Oilers Rumors & News

  • McDavid nets winner as Oilers defeat Panthers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The winning goal was scored with just 2.6 seconds left in overtime. The play had to go to the NHL's video-review headquarters to confirm that the puck, by mere inches, had fully crossed the line. Another night, another nailbiter for the Edmonton Oilers. Connor..." January 19

  • Talbot embracing busy workload with the Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "At some point, Cam Talbot will get the night off to sit on the bench and watch somebody else tend goal for the Edmonton Oilers. But it won’t be tonight when his Oilers host Florida. Talbot will make his fifth start in the last nine days. No NHL goalie has played more minutes (2,459) than he has..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Goalie tears into Coyotes after loss at Edmonton

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Goalie Mike Smith is the lone NHL All-Star from the Arizona Coyotes, a team that sits in last place in the Pacific Division with just 13 wins in 43 games this season. He put on another All-Star performance Monday, making a series of spectacular saves to keep his team..." January 17

  • Oilers recall D-man Oesterle from AHL Condors

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers made a move Sunday, recalling defenseman Jordan Oesterle from the Bakersfield Condors in the AHL. In 18 games with the Condors this season, the 24-year-old Oesterle has three goals and 11 points. The decision comes one day after Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson missed..." January 16

  • Oilers earn shootout win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- It was not a game that will be remembered amongst the classic Battle of Alberta encounters of years past. It was tight-checking. It was tense. Scoring chances were at a premium. However, the Edmonton Oilers aren't going to cry too much about the lack of entertainment..." January 15

  • Oilers, Draisaitl spoil Hall's return to Edmonton

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- After Edmonton beat the New Jersey 3-2 in overtime Thursday, Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins waited outside the visitors dressing room. They wanted to greet their old friend and teammate, Taylor Hall. On a night where all eyes were focused on..." January 13

  • Friedman doesn’t see much trade interest in Eberle or Pouliot

    Fanrag Sports "The Edmonton Oilers will have Jordan Eberle and Benoit Pouliot flanking Ryan Nugent-Hopkins this evening against the New Jersey Devils in an effort to get both wingers going. Eberle has produced eight goals and 18 assists in 26 starts, with only three points in his last 13 tries. Pouliot has..." January 12

  • Boedker's hat trick powers Sharks past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The battle for first place in the Pacific Division didn't last very long Tuesday in Edmonton. Aside from a few tense minutes early in the third period, it was all San Jose Sharks in a 5-3 victory over the Oilers at Rogers Arena. Winger Mikkel Boedker, who had three..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • One more thorny issue for Oilers: What to do with Benoit Pouliot?

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers have sent Jesse Puljujarvi and Jonas Gustavsson to the minors, moves that many fans and pundits have been hoping to see for some time. But the Oilers still have one extremely thorny issue: What to do with under-performing Benoit Pouliot. In a recent Cult of Hockey poll, 80..." January 10

  • Senators stop Oilers, end four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Mark Stone tried to explain the unexplainable. "It's weird sometimes," said the Ottawa Senators winger. "I thought we played a lot better hockey in the games we were losing, then we kind of sneak one out here. I think it all evens itself out, for the most part. It's a big win,..." January 09

  • Oilers assign Puljujarvi to AHL, place Gustavsson on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers made some significant roster moves Monday, assigning winger Jesse Puljujarvi to the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors, placing goaltender Jonas Gustavsson on waivers and recalling winger Anton Slepyshev." January 09

  • The Gustavsson signing has been a predictably bad one for the Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The decision by Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli to sign Jonas Gustavsson is looking more and more like the bad one many felt it would be. Gustavsson, 32, fell to 1-3-1 with an .878 save percentage after allowing four goals on just 17 shots in last night’s 5-3 loss at Ottawa. It was his first start..." January 09

  • Oilers squeeze past Devils 2-1 in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- No matter how many times New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider turned them away Saturday night, the Edmonton Oilers did not let up or give in to frustration. Eventually, that paid dividends as the Oilers were rewarded for their perseverance and strong play with a..." January 07

  • Taylor Hall says facing Oilers is 'super strange'

    NHL.com "The good news for New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall is he had a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, enough to keep his focus on something other than what was coming Saturday. The bad news is the Devils lost 4-2, and the excuse Hall was using to keep his mind off of his first..." January 07

  • Maroon's three goals lift Oilers past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Patrick Maroon had a rather simple -- and humble -- explanation after his first NHL hat trick. "The puck was going my way tonight and I got a couple lucky bounces," Maroon said the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 victory over Boston on Thursday night. The Oilers' victory spoiled the..." January 05

  • Jackets top Oilers, extend win streak to 16

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It seems no one can beat the Columbus Blue Jackets these days. The Blue Jackets rattled off their 16th consecutive victory with a 3-1 result against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday before a crowd of 17,169 chanting "we want 16!" Cam Atkinson and William Karlsson scored..." January 03

  • Crosby, McDavid, Price, Subban voted NHL All-Star captains

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released it’s captains for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, and, no, John Scott did not take home the honours this year. The four captains for their respective divisions are Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Horvat helps Vancouver top Oilers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Vancouver Canucks look like a different team since the Christmas break. Bo Horvat had a pair of assists and added the shootout winner as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Saturday. Alexandre Burrows and Sven Baertschi also scored for the..." January 01

  • Gryba the unlikely hero as Oilers top Kings

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Defenseman Eric Gryba isn't known for scoring goals, but his first goal of the season stood as the winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1. The third-period winner was just Gryba's sixth career goal. The 28-year-old is in his fifth NHL season...." December 30

  • Jaromir Jagr, Jeff Carter, Cam Talbot earn weekly honors

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr , Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 25. FIRST STAR - JAROMIR JAGR, RW, FLORIDA PANTHERS Jagr led the League with five assists in three..." December 26

  • Labanc's OT goal sends Sharks past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Kevin Labanc has been a lifesaver for a team that has struggled to score goals. The rookie winger's second goal of the game came 3:22 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers in an early-season battle for first place in the Pacific..." December 24

  • Oilers' Pitlick out for season with torn ACL

    CBS Sports "Pitlick will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL of the left knee. What an unfortunate development for the burgeoning winger, whose 2016-17 campaign ends with 11 points (eight goals) and a whopping 70 hits in 31 games." December 23

  • Oilers finally find way to beat Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan always wants his team to start strong, but it was especially important on Wednesday in Arizona. The Coyotes were 21-0-4 against the Oilers in the teams' last 25 meetings and Coyotes goalie Mike Smith owned a 15-1-1 lifetime record against..." December 22

  • No hearing for Kassian after Ekman-Larsson crosscheck, match penalty

    Pro Hockey Talk "Edmonton tough guy Zack Kassian won’t have a disciplinary hearing for his match penalty late in Edmonton’s 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Wednesday, an NHL spokesman has confirmed. Kassian was give the match and a two-minute roughing minor following a retaliatory crosscheck on Arizona’s Oliver..." December 22

  • Nugent-Hopkins scores in OT as Oilers jolt Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Anytime Connor McDavid has the puck on his stick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins knows something good is likely about to happen. Nugent-Hopkins had that feeling in overtime Monday night, and he was right. McDavid, who leads the NHL in scoring, made the pass to Nugent-Hopkins for the..." December 20

  • Dreger: ‘Chiarelli is an aggressive general manager’

    Fanrag Sports "There is much track yet to be run on this 2016-17 campaign, but general manager Peter Chiarelli and his Edmonton Oilers are still vying for a possible Pacific Division title as we near the holiday break. The playoffs, unlike so many past years in recent memory, are at least a realistic..." December 20

  • Oilers’ Patrick Maroon chokes up while watching son react to his goal

    Fox Sports "Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon scored an important goal to help his team grab a victory in his native St. Louis on Monday night. Maroon’s game-tying goal came on a third-period deflection in front of the Blues’ net and helped force overtime, during which Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sniped the..." December 20

  • Oilers centre Matt Hendricks having tough time re-establishing himself as a regular in lineup

    Edmonton Sun "As Christmas approaches, Matt Hendricks would love to be in a Ho, Ho, Ho mood, celebrating the glad tidings of being one of Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan’s go-to guys night after night, but it’s probably more of a Hey, Whassup? mood for the 35-year-old forward. Hendricks missed the first..." December 19

  • Oilers edge Lightning in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- It's time for the Tampa Bay Lightning to start killing penalties. After Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop vented his frustrations about the team's penalty killing struggles. Both Oilers' goals in regulation were scored..." December 18

  • Wayne Gretzky Says Sidney Crosby Is NHL's Best Player over Connor McDavid

    Bleacher Report "Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has taken the NHL by storm early in his career, but his team's partner and vice chairman doesn't think he has surpassed Sidney Crosby as the league's best player. Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky compared the two Thursday, giving the nod to Crosby, per Craig..." December 15

  • Blue Jackets defeat Oilers for seventh straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The best start in franchise history has the Columbus Blue Jackets hanging out with the big boys in the Metropolitan Division. Cam Atkinson and Matt Calvert scored 1:36 apart in the third period and Columbus prevailed 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday for its..." December 14

  • Team insider speculates on Edmonton Oilers trading for Jarome Iginla at deadline.

    Edmonton Journal "This in, Oilers announcer and insider Bob Stauffer speculating as he does on the radio about who the Oilers might trade and who they might acquire, with Stauffer’s speculative interest today focused on Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche. Said Stauffer: “In spite of the loss of Darnell..." December 13

  • Oilers sweep season series with Jets

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers gave themselves a little breathing room in the Western Conference playoff race Sunday by posting a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. With a little help from the Jets. With the score tied 2-2 midway through the third period, Winnipeg rookie..." December 12

  • Darnell Nurse Undergoes Ankle Surgery, Will Miss Up To 12 Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If you were waiting for good news on the Darnell Nurse mystery injury, you won’t get it. The Edmonton Oilers announced today that the young defender underwent surgery to repair his ankle and will miss up to twelve weeks. " December 12

  • Draisaitl a good compliment to McDavid

    Edmonton Sun "You can win with only one star centre, like Jonathan Toews in Chicago, and fill in the blanks. But the path becomes easier when you have two. So as other worldly as Connor McDavid is, still several months from leaving his teenage years, it helps that he has Leon Draisaitl to cause some..." December 11

  • Wild defeat Oilers to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- If you like watching lopsided hockey, you will have little interest in the Minnesota Wild these days. If you like nail-biters, the Wild are the team for you. On Friday night, Jason Pominville, Chris Stewart and Eric Staal scored in a six-round shootout as the Wild..." December 10

  • Connor McDavid finds his voice

    Sportsnet "For those who have lamented Connor McDavid’s refusal to “let the hockey world in” when speaking to the cameras and microphones, complain no longer. It seems he has found his voice this week. It started in Edmonton last Sunday night when McDavid took on the concussion spotter in New York who..." December 10

  • McDavid accuses ‘classless’ Manning of injuring him on purpose

    Pro Hockey Talk "Connor McDavid is usually as bland in interviews as he is exhilarating on the ice. Maybe you just need to rattle his cage like Brandon Manning apparently did during Thursday’s eventual Flyers win. The accusation is serious: McDavid believes that Manning injured him on purpose during that..." December 09

  • Wayne Gretzky says Sidney Crosby best in league now

    ESPN "The start to Connor McDavid's season has been so impressive for the Edmonton Oilers that he's ignited a debate among hockey fans as to whether or not he's emerged as the game's best player. In just his second season, McDavid leads the league in points with 36. He has the Oilers in first place..." December 09

  • Flyers rally past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers are scoring and allowing goals at an alarming clip and on Thursday night Michael Raffl made the last shot count. Raffl finished off a furious comeback by scoring the game-winning goal with 1:29 remaining to give Philadelphia a wild 6-5 victory over the..." December 08

  • Ristolainen's OT goal helps Sabres squeak past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- After countless broken sticks, the Buffalo Sabres harped on Rasmus Ristolainen to get back to using his booming shot. On Tuesday, the defenseman delivered the goods. Ristolainen scored 57 seconds into overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton..." December 06

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Connor McDavid's Anger Shows The NHL's Concussion Protocol Working Like It Should

    Deadspin "When a league’s concussion protocol works like it’s intended, players will get mad. There’s no way around it. Connor McDavid, the Oilers’ young star, was yanked off the ice after hitting his head in last night’s home loss to Minnesota, and he was pissed. The NHL’s concussion spotters were..." December 06

  • Koivu's OT goal lifts Wild past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- In three of their previous four road games, the Minnesota Wild lost in either overtime or a shootout. They went to OT again Sunday at Rogers Place but came out with a 2-1 win this time, thanks to Mikko Koivu's overtime winner. The veteran center scored the winner..." December 05

  • McDavid’s removal sure to spark concussion spotter debate

    Sportsnet "Hockey’s reigning king, Sidney Crosby, is in many ways an eggshell, always one errant elbow or clumsy fall away from months and months on the Injured Reserve. It’s sounds harsh but it is hockey’s reality: The sport’s best player is what hockey people refer to as “a concussion guy.” Crosby, our..." December 05