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The Oilers don’t have any prospects

The Edmonton Journal is going through their top 25 Edmonton prospects, and today, they made it to #9. If I didn’t know any better, I would guess that they don’t like him, and that he might not actually be any good. It starts with the headline. If slow and steady wins the race, Edmonton Oilers prospect David Musil has both bases covered WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN. What bases?...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Believe it or not, Connor McDavid is Under-hyped

There is little doubt that first overall NHL draft pick Connor McDavid is one of the most hyped prospects in recent years, both in hockey and the sports world at large. He is regularly compared to Sidney Crosby, and has even been thrown into the same conversation as Wayne Gretzky as the next "Great One" to lead the Edmonton Oilers to Stanley Cup glory. Hype itself is impossible...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov believes he’s too young to mentor Connor McDavid

When Connor McDavid breaks into the NHL, which Edmonton Oilers skater is going to take him under their wing? Though McDavid will likely skate on the same line as Nail Yakupov, the 21-year-old Russian forward believes he’s too young to teach the prized top overall pick. Yakupov, who is preparing for his fourth year in the NHL, spoke on the topic with the Edmonton Journal: ...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Wrote Letters To NHL GMs In 1997, Guaranteed He’d Be A Pro (Photo)

Andrew Ference has carved out a decent NHL career for himself — something that was never a guarantee according to people who scouted him. The Edmonton Oilers captain apparently always was sure of himself, as seen in the following letter he sent to Pittsburgh Penguins coach and GM Craig Patrick in 1997. Found some gold going through old stuff at the house. Faxed this to every GM...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Roy's agent 'can't believe' he's still unsigned

When Derek Roy came to the Edmonton Oilers, he lit a spark into Nail Yakupov's game.The two were paired up, and Yakupov seemed far more confident in his game, and his point production showed it.But now, Roy remains a free agent. And people close to him don't have any idea why no one has signed him yet."I can't believe nobody in the NHL will sign Derek," his agent, Rob Hooper, said...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Edmonton Oilers

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who has seemed to make all the right moves this summer on what still may be a long road to returning to playoff contention. Who’s in: F – Lauri...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Ryan Smyth come back to the Oilers?

He retired after the 2013-14 season, but after sitting out and taking it easy for an entire year, Ryan Smyth is itching to get back into the game.As some sort of executive or instructor....not as a player."I would like to sit down with (Oilers Entertainment Group chief executive officer) Bob Nicholson and see what they’re thinking,” Smyth said. I want to be involved in hockey...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sather to be honoured by the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have announced that they will raise a banner at Rexall Place to honour current Rangers President and now former Rangers general manager Glen Sather. Sather was, of course, the architect behind the Oilers dynasty in the 80’s. The ceremony will take place on Dec. 11 before the game the same night against […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot’s new Oilers mask

Here’s the first look of Cam Talbot’s new mask which he’ll wear with the Edmonton Oilers. It appears Talbot opted for a mostly traditional look with his new team, but it’ll still be strange to see him sporting orange and blue. .@ctalbot33's new mask! #MadeOfHockey — CCM Goalie (@CCMGoalie) July 14, 2015 The post Cam Talbot’s new Oilers mask...
Via Bloguin Best
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Viktor Fasth signs with CSKA Moscow of the KHL

The Viktor Fasth era in the NHL likely just ended. The goaltender has signed a contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL. #CSKA of the #KHL agreed to terms with Viktor Fasth #Oilers #NHL — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) July 9, 2015 Fasth, an unrestricted free agent, most recently skated with the Edmonton Oilers and was a huge disappointment. The Oilers went on to bring in Cam Talbot...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Connor McDavid turns heads in Oilers scrimmage

Connor McDavid tantalized Oilers fans with a scented whiff of what’s to come in October as he scored five of eight goals in an 8-6 victory for the White team over the Blue team. Sure, it was a scrimmage that featured 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 competition, but if this is what we can expect going forward, it’s going to be a lot of fun in Edmonton this season. The fans are already buying...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB 2015 Community Mock Draft: Edmonton Oilers

Welcome to the first day of the Pensblog Community Mock Draft.  Here is our draft order: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefish Buffalo SabresJonathanKabana Arizona Coyoteskingling43 Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22 Carolina Hurricansjaschiff New Jersey Devilskbennett Philadelphia Flyers304Yinzer...
Via The Pensblog
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: A fresh start

It’s been almost a decade since you could say it, but it’s true: it appears as though the Edmonton Oilers are no longer the laughingstock of the National Hockey League. Just over a month ago, prior to the Oilers winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the right to select phenom Connor McDavid this June, the […] The post Edmonton Oilers: A fresh start appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Website Already Selling Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers Jerseys (Photo)

It’s safe to say Edmonton Oilers fans are pretty excited about their team landing the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL draft. Jersey website already is selling sweaters for Connor McDavid, who has been a sensation for the OHL’s Erie Otters and has pretty much a 100 percent chance of being selected first overall. While it’s nearly...
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers win the Connor MacDavid sweepstakes

On Saturday the NHL held the lottery for the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. For a look at how the lottery works, the rules and procedure can be found here. The rules give the team at the bottom of the standings in the regular season the greatest odds to win the first overall pick. This has caused teams in a rebuilding phase to tank to the bottom of the standings...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Oilers trade Jordan Eberle?

It’s hard to find positives when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers these days. As the boys in blue stare down yet another spring on the golf course, the recent performances of forwards Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins warrant some attention. To put it plainly, and without exaggerating, they’ve been the two most productive forwards […] The post Should the Oilers trade Jordan...
Via Along the Boards
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: A forensic analysis, Part 1

If you’ve been on the internet at any point within the last three years or so, you know one thing about the Edmonton Oilers: this whole decade-long debacle is management’s fault. “Kevin Lowe must go!” is quite a popular sentiment these days in E-Town. There’s the Facebook group (“Kevin Lowe has to go”), which has […] The post Edmonton Oilers: A forensic analysis,...
Via Along the Boards
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Roy scores Oilers goal with spin-o-rama (Video)

.@roy9ner pulls the spinorama and scores. #EDMvsCHI— NHL (@NHL) March 7, 2015Edmonton Oilers center Derek Roy scored a goal with this nifty spin-o-rama move in the first period of Friday night's game in Chicago. As of this writing, Roy's goal represents the entire score for the game as the Oilers lead the Blackhawks 1-0.H/T FTW. This post appeared first...
Via Holdout Sports
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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