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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
2 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan set to become next head coach of the Oilers

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Todd McLellan will be the next head coach for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan will be the next coach of the Oilers, however, the deal is not done. Still a few details being worked out. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 18, 2015   Further to @DarrenDreger report, expect Jay Woodcraft to be also named to the Edmonton Oilers staff...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Oilers Plan On Going After Blackhawks Veteran

It’s no secret that the Edmonton Oilers have been struggling as a franchise for more than a couple years now. Year after year the Oilers have been landing top picks and year after year the Oilers are missing the Playoffs. The fans in Edmonton are hoping that this year is different. The Oilers (once again) have the top pick and that means Connor McDavid who many believe is sure...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor-league game goes four OTs, stretches into next day

  Curtis Hamilton scored 16 seconds into the fourth overtime to give the Oklahoma City Barons a 2-1 victory over the Utica Comets early Friday morning in Game 1 of the American Hockey League's Western Conference semifinals. Hamilton controlled the puck in the slot off a deflection, turned and snapped a shot past Jacob Markstrom to end the sixth-longest game in the AHL's 79-year...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  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 CoolHockey.com 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...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli: ‘You Can’t Be Afraid To Make Trades’

The Edmonton Oilers hired Peter Chiarelli as their next president of hockey operations and general manager on Friday. Chiarelli’s task will be to help the Oilers end their nine-season playoff drought — the longest active streak in the NHL — and build a roster capable of winning the franchise’s first championship since 1989-90. Edmonton has several needs, specifically a top...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers hire Peter Chiarelli as president of hockey operations, GM

The Edmonton Oilers announced Friday that Peter Chiarelli has been appointed president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was fired as the general manager of the Boston Bruins less than two weeks ago.  He served in that role for the past eight seasons, guiding the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals twice during his tenure in Boston, including winning the Stanley...
Via Sports-Glory
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Meeting With Edmonton Oilers

It was assumed Peter Chiarelli won’t be unemployed for long, and he might already be zeroing on a new job. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Mark Spector reported Wednesday afternoon that Chiarelli is in Edmonton and meeting with the Oilers. At this point, it’s unclear what position Chiarelli would fill in Edmonton. Breaking from myself and @SportsnetSpec -- Peter Chiarelli...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilds by comparison: Edmonton vs. Florida

The Edmonton Oilers once again landed the No. 1 draft pick as their never-ending rebuild continues, and this prompted a great question for Panthers fans: how do the rebuilds between the Panthers and Oilers compare? Panthers fan website Litter Box Cats has a lengthy explanation of what happened in Florida compared to the process in Edmonton, but as the writer says, the two teams...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers were on the right path prior to landing McDavid

#stoked pic.twitter.com/cUm5vgOozE — Emmanuel Perry (@MannyElk) April 19, 2015 Why so sad Connor? After the Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery on Saturday, the overwhelming sentiment was that of complete rage. Many shouted from their social media mountain tops that the Oilers didn’t deserve the lottery win or that in one way shape or form that the draft was fixed in favor...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Striking Oil at the NHL Draft Lottery

When the winning combination to the NHL Draft Lottery made the Edmonton Oilers the owners of the most coveted draft pick in ten years, the hockey world let out a collective gasp. Indeed, pinch yourselves because you are not dreaming—the Edmonton Oilers have won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. You can call it fair and square, […] The post Striking Oil at the NHL Draft Lottery...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan Loses His Mind Over Edmonton Winning NHL Draft Lottery

A fan of the Edmonton Oilers is more than happy when his favorite team win the 2015 NHL draft lottery and the #1 pick.
Via Gamedayr
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers win top pick in 2015 NHL Draft

The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers, who had an 11.5 percent chance to win the first pick, will likely select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid on June 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the worst record in the NHL this season and best chance to win the lottery...
Via Sports-Glory
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers win NHL draft lottery and chance to select McDavid

The Edmonton Oilers have won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick. The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night after finishing 28th in the NHL standings. They had just an 11.5 percent chance to win the lottery. At 20 percent, the Buffalo Sabres had the best odds to win, followed by the Arizona Coyotes at 13.5 percent...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Bachman gives up goal from center ice (Video)

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Richard Bachman gave up an embarrassing goal on a shot taken from center ice during the third period of Tuesday night's game against Los Angeles.Kings defenseman Drew Doughty brought the puck up from his own end and drilled the puck towards the net from the red line, and Bachman wasn't able to close his legs in time to stop the puck from going through...
Via Holdout Sports
April 08, 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

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

.@roy9ner pulls the spinorama and scores. #EDMvsCHI https://t.co/kcDk7CsmzV— 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

What’s Up With The Mess In Edmonton?

View image | gettyimages.com Rewind from today and go back to the end of the 2010 NHL season. The Edmonton Oilers had just finished off their worst season in 35 years with just 62 points and used the first overall pick to grab Taylor Hall. Another last place finish the following season would give the Oilers a second chance at the first overall pick, this time electing to go with...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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