Oilers Rumors & News

  • Maple Leafs expected to host Red Wings, Jets to host Oilers outdoors

    The Score "It appears as though there will be a pair of outdoor games in Canada next season. The Winnipeg Jets will host the first outdoor game of 2016-17 against the Edmonton Oilers in October, reports Sportsnet's John Shannon. The game will be held at Investors Group Field, which is home to the..." February 14

  • Jets win goaltending duel in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- In a game between one goalie who was covered in rust and another who was drowning in nerves, rust posted a 2-1 victory. Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec, in his first game back after three months on injured reserve, made 21 saves in regulation and overtime to beat..." February 14

  • Oilers won't deal Eberle before trade deadline

    The Score "Jordan Eberle's spot with the Edmonton Oilers appears to be safe for the near future. After having his name mentioned in trade rumors during the season, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported during the Saturday Headlines segment that the team is not going to be moving the 25-year-old prior to..." February 14

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Due to illness, #Oilers goalie Cam Talbot is not participating in morning skate. @EdmOilKings goalie Payton Lee filling in right now.

  • Oilers' McLellan breaks up struggling Draisaitl, Hall

    Edmonton Sun "So now that it’s all Connor, all the time, as McDavid helps Jordan Eberle to his first hat trick in his 399th NHL game and Benoit Pouliot to his biggest point night over his 476-game National Hockey League career, what of Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl — the two guys who had been doing the heavy..." February 13

  • Connor McDavid can still win the NHL's rookie of the year

    SB Nation "When Edmonton Oilers rookie phenom broke his clavicle in November, the hockey world mourned the chance at a truly historic rookie season. After all, McDavid is one of the most highly touted rookies in NHL history. And he was already lighting up the league before he got hurt. But missing three..." February 12

  • Oilers beat Maple Leafs 5-2

    Edmonton Sun "It remains to be seen if Connor McDavid will grow up to be the next Wayne Gretzky, but he already has the Great One’s flair for dramatics. In his first ever game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, McDavid responded to the nationally televised centre stage by dismantling the team he grew up..." February 12

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • Report: Oilers are sellers heading into trade deadline

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers will be sellers as the Feb. 29 trade deadline approaches, Pierre LeBrun said Thursday on TSN's "Insider Trading" segment. LeBrun suggests the club's likely to deal forward Teddy Purcell, who will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year." February 12

  • Connor McDavid's Genius Still Standing out in Injury-Marred Rookie Year

    Bleacher Report "Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan has seen his share of fast skaters and skilled players come and go in more than two decades of coaching hockey. He’s watched players with elite skills flame out as quickly as they came in. “Paul MacLean used to call them ‘Morning Glory,’” McLellan said,..." February 11

  • Devils cap off Martin Brodeur celebration with win over Oilers

    New York Post "After retiring Martin Brodeur’s No. 30 jersey in a rousing ceremony, the Devils sent their fans home even happier with a much-needed win over the Oilers. Reid Boucher set up a goal and scored the game-winner 7:13 into the third period, and the Devils edged the Oilers 2-1 on Tuesday night at the..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • 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

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