blame for chill on Oilers attendance?

    Edmonton Journal "On a night when a ticket could be had for less than the price of a parking spot, empty seats for the Edmonton Oilers’ tilt with the Arizona Coyotes spoke louder than the fans in attendance. By Pat LaForge’s estimation, there have been chilly nights in winters past when there were 2,000 to 3,000..." December 03

  • Oilers forward Teddy Purcell says it's up to him and his teammates to turn team's fortunes around

    Edmonton Sun "The cavalry is not coming. Help is not on the way. The Edmonton Oilers dug themselves into another hole this season and if they’re going to climb out of it, they are going to have to do it on their own. If last season’s debacle, according to the organization, was a perfect storm, this..." December 03

  • Oilers winger Luke Gazdic working his way back into lineup off shoulder surgery

    Edmonton Sun "Luke Gazdic is ready to dive through the window of opportunity. The Edmonton Oilers winger, who couldn’t get into the lineup early in the year, played his fourth consecutive game Monday, suiting up against the Arizona Coyotes. Gazdic made an impression early with a solid hit on Coyotes..." December 03

  • Coyotes' offensive explosion secures 5-2 win over Oilers

    Five For Howling "Welcome back, offense. And hello Tobias Rieder, who scored two short-handed goals in 58 seconds to ignite the Arizona Coyotes past the struggling Edmonton Oilers for a 5-2 victory Monday night. The Coyotes snapped a three-game losing streak while subsequently handing the Oilers their tenth..." December 02

  • Arizona Coyotes look to break scoreless streak vs. Edmonton Oilers

    Arizona Republic "Bodies collided, sticks clanked against the boards and snow shavings danced in the air. Less than 13 hours after getting dropped for their fifth straight home loss and third defeat overall, the Coyotes took to the practice ice Sunday with no shortage of focus and intensity before they shipped..." December 01

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers recall Tyler Pitlick (@Pitty687) from @OKCBarons. The winger has scored nine points in 14 games with OKC this season.

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have placed Jesse Joensuu on waivers for the purpose of assignment and assigned Martin Marincin to the AHL's @OKCBarons.

  • Blues beat Oilers in OT

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Moments before Friday’s game at Scottrade Center, anthem singer Charles Glenn, certainly with the city’s ongoing events in mind, implored the crowd: “C’mon St. Louis, we need you more than ever.” In a break from the norm, Glenn allowed the crowd of 17,666 to carry most of the tune. That chorus..." November 29

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    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

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    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