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NHL Trade Rumors: David Perron for David Desharnais

The Edmonton Oilers are about to make a bold trade. GM Craig MacTavish is going to deal 26 year old David Perron because of his post game comments after a loss to the New Jersey Devils. Perron specifically called out teammate Justin Schultz and coach Dallas Eakins: "Something has to change. When you are making those mistakes, something needs to happen. They are the same mistakes we were
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Rumors: Perron is available

The Edmonton Oilers are looking for an upgrade at center and they are willing to move winger David Perron to land a quality pivot.#457688424 / gettyimages.comDarren Dreger of TSN reported the Oilers interest in the deal Sunday. Perron has been just ok for Edmonton this season posting only 10 points in 21 games.The Oilers have been searching for a center to play behind Ryan Nugent...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Stars Preview

After a disastrous homestand, the Edmonton Oilers are embarking on a three-game road trip that could present a perfect storm for a continued losing streak. It begins Tuesday night in Dallas, where the Oilers will try to overcome sustained struggles against the Stars while beating a Western Conference opponent for the first time this season. A five-game homestand extended Edmonton...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Booed By Fans Outside Their Locker Room

After an embarrassing 7-1 loss at home to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers’ fans let their team know just how unhappy they were with their team’s performance. There’s an area in Rexall Place, much like the Cowboys and Madison Square Garden red carpet, where fans can gather and welcome the team on […] The post Edmonton Oilers Booed By Fans Outside Their...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Edmonton Oilers open to trading David Perron

The Edmonton Oilers are once again in the basement of the NHL. With just over 20 games complete on the Edmonton schedule, it’s already clear that the team is not a contender and will once be open to trading their assets. Usually you won’t see any major deals until the league draws closer to its trade deadline in March, but reports suggest Edmonton may be willing to part with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Injury Update: Benoit Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot

Edmonton Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot has a broken foot according to the NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #457255182 / gettyimages.com TSN Edmonton bureau reporter Ryan Rishaug confirms that he is expected to be out indefinitely.A lengthy absence wasn't unexpected given the nature of the injury, which Pouliot suffered during Friday's game against the Devils. The recovery timetable...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Andrew Ference scores on his own net

The Edmonton Oilers and Andrew Ference had a Saturday night they’re going to want to forget. Though the league has been focused on Toronto and the issues there, the Oilers have once again proved they can’t compete on a nightly basis in the NHL. It looks like another embarrassing year. The team’s troubles may be best summed up by this Ference blunder. As Ference tried to clear...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: It takes the Oilers 20 seconds to realize they’re missing a player

The Edmonton Oilers are a fascinating bunch. Aside from all of the struggles and disappointing results, it seems like bizarre situations and general oddities seem to follow the Oilers around from arena to arena. In their game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Oilers elected to play a man down for approximately 20 seconds. Despite being contained within their own zone, no one on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Play Classic Oilers “Defense,” Allow Goal Two Seconds Into Power Play

In case you haven’t been keeping up, the Edmonton Oilers aren’t very good at defense. Like, at all. We received another reminder of that on Wednesday night when they took on the Vancouver Canucks at home. After taking a penalty in the second period, the Oilers lost a faceoff in their defensive zone and had Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 a head coach in the past 18 months. The top 5 is filled out by previous Cup winners...
Via Hockey Fan Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Ride The Pine Power Rankings

The Edmonton Oilers are a frustrating team to watch in about 75% of their games. They often look lost on the forecheck, their defensive zone coverage is uglier than a warty toad, and they routinely play poorly against the weaker teams in the NHL. When I watch the games I find myself empathizing with Dallas […] The post Oilers Ride The Pine Power Rankings appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Injury Update: Taylor Hall will be returning tonight

The Edmonton Oilers have officially confirmed that left-winger Taylor Hall will be returning from his knee injury and playing in the lineup Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes.#184237706 / gettyimages.comHall sustained his knee injury on November 1st, when he crashed into the goal post in a three to two loss to the Vancouver Canucks. An MRI revealed he strained the MCL in his right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sue owner of OHL's Erie Otters for $4.5 million

  A subsidiary of the Edmonton Oilers has sued the owner of the junior league Erie Otters for $4.5 million. An Oilers spokesman says the NHL team isn't commenting on the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Erie. The Oilers' subsidiary, Ontario Major Junior Hockey Corp., says it loaned Otters owner Sherry Bassin $4.2 million as part of a never-completed deal to buy...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Injury Update: Taylor Hall skates with team

A sign of encouragement was spotted at Edmonton Oilers practice today. Forward Taylor Hall was present and on the ice for the team's skate around Thursday morning, according to The Score.#459474007 / gettyimages.comHall, 22, has been out since November 1st when he crashed into a goal post in a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Hall was seen wearing a knee brace but reiterated...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 14: Rebound against Edmonton

After a pretty terrible defensive letdown last night in Toronto, the New York Rangers come home tonight to take on a pretty bad Edmonton Oilers team. The Oilers can’t play defense, but are incredibly dangerous and skilled up front. Considering the current state of the Rangers blue line, the forwards are going to have to be […] The post Game 14: Rebound against Edmonton appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Edmonton Oilers ready to make 'big changes'?

The Edmonton Oilers started off the season in Rocky fashion, losing five straight games, then righting the ship with four straight wins. Now this team is once again on a downward trajectory. Holding a record of: 4-8-1. Last night, against a very tough Boston Bruins opponent, the Edmonton Oilers held a 2-1 lead early in the third... Predictably, the team collapsed and went on to lose...
Via Hockey Fan Land
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Edmonton Oilers

From Hometown Hockey: Who: Edmonton Oilers Where: First Niagra Center, Buffalo, NY When: 7:00PM Know thine enemy: The Oilers are basically the worst case scenario for the Sabres’ current rebuild project: they have a ton of young talent, but find themselves in no better a position than they were in when they were originally making […] The post Super Official Preview: Sabres vs...
Via Two Pad Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Ben Scrivens Raises Mental Health Awareness With Goalie Helmet (Video)

Empathy is something that’s not usually associated with professional hockey, but Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens is trying to change that. Scrivens is wearing series of masks designed by artists living with schizophrenia in order to raise awareness for mental health. The one he wore against the Boston Bruins on Thursday features the words empathy and hope on either side...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Suspended Three Games, Won’t Play Thursday Vs. Bruins

Andrew Ference will not be on the ice when the Edmonton Oilers come to town on Thursday to take on the Boston Bruins. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday that the Oilers defenseman has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian on Saturday night. As director of player safety Patrick Burke explained...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Faces Hearing For High Hit On Vancouver’s Zack Kassian (Video)

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference might be in trouble with the NHL. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Sunday that Ference will have a hearing for his high hit on Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian during Saturday night’s game in Edmonton. According to the league, Ference’s hit is being reviewed on the grounds of potentially being an illegal check to the...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Edmonton Oilers bring their winning ways West

After a dismal 0-4-1 start to the 2014 campaign the Edmonton Oilers have collected the maximum two points in each of their last four contests. Hockey fans in Edmonton are ecstatic as they should be. This is the longest winning streak the team has been on in about two seasons. Perhaps, these are even the most significant games the franchise has won since the launch of HockeyFanLand...
Via Hockey Fan Land
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Angry Oilers fan throws shirt on ice ... with phone still in it

Edmonton Oilers fans are quitting on their team a bit early this year. Even with just one regular season game in the books—a 5-2 loss to rival Calgary Flames—it’s looking like it could be  another rough year for Oilers fans. And after watching the team win just 29 games last season, some of its supporters are already losing it. One particular fan even threw a sweatshirt...
Via The Sports Daily
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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