Oilers Rumors & News

  • Edmonton Oilers sign farmhand defenceman David Musil to one-year contract

    Edmonton Journal "David Musil, who may have been the Edmonton Oilers’ most consistent farmhand defenceman last season, has signed a one-year contract with the National Hockey League club. Musil, 23, will get $600,000 if he plays in the NHL and a guaranteed $85,000 if not. The six-foot-four, 207-pound..." July 30

  • Oilers' McLellan confirms team will have a captain next season

    NHL.com "The Oilers went through the 2015-16 season without a player wearing the “C” on their chest. They instead elected to go with multiple alternate captains, including Andrew Ference, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Matt Hendricks was among a few other players to don the “A” at..." July 28

  • Oilers Loan Bogdan Yakimov to KHL Club

    The Hockey Writers "Edmonton Oilers forward Bogdan Yakimov has been loaned to HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the team announced on Wednesday. Yakimov, 21, was previously loaned to the KHL club during the 2015-16 regular season when he played in 11 games and tallied three goals..." July 28

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Cam Talbot Q&A: Oilers need ‘one more piece’

    Sportsnet "Build from the net out, they say. Or, in Edmonton’s case, rebuild from the net out. Two months into his much scrutinized tenure as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Peter Chiarelli went out and traded for a No. 2 goaltender he believed (correctly, so far) would make a dependable No...." July 26

  • Larsson aiming to develop offensive game with Oilers

    NHL.com "Defenseman Adam Larsson had what many considered to be a breakout season with the New Jersey Devils in 2015-16. Now with the Edmonton Oilers, Larsson, the No. 4 pick at the 2011 NHL Draft, expects to continue his development this season into a top-pairing defenseman, and perhaps expand his..." July 26

  • McDavid: Being named captain 'would be one of the greatest honors'

    Toronto Sun "Connor McDavid would embrace the opportunity to serve as captain of the Edmonton Oilers. "Obviously. If I was ever the captain at any point I think it would be one of the greatest honours and one of the accomplishments that I would definitely take the most seriously," the 19-year-old former..." July 25

  • McDavid says Lucic gives Oilers ‘that swagger’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sure, being close to home doesn’t hurt, but Milan Lucic cited Connor McDavid‘s presence in Edmonton as a big reason why he signed with the Oilers. ” … To have that opportunity to play with a player like that doesn’t come around so often,” Lucic said of McDavid. It’s to the point where Lucic..." July 23

  • Eberle: Hall wanted to be ‘one of the guys to turn it around’

    Sportsnet "Jordan Eberle said aloud what many thought: that Taylor Hall was likely hurt by his trade to New Jersey. The Edmonton Oilers winger was on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s The Andrew Walker Show Thursday to talk about the trade that rocked the city, what to expect of the team’s next captain, and his..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Edmonton Parts Ways With Analytics Guru Tyler Dellow

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Mark Spector of Sportsnet has confirmed the Edmonton Oilers will not renew the contract of statistical consultant Tyler Dellow. He becomes the second such consultant removed from his position in the last week, joining Matt Pfeffer, who was dismissed by Montreal. Ironically, both Edmonton and..." July 21

  • Will Oilers Become NHL's Version of Warriors

    CSN New England "Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while marveling at the people calling Ted Cruz classless for his actions at the RNC. I am far from a Cruz fan and think in some ways he’s even worse than Donald Trump, but Trump insulted the guy’s wife during the..." July 21

  • McDavid fully on board with Oilers' addition of Lucic

    The Score "Milan Lucic made it clear the Connor McDavid factor weighed in on his decision to sign with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, and as it turns out, the 19-year-old is happy to welcome him into the lineup. McDavid believes Lucic's impact on the roster will be immediate. "It means so much,"..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Does Kevin Shattenkirk to the Oilers now make more sense?

    Edmonton Journal "The notion that Kevin Shattenkirk would end up on the Edmonton Oilers never made much sense, but have things changed? Is there a possibility that Shattenkirk’s value has dropped enough that he might now make sense for the Oilers, either as a one-year rental or as a long-term answer on the..." July 18

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Wayne Gretzky rookie card smashing record at ongoing auction

    SI "Nearly two decades after his retirement, the Great One is still obliterating records. The best-known example of Wayne Gretzky's 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card is up for auction and the early action has been historic. Bidding for the card, which is being offered by Goldin Auctions, already has..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Hockey's silly season is upon us, as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-for-Cody Ceci "rumour" attests

    Edmonton Journal "The silly season of the National Hockey League is officially upon us, as the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Cody Ceci trade “rumour” attests. Hope is king in July for hockey fans, even for fans of losing teams. The pain of the last season is distant. The expectation of the new season is fuelled by..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Edmonton Oilers prospect Tyler Benson passes first major test at orientation camp in Jasper

    Edmonton Sun "Tyler Benson can exhale now. The first major test of his recovery is over and he passed. On skates for the first time in almost six months, Benson had his fingers crossed heading into Edmonton Oilers prospects orientation camp — not that he’d impress the coaches or score a bunch of goals in..." July 10

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Oilers free agent goalie prospect ready to make the jump to pros

    Edmonton Journal "The Monster is already earmarked for about 15 or 20 games with the Oilers this season while Ellis’s future is entirely up to him. But the resume looks pretty sharp so far. The Providence Friars standout signed with Edmonton this summer after a brilliant season in college, posting a .936 save..." July 06

  • After sending Taylor Hall to New Jersey, Oilers should put No. 4 up in rafters to honour Kevin Lowe

    Edmonton Sun "Now that Taylor Hall’s been traded to New Jersey Devils, it’s time to retire No. 4. Put it up in the rafters at Rogers Place. Be the first number going up in the new building. It’s always been unseemly that Kevin Lowe’s number is not retired. He was the first player the Oilers ever drafted..." July 05

  • Speculative blueprint from Oilers insider on knabbing Tyson Barrie

    Edmonton Journal "A number of defenceman, Travis Hamonic, Sami Vatanen, Justin Faulk and Tyson Barrie, have long been discussed as trade targets for the Edmonton Oilers, and the one name that continues to churn in the rumour is that of Barrie of the Avs. Stirring the pot on Monday was Oilers announcer Bob..." July 05

  • Chiarelli knew he'd face social media heat for Hall trade

    The Score "Peter Chiarelli expected Edmonton Oilers fans to be upset when he traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson. "I knew I was going to get hammered (for it)," the Oilers general manager told SiriusXM NHL Network Radio on Monday. "The Edmonton fans don't know (Larsson). They..." July 05

  • Depth winger Taylor Beck signs with Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "Some news from the Edmonton Oilers on a slow-ish Sunday, as the club announced the signing of a free agent forward with borderline big-league pedigree." July 04

  • Oilers' fourth-overall pick Jesse Puljujarvi still recovering from post-season surgical clean-up

    Edmonton Sun "Fourth overall draft pick Jesse Puljujarvi would normally be the main attraction at Orientation Camp, but he isn’t skating as he recovers from minor knee surgery. He’s here in Jasper, but only as a spectator and for the classroom work. He went under the knife for some clean-up work after the..." July 04

  • Lucic in tough company with number selection

    Edmonton Sun "Smashing thought; Milan Lucic won’t be the toughest player to have worn No. 27 for the Edmonton Oilers. Before “Looch”, there was “Sammy”, Dave Semenko. Then there was big Georges, Laraque. We’ve also had the less aggressive Boyd Gordon and Dustin Penner, Ralph Intranuovo and Kim Issel..." July 03

  • Chiarelli and Lucic renew acquaintances in Edmonton

    Edmonton Sun "Peter Chiarelli drafted Milan Lucic in Boston, knew him as a teenager long before he had a wife, Brittany, two little girls and a Stanley Cup ring so the NHL free-agent wooing period wasn’t so much speed-dating as catching up on an old relationship when he hoped to sign the left-winger. But as..." July 02

  • Top free agent Lucic inks seven-year deal with Oilers

    TSN "The top free agent is off the board. Milan Lucic signed a seven year, $42 million deal with the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. The 27-year-old power forward scored 20 goals and added 35 assists over 81 games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2015-16, his first season with the club. The Boston..." July 01

  • Edmonton Oilers sign ‘Monster’ Jonas Gustavsson

    Sportsnet "The Monster is heading west. Jonas Gustavsson has signed a one-year, $800,000 pact with the Edmonton Oilers to back up Cam Talbot in net." July 01

  • Oilers expected to offer Lucic 7 years, at least $42 million

    Sportsnet "It promises to be an exciting and lucrative day for Milan Lucic. The 28-year-old winger generated considerable interest during the NHL’s free agent interview window and is expected to be offered at least one maximum length seven-year deal after the signing period opens at noon ET, according to..." July 01

  • Chiarelli understands uproar over Hall, has more moves to make

    Sportsnet "Oilers general manger Peter Chiarelli thinks Edmonton fans will come around. The early reception to his blockbuster trade, which sent winger Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenceman Adam Larsson, was mixed — something Chiarelli understands. “There’s an uproar I guess..." July 01

  • 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

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