Oilers Rumors & News

  • Craig MacTavish says team is closer to end of its journey than the beginning

    Edmonton Sun "It’s not often you hear the general manager of a team which has just finished 30th, 30th, 29th, 24 and 28th talking Stanley Cup. But the day before the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs began, Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish was doing just that. On the first anniversary of the day he was hired,..." April 16

  • Oilers to draft No. 3 as MacTavish says he's committed to talented young core

    Edmonton Sun "Winning their last game for Ryan Smyth may have provided the feel-good story of the year for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans. But it doesn’t feel so good today. The win moved the Oilers from 29th to 28th. And at the NHL draft lottery Tuesday it cost Edmonton what could have been its..." April 16

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

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    "I'm convinced this guy is the right coach to lead us into much more successful times... He's relentless." - MacT on Coach Eakins

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Edmonton Oilers defeat Vancouver Canucks in the final game of Ryan Smyth's career

    Edmonton Sun "It’s all over but the crying. Actually, the crying is over, too, after Ryan Smyth skated off Rexall Place in an Oilers uniform for the very last time. One of the most beloved figures in team history had a warm and weepy sendoff Saturday night, capping his brilliant 1,270th game career..." April 13

  • Oilers' Ryan Smyth makes retirement official

    Edmonton Journal "His teammates expected there wouldn’t be any way Ryan Smyth would be able to keep his emotions in check when he addressed the Edmonton Oilers on Friday morning. The veteran, who has all the scars to show for all his years in front of the opponents’ net, announced that the Oilers last game of..." April 12

  • Ryan Smyth expected to announce retirement on Friday

    Edmonton Journal "This one final time, Ryan Smyth will get to say goodbye to Oilers fans with his dignity intact. Minutes before the Oilers took the ice to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, word began circulating — first from TSN insider Bob McKenzie — that Ryan Smyth was on the cusp of retiring,..." April 11

  • Kings took Oilers out of the game early and completely, 3-0

    Edmonton Sun "It was as workmanlike a performance from an opponent as you’ll see at Rexall Place, which is fitting, considering the Los Angeles Kings are coached by Darryl Sutter. On Thursday, the Kings strolled in to take on the Edmonton Oilers, scored on the first shift of the game and skated away with a..." April 11

  • MacT's work under the microscope

    Edmonton Journal "It was a year ago that Craig MacTavish left his post as the Edmonton Oilers’ vice-president of hockey operations to supplant Steve Tambellini as the team’s general manager. There was talk then of bold moves and the need for more complimentary pieces; now, there’s a defence that is still in need..." April 10

  • Oilers centre Boyd Gordon shut down for season with shoulder issue

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers added Boyd Gordon to their ever-growing pile of players who are done for the season. Gordon, who has a minor shoulder issue, joins Jesse Joensuu (ankle), Ryan Jones (knee), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Andrew Ference (chest) and Luke Gazdic (shoulder) in the premature summer..." April 10

  • Gazdic pointing toward brighter future with Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "With his surgically repaired right shoulder resting in a sling, Luke Gazdic had no choice but to look ahead to next season. The Edmonton Oilers rookie left the lineup after the March 30 contest against the New York Rangers to have a torn labrum remedied. Gazdic’s surgeon not only operated on..." April 09

  • Oilers' uneven performance could have fans questioning direction team's headed

    Edmonton Sun "Hope. It’s the No. 1 thing to sell in sport. They’ve lost it in Vancouver where Tuesday the Canucks fired GM Mike Gillis. As the season comes to an end it would be hard to say there are heaping helpings of hope in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg or Calgary either. But what about..." April 09

  • Avs win at Edmonton, just two points out of first in Central Division

    Denver Post "Minus four every-night forwards for the fourth consecutive game Tuesday night, the Avalanche impressively added on to its season-best points streak at Rexall Place. Seven straight turned into eight (7-0-1) against the Oilers in Edmonton, which couldn't handle Colorado's speed or skill as the..." April 09

  • Edmonton Oilers hold off the Anaheim Ducks

    Edmonton Sun "It’s becoming pretty clear now that if the NHL expanded its playoffs to 28 teams, the Edmonton Oilers would be one those clubs nobody wants in the first round. After beating Anaheim and Phoenix in their last two games, and pushing the Ducks and Sharks to the brink in a pair of stirring..." April 07

  • Oilers’ Yakupov suffers from NHL sophomore jinx

    Edmonton Journal "This time last year Nail Yakupov was putting the finishing touches on his acclaimed rookie campaign. Through his last eight games, he scored five goals to vault to the top of the league’s leaderboard among rookies, with 17 goals and 14 assists, edging out the Florida Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau..." April 06

  • Taylor Hall having his best & worst season with the Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Having already reached career highs for assists, points and games played, and one away from tying his career high in goals, Taylor Hall is having the best year of his NHL career — right in the middle of the worst year of his NHL career. In an Edmonton Oilers season where any sort of individual..." April 06

  • Oilers down the Phoenix Coyotes in the last road game of their season

    Edmonton Sun "If the Edmonton Oilers were loving the spoiler role before, when they hadn’t even spoiled anything yet, imagine how good it felt to stick some cold steel in the side of the Phoenix Coyotes playoff hopes. After losing a pair of hard-fought one-goal games in San Jose and Anaheim, but loving..." April 05

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    Injury update from coach --> RT @EdmontonJack Ference will NOT play tonight. Eakins does not expect Yakupov to play again this season.

  • Ference adds to long list of Oiler injuries with ripped pectoral

    Edmonton Journal "Any inclination Andrew Ference had about remaining in the Edmonton Oilers lineup was erased by the results of his MRI. He has a small rip in his pectoral muscle and if he were to continue to play, he would risk suffering a more significant tear. Or, as the medical staff explained it to the..." April 03

  • Fasth net worth increases as season winds down

    Edmonton Journal "Viktor Fasth was rather conflicted when he readied himself for his first game against his former teammates. And it wasn’t just that the Edmonton Oilers goaltender was back in the Honda Center. He was also back in the net. It’s there where Fasth’s strife settled because if he could elongate..." April 03

  • Another third-period rally leads Ducks past Oilers

    NHL.com "This time, the Anaheim Ducks only had to dig out of a two-goal hole. Two days after the Ducks overcame a four-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets in overtime, they spotted the Edmonton Oilers a two-goal advantage before rallying in the third period for a 3-2 victory at Honda Center on..." April 03

  • Hall: Oilers have ‘let everyone, including ourselves, down’

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers lost in regulation for the 41st time this season– and their leading scorer expressed frustration over what’s been another miserable campaign. “We’re all struggling with the fact we’re 29th [place, in the NHL] and not in the spot we want to be. We just have to..." April 02

  • Oilers injuries a concern

    Edmonton Sun "At this stage of the season almost any injury is a season-ending injury, but Andrew Ference isn’t giving up hope that he’ll be back before the Edmonton Oilers are packing up their bags for the summer. The 35-year-old captain, who hasn’t played since his overtime winner against the Anaheim Ducks..." April 02

  • Sharks top Oilers in come from behind win

    CSN Bay Area "It wasn’t pretty by any means, but the Sharks managed to get a vital two points to stay in the race for the Pacific Division title with a 5-4 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night at SAP Center. The Oilers erased a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 third period lead. Jordan Eberle’s pass was knocked away..." April 02

  • Edmonton Oilers sign Mark Arcobello, lose Luke Gazdic to shoulder injury

    Edmonton Journal "Mighty Mouse Mark Arcobello, who just signed his first one-way contract, is game for being a utility player here next season if it keeps him earning an NHL wage, within physical reason. “I can’t be like (Luke) Gazdic ... I’m not going to be a fighter,” the five-foot-eight, 166-pound Arcobello..." April 01

  • Yakupov (ankle) suffers setback, no timetable for return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Could Nail Yakupov be done for the year? On Monday, Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins suggested as much, telling reporters that Yakupov suffered a setback skating on his injured ankle over the weekend. “I guess after coming off, it started to blow back up on him,” Eakins said, per the Edmonton..." April 01

  • Oilers sign Arcobello to contract extension

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers on Monday agreed to terms with center Mark Arcobello on a one-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed. Arcobello, 25, has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) and eight penalty minutes in 41 games with the Oilers. He scored his first two NHL goals,..." March 31

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Luke Gazdic will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery this week and will be sidelined approximately six months.

  • Rangers breeze to easy victory over the Oilers

    New York Post "So here come the Rangers into Vancouver for coach Alain Vigneault’s return to the city he called home for the last seven seasons, his team moving inexorably toward clinching a playoff spot while John Tortorella’s Canucks are on the verge of extinction. “I don’t really have any thoughts on it,”..." March 31

  • Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom scores first NHL goal against Anaheim Ducks

    Edmonton Sun "Oscar Klefbom was posing with his new memento inside the Edmonton Oilers dressing room Friday night. The Oilers defenceman scored his first NHL goal and was awarded the puck after the contest, making for a great photo opportunity. At the time, Klefbom's third-period marker looked as though..." March 29

  • Eakins says Oilers need to add ‘some veteran leadership’

    Pro Hockey Talk "“We need to supplement this group with probably some veteran leadership, some guys that can make plays, and not so much a toughness aspect, but guys that are going to win battles in this conference.” Edmonton Oilers fans have heard this sort of thing before. And they heard it again Wednesday..." March 28

  • Oilers forward Ryan Jones familiar with pain of shot that brought him down

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Jones went down as though a sniper had taken him out. The Edmonton Oilers winger was hurt blocking a shot in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks. Jones was dropped hard and needed help getting off the ice. He was, however, able to return to the game. “It was off the outside of..." March 28

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Marincin looks like a win in Oilers’ season of losing

    Edmonton Journal "When a young Grant Fuhr was fighting a Battle of the Bulge at one of his early Edmonton Oilers training camps, his boss, Glen Sather, sarcastically stuck a Jenny Craig diet book in the goalie’s dressing room stall. Or was it between Fuhr’s goalie pads? Whatever, it was a shot Fuhr handled..." March 27

  • Oilers callup Laurent Brossoit in no hurry to get in the crease

    Edmonton Sun "Laurent Brossoit won’t be stopping pucks in Edmonton on a full-time basis for a while yet, but just being back for a cup of coffee is enough to get his pulse racing. “Once I walked into the rink there were memories flashing through,” said the OKC Barons goalie, who’ll be relieving Ben Scrivens..." March 27

  • Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens getting a first-hand look at the team's lack of focus

    Edmonton Sun "Given half a chance, Ben Scrivens could have written another chapter to the 'Man Bites Sharks' story he had going. Twenty-six minutes into the game, Scrivens had made 18 consecutive saves to go with the NHL record-stetting 59-on Jan. 29 against the same Sharks. It was then he experienced why..." March 26

  • Oilers defenceman Oskar Klefbom finding his legs in the NHL

    Edmonton Sun "Oscar Klefbom is starting to feel comfortable in his new surroundings. The Edmonton Oilers defenceman suited up in his eighth NHL game Tuesday with the San Jose Sharks in town. In each progressive game, the former first round pick is looking better. “Yeah, absolutely I feel more..." March 26

  • Oilers see their support swing in accordance with roller-coaster performance

    Edmonton Sun "Edmontonians might not be the most discerning hockey fans in the NHL — they’ll slap their money down and fill the arena no matter what management puts on the ice — but they do lead the league in mood swings. They’re up, they’re down, they’re happy, they’re mad, they’re patient, they’ve had..." March 26

  • Sharks bounce back with 5-2 win over Oilers

    CSN Bay Area "It took the entire first period for the Sharks, playing in the second of a back-to-back, to get their legs moving against a dreadful Edmonton Oilers team. Fortunately for them, the power play was running on all cylinders, a rarity for the club since the calendar flipped to 2014. Joe Pavelski..." March 26

  • Fasth hurt after collision at Oilers practice

    Sportsnet.ca "Viktor Fasth needed to be assisted off the ice at Edmonton Oilers practice Monday after a collision left the netminder shaken up. During a drill, forward Anton Lander collided with Fasth, who remained on the ice for several minutes. Head coach Dallas Eakins told reporters Fasth has a..." March 24

  • Oilers probably haven’t hit rock bottom yet

    Edmonton Journal "It is eerie, perhaps maddening, how cool, calm and collected the Edmonton Oilers can be after a disgraceful performance such as the 8-1 pasting they absorbed Saturday night against the Calgary Flames. They certainly were like that after the loss to the Flames, reflective, apologetic, perplexed...." March 24

  • Taylor Hall, Dallas Eakins try to defuse water-bottle throwing incident

    Pro Hockey Talk "Frustrations boiled over for the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Easy to see why, really. The Oilers fell by a final score of 8-1 to the Calgary Flames on home ice. And yes, for the second time this season, a disgusted fan threw an Oilers jersey on the ice sometime during the third..." March 23

  • Burn! Flames destroy Oilers

    Calgary Sun "The tribute will live as a moment any hockey fan can appreciate. Calgary Flames fan or not. And they’re all allowed to be misty-eyed. After scoring his penalty-shot goal in the second period of the Flames 8-1 shellacking of the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night, Matt Stajan immediately..." March 23

  • Conacher’s tips help Sabres snap losing streak

    Buffalo News "Someone other than Tyler Ennis or Drew Stafford actually scored for the Buffalo Sabres here Thursday night. No coincidence the Sabres actually won a game. Former Canisius College star Cory Conacher notched his first two goals as a Sabre with a pair of nifty deflections as Buffalo broke away..." March 21

  • Eberle Oilers’ latest ailing forward

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle, who limped off the ice Tuesday after getting the first-star award, went for an MRI on his knee Wednesday. There will be no diagnosis until Thursday, when the Oilers play the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m. at Rexall Place, but his knee took a pounding in the..." March 20

  • Oilers' Sam Gagner on a roll after painfully slow start to season

    Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner is starting to feel better about his game. And while it’s too late to make much of a difference to the Edmonton Oilers this season, it does help fan the embers of hope looking towards the next. With his goal and assist in Tuesday’s 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators, Gagner has..." March 20

  • Matt Hendricks joins Nail Yakupov in Oilers medical room

    Edmonton Journal "The Oilers could very well end up reeling up two forwards from the Oklahoma City Barons with both Nail Yakupov and Matt Hendricks now on the limp. Hendricks was hurt blocking a Shea Weber shot while Yakupov didn’t make it out after the pre-game warm-up because of an ankle that’s been bothering..." March 19

  • Oilers down Predators 5-1

    Edmonton Sun "What do a laundry list of Edmonton Oilers’ slumps and the Nashville Predators’ hearts have in common? They all got broken. The Oilers put a sudden and dramatic end to a handful of team and individual droughts Tuesday, and smashed Nashville’s faint playoff hopes for good measure, pumping..." March 19