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  • TSN Trade Bait Board Debuts With Milan Lucic

    The Sports Daily "Only three teams remain in the chase for the Stanley Cup, which means off-season speculation is slowly beginning to pick up. Today, TSN’s Frank Seravalli debut his off-season trade bait board. The list contains 15 names, including Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic. In addition..." May 19

  • 7 NHL teams that desperately need to find a goalie (or two)

    Sportsnet "As Tuukka Rask’s post-season brilliance reminds us all, good goaltending is paramount to NHL success. Of the top 15 in 2018-19 team save percentage, all but three clubs (Arizona, Anaheim, Montreal) qualified for the playoffs. So, with the needle about to drop on the..." May 18

  • Oilers coach search on hold as Ken Holland deals with Craig MacTavish exit, scouts

    Sportsnet "Craig MacTavish left of his own accord, a sign that the times are indeed changing in Edmonton. The news that the longtime Oilers player, coach, GM and general front office inhabitant had signed a two-year contract to coach Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League landed..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Longtime Oiler Craig MacTavish to coach KHL’s HC Lokomotiv

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers senior vice-president of hockey operations Craig MacTavish has signed a two-year deal to get behind the bench of the KHL’s HC Lokomotiv, the team announced Thursday. MacTavish coached the Oilers from 2000 to 2009, leading Edmonton to three playoff..." May 16

  • Oilers Have Considered Buying Out Milan Lucic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Prior to the hiring of Ken Holland as GM, the Oilers had been considering the possibility of buying out winger Milan Lucic’s contract this summer, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman in his latest 31 Thoughts column.  On the surface, this seems like a reasonable idea but..." May 12

  • Young defencemen presented fresh opportunities with Oilers

    Sportsnet "What does Caleb Jones expect to come out of Edmonton Oilers training camp in September? “I’ll be expecting to make the team,” said Seth’s little brother. Meanwhile, Ethan Bear, the right shot defenceman with the offensive instincts that the Edmonton..." May 11

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Kailer Yamamoto Undergoes Wrist Surgery

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Bakersfield Condors will be without Kailer Yamamoto for the rest of their playoff run, as the Edmonton Oilers prospect underwent successful wrist surgery. Yamamoto is expected to be ready for training camp in September, but won’t get a chance to raise the Calder Cup this year. " May 09

  • Ken Holland: Oilers likely to add goalie in free agency

    The Score "Ken Holland's first task as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers is to find a head coach, but that hasn't stopped him from eyeing possible improvements to his roster - specifically between the pipes - when free agency begins July 1. "Many teams have two..." May 09

  • Oilers GM Ken Holland makes 'tough' choice in leaving Red Wings

    NHL.com "Ken Holland had two passions: working for the Detroit Red Wings and being an NHL general manager. He knew the day was coming when he would have to choose between them. He made the hard choice when he left the Red Wings to become GM of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Time will tell if..." May 08

  • Next Edmonton Oilers coach should make preventing goals top priority

    Sportsnet "So the Edmonton Oilers need a new coach. Again. I should wax my skis as often as they change coaches. This time, it’s Ken Holland’s turn at bat, to take a swing at signing a guy who completes his contract in Edmonton. The good news is, we know exactly..." May 08

  • Oilers owner Katz battling life-threatening condition, prognosis positive

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz is fighting a life-threatening bacterial infection but he stepped up on Tuesday, giving his best and most passionate address to fans since he first bought the team eleven years ago. Not every fan is going to buy what Katz had to say at the media..." May 08

  • Report: Ken Hitchcock won't return as Oilers head coach

    The Score "Ken Hitchcock will not return as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, reports TSN's Darren Dreger. There's a "decent possibility" the 67-year-old stays with the organization as an advisor, Dreger added. Hitchcock replaced Todd McLellan behind the bench..." May 07

  • How Ken Holland can make the most of the Oilers' mess left by Chiarelli

    The Score "Ken Holland is entering a sticky situation after reportedly agreeing to become the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. He has world-class talents Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl at his disposal, but thanks to the previous regime led by Peter Chiarelli, there isn't much else to smile..." May 06

  • Oilers offer Ken Holland five-year contract to become general manager, report says

    Sporting News "Two days after losing out on their top choice Kelly McCrimmon, the Edmonton Oilers have reportedly offered Ken Holland a contract to become their next general manager. As first reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the deal is worth $25 million over five..." May 05

  • Report: Oilers expected to hire Holland as GM in next few days

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers are expected to introduce longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as the club's new general manager in the next few days, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Holland will have full autonomy of the hockey operations, Dreger adds, and will take over..." May 05

  • Jones' mother always on go with Blue Jackets in playoffs

    NHL.com "It's tough keeping up with the Joneses, but their mother is up to the task. Amy Jones is in full hockey-mom mode these days, collecting frequent flyer miles and crisscrossing the country to see sons Seth and Caleb play in their respective postseasons. Seth Jones is a defenseman..." May 04

  • The Edmonton Oilers’ next GM will be Ken Holland, if he wants the job

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers are all-in on Ken Holland. But is the Detroit Red Wings icon ready to commit to Edmonton? The Oilers hunt for a general manager, being conducted by CEO Bob Nicholson, is ready to wrap up. The Oilers and Holland have conducted extensive negotiations, with..." May 03

  • It Sure Sounds Like Milan Lucic Is Trying To Orchestrate A Trade To The Vancouver Canucks

    Copper And Blue "Yesterday’s interview between Sportsnet Vancouver and Milan Lucic seemed pretty innocent at first. How’s your offseason going? Let’s talk about the Vancouver Giants. Should Brad Marchand be clubbing defenceless players with rabbit punches? You know, typical..." May 03

  • Speculation Still Surrounding Ken Holland

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers lost a potential GM candidate today when the Vegas Golden Knights promoted Kelly McCrimmon in an effort to keep him with the franchise. It was no secret that the team was hoping McCrimmon would become available, but will have to turn their search in a different direction..." May 02

  • Oilers’ Milan Lucic won’t rule out playing for Canucks one day

    Regina Leader Post "This in from Milan Lucic, talking on Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver about maybe finishing his career in his hometown Vancouver: “That’s definitely something I wouldn’t rule out. It’s obviously something that potentially could happen. Like you said, things haven’t gone..." May 01

  • Edmonton Oilers upper-tier prospect Ryan McLeod signs ATO today, longer deal also being inked

    Edmonton Journal "By the end of today Edmonton Oilers prospect Ryan McLeod will have a signed contract in his pocket and will be on his way to Bakersfield. Mcleod was selected by the Oilers in the 2nd Round, 40th over-all, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. McLeod signed an ATO (Amateur Try Out)..." May 01

  • Ken Holland Is Not The Right Guy For Oilers

    The Sports Daily "Whether or not he is a legit candidate is still up for debate. Regardless of that, everyone seems to agree that the Edmonton Oilers would love to get their hands on former Red Wings GM Ken Holland. The only question is if Holland would love to get his hands on the situation that is the Edmonton..." April 30

  • Edmonton Oilers Trying To Sign Ryan McLeod

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers were far from playoff contention this season, but that wasn’t the case for their AHL affiliate. The Bakersfield Condors were one of the most exciting teams in the AHL this season and will begin a second-round playoff series on Friday against the San Diego Gulls...." April 30

  • Crosby, Kucherov, McDavid voted Hart Trophy finalists

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid are the three finalists for the 2018-19 Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the National Hockey..." April 28

  • Oilers' GM search down to 3 or 4 candidates

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers are still in the process of choosing their next general manager as TSN Edmonton Bureau reporter Ryan Rishaug reports that CEO Bob Nicholson’s list is down to three or four candidates. Likely still in the mix for the GM position in Edmonton are London Knights..." April 27

  • Oilers prospect Evan Bouchard named OHL defenceman of the year

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers prospect Evan Bouchard has been awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s defenceman of the year. The London Knights blueliner put up 53 points in 45 games to go along with a plus-28. His 1.18 points per game were second among all..." April 26

  • Should the Oilers Consider P.K. Subban?

    The Hockey Writers "The Nashville Predators are just one of many teams that fell victim to a surprising and early exit from the playoffs this season. The favorites in their series with the Dallas Stars, the Preds were bounced in six games and under-achieved with only 12 goals for and 18 goals..." April 25

  • Kane, Kucherov, McDavid finalists for Ted Lindsay Award

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning were named as finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding player in the NHL as..." April 25

  • Oilers complete 2nd interview with Mark Hunter for GM vacancy

    The Score "Mark Hunter received a second interview for the Edmonton Oilers' general manager vacancy, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Hunter, who's currently the GM of the OHL's London Knights, is one of multiple candidates the Oilers are still considering, Friedman..." April 21

  • Holland withdraws from Oilers' GM search

    TSN "Hours after reporting teams have contacted Ken Holland, including the Edmonton Oilers and Seattle, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported it's believed Holland has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Oilers' general manager job. "As much as Ken Holland would..." April 19

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Oilers And Canucks Discussed A Brandon Manning Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As they looked to free up salary cap room at the trade deadline, the Oilers and Canucks held some discussions regarding defenseman Brandon Manning, reports Postmedia’s Jim Matheson.  However, he suggests that Vancouver wanted winger Jujhar Khaira to be included in..." April 15

  • McDavid to begin rehab on leg immediately

    The Score "Connor McDavid is going to start working his way back from injury right away. The Edmonton Oilers determined a rehab protocol for the superstar that will start immediately, the club revealed Friday night. McDavid was hurt April 6 against the Calgary Flames, in his team's..." April 13

  • Connor McDavid Won't Need Surgery to Repair Tear in Injured Knee

    Bleacher Report "Edmonton Oilers superstar center Connor McDavid reportedly suffered a small tear of the PCL ligament in his left knee during the team's season finale against the Calgary Flames last week. On Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reported no surgery will be required and McDavid is..." April 13

  • Oilers seek additional opinions on Connor McDavid injury

    Sportsnet "Earlier this week the Edmonton Oilers sent Connor McDavid for second and third opinions on his leg injury while they formulate a recovery plan, sources tell Sportsnet. It remains unknown, at least publicly, what the exact nature of the injury to his leg..." April 12

  • Jack Hughes could be next McDavid, Central Scouting says

    NHL.com "NHL Central Scouting, meeting to determine its final rankings of the top North American skaters and goaltenders for the 2019 draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21-22, offered some insight on the top five North American skaters and No. 1 goalie in its midterm ranking and the No. 1 skater..." April 10

  • Oilers can’t let effects of Old Boys Club dictate new GM search

    Sportsnet "As interim general manager Keith Gretzky sat next to CEO Bob Nicholson at another nervous year-end Edmonton Oilers press conference, a video of Wayne Gretzky’s Top 100 goals ran on a loop on a giant screen high on the wall of the Oilers Hall of Fame room. Back near the dressing..." April 08

  • McDavid will not play at Worlds

    TSN "Connor McDavid will not be going to the IIHF World Hockey Championship in May as he recovers from a leg injury suffered in Game No. 82 over the weekend according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug. Despite the absence, McDavid's injury isn't believed to be "too serious,"..." April 08

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Next Oilers GM will decide whether Hitchcock returns as coach

    The Score "Ken Hitchcock's fate as interim head coach of the Edmonton Oilers will be determined by the club's new general manager, CEO Bob Nicholson said Monday. Regardless of the impending GM's decision, Hitchcock will stay with the organization in some capacity..." April 08

  • Flames’ Mark Giordano shaken by McDavid injury: ‘I feel terrible’

    Sportsnet "Mark Giordano was visibly shaken by the turn of events. No, not by the meaningless loss, but by the play he made that left the game’s best player in a season-ending heap behind the Calgary Flames net. “I feel terrible,” said the Flames captain of a second..." April 07

  • McDavid: 'I thought my leg was in 2 pieces'

    The Score "Connor McDavid breathed a big sigh of relief when X-rays revealed he did not break his leg after crashing into the post on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames. But in the moment, the Edmonton Oilers superstar feared the worst. "I was just worried to stand up. I..." April 07

  • Los Angeles Kings Request Permission To Speak With Todd McLellan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the Los Angeles Kings’ announcement today that interim coach Willie Desjardins will not return to the team, the Kings haven’t wasted any time in beginning their search for the next man to lead their team on the ice. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the Los Angeles Kings..." April 07

  • Connor McDavid leaves game after scary injury, but Oilers report no broken leg

    Edmonton Journal "Connor McDavid left Saturday’s game against the Calgary Flames after getting tripped by Flames defenceman Mark Giordano and crashing knee first in to the Calgary goal post, dislodging the net in crunching fashion. The full extent of the injury is yet to be known, but the..." April 07

  • Does Connor McDavid really want out of Edmonton?

    ESPN "From the moment the Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 NHL draft lottery -- and the right to draft generational prospect Connor McDavid -- we've all been playing the role of remote psychoanalysts. The way he looked when the Oilers were revealed as the top pick -- was that despondency?..." April 06

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Connor McDavid on frustration level: 'It's really high'

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers, who fell 3-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday, were mathematically eliminated from post-season contention when the Colorado Avalanche picked a point in their shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues earlier in the night. "It's really high,"..." April 02

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01