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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Draisaitl’s season shows Oilers’ hope goes beyond McDavid

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you scan a list of the NHL’s leading scorers, one name might surprise you: Leon Draisaitl. Heading into Friday’s games, the Edmonton Oilers forward ranks sixth with 89 points, and his 42 goals leave him second only to Alex Ovechkin. When you hear people..." March 15

  • McDavid after Oilers' loss to Devils: 'We took them lightly'

    The Score "Connor McDavid said his Edmonton Oilers didn't take the New Jersey Devils seriously enough on Wednesday night. "We took them lightly and took the game for granted," McDavid told reporters following a 6-3 defeat. "When one doesn't go well, you've got to shake..." March 14

  • Mark Cuban rips NHL, doesn't know who Connor McDavid is

    Yahoo! Sports "Mark Cuban has never been one to keep his thoughts to himself. The outspoken owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks — who took his frank approach to the masses as a star on ABC’s Shark Tank — is certainly not afraid to speak his mind, even if it means dragging a..." March 13

  • Senators, Oilers Making “Major Push” To Sign Max Veronneau

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s college free agent season and one of the top names available is Princeton’s Max Veronneau. The 23-year old forward recorded 37 points in 31 games this year and has apparently attracted teams from all around the NHL. Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that at least 25..." March 12

  • Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson says new GM search will be long process

    Sportsnet "Bob Nicholson, the Edmonton Oilers CEO, is in no rush to hire a new, full-time general manager for his team. After relieving Peter Chiarelli of his duties in January, Nicholson seems content to take his time with the process. “The best way to put it is that Bob..." March 10

  • Draisaitl morphing from playmaker to goal-scorer for Oilers

    NHL.com "Leon Draisaitl has always been known as a better passer than a goal-scorer for the Edmonton Oilers. Until now. The 23-year-old forward had 73 goals and 125 assists in his first three full NHL seasons. He already has an NHL career-high 41 goals this season, including 17 in..." March 09

  • Oilers show signs of life, prove it’s not garbage time in Edmonton just yet

    Sportsnet "It’s not garbage time here. Not yet. No, we’re not here to tell you that the Edmonton Oilers are going to make the playoffs, no matter how well they play down the stretch. But as long as the games still matter, then what we see is for real. It may last..." March 08

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Oilers narrow down candidates in GM search

    The Sports Daily "The search for Peter Chiarelli’s replacement is still in its relative infancy, but the Edmonton Oilers are expected to change that in the next two weeks. Although a new GM officially taking over likely won’t happen until April at the earliest, the Oilers have begun to narrow down..." March 05

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Edmonton Oilers aren't afraid of the math

    Edmonton Sun "If you send a note to the historians at the Elias Sports Bureau and ask if any NHL team has ever made the playoffs after firing a head coach AND a general manager in mid-season, they’ll probably tell you to quit screwing around with the prank emails. Nobody believes the Edmonton..." March 04

  • Report: Oilers' Puljujarvi to have hip surgery

    TSN "It appears Jesse Puljujarvi's season is over.  According to Jason Gregor of TSN Radio 1260 Edmonton, Puljujarvi will undergo season-ending hip surgery next week. Jesse Puljujarvi will..." February 28

  • Hitchcock: McDavid 'pissed off' as superstar returns from suspension

    The Score "Ken Hitchcock is hoping Connor McDavid turns his frustration into a positive against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. "I expect him to play well," the Edmonton Oilers head coach told reporters, including TSN's Mark Masters,..." February 27

  • After quiet deadline Edmonton Oilers have no choice but to compete

    Sportsnet "Here’s what Edmonton Oilers fans don’t want to hear: The Oilers are playing for right now, and right now is worth more than a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick. I know. You’ve heard that for years. I get it. I’d be skeptical, too. First of..." February 25

  • Still Doan believe it

    Winnipeg Free Press "There’s a long-standing belief the Edmonton Oilers did their NHL brothers two provinces to the east no great favours in the years before the Winnipeg Jets 1.0 dashed to the desert. Edmonton, not Winnipeg, won the Wayne Gretzky sweepstakes in 1978. And the scrawny kid with the..." February 24

  • McDavid: 'I wasn't expecting to be suspended'

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he did not expect to receive supplemental discipline from the NHL Player Safety for his hit on New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy. "I wasn't expecting to be suspended but after the tone of the hearing I wasn't..." February 23

  • Oilers’ CEO not a fan of Connor McDavid suspension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers are none too pleased with the National Hockey League’s decision to suspend Connor McDavid two games for his headshot on New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy on Thursday night. Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson defended McDavid during a meeting with the media on..." February 23

  • NHL suspends Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid two games for head hit

    Edmonton Sun "Connor McDavid is a Lady Byng candidate, but even clean players make mistakes, The Edmonton Oilers captain was suspended two games for a shoulder-to-head hit on New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win, where McDavid scored the winner. Initially,..." February 22

  • Jesse Puljujarvi Seeing Specialist, Expected To Be Out Long Term

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers’ dreadful season continues, as today head coach Ken Hitchcock and GM Keith Gretzky told reporters including Ryan Rishaug of TSN that Jesse Puljujarvi will go Tuesday to see a specialist about the lower-body injury he recently suffered. Hitchcock..." February 22

  • Connor McDavid to have hearing for illegal check to head on Leddy

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid will have a hearing on Friday for his illegal check to the head on New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy in Thursday's victory, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.

  • Oilers’ Andrej Sekera knows return to lineup will be mental challenge

    Sportsnet "It’s been a long and injury-riddled road for Andrej Sekera, since Ryan Getzlaf caught him with a clean, hard check in Game 5 of the 2017 second round, tearing Sekera’s ACL. He returned for 36 games last season, for which he was ill-prepared to be playing as an NHL..." February 19

  • Rod Brind'Amour keeps close eye on son drafted by Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour will always be an Edmonton Oilers fan because they drafted his son Skyler two years ago, who is playing junior A for Chilliwack. Brind’Amour watches his son’s games on the computer, every last one of them. “I..." February 18

  • Oilers Activate Andrej Sekera, Place Two On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have officially activated Andrej Sekera from long-term injured reserve after clearing enough cap space with this weekend’s Cam Talbot trade. In order to fit him on the roster though, the team has moved Jujhar Khaira and Jesse Puljujarvi to injured reserve. Josh Currie,..." February 18

  • Mats Zuccarello's four best fits as Rangers sell at deadline

    Sporting News "No, those aren't boos — those are "Zuuuuucs" that echo around Madison Square Garden. But with the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching and the Rangers in sell mode, the question is: How much longer will Mats Zuccarello be around to hear them? Zuccarello,..." February 18

  • Oilers place Manning on waivers for purpose of AHL assignment

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Brandon Manning on waivers for purpose of assignment to the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, the club announced on Monday. Manning, 28, was acquired by the Oilers alongside defence prospect Robin Norell on December 30, 2018,..." February 18

  • Ken Hitchock’s Oilers future could depend on a more ‘positive’ tone

    Sportsnet "Though Ken Hitchcock came out of retirement to take a gig the Edmonton native said he couldn’t pass up, that doesn’t mean his relentless coaching style changed at all. Always known as a hard taskmaster who’s unafraid to use negative reinforcement here and there,..." February 17

  • Oilers recall D Sekera from AHL

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Andrej Sekera from his conditioning stint with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors.  Sekera has yet to suit up for the Oilers this season since tearing his Achilles tendon during the off-season. He had two assists in five games..." February 17

  • Oilers’ lack of depth scoring shows desperate need for top-six winger

    Sportsnet "Keith Gretzky is burning through the SIM cards, dumping salary, moving money and generally fumigating a roster that should land Peter Chiarelli in some kind of workplace safety tribunal for how poorly it is constructed. But no matter how hard he works, every second night..." February 17

  • Oilers scratch Puljujarvi amid trade chatter, expected to send him to AHL

    The Score "Jesse Puljujarvi was scratched from the Edmonton Oilers' lineup against the New York Islanders on Saturday night. It was not due to injury, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector, who noted earlier in the day that the key to the Oilers' acquisition of Sam Gagner from the..." February 17

  • Oilers, Canucks Discussing Sam Gagner Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Oilers and Canucks are discussing a trade that would see center Sam Gagner be moved to Edmonton, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter links).  He adds that Ryan Spooner could be involved in the deal as well. Despite playing a regular role with Vancouver last..." February 16

  • Oilers acquire Gagner from Canucks for Spooner

    TSN "Sam Gagner and Ryan Spooner are trading places.  According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Vancouver Canucks have dealt Gagner to the Oilers in exchange for Spooner.  Gagner has appeared in seven games with the Canucks so far this season, scoring one goal..." February 16

  • Oilers’ Gretzky puts money where his mouth is with latest moves

    Sportsnet "When Jesse Puljujarvi and his agent, Markus Lehto, stumbled into Oilers president and CEO Bob Nicholson outside a Starbucks in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday, both sides figured it was as good a time as any to lay their cards on the coffee table. The team wasn’t sold on trading away..." February 16

  • Talbot trade signals Oilers’ focus on clearing salary

    Sportsnet "Keith Gretzky accomplished what Peter Chiarelli seemingly never could. He won a trade. His first one, as a matter of fact. This isn’t to say that the Philadelphia Flyers got fleeced when they took Cam Talbot in exchange for Anthony Stolarz. Not at all. The Flyers got the support..." February 16

  • Oilers trade Talbot to Flyers for Stolarz

    The Hockey Writers "The Edmonton Oilers did what most people expected they would when they traded goaltender Cam Talbot on Friday evening. After the Oilers 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, Talbot was shipped to the Philadelphia Flyers for goaltender Anthony Stolarz. The Oilers did not retain any..." February 16

  • Puljujarvi's agent suggests change of scenery may be beneficial

    The Fourth Period "The Edmonton Oilers may not trade right wing Jesse Puljujarvi by the Feb. 25 trade deadline, but it appears the 20-year-old’s tenure with the Oilers may not have much gas left in the tank. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Puljujarvi’s agent, Marko..." February 16

  • Report: Oilers open to trading Puljujarvi

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers are open to trading 20-year-old winger Jesse Puljujarvi, TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports. The Oilers talked to Puljujarvi's agent Markus Lehto on Friday, and a deal could be made for a proper return, Rishaug added. In the meantime,..." February 15

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Oilers’ Keith Gretzky looking at multiple avenues to move contracts

    Sportsnet " We’re inside two weeks to the National Hockey League Trade Deadline, so that means general managers are telephone mingling, letting their needs be known and airing their wants. Acting Edmonton Oilers general manager Keith Gretzky’s needs are plain: He has..." February 14

  • Crosby proving he has edge over McDavid as NHL's best player

    NHL.com "The day after Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, the debate over who is the better player right now continued. Crosby, whose Penguins are 6-0-0 in head-to-head matchups against McDavid and the Oilers following a 3-1 win on..." February 14

  • Report: Oilers, Flyers discussing potential Talbot trade

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers have been in talks about a potential trade involving goaltender Cam Talbot, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Dreger notes the talks are believed to be "preliminary" in nature but are..." February 14

  • Oilers Struggling To Find Space For Andrej Sekera

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Veteran Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera has missed the entire NHL season thus far following an off-season Achilles tear, but he’s making his way back. Sekera finally returned to action with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors last week on a conditioning loan and the..." February 13

  • Oilers interim GM hopes to be buyer at trade deadline

    The Score "Despite recording just three wins in their last 10 games, the Edmonton Oilers aren't ruling themselves out of the playoff picture. The club has fallen to 13th place in the Western Conference but remains just six points out of the final wild-card spot. The tight playoff..." February 13

  • Hitchcock calls out Oilers: 'Coaches can't want it more than the players'

    The Score "Ken Hitchcock criticized his Edmonton Oilers players at length following a 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. "At this time of year, the coaches can't want it more than the players," the head coach told reporters postgame. "At the end..." February 10

  • Cam Talbot’s frustration boiling over as tumultuous Oilers campaign continues

    Sportsnet "Cam Talbot was sitting inside the Edmonton Oilers dressing room, all by himself. His gloves and mask were off, and he sat there wondering why he wasn’t gathering up his gear and getting back to the bench for the rest of the third period. “It was more of a..." February 07

  • Historic Oilers collapse a tipping point for fan base

    Sportsnet "It’s unraveling now, the way it seems to every season in Edmonton, at some point or another. A six-game losing streak left the Oilers tied for the second-last spot in the Western Conference Tuesday night, left fans’ jerseys on the ice and left the goalie throwing death stares at his..." February 06

  • Oilers activate defenceman Oscar Klefbom off injured reserve

    Edmonton Journal "First the good news: Oscar Klefbom is projected to be back for the Edmonton Oilers tonight. Reid Wilkins of CHED reports from practice: “Klefbom taking reps with Larsson at the morning..." February 05

  • Report: Alex Chiasson wants to re-sign with Oilers

    TSN "In the midst of a career season, Alex Chiasson has informed the Edmonton Oilers of his desire to re-sign with the team, Rob Tychkowski‏ of the Edmonton Sun reports. Chiasson is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July and carries a $650,000 cap hit on the one-year he..." February 05

  • Andrej Sekera Heading To AHL On Conditioning Assignment

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have sent defenseman Andrej Sekera to the AHL on a conditioning assignment, the last step before activating him from long-term injured reserve. The Oilers, who have been pushed up to the salary cap ceiling all season, don’t actually have room to activate Sekera at the..." February 04

  • Matthews' cap hit won't exceed McDavid's on expected new deal

    The Score "Details of Auston Matthews' expected contract extension are starting to come into focus. The Toronto Maple Leafs superstar will reportedly get more than $11 million per season but less than the $12.5 million Connor McDavid is being paid, according to Sportsnet's Chris..." February 03