Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers GM Chiarelli talks with McLellan

    The Score "He hasn't been on the job for long, but Peter Chiarelli is putting in the work. The new Edmonton Oilers general manager took over April 24 and is already trying to nail down the team's new head coach. Chiarelli traveled to the Czech Republic this week to speak to with Todd McLellan about..." May 04

  • Oilers GM Craig MacTavish will be the 'No. 2 guy,' says Chiarelli

    Edmonton Sun "Peter Chiarelli is still working on the title. Not his own. The new President of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers has convinced demoted G.M. Craig MacTavish to stay on as Super Duper Chief Right Hand Head Man. Or something like that. “I haven’t settled on..." May 03

  • Wanna coach Connor McDavid? Besides that, Mike Babcock-Edmonton Oilers connections numerous

    Edmonton Journal "The Pizzaman Mike Ilitch has more than enough dough — a fortune estimated at $5 billion, according to Forbes — to toss at the head coach of his Detroit Red Wings, Mike Babcock, to retain his sought-after services. But does Babcock — winner of a Stanley Cup- and two Olympic gold medals as a..." May 02

  • Should Flyers consider Dallas Eakins as HC?

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall has already told people he has a lengthy list of who he is considering as the next coach of the Flyers. The fact that we have not seen nor heard yet of anyone visiting the Flyers would seem to indicate that Hextall’s top choice is someone still coaching a team alive in the NHL..." April 30

  • NCAA’s O’Connor narrows choice to 4 NHL teams

    Sportsnet.ca "Highly sought after college free agent goaltender Matt O’Connor is down to four teams, and will close out his interview process tomorrow in Manhattan. The six-foot-five Boston University goaltender has whittled his choices down to (in no particular order) the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton..." April 29

  • ‘The fans in Edmonton are in for a treat’ — Erie Otters coach Kris Knoblauch on Connor McDavid

    Edmonton Journal "You know Connor McDavid is special because when he isn’t on the ice, you’re thinking, “Why not? Has the coach lost his mind? Can’t he play the full 60 minutes?” McDavid is not perfect by any means. He gives the puck away at times because he always seems to have it. He passes when he should..." April 28

  • Toronto approached Chiarelli before he took Oilers job

    Pro Hockey Talk "Peter Chiarelli is already at work assessing the Edmonton Oilers depth chart. The newly appointed President of Hockey Operations and GM of the Oilers was reportedly at prospect Leon Draisaitl‘s game with the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night. With Chiarelli on the scouting trip was former GM..." April 26

  • Hall caught off guard Oilers' front office shuffle

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall says he was caught off guard by the dual president of hockey operations/general manager role Peter Chiarelli is assuming. “I saw the (TV) ticker and thought it was a typo,” said Hall, who was at his parents’ place in Kingston, Ont., before flying to Vienna,..." April 26

  • Bruins may gain draft pick from Oilers for Peter Chiarelli

    Boston Herald "Though Peter Chiarelli is now installed as the new hockey czar of the Edmonton Oilers, there is still a question of compensation due the Bruins because Chiarelli had three years left on his deal. According to the league, the standard comp would be a second-round pick in one of the next three..." April 26

  • Oilers hire Chiarelli as president, general manager

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers on Friday named Peter Chiarelli general manager and president of hockey operations. "We are delighted to bring a person of Peter's considerable hockey knowledge and experience to the Edmonton Oilers, Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson said. "Peter has had success at all levels of the..." April 25

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    ...but all signs point to him taking over all hockey operations for the Oilers. If Chiarelli was to take job there, he wanted full autonomy.

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    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    BREAKING: Former POHO Kevin Lowe moves out of hockey dep't in EDM, retains role on business side of Oilers Entertainment Group.

  • Edmonton Oilers to hire former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli

    Edmonton Journal "Earlier today Boston Bruins insider Joe Haggerty wrote: “All indications are that the Oil are poised to hire Chiarelli, and the Bruins will not seek compensation for their fired GM beyond being able to escape the contracted big dough they still owe him.” My take When Daryl Katz bought the..." April 24

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman blueliner Jiri Slegr, who appeared in over 600 NHL contests with six different organizations, announced his retirement from professional hockey after a final season with HC Litvinov of the Czech League. Slegr, 43, broke into the NHL with Vancouver during the 1992-93 season and went..." April 24

  • McDavid’s dad: Connor happy to join Oilers

    Sportsnet.ca "Don’t expect Connor McDavid to pull an Eric Lindros heading into the 2015 NHL Draft. In a candid hour-long interview with Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun, McDavid’s father, Brian, poured cold water on speculation that the Erie Otters star wouldn’t report if he was drafted with the first overall..." April 23

  • Oilers' Ference talks McDavid, locker room leadership

    NHL.com "Andrew Ference grew up just outside of Edmonton. His formative hockey years were spent watching the Edmonton Oilers cement their dynasty in the late 1980s. So when Ference had an opportunity to sign with his hometown team and play in the arena where he grew up watching from the stands, he jumped..." April 23

  • Peter Chiarelli in talks with Edmonton Oilers

    Sportsnet.ca "Former Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is in Edmonton meeting with the Oilers, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector and Elliotte Friedman have learned. Since winning the NHL Draft Lottery Saturday night, and thus the right to select superstar prospect Connor McDavid No . 1 overall, change has..." April 22

  • Wayne Gretzky on Connor McDavid: “He’s the best player to come into the league in the last 30 years”

    Edmonton Journal "Is Connor McDavid the Second Coming of Wayne Gretzky? Edmonton Oilers fans are wondering that after the National Hockey League club won the draft lottery on Saturday, which gives them the right to select McDavid — the wondrous 18-year-old centre who racked up 44 goals and 120 points in a mere..." April 21

  • Report: Oilers have already reached out to McLellan

    Fear The Fin "McLellan is a Western Canadian boy, his family is likely to stay in the Bay Area which Edmonton is obviously much closer to than Toronto or Philadelphia, and McJesus himself has descended upon the Oilers. This seems like a no-brainer." April 21

  • Edmonton Oilers should be in no hurry to trade core players — yet — because they’re adding Connor McDavid

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish says the odds of trading the No. 1 overall draft pick in June with Connor McDavid in the team’s crosshairs for immediate help elsewhere are “less than zero,” but what about dealing one of their other centres or breaking up the core and moving Taylor..." April 21

  • Nicholson to oversee Oilers hockey operations

    Sportsnet.ca "Bob Nicholson has been appointed the new CEO of Oilers Entertainment Group, chairman Daryl Katz announced Monday. Nicholson joined the Oilers organization in June 2014 as vice chairman of OEG after serving as Hockey Canada’s president and CEO from 1998-2014. “Since joining OEG, Bob has..." April 20

  • Edmonton Oilers should be in no hurry to trade core players — yet — because they’re adding Connor McDavid

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish says the odds of trading the No. 1 overall draft pick in June with Connor McDavid in the team’s crosshairs for immediate help elsewhere are “less than zero,” but what about dealing one of their other centres or breaking up the core and moving Taylor..." April 20

  • Edmonton Oilers win top pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers had an 11.5 percent chance, third-best, to win the first pick in the draft, which will be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the..." April 19

  • Oilers’ Yakupov, Nugent-Hopkins to miss worlds

    Sportsnet.ca "Team Russia will be without one of its best young forwards at the upcoming 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship as Nail Yakupov will miss the tournament with a hip injury, the Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday. “Nail has been suffering from bilateral hip injuries this season and after..." April 15

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    "It's going to be a very busy summer." MacT, will be joining #Oilers amateur scouts at World U-18 Championship next on his schedule

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Looking like a 2 year bridge extension for Yakupov in Edmonton. Close but not quite done.

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Nail Yakupov on a two-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/PDjRshC4a0

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have assigned defencemen Martin Marincin, Brandon Davidson and David Musil to the AHL's @OKCBarons.

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    Jim Matheson @NHLbyMatty

    The Oilers will offer Justin Schultz a 1 year contract and hope he starts looking like a keeper.#oilers

  • Eberle doesn’t want to make a habit of world championships

    Edmonton Journal "Jordan Eberle doesn’t want to become Ryan Smyth Lite. He likes playing in the world championship and wearing the C, as ‘Captain Canada’ Smyth did. But Eberle, who’ll be going to Prague along with sidekick Taylor Hall — and maybe centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins if his sore foot gets better —..." April 12

  • Canucks 6 Oilers 5 (OT): A night of comebacks as Miller returns, and Edler caps the rally

    Vancouver Province "Henrik Lundqvist is a pretty good goalie. He missed seven weeks this season. Upon his return, he have up four goals on the first 14 shots. It happens. Lundqvist went on to win the next four, giving up more than two goals once. Saturday was Ryan Miller’s turn. The Canucks starter for the..." April 12

  • Lerg scores late, Sharks beat Oilers

    CSN Bay Area "Bryan Lerg, making his NHL debut after seven years in the minors, scored the game-winning goal with less than three minutes to go the third period to help lift the Sharks to a 3-1 win over Edmonton at Rexall Place on Thursday night. The 29-year-old Worcester Sharks captain received a pass from..." April 10

  • Bachman backstops Oilers to payback win over Kings

    Edmonton Sun "The Los Angeles Kings wanted a win to keep their playoff hopes on track, the Edmonton Oilers wanted it more for Richard Bachman With their goalie playing his first game since returning from his brother’s funeral, the Oilers rose up and delivered a gritty and inspirational show of support for..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Oilers could have two shots at McDavid

    TSN.ca "The Edmonton Oilers could potentially end up with the first overall pick and a Top 3 to Top 5 selection in this June's draft if the Pittsburgh Penguins miss out on a Stanley Cup playoff berth this week. As confirmed by TSN's Ryan Rishaug on Monday, the 2015 first-round pick the Penguins sent..." April 07

  • Oilers young defensive crew

    Edmonton Sun "Todd Nelson looked down his bench Saturday night and must have wondered whether he was back with the Oklahoma City Barons. The Edmonton Oilers defensive corps against the Calgary Flames was made up of five players who had spent time with the American Hockey League affiliate. It was an..." April 06

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    Derek Wills @Fan960Wills

    With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins out, Taylor Hall will move to the middle of #Oilers top line between Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Eberle. #CGYvsEDM

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers recall David Musil from the @OKCBarons on an emergency basis. The d-man has 10 points in 62 games with OKC. pic.twitter.com/4SJawXMXJD

  • Kings Gain Playoff Spot (For Now) With 8-2 Shaming of Oilers

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings have once again procrastinated making the playoffs until the end of the season, but they did not procrastinate tonight in their 8-2 demolition of the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings, who needed wins after consecutive losses in Chicago and Minnesota and were without standout..." April 03

  • Oilers sign centre Anton Lander to two-year extension

    The Globe and Mail "The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Anton Lander to a two-year contract extension. The 23-year-old Lander has appeared in 33 games with the Oilers this season, posting 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. The Sundsvall, Sweden native has 25 points (eight goals, 17..." April 03

  • Ducks clinch third straight division title with a 5-1 victory over the Oilers

    The Bakersfield Californian "Defenseman Francois Beauchemin and Andrew Cogliano each recorded a goal and an assist as host Anaheim clinched its third straight Pacific Division title and fourth overall with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Corey Perry, Nate Thompson and blue-liner Simon Despres also scored for the..." April 02

  • Oilers, LaLeggia agree to terms on entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday agreed to terms with defenseman Joey LaLeggia on a two-year, entry-level contract. LaLeggia, 22, had 15 goals and 40 points in 37 games for the University of the Denver during his senior season and is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award." April 01

  • Spoiler Edmonton Oilers clamp down on Colorado Avalanche, beat them for second time in a week

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers blue-line was again splattered with greenhorns, most notably Brandon Davidson who proceeded to notch his first NHL goal against the desperate Colorado Avalanche. Richard Bachman, who hadn’t seen much in the way of game action since he was called up from the American Hockey..." March 31

  • There's no upside in dumping Teddy Purcell

    Oilers Nation "Teddy Purcell hasn’t been a big hit in Edmonton this year. To his critics, he’s soft, slow and dramatically overpaid, a legitimate candidate for a buyout and a really good option for a retained-salary trade. He’s also well down on any legitimate list of the Oilers’ problems. The Edmonton..." March 31

  • New life for Oilers Lander

    Edmonton Sun "There was a time this season when it seemed Anton Lander’s days with the Edmonton Oilers were over. Having waited years for the centre to develop into an NHL regular, the Oilers ran out of patience with Lander and he was put on waivers in October on his way to another stint in the..." March 30

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 28

  • Oilers pull out the win despite Avalanche comeback threat

    Edmonton Sun "Leave it to the Edmonton Oilers to turn a blowout win into a thriller. Or a choke job into a character-revealing win. On a night when the game was pretty much over after 10 minutes, and the only thing left to be determined was how badly Edmonton was going to beat up the Colorado Avalanche,..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • NHL's 'McDavid-Eichel' draft lottery to be held April 18

    Sportsnet.ca "Soon, one of the biggest questions in hockey will have an answer. That day will come on April 18 when the NHL draft lottery is held to determine which team will have the right to draft sensational teenager Connor McDavid of the OHL Erie Otters at the NHL draft in June, sources tell..." March 26