Oilers Rumors & News

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Oilers RFA Lander signs in KHL

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Lander is reportedly headed to the KHL. According to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express in Russia, Lander has signed with the KHL club Ak Bars. He was scheduled to become an arbitration-eligible restricted free agent on July 1. Lander, a native of Sweden, spent his..." May 25

  • Taylor Hall: ‘Frustrating’ to play through the rebuild in Edmonton

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall‘s former junior hockey team, the Windsor Spitfires, are on their way to the Mastercard Memorial Cup Final after a perfect 3-0 round-robin record. It’s the first time Windsor, this year’s host, is returning the the major junior championship since 2010. That season, Hall led the team to..." May 25

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Edmonton Oilers Officially Ink Iiro Pakarinen To One-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the news came out this weekend that the Iiro Pakarinen had signed an extension with the Edmonton Oilers, the team officially announced the one-year contract today. Pakarinen was set to become a free agent this summer, but will now earn $725K next season on a one-way deal. Pakarinen ended..." May 23

  • Could Connor McDavid opt for five-year deal?

    Sportsnet "While the Edmonton Oilers and Connor McDavid‘s representatives can’t start negotiating the franchise player’s second contract until July 1, there’s already a lot of speculation about the nature of the deal he’ll end up getting. One theory that has floated around, according to Sportsnet’s..." May 21

  • Edmonton Oilers got blood 'n' guts from Matt Hendricks

    Edmonton Sun "The enduring memory of Matt Hendricks as an Edmonton Oilers winger will be the January 2016 night in Dallas when he bravely or foolishly — take your pick — dove to block a slapper and the puck crushed his protective cup. He laid on the ice in awful pain, of course, before dragging himself to..." May 21

  • McKenzie doesn’t see Oilers in fire sale mode on Eberle

    Fanrag Sports "Jordan Eberle and trade rumors have gone hand-in-hand for years now, but the Edmonton Oilers may finally be in a position this off-season where the winger will get dealt. So what is hockey’s preeminent Insider hearing lately when it comes to Eberle and his potential trade value? “Nothing..." May 17

  • Chiarelli: Oilers' biggest challenge next year, ''We can't fall back'

    Edmonton Sun "The Stanley Cup window is now open. Peter Chiarelli says the pay window is about to open big time for both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, in that order and those are his first two priorities. As a surprise to many, there were indications, as was the case back at the trade deadline, that..." May 17

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • Oilers' Sekera has torn ACL, out 6-9 months

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera will miss a good portion of next season with a knee injury suffered in this year's playoffs. Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday Sekera tore his ACL in his left knee in Edmonton's second round series against the Anaheim Ducks, and..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • It will be "really difficult" for Oilers to move Jordan Eberle and his $6 million contract, says NHL insider

    Edmonton Journal "This in from former NHL GM and TSN analyst Craig Button on the difficulty that the Edmonton Oilers will face trying to trade winger Jordan Eberle. Button is one of the many excellent guests on Jason Gregor’s TSN1260 radio show, and he had this to say on Friday: “It’s easy to say, ‘Move a player.’..." May 15

  • Kris Russell puts Oilers at the top of his options

    Edmonton Journal "The question for the Edmonton Oilers heading into this summer is whether re-signing defenceman Is Kris Russell is an option or a priority. The same question can also be asked of Russell regarding the Oilers: Will Edmonton be an option or priority when he becomes an unrestricted free agent July..." May 15

  • Centring attention on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' faceoff woes

    Edmonton Sun "Can you play centre if you can’t win a faceoff? Probably not, unless you’re Evgeni Malkin and you’re leading the playoff scoring, have a Hart trophy and 832 career points in 10 years. Add on two Stanley Cup rings and nobody bats an eye at your 43.6 per cent career average on the dot. Andrew..." May 15

  • Draisaitl to join Germany at worlds

    TSN "Leon Draisaitl is heading to the world hockey championship. Draisaitl is set to fly to Germany on Friday and the team hopes to have him in the lineup Saturday against Italy. Earlier on Thursday, Team Germany head coach Marco Sturm said Thursday Draisaitl would most likely be joining, but it..." May 12

  • Connor McDavid, Oilers ready to take next step

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers set a standard this season, qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006 and advancing to the Western Conference Second Round. Despite the disappointment of a 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 on Wednesday, there was a sense of accomplishment..." May 12

  • McDavid won't play for Canada at World Championship

    TSN "Connor McDavid will not be joining Team Canada at the world hockey championship in Paris, France. The Oilers captain was eliminated from the playoffs in Game 7 by the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. " May 12

  • Ducks sneak past Oilers in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After four consecutive postseasons of failure and frustration, the Anaheim Ducks exorcized their Game 7 demons with a gritty triumph. Despite surrendering an early fluke goal that could have sent them to the same final-game fate, they rallied to move to within eight wins..." May 11

  • Oilers’ Maroon wants to stick it to Ducks in Game 7

    TSN "Though Patrick Maroon tried to stifle his grin, he couldn’t help but smile thinking about what it would be like to deal the Anaheim Ducks a fifth Game 7 blow in as many years. “I’ve been on the other side of that, being there for three years,” Maroon said. “It was devastating.” Maroon would..." May 10

  • Edmonton’s Connor McDavid snapped an awkward photo with fans at airport

    The Comeback "For some people, a stop at the airport is a time not to be bothered. You just want to get to your terminal, get your luggage taken care of, and move on. But sometimes, when you are a hockey player on the verge of the Western Conference Finals, you feel obligated to pose for a quick photo with some..." May 10

  • 8 potential sign-and-trade destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Sportsnet "With the countdown to NHL’s unrestricted free agency lacking some of the zip of last year’s Stamkos Watch, the introduction of a potential Ilya Kovalchuk bidding war provides a welcome wrinkle to the hockey off-season. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero confirmed with Kovalchuk’s..." May 10

  • Oilers expect Klefbom in lineup for Game 7

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan said defenceman Oscar Klefbom is expected to be back in the lineup for Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks. Klefbom left the warmup before Sunday's Game 6 and did not play. He was replaced by Griffin Reinhart. " May 09

  • Oilers may renew efforts to trade Eberle after season

    Fanrag Sports "What are the Edmonton Oilers going to do with Jordan Eberle? Yes, the team is gearing up to face the Anaheim Ducks for a crucial Game 7 on Wednesday night after stomping their second round opponents 7-1 in Game 6 on Sunday evening on the strength of five first period goals. (And Edmonton –..." May 09

  • Oilers dominate Ducks to force Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Leon Draisaitl is Anaheim's Public Enemy No. 1. And he made sure that the Edmonton Oilers finally built a lead that the Anaheim Ducks couldn't overcome. Draisaitl scored twice early in the game en route to a hat trick, and Oilers scored five times in the first period of..." May 07

  • Oilers’ Andrej Sekera out for remainder of series

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera will not play on Sunday and has been ruled out of a potential Game 7. Sekera played just 1:54 in Game 5 after taking a big hit from Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf." May 07

  • Perry caps Ducks' historic comeback vs. Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ryan Getzlaf couldn't recall witnessing anything like the incredible rally the Anaheim Ducks launched against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. "That's one of the biggest things I've seen when you're talking about scoring three goals with the goalie off," Getzlaf said...." May 06

  • Like hockey fans, Milan Lucic doesn’t know what goalie interference is anymore

    Pro Hockey Talk "You know how they say that comedy is “tragedy plus time?” Milan Lucic probably needs a little more time to back up his words about goalie interference calls being a “joke.” Right now he’s just really, really mad, a scary sight for anyone who notes the power and strength Lucic boasts, especially..." May 06

  • Ducks get even with Oilers on Silfverberg's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf had a historic night and his team evened their Western Conference second-round series with the Edmonton Oilers at two games apiece. Getzlaf had two goals and two assists, including a helper on Jakob Silfverberg's goal at 45 seconds of..." May 04

  • McLellan fires back at Carlyle’s ‘white glove treatment for McDavid’ remark

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ah, the timeless art of gamesmanship. It’s a tradition unlike any other come playoff time, and was on full display ahead of Game 4 of the Ducks-Oilers series. It began Tuesday, when Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle said Edmonton captain Connor McDavid was getting “white glove treatment” from..." May 03

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • Ted Lindsay Finalists Released

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has revealed the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award: Brent Burns, Sidney Crosby, and Connor McDavid. The award goes to the player judged to be the most outstanding player in the league. The biggest difference between the Hart and the Lindsay is who votes; the Hart is voted on by..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Ducks owners congratulate Oilers fans for ‘inspiring’ national anthem

    Sportsnet "As country singer Brett Kissel went on to the Rogers Place skating surface prior to Game 3 of the Ducks-Oilers series to sing the Star Spangled Banner his mic stopped working. Rather than panic, Kissel handed the reins to the packed house of fans, who didn’t hesitate to take over for him. What..." May 01

  • Jordan Eberle one of several Edmonton Oilers who need to do more

    Edmonton Journal "A pat on the back or kick in the arse? Carrot or stick? United Airlines-style re-accommodation or gentle reaffirmation? Just three ways to consider the one choice the Oilers coaching staff will make on erstwhile offensive winger Jordan Eberle as they head into Game 4 against Anaheim on..." May 01

  • Road dominance continues as Ducks win at Edmonton

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- In the first two games of their Western Conference second-round series, the Anaheim Ducks launched 76 shots at Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot but beat him just four times. The Ducks lost them both games in Anaheim. In Game 3, Anaheim scored on each of its first two..." April 30

  • McDavid defends Oilers' depth ahead of Game 3

    TSN "- One could sense just the slightest touch of annoyance from Connor McDavid when he was asked about his teammates stepping up to produce points...again. It’s a subject that the 20 year old has talked about a lot lately. - McDavid: “We’re a very deep team. I’ve said that before and I’ll..." April 30

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Oilers take command of series with another win in Anaheim

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Edmonton Oilers are coming of age with every passing game they play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite being outplayed throughout by a favored opponent, they found a way to take a commanding lead in their series against the Anaheim Ducks by riding a stellar goaltending..." April 29

  • Ducks say they’ve allowed Draisaitl too much freedom, too much fun

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given the nicknames bestowed on Leon Drasaitl recently — the German Gretzky, Certified Duck Killer — it’s safe to assume the big Oilers forward is having a pretty good time. That’s something Anaheim wants to put to an end, starting tonight. “He’s a power forward and we’re allowing him too..." April 28

  • Larsson, Letestu power Oilers past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Getting an unexpected jolt of offense from one of their less-heralded players, the Edmonton Oilers used a four-goal third period to claim an important playoff road victory. Adam Larsson, who had only four goals in 79 regular-season games, scored twice Wednesday, and Mark..." April 27

  • Babcock, McLellan, Tortorella named Jack Adams Award finalists

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan have been voted finalists for the Jack Adams Award, along with John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jack Adams Award is given annually to the coach who contributed the most to his team's..." April 27

  • Oilers, Talbot eliminate Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The new kids on the block taught the old dogs a few new tricks. The upstart Edmonton Oilers scored a pair of breakaway goals within 56 seconds early in the second period to eliminate the defending West champion and veteran San Jose Sharks 3-1. Edmonton goaltender..." April 23

  • Bet against these competitive Edmonton Oilers at your own peril

    Sportsnet "Rebuilds, those poor folks in Edmonton learned before anyone else, don’t always move along at the speed you hope they will. Happily for them, however, once it takes you also never know how fast a good team can rise from those ashes. One year after finishing in 29th place in the National..." April 23

  • Oilers defeat Sharks on Desharnais' OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- When David Desharnais played for the Montreal Canadiens, he played with another diminutive forward, Daniel Briere. And Briere kept telling Desharnais that, on any given night, a player had to be ready to be a hero. Desharnais, who was traded from the Canadiens to the..." April 21

  • Sharks break out in 7-0 rout of Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks broke their goal-scoring drought with a vengeance Tuesday to run the Edmonton Oilers right out of SAP Center. San Jose's 7-0 victory in Game 4 followed consecutive shutout losses and tied the Western Conference quarterfinal 2-2. The pivotal Game 5 is..." April 19

  • Oilers' Draisaitl to have hearing for spear

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for his spear on San Jose Sharks forward Chris Tierney on Tuesday night in Game 4 of their series. The incident occurred in the second period with the Oilers already down 5-0...." April 19

  • Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl ejected after spearing Sharks player in the groin

    Fox Sports "Leon Draisaitl had a pretty awful night in San Jose on Tuesday. Not only did Draisaitl’s Oilers get stomped by the Sharks in a 7-0 Game 4 blowout, but the 21-year-old forward didn’t even get to see it through. He was sent to the showers early following a dirty, brutal spear to the groin of an..." April 19