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  • Connor McDavid on missing playoffs: ‘It was miserable around town’

    Sportsnet "Entering his fourth NHL season, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers are facing the pressure of needing to have a bounceback season after failing to make the playoffs in 2017-18. But there is one major difference this season that will impact Edmonton’s front office flexibility going..." September 24

  • McDavid’s new top-line trio proving a worthy experiment for Oilers

    Sportsnet "There is a question/opinion floating around the hockey talk shows about poor Connor McDavid. The gist is that his club has failed McDavid by forcing him to play with an out-of-position left-winger and a right-winger who isn’t even a proven NHLer. They’re not wrong. Ryan..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Scottie Upshall focused on setting strong example for young Oilers

    Sportsnet "“Who are we? And who do we want to be?” It is the theme Todd McLellan opened the Edmonton Oilers training camp with this fall, and it is telling. It is also the reason why, if he proves health and ability after taking a couple of extra days to pass his physical due to a..." September 19

  • Bridge deal for Nurse could end up costing Oilers big time

    Pro Hockey Talk "It took some time, but the Edmonton Oilers were finally able to re-sign restricted free agent Darnell Nurse on Monday afternoon. Instead of locking him up to a long-term deal, the Oilers opted for a two-year bride deal worth $6.4 million ($3.2 million AAV). But was that the right..." September 18

  • Oilers, Nurse focused on starting new season strong

    Sportsnet "As we have heard from inside the dressing room of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s a complicated balance between being a teammate and a union brother. Le’Veon Bell’s ongoing holdout has not been unilaterally supported by fellow NFLPA members inside that Steelers room...." September 17

  • Oilers, Darnell Nurse agree to terms on new contract

    Sportsnet "Exhale, Edmonton Oilers fans. Defenceman Darnell Nurse is officially under contract for the 2018-19 season. Nurse’s new deal is worth $3.2 million per year, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon. With this agreement, the two sides have put an..." September 17

  • Upshall cleared to return to training camp days after failing physical

    The Score "Scottie Upshall is apparently a fast healer. The veteran forward was cleared to skate with the full group at Edmonton Oilers training camp, head coach Todd McLellan told reporters Monday. "He's worked hard to recover and deserves an opportunity to make this..." September 17

  • McDavid will 'absolutely torch this league,' Oilers teammate says

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid didn't look like he could get any faster. But according to his Edmonton Oilers teammates, he has, and he is on the verge of a spectacular season. "He's going to absolutely torch this league," Oilers forward Ryan Strome told Sportsnet in remarks..." September 16

  • Oilers’ Rattie needs to seize opportunity playing with McDavid

    Sportsnet "Ty Rattie is the luckiest man in hockey. And he spent the summer never letting himself forget it. “Every day.” With a fresh National Hockey League training camp opening on the ice in Edmonton this morning, Rattie — perilously on his third organization at..." September 15

  • McDavid even faster, ready to carry Oilers to redemption in 2018-19

    Sportsnet "Bad news, hockey world. In a season where Connor McDavid opened by stating he is focused on scoring more goals in 2018-19, something else happened over the summer. McDavid got even faster. “He has literally elevated his game to another level. From here, to here,”..." September 15

  • Chiarelli says ‘a gap’ still remains between Oilers and Nurse

    Sportsnet "Peter Chiarelli may get to the point where he’ll meet Darnell Nurse halfway on a contract. But he wasn’t there on Friday, as the Edmonton Oilers opened training camp without their hold-out defenceman. "No real update," reported the Oilers general manager. "I..." September 15

  • Oilers sign Alex Chiasson to professional tryout

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have signed Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout agreement, inviting him to challenge for a job at their upcoming camp. Chiasson spent last season with the Washington Capitals but was allowed to walk into unrestricted free agency this summer. " September 10

  • McDavid frustrated, 'sick of losing' with Oilers

    NHL.com "The feeling turns the stomach of Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid. "You've just got to be sick of losing," he said at the NHL Player Media Tour on Thursday. Two seasons ago, the losing seemed to be cured in Edmonton. McDavid won the Art Ross..." September 08

  • "Never say never": Oilers insider speculates on one day Taylor Hall returning to Edmonton

    Edmonton Journal "This in from Bob Stauffer of the Edmonton Oilers radio network, his speculation around where Taylor Hall will end up after his next contract, including some fascinating musings about Hall maybe returning to Edmonton. Hall himself recently spoke on player/team loyalty, noting:..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Oilers’ Milan Lucic out to prove he’s still relevant in today’s NHL

    Sportsnet "In his first training camp as a 30-year-old, the coming season is about more than simply restoring production for Milan Lucic. There is exponentially more at stake than that for the burly Serb, who shouldered more blame for last season’s Edmonton Oilers collapse than most, if not all of..." September 06

  • Nurse says he won't attend Oilers camp without contract

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse won't be participating in the club's upcoming training camp without some financial security. Nurse, the only Oilers player currently without a contract, recently said he's optimistic a deal will get done..." September 06

  • Long Negotiation With Ryan Ellis Was Watched By Oilers, Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the biggest contracts signed this summer in the NHL was an eight-year $50MM extension handed out to Nashville Predators defenseman and associate captain Ryan Ellis. That contract was filed on August 14th, six weeks after Ellis originally became eligible to add some years on to his..." September 06

  • Oilers propsect Michael Kesselring commits to Northeastern University

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Defenseman Michael Kesselring has made his choice of where to attend and play college hockey. The Edmonton Oilers prospect announced today that he has committed to Northeastern University in Boston. The New Hampshire product is set to join the Huskies next year for the 2019-20 season..." September 02

  • McDavid aims to score more with Oilers

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid is coming off a season when he scored 41 goals with the Edmonton Oilers, but he is not satisfied that it's the best he can do. "I've always said I want to score more," the 21-year-old center said at BioSteel Camp on Monday. "That's what I want..." August 29

  • Oilers sign defenceman Jason Garrison to PTO

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent defenceman Jason Garrison to a professional tryout. Garrison appeared in eight games for the Vegas Golden Knights last season, recording one assist. He was selected by Vegas in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. " August 28

  • Connor McDavid and the Oilers will have to work with what they’ve got

    Toronto Star "Here’s good news for Edmonton Oiler fans who probably could use some after their team dropped well below expectations last season and failed to make the playoffs. Connor McDavid wants to score more goals. “I just want to continue on the growth we’re..." August 28

  • Darnell Nurse Optimistic About Contract Negotiations

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Among the remaining unsigned restricted free agent, Darnell Nurse sticks out as one of the most important. The Edmonton Oilers are already without Andrej Sekera for a good portion of the season (if not the entire thing), and need Nurse to take another step forward and become..." August 27

  • Not hard to see Evan Bouchard cracking Oilers lineup

    Sportsnet "Robert Thomas spent the majority of his major junior career playing on the same London Knights team as Edmonton Oilers prospect Evan Bouchard, during which time the latter demonstrated to the former just how adept he is at finding forwards coming out of the defensive..." August 27

  • Reports: Brandon Davidson turns down PTO offer from Oilers

    Sportsnet "If the Edmonton Oilers want Brandon Davidson back next season, they’re going to have to do better than offering him a professional tryout (PTO). According to multiple reports, the Oilers presented Davidson with a PTO but the defenceman turned it down — at..." August 22

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Free-agent defenceman Jakub Jerabek parks himself on Edmonton Oilers' blue line with one-year contract

    Edmonton Sun "It’s not the big move most Edmonton Oilers fans were hoping for in the wake of a longterm injury to defenceman Andrej Sekera, but it’s a move nonetheless. The Oilers signed defenceman Jakub Jerabek to a one-year, one-way contract in the hope that an untapped upside might..." August 20

  • Edmonton Oilers bring in Scottie Upshall on PTO

    Edmonton Journal "This in from the Edmonton Oilers: “The Oilers have signed Scottie Upshall to a PTO contract. The forward & Fort McMurray native has played 759 @NHL regular season games & has spent the last three years in St. Louis, tallying 7G, 12A over 63 games in 2017-18.” " August 19

  • Leon Draisaitl confident Oilers can return to playoffs next season

    Sportsnet "Leon Draisaitl knows the Edmonton Oilers had a disappointing season last year, but he’s confident history won’t repeat itself. “I think we’re too good of a team where we’re not at least competing in the playoffs or not in the race,” Draisaitl said..." August 18

  • Connor McDavid betting favorite to win MVP, even though he’s still on Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Connor McDavid was the best player in the NHL during the 2017-18 season. He won the scoring title for the second year in a row (the first player in more than 15 years to win it in consecutive years), he topped the 100-point mark for the second year in a row, he was voted by his peers..." August 16

  • Andrej Sekera Undergoes Achilles Surgery, Out Indefinitely

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have already suffered a blow to their hopes of a bounce back season, as today they announced that Andrej Sekera will be out indefinitely following surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The injury occurred during an off-season training session. " August 14

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • McDavid expects improvement from Oilers despite quiet offseason

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid said he supports management's decision to keep the core of the Edmonton Oilers roster intact for this season. "I think the message was that if there was a move to be made, they'd make it," the Oilers captain said Tuesday. "But obviously nothing..." August 08

  • Edmonton Oilers Working Towards Darnell Nurse Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Yesterday when we published an updated list of the remaining unsigned restricted free agents, any Edmonton Oilers fan would have focused in on one name. Darnell Nurse is still without a contract after his breakout season in 2017-18, and could potentially make it tough on his team with..." August 07

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Edmonton Fans Still Waiting For Big Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers were one of the biggest disappointments of the 2017-18 season. Despite being led by one of the best players in the world in Connor McDavid, the team dropped 25 points in the standings and finished well out of the playoffs. Only three players on the team broke the 15-goal or..." August 06

  • Josh Currie Signs With Edmonton Oilers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If you’ve been a fan of the Bakersfield Condors for the last few seasons, today is the day you’ve expected for a while. Josh Currie, who was playing for the Condors on an AHL contract, has signed his first NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Because Currie is already 25..." July 18

  • McLeod continuing to develop offensively with Oilers

    NHL.com "Ryan McLeod picked a good season to break out offensively with Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League.  After he had 70 points (26 goals, 44 assists) in 68 games, McLeod was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (No. 40) in the 2018 NHL Draft. In 2016-17, he had..." July 18

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Oilers sign 2018 first-round draft pick Evan Bouchard

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2018 first round pick (10th overall) Evan Bouchard to a three-year entry-level contract. Bouchard, 18, led the OHL's London Knights in scoring in 2017-18, with 87 points (25G, 62A), while posting a +23 plus-minus rating. " July 17

  • Oilers Only Working On A Short-Term Deal With Darnell Nurse

    Yardbarker "The Oilers are focusing on strictly a short-term contract with restricted free agent defenseman Darnell Nurse, his agent Anton Thun told Postmedia’s Jim Matheson.  Thun acknowledged that an offer has been made but their salary cap situation will restrict their options on this..." July 14

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Bouchard can be much-needed right-shot defenseman for Oilers

    NHL.com "Evan Bouchard is the kind of right-shot, offensive-minded defenseman the Edmonton Oilers have coveted. Selected with the No. 10 pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, Bouchard, 18, led London in scoring and tied for seventh in the Ontario Hockey League with 87 points (25 goals, 62 assists) in 67..." July 08

  • Ryan Strome inks two-year extension with Edmonton Oilers at $3.1 million cap hit

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers announced Friday morning that one piece of outstanding business has been dealt with, even as they omitted a critical piece of information in the process. First Drake Caggiula, then Matt Benning, now Ryan Strome, still to come, Darnell Nurse. It seems that Peter..." July 06

  • Oilers’ Chiarelli checks off lots of boxes on tight budget

    Sportsnet "Peter Chiarelli created his cap issues with some questionable signings, and a few overpays. That much is undeniable. But if you’re itching to blame the Edmonton Oilers general manager with those deals, then it’s only fair to credit him with some pretty fancy footwork on..." July 01

  • Oilers sign Tobias Rieder to one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have signed Tobias Rieder to a one-year contract worth $2 million. Rieder recorded 12 goals and 13 assists in 78 games split between the Arizona Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings during this past season. " July 01

  • Edmonton Oilers sign unheralded d-man Kevin Gravel

    Edmonton Journal "This in from Michael Russo of the Athletic: “Former St. Cloud State defenseman Kevin Gravel will be signing with the #oilers.”   " July 01

  • Kyle Brodziak Expected To Sign With Edmonton Oilers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have been linked by several different reports this morning to unrestricted free agent center Kyle Brodziak, with Mark Spector of Sportsnet tweeting that he expects a two-year contract with an average annual value of around $1MM. Brodziak began his NHL career with the Oilers..." July 01