Oilers Rumors & News

  • Holtby in his own universe in shutout over Oilers

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Braden Holtby summed up just about everything he stands for with one post-game comment following his 33-save shutout over the Edmonton Oilers Monday night. “Shutouts only matter when it’s 1-0,” the Caps’ 26-year-old goaltender said. “So it’s a good night to have one.” On a night when the..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Anton Lander a healthy scratch for Edmonton Oilers against the Washington Capitals

    Edmonton Journal "So, centre Anton Lander will be a healthy scratch for the Edmonton Oilers Monday in Washington against the Capitals with winger Lauri Korpikoski taking his spot in the middle on the fourth line. “We’ve tried a lot of different things with Anton … the focus now on the exterior is a lot on the..." November 23

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Draisaitl off to best start in Oilers history since Messier

    The Score "Amidst all the high-profile potential star power on the ice in Edmonton this season, it's none other than Leon Draisaitl who's making team history. The Oilers' 20-year-old forward has been on an incredible run since being recalled from the AHL in late October, filling in admirably for an..." November 21

  • Edmonton Oilers defeat New Jesey Devils 5-1

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers, despite being owned by a drugstore magnate, haven’t had much luck with a flu bug that’s been cutting a swath through their dressing room, but they did manage to address another nagging illness Friday at Rexall Place. A 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils meant they..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

  • Corey Crawford and Marian Hossa come up big in OT

    Chicago Tribune "Multiple times this season, Marian Hossa has had breakaway chances to score. Each time, Hossa came up short. So when Hossa found himself alone on a breakaway against Oilers goaltender Anders Nilsson in overtime of the Hawks' 4-3 victory Wednesday night, he altered his strategy. Instead of..." November 19

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    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • Would the Oilers be interested in Travis Hamonic? You bet they would

    Edmonton Journal "Do the Edmonton Oilers have a shot at him? Yes, but the Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks are likely very interested too after Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman revealed Hamonic, 25, asked for a trade months ago. Hamonic, a solid, two-way defenceman in the mould of San Jose’s..." November 19

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced

    NHL.com "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Connor McDavid dodges question on Flyers injuring him on purpose

    Yahoo! Sports "Please recall Connor McDavid breaking his left clavicle in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this month, as the Edmonton Oilers sensation crashed into the end boards followed by two Flyers after taking a shot on goal. The hockey world reacted mournfully, as McDavid’s brilliant..." November 16

  • Oilers' McDavid staying positive, playing waiting game

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid said he is trying to stay positive as he recovers from a fractured clavicle sustained when he crashed into the end boards Nov. 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers. McDavid spoke to the media Monday for the first time since the injury occurred. The No. 1..." November 16

  • Nick Shore lifts Kings to 4-3 win over Oilers

    Los Angeles Times "Weeks of frustration paid off in a matter of seconds as Kings center Nick Shore kept battling, fought off Oilers defenseman Mark Fayne, got the puck and turned and quickly fired it from the slot. Game over. Shore hadn't scored since the opening 1:49 of the season. Those struggles faded with..." November 15

  • Coyotes pull away from Oilers for third straight win

    Arizona Republic "This was supposed to be the Coyotes’ first regular-season survey of generational talent Connor McDavid, the 18-year-old phenom who might have ended up in the desert had Arizona won the draft lottery instead of slotting third. But the Oilers’ prized rookie suffered a broken clavicle last week..." November 13

  • Oilers clip Ducks 4-3 in OT

    Edmonton Sun "Perhaps it’s not the start but the finish the Edmonton Oilers should be focusing on moving forward. After another sluggish first period, the Oilers were able to battle back on three separate occasions to pull out a 4-3 overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. Teddy Purcell..." November 12

  • Oilers winger Jordan Eberle adjusting to NHL pace of play after return from injury

    Edmonton Sun "Jordan Eberle figured it was going to take some time. Two games into his return to the Edmonton Oilers lineup, the winger is feeling better, but not quite up to speed. Getting his first goal out of the way in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, however, was a step in the right..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Kane, Panarin power Blackhawks to win over Oilers

    CSN Chicago "The combination was fantastic from the start, the very skilled Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane and, as Panarin called big center Artem Anisimov, “the missing piece.” When it went a little quiet, coach Joel Quenneville broke them up, sending a deserving Panarin to the top line. But that didn’t..." November 09

  • Penguins, Sidney Crosby miss chance to see 'special player' Connor McDavid

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby was wrong. A few days ago, he suggested that because Connor McDavid — the gifted Edmonton rookie labeled “the next Sidney Crosby” years before he broke into the NHL — has been in the league for a few weeks, the most difficult phase of his transition to pro hockey was behind..." November 07

  • Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sees similarities, familiarity in move to Yakupov-Pouliot line

    Edmonton Sun "With the injury to Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan was forced to shuffle his deck and break up one of the hottest lines in the NHL. The Oilers top line of Taylor Hall, Ryan-Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl has been split up heading into Friday’s game against Sidney..." November 06

  • Connor McDavid's rookie card is already selling for $250 on market

    Edmonton Journal "Connor McDavid’s much-anticipated rookie card, from the Upper Deck Series 1 Young Guns, hits collectibles shops Thursday morning in Edmonton, and there’s only one way to guarantee you’ll get your mitts on one. “If you bought a case of 12 boxes, you would get one for sure,” said Wayne Wagner,..." November 06

  • Dreger: McDavid’s best-case scenario is 7-8 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darren Dreger spoke with NBCSN’s Liam McHugh on Wednesday, giving more details on Connor McDavid‘s injury situation. The most direct news for Edmonton Oilers fans: the best-case scenario for McDavid’s return would be a window of seven-to-eight weeks. Hopefully you note that it’s a best-case..." November 05

  • Connor McDavid out with injury as Oilers defeat Flyers

    Edmonton Sun "Is there such a thing as a devastating victory? Absolutely. The Edmonton Oilers suffered one Tuesday night when their 4-2 comeback win over the Philadelphia Flyers cost them franchise player Connor McDavid. McDavid injured himself late in the second period and did not return (he was seen..." November 04

  • Connor McDavid out of Oilers lineup for months with broken left collarbone

    CBC Sports "Edmonton Oilers rookie centre Connor McDavid suffered a broken left collarbone in Tuesday night's 4-2 win over Philadelphia and will be out for a period of months, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Wednesday. He is expected to have surgery later in the day. McDavid went down with 1:44..." November 04

  • McDavid expected to be out ‘long-term’ with upper body injury

    Sportsnet "Connor McDavid is expected to be out “long-term” after he went crashing into the boards behind the Philadelphia Flyers‘ net Tuesday night. “It’s an upper body injury that’s going to keep him out long-term,” Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan said after the game. “He’s dealing with the trainers..." November 04

  • Oilers' McDavid more confident after solid first month

    NHL.com "After a slow start, Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid had a productive first month in the NHL, and on Monday he was named NHL Rookie of the Month for October. Entering play Monday he leads all first-year players with 12 points, and his five goals are tied for the lead. McDavid led a deep..." November 03

  • Calgary Flames scare up late-game win over Edmonton Oilers

    Calgary Sun "Night of firsts for the Calgary Flames. First two-goal lead of the season. First time being ahead after the second period. First win in regulation time. All coming in Game 12 and — putting the cherry on top of it all — in a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night to..." November 01

  • Call-up Leon Draisaitl scores twice in Oilers comeback victory over Montreal

    Edmonton Sun "This wasn’t the first time most of the fans at Rexall Place went home angry. Fortunately for the Edmonton Oilers, this time most of the fans were decked out in Montreal Canadiens sweaters and cheering for the visitors. But the home team took the crowd out of it when it mattered, though,..." October 30

  • Jordan Eberle back on the ice in injury rehab

    Edmonton Sun "For the last month, Jordan Eberle wasn’t really a hockey player, he just played one on TV. Up until Thursday morning, those ATB ads were about as close as he felt to being an Edmonton Oiler. But finally, for the first time since being sidelined in the pre-season with a shoulder injury, the..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Justin Schultz to Miss 2-4 Weeks With a Back Injury

    The Copper & Blue "When we last checked in on Justin Schultz the Chief of the Oilers' Medical Staff was on his way back from Europe. That didn't sound good at all. Now we know not only what the injury is but how long Schultz will be out for. With Schultz out of the Oilers line-up until mid, maybe late November,..." October 29

  • Oilers recall LaLeggia and Pitlick

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have recalled defenceman Joey LaLeggia and winger Tyler Pitlick from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors. LaLeggia, 23, has appeared in six games with the Condors this season, posting one assist, 10 penalty minutes and a plus two..." October 28

  • Quick third-period goals help Wild rally past Edmonton 4-3

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Edmonton Oilers wanted to get into a track meet, and for too much of Tuesday’s game, the Wild obliged. When you’re playing a team with the flash and pizazz of four No. 1 overall draft picks — Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — it’s best not to get lured into..." October 28

  • Kings play to good review in fifth straight win, 3-2 at Edmonton

    Los Angeles Times "Oilers prodigy Connor McDavid thought it might have gone in. The Kings' Jonathan Quick wasn't sure if his glove prevented the puck from crossing the line with 5.2 seconds to play. So, like any forward-thinking goalie, he was preparing for the prospect of overtime during a lengthy video review..." October 26

  • Oilers recall defenceman Darnell Nurse from AHL

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Darnell Nurse from the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League. Nurse has one assist in six games with the Condors this season. The 20-year-old was a first-round (7th overall) selection in the 2013 NHL Draft. Nurse played in two games with..." October 26

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov nets first career hat trick as Capitals beat Oilers

    Washington Post "Evgeny Kuznetsov fired from the right faceoff circle, and as soon as he saw the disk rattle around in the cage, he looked down, as if in quiet celebration. He was quickly swarmed by his teammates, but Alex Ovechkin skated away from his fellow Russian. Ovechkin picked up the puck from in front..." October 24

  • Oilers win over Red Wings ends period of Detroit domination

    Edmonton Sun "Another day, another perennial nemesis feels the sharp end of the stick for a change. Connor McDavid scored one for the highlight reels, Nail Yakupov had his best game in ages and goaltender Cam Talbot covered up almost all of their mistakes as the Edmonton Oilers finally got one over on the..." October 22

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • Former NHLer Patrick O'Sullivan reveals childhood of physical, emotional abuse

    The Score "Former NHL forward Patrick O'Sullivan has opened up about his abusive childhood in a new memoir. The 2003 second-round pick of the Minnesota Wild revealed the physical and emotional damage done by his father in "Breaking Away: A Harrowing True Story of Resilience, Courage and..." October 20

  • Oilers put Hendricks (foot) on IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "Edmonton put veteran forward Matt Hendricks on injured reserve Monday with a foot injury, and recalled Andrew Miller from AHL Bakersfield. Hendricks, 34, had gotten off to a fairly decent start with the Oilers before missing Sunday’s win over the Canucks. Chosen as an alternate captain while..." October 19