Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers lock up playoff spot, put Kings on life support

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The longest playoff drought in NHL history is over. The Edmonton Oilers clinched their first postseason berth in 11 years and dealt the Los Angeles Kings' hopes a near-fatal blow at the same time with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night at Rogers Place. "It's kind of..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Oilers ink college free-agent forward Joseph Gambardella to two-year pact

    Edmonton Journal "One year after plucking two instant-NHLers and two other prospects from the ranks of undrafted/unsigned college free agents, Edmonton Oilers have re-entered that market in 2017 Already 23, Joe Gambardella has just completed his senior year at UMass-Lowell, Craig MacTavish’s old school. At 5’10,..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Vancouver Canucks need centremen, and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would fit the bill

    Edmonton Journal "The Vancouver Canucks will be sniffing around centres at the June draft with Henrik Sedin in the last year of his contract and aged 37 before next season and Bo Horvat not yet ready to be a No. 1 pivot. Yes, they’d be interested in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Edmonton Oilers would want an..." March 27

  • Oilers, Brossoit beat Avalanche again

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Laurent Brossoit made his NHL debut in April 2015. He had to wait until January 2017 to get his first NHL win. Now, in the space of three days, he's got career wins two and three. Brossoit made 23 saves as Edmonton beat last-place Colorado 4-1 on Saturday at Rogers..." March 26

  • Oilers rally to beat Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Zack Kassian was shocked he was the only one to see the puck sitting in front of the Colorado net, so the Edmonton Oilers forward rushed toward the easy scoring chance before the ref blew his whistle or someone covered it up. "I saw it there, I was probably 10 strides away and I..." March 24

  • Edmonton Oilers winger Patrick Maroon scores nomination for Masterton Trophy

    Edmonton Sun "Edmonton Oilers winger and Masterton Trophy nominee Patrick Maroon admittedly needed a history lesson on who Bill Masterton was, how he tragically died when his head hit the ice in the late 1960s while playing for the Minnesota North Stars. Also a Cole’s Notes rundown of what the National..." March 24

  • Ducks defeat Oilers, snap tie for second in Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With nine games left, the Anaheim Ducks plan not to relinquish easily the Pacific Division championship they won the past four seasons. Josh Manson and Rickard Rakell scored in the second period as the Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Taylor Hall ‘jealous,’ won’t root for Oilers in playoffs

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall is jealous, and you can understand why. The Stanley Cup Playoffs have grown increasingly painful for one of the game’s best left wingers to watch as season after season slips by without his participation. Call it the seven-year itch. “My first couple seasons in the league I..." March 23

  • Talbot posts 2nd straight shutout as Oilers blank Kings

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Cam Talbot has started 65 of the Oilers' 71 regular-season games. The Edmonton goalie is showing no signs of fatigue. Talbot made 35 saves Monday, posting his second consecutive shutout as the Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-0. It was his seventh shutout of the..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • McLellan: Workhorse Talbot ‘has been better than I thought he’d be’

    Edmonton Journal "Nice of Cam Talbot to step forward and address the Edmonton Oilers backup goalie situation. With head coach Todd McLellan taking the whip to him like he was trailing by a neck at the derby – playing him in 22 of the last 23, 40 of the last 43 and 64 of 71 this season – it’s become clear now..." March 20

  • Talbot, Oilers shut out Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Vancouver Canucks came to Edmonton on a five-game losing streak and were 18 points behind the Oilers in the standings, but it didn't seem to matter much when the puck dropped. They gave the Oilers all they could handle and then some but still fell to Edmonton 2-0..." March 19

  • Oilers erupt for 7 to beat Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers erupted for seven goals for the second straight game Thursday, pounding the Boston Bruins 7-4 two days after lighting up the Dallas Stars 7-1. It's the first time the Oilers scored seven or more goals in back-to-back home games since December 1988..." March 17

  • Seven Oilers score in victory over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers didn't mind spreading the offense around on Tuesday. Seven players made the scoresheet with goals for the Edmonton Oilers as they finally got some traction going during their eight-game homestand with a 7-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. Connor..." March 15

  • Mixed emotions for Desharnais as he faces former team

    Edmonton Sun "There will be no pound of flesh storyline with Edmonton Oilers centre David Desharnais, who weighs about 170 pounds with gusts to 175 if he wanted to dive into a heaping plate of poutine. Try as we might, there’s no big revenge angle with Desharnais playing the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday even..." March 12

  • Habs storm back late to beat Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- With the Montreal Canadiens, it's never over until it's over. The Edmonton Oilers learned that lesson the hard way Sunday when they watched Montreal score four goals in the final 6:27 to post their 10th third-period comeback win of the season -- a 4-1 stunner at Rogers..." March 12

  • Penguins outlast Oilers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- So many times, a matchup is overly hyped and, once the puck drops, the game doesn't live up to all that was expected. That wasn't the case at Rogers Place Friday night. In what was billed as a showdown between the two best players in the game -- Edmonton's Connor..." March 11

  • Taylor Hall’s Oiler withdrawals are lessening in severity

    Fanrag Sports "Taylor Hall freely admits his trade from Edmonton to New Jersey last summer stung. It wasn’t just the things that were said and written about him — that he was selfish, that he was immature, that he was uncoachable — it was the punch-in-the-gut knowledge that the team that had drafted him no..." March 11

  • Justin Schultz returns to Edmonton as an elite offensive defenceman

    Sportsnet "When an organization makes as many bad decisions — year, after year, after year — as the Edmonton Oilers did during their eternal rebuild, sometimes even the good ideas go sour. Take Justin Schultz, who stands as collateral damage on a team that stuffed its sack with so many rotten apples that..." March 10

  • Edmonton Oilers fans peeved by playoff ticket prices

    Sportsnet "If you bill them, they will come. The problem with fan frustration over the Edmonton Oilers jacking up their ticket prices for the 2017 playoffs is that the market will bear it — even if the grins are few and far between. With a record of 35-23-8, the Oilers hold the Pacific Division’s No. 2..." March 09

  • Islanders take control in 4-1 win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The New York Islanders continued their hard playoff charge under interim coach Doug Weight on Tuesday night, beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 at Rogers Place Arena. The Islanders never trailed in the game, leading 1-0 after 20 minutes and 2-1 after 40. They pulled away in..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • McDavid powers Oilers past Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- NHL points leader Connor McDavid had the kind of game that had opposition players raving about him. McDavid had a highlight-reel-worthy goal and an assist to pace the Edmonton to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings, as the Oilers opened up an eight-game homestand...." March 05

  • Oilers acquire Justin Fontaine from Rangers for Taylor Beck

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Justin Fontaine from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Taylor Beck. Fontaine has spent the entire season in AHL Hartford, scoring nine goals and 30 points. The 29-year-old played three seasons with the Minnesota Wild before signing with..." March 01

  • Oilers trying to move remaining cap hit for Andrew Ference

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers are trying to move the remaining cap hit for defenceman Andrew Ference, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman‏. Ference has not played since November 2015 due to a career-threatening hip injury. The 37-year-old former Oilers captain is owed $3.25 million this season,..." March 01

  • Taylor Hall would be ‘choked’ if Oilers won the Stanley Cup

    Sportsnet "One of the best team stories of the NHL season so far has been the bounce back of the Edmonton Oilers who, after years of obscurity and mismanagement are a competitive team once again, sitting second in the Pacific Division and looking like a good bet to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On..." March 01

  • Oilers Acquire Desharnais From Canadiens For Brandon Davidson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie, the Montreal Canadiens have dealt David Desharnais to the Edmonton Oilers for Brandon Davidson. The Canadiens also retained 20% of Desharnais’ contract as well, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. With the move, the Oilers grab a center they were seeking, who can..." March 01

  • Oilers hand Blues fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS – Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot is not showing any signs of slowing down. Center Mark Letestu scored and center Connor McDavid had two assists as the Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night. Forward Milan Lucic also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a..." February 28

  • Ellis helps Predators hold off Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Ellis scored the first goal Sunday. Most important, he kept Connor McDavid from scoring the goal that would have probably forced overtime. The Nashville defenseman, scrambling to cover the left side of the net as Pekka Rinne couldn't get over from the right..." February 26

  • Wayne Gretzky opens up on his relationship with Connor McDavid

    Sportsnet "When Wayne Gretzky was in his absolute prime, a blue and orange tidal wave, rolling across the NHL in a nine-year crusade that produced just two seasons of less than 150 points, his mentor, Gordie Howe, often joined him along the way. “For whatever reason,” he says humbly, “I was chasing down a..." February 26

  • Wayne Gretzky opens up on his new role in Oilers front office

    Sportsnet "Wayne Gretzky is leaning up against a wall on the event level of Rogers Place, a coffee in his hand, talking hockey and where a lifetime in the game has taken him at age 56. In the city where Gretzky was at his greatest, this is his happy place: A game last night, another one tomorrow, and at..." February 25

  • Capitals beat Oilers for 13th straight home win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Justin Williams found some quiet ice and then scored the loudest goal. Just what the Washington Capitals needed to keep rolling at home. Williams and Tom Wilson scored as the Washington Capitals defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night for their 13th consecutive home..." February 24

  • Russell's 3rd-period goal pushes Oilers past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Center Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers' 20-year-old superstar who was playing his first career game at the BB&T Center, had been held without a point. But then McDavid picked up the secondary assist on defenseman Kris Russell go-ahead goal as Edmonton ended the Florida..." February 22

  • Tampa Bay's Triplets trip Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's "Triplets" line of Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson scored the Lightning's first three goals Tuesday, staying hot in a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Amalie Arena. "They've had a couple of fantastic games, and the big thing is who they're..." February 21

  • Laine, Kadri, McDavid named NHL's 3 stars of week

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 19. FIRST STAR - PATRIK LAINE, RW, WINNIPEG JETS Laine led the NHL with five goals and eight points in..." February 20

  • Oilers claim road win over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When the Edmonton Oilers finished the first period with four shots on goal and were still deadlocked in a scoreless tie with the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night, Milan Lucic told his teammates to take heart. Despite coming off a bye week, the Blackhawks came out firing and..." February 18

  • Oilers put Manning incident, Flyers to rest

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, and were able to put the team's feud with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning to rest. A balanced Edmonton Oilers attack overwhelmed Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Twelve Oilers hit the scoresheet as..." February 17

  • Will Brandon Manning-Connor McDavid feud escalate as Flyers face Oilers?

    Philly.com "Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning and Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid don’t like each other. That much is clear. What ISN’T clear is whether their much-publicized feud will escalate when the teams meet Thursday night in Edmonton. Some background: Last season, McDavid missed 37 games after..." February 16

  • Oilers overcome slow start to top Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers took a while to get going, but once they did there was no stopping them in a 5-2 home ice victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks, Mark Letestu, Oscar Klefbom and Patrick Maroon scored for the Oilers, who were outplayed badly..." February 15

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Panik (two goals) helps Blackhawks crush Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- With the Chicago Blackhawks playing the their third game in four nights and 60 minutes away from their turn at the CBA-mandated five-day break, there was concern they wouldn't be ready. But once the puck dropped, all of the concern belonged to Edmonton. The..." February 12

  • Shattenkirk open to playing for Maple Leafs, Canadiens

    Sportsnet "Trade talk continues to swirl around St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk. After general manager Doug Armstrong let David Backes and Troy Brouwer walk in free agency last year, all signs are pointing to the pending UFA blue-liner being traded. “Everybody believes he’s going to be the..." February 12

  • Oilers showing interest in Lightning’s Brian Boyle

    Sportsnet "It looks like Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle might be an increasingly popular option at this year’s NHL trade deadline. The 32-year-old pending UFA has all the makings of a solid depth rental for a team looking to make a playoff run. “Brian Boyle is a depth guy,” Sportsnet’s Nick..." February 12

  • Why the Edmonton Oilers need to be a Stanley Cup contender by next season

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers are a good, young team with loads of potential. Like past clubs that found themselves in that same situation, there are now two roads before them. The first is the one taken by the great teams that realized their potential: win, and win quickly. The other is to patiently..." February 10

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07