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  • Flames hit two birds with one stone with Milan Lucic acquisition

    Sportsnet "A nuclear deterrent for a nuclear bomb. Two of the NHL’s biggest reclamation projects changed Alberta addresses Friday when the Calgary Flames acquired Milan Lucic from the Edmonton Oilers for James Neal. The Oilers will retain some of Lucic’s lofty salary and..." July 20

  • Milan Lucic agreed to trade to Flames after talking to Jarome Iginla

    NHL.com "Milan Lucic got an assist to join the Calgary Flames from their leading goal-scorer. Lucic was traded to Calgary for James Neal on Friday, but the 31-year-old with a no-movement clause in his contract had to agree to leave the Edmonton Oilers. That's where Jarome Iginla, who..." July 20

  • Man arrested after selling phony Connor McDavid signed Oilers jerseys

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton police have charged a man after a number of people were sold Oilers jerseys with fake Connor McDavid autographs. Police believe there are a number of Edmontonians who were approached by a man online claiming to be from the Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) or Pro Am..." July 20

  • Report: Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Flames for James Neal

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames in exchange for forward James Neal, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Edmonton will retain some of Lucic's salary and include a conditional draft pick,..." July 19

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Does an 'Interesting Week' Await The Edmonton Oilers?

    The Sports Daily "Edmonton Oiler fans have been awfully patient this summer in waiting for Ken Holland’s first major move. Holland added veteran free agent Mike Smith and depth forwards Markus Granlund and Tomas Jurco, but none of those players will move the needle for an Edmonton team desperate for..." July 16

  • Oilers aim for stability with new GM Ken Holland, coach Dave Tippett

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers are hoping that patience and stability will reverse a course of inconsistency and turmoil that has caused them to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 12 of the past 13 seasons. Ken Holland was hired as general manager May 7 after 22 years in that position with the..." July 16

  • Oilers sign forward Josh Archibald to one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Archibald to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Archibald, 26, spent last season playing with the Arizona Coyotes. He posted 12 goals and 22 points in 68 games during the 2018-19 season. In his NHL..." July 16

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Connecting The Oilers And Flames Via Trade

    The Sports Daily "The dogs days of summer are here for hockey fans. For fans of the Edmonton Oilers, these days will drag on even longer than normal. Why? The team has failed to make any kind of improvements in the first summer of Ken Holland’s tenure. To this point, the off-season has been a massive..." July 13

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Oilers Set To Make Multiple Scouting Changes

    The Sports Daily "Ken Holland is still trying to adjust his roster ahead of opening night in October. The new General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers is also busy adjusting his front office staff. Holland made numerous changes in late May and early June, removing Duane Sutter, Paul Coffey and watching Craig..." July 11

  • Puljujarvi’s Agent: “I’m Not Sure Jesse Is Going To Go Back To Europe.”

    Oilers Nation "Jesse Puljujarvi’s agent Markus Lehto added another chapter to the trade talk yesterday when he went on Vancouver radio to talk about his clients Olli Juolevi and Puljujarvi. Lehto discussed many things, but he stepped back from his earlier statement about Puljujarvi playing in..." July 11

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Ty Rattie signs in KHL

    Oilers Nation "How things can change in one year. Last July, we were talking about Ty Rattie being a breakout candidate on Connor McDavid’s wing. Fast forward a year and Rattie is headed to the KHL. According to Igor Eronko, Rattie has inked a one-year deal with Lokomotiv, where he’ll..." July 09

  • Agent: Jesse Puljujarvi, Oilers are not a fit

    TSN "Jesse Puljujarvi's future with the Edmonton Oilers remains unclear and his agent, Markus Lehto, said changes at general manager and head coach have done little to sway the 21-year-old. Puljujarvi was qualified as a restricted free agent this summer, but Lehto told..." July 08

  • Oilers, Derick Brassard Solid Fit For Each Other

    The Sports Daily "If Derick Brassard hit free agency a year ago, odds are he wouldn’t have had to wait a week for a contract. One bad season, especially one leading into free agency, can really alter someone’s value. Brassard, who started his nightmare season in Pittsburgh before ending up in Florida..." July 08

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Oilers sign Philip Broberg to entry-level deal

    Oilers Nation "This shouldn’t come as a major surprise, but the Oilers have already inked their 2019 top pick Philip Broberg to an entry-level deal. Broberg was selected by the Oilers eighth overall at the 2019 draft a couple of weeks ago. It’s very unlikely that he’ll play with..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • "I don't think that we're done": Oilers GM Ken Holland still wants to bring in a 20-goal scoring winger

    Edmonton Journal "Holland: “I’ve been a manager for 22 years. I know when it’s time to pay and when it’s time not to pay.” Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland announced the signings today of Alex Chiasson, Mike Smith, Jujhar Khaira, Markus Granlund, Tomas Jurco, and Gaetan..." July 02

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Oilers add depth with free agency deals but work still needed

    Sportsnet "It is term that really kills on July 1. The money handed to players is a distinct second, in our opinion, because bad deals are all about getting them off your books as soon as possible. So, you can assess Ken Holland’s first July 1 at the helm of the Edmonton Oilers in two..." July 01

  • The Edmonton Oilers re-sign UFA winger Alex Chiasson on 2-year deal

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers have brought back one of the few players on the roster last year that exceeded expectations. It’s a 2-year deal at $2.15m. Alex Chiasson came into Edmonton on a PTO. After earning some trust with then head coach Todd McLellan he climbed the ladder. Chiasson..." July 01

  • Oilers sign Tomas Jurco to one-year contract

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers have signed unrestricted free agent forward Tomas Jurco to a one-year contract. Jurco, 26, played 33 games in the American Hockey League with the Springfield Thunderbirds and Charlotte Checkers last season, registering 27 points (12G, 15A) in 33 games.  " July 01

  • Edmonton Oilers sign Jujhar Khaira for two years, which makes sense

    Edmonton Journal "This in from the Edmonton Oilers: “The Oilers have signed forward Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract.” Khaira is a good bet. He’ll be 25 this year, the prime of his career. He had a down year, but get this — he scored 1.45 points per 60, which ranked him..." July 01

  • Andrej Sekera lands deal in Dallas

    CBS Sports "Sekera penned a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Stars on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Sekera was bought out by the Oilers on Sunday, but didn't take long to find a new home. The blueliner -- who appeared in just 24 games last season due to injury --..." July 01

  • Oilers to sign forward Markus Granlund on one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers are expected to sign forward Markus Granlund to a one-year deal once free agency officially opens, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Granlund, 26, is coming off a one-year, $1.475-million deal with the Vancouver Canucks, with whom he spent the past..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Mike Smith will reportedly be signing with the Oilers

    Oilers Nation "It isn’t July 1st just yet, but we’re already seeing some tentative free agent signings begin to flood in. According to Frank Seravalli, the Oilers will be inking veteran goalie Mike Smith to form a goaltending tandem with Mikko Koskinen next year. June 30

  • Dave Tippett looks for Oilers to step up in free agency

    NHL.com "Dave Tippett remains optimistic the Edmonton Oilers can beat expectations next season, but their new coach is certain one of the keys to progress will be success in the free agent signing period that begins July 1. The 57-year-old was hired as Edmonton coach May 28, two weeks after..." June 30

  • Oilers patiently building solid stable of blue line prospects

    Sportsnet "When a team that is in urgent need of wingers steps up to the draft podium and chooses a defenceman at No. 8 overall, it is the definition of a patient build. That, of course, is something the Edmonton Oilers have seldom been accused of. Watching Philip Broberg skate, however, is like..." June 28

  • Oilers, Sabres reportedly among teams interested in Brian Boyle

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Five to six teams have reached out to free agent forward Brian Boyle according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, who lists the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres as two interested parties. Boyle is coming off a two-year $5.1MM contract that he signed with the New Jersey Devils but finished with..." June 28

  • Bruins Absolutely Should Consider Trying To Trade For Jesse Puljujarvi

    NESN "Jesse Puljujarvi wants a change of scenery, and the Boston Bruins could use a little help on the wing. Sound like a perfect marriage? That’s because it is. The disgruntled Edmonton Oilers winger has wanted out for some time, and that’s become increasingly..." June 27

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Oilers Pick Philip Broberg #8 Overall

    The Hockey Writers "As far as skating is concerned, it would be hard to find a better defender in this draft class. Philip Broberg is arguably the second-best defender coming out of this draft class and it isn’t surprising to see him go so early in the 2019 Draft. Capable of playing an excellent..." June 21

  • Tobias Rieder, Ty Rattie Not Expected To Receive Qualifying Offers

    Oilers Nation "According to our own Jason Gregor, the Edmonton Oilers will not be tendering qualifying offers to both Tobias Rieder and Ty Rattie, sending both guys to free agency on July 1st. In a surprise to no one, the Edmonton Oilers will not be extending qualifying offers to Tobias Rieder and..." June 21

  • Jim Playfair an obvious choice to join Tippett behind Edmonton Oilers bench

    Edmonton Journal "Dave Tippett had a list of potential candidates to join him behind the Edmonton Oilers bench, but he always kept coming back to one name. Finally he just circled it and made the call. “The start of our season is very important and I wanted somebody that I worked with..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • Jesse Puljujarvi tells Oilers: ‘Trade me or I’ll play in Europe’

    Sportsnet "Jesse Puljujarvi will not play another game for the Edmonton Oilers, according to his agent Markus Lehto. If the Oilers don’t trade him within the National Hockey League, he will play in Europe next fall. "If he doesn’t get traded," Lehto..." June 20

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Jesse Puljujarvi's agent: 'Jesse needs a fresh start'

    TSN "According to Edmonton Oilers' forward Jesse Puljujarvi's agent Markus Lehto, it's time for the 21-year-old to have a fresh start elsewhere. "It doesn't make sense to go back where we were last season, it's not good for either side," Lehto said...." June 19

  • Connor McDavid 'feeling good' about Oilers after hiring Ken Holland, Dave Tippett

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid said his injured knee is progressing and that he has high hopes about the upcoming season for the Edmonton Oilers under new coach Dave Tippett and new general manager Ken Holland. The captain of the Oilers, who tore the PCL in his left knee on April 6 during the season..." June 19

  • Oilers seeking third-line forward in exchange for Jesse Puljujarvi

    Yardbarker "It has seemed as though a fresh start might be in order for Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi, after several seasons of frustration from both the team and player. Selected fourth-overall in 2016, Puljujarvi hasn’t found his footing in the NHL (or AHL for that matter) and has just..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Which NHL GM has toughest job this summer?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every general manager has an extremely difficult job when trying to assemble a championship contending team. No matter the sport it is a daunting task that requires vision, a plan, an ability to actually perform that plan, having the right people around you, and an understanding of..." June 15

  • Oilers' Holland expects Connor McDavid to be ready for training camp

    NHL.com "Oilers General Manager & President of Hockey Operations Ken Holland provided an update Thursday evening on the rehab status of Oilers captain Connor McDavid at a hot stove event with Oilers senior management at Rogers Place. "He's doing good. I've seen him twice this..." June 15