February 29th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trade Deadline 0 comments

Of all the Edmonton Oilers trade rumours that have bounced around social media over the past few months, the one which seemed most plausible involved Jordan Eberle and Anaheim Ducks defenceman Sami Vatanen. While no one should have been expecting such a move to happen prior to the NHL Trade Deadline, the opportunity for a potential swap did appear...

February 28th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Trades, and the NHL Deadline in particular, provide each and every NHL team with the opportunity to immediately address glaring needs within their respective rosters. Completing a major trade can influence great change within a select organization, molding a team into an instant contender rather than an annual pretender. However, major...

February 28th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Trade Deadline 0 comments

It appears as though Peter Chiarelli has decided to take the lead of some of his counterparts and get a jump-start on next week’s NHL Trade Deadline. After sending backup netminder Anders Nilsson to the St. Louis Blues earlier Saturday for a prospect and pick, the first year general manager wasted little time in moving what was arguably his only...

February 27th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Pittsburgh Penguins, Trade Deadline 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Justin Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers, the teams announced Saturday evening. In return for the 25-year-old defender the Oilers will get a 3rd round pick in the 2016 draft from Pittsburgh. Additionally, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun notes that the Oilers are expected to retain 50% of Schultz's salary...

February 27th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

If you had asked me heading into the 2015-16 NHL season if there was any shot of Tampa Bay Lightening forward Steven Stamkos becoming a member of the Edmonton Oilers prior to the start of the 2016-17 campaign, my answer would have been a resounding no. While the chance of the one-time 60-goal man hitting the open market via free agency has looked...

February 27th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, St Louis Blues, Trade Deadline 0 comments

At 1:30am Saturday morning, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported that Edmonton Oilers goaltender Anders Nilsson wouldn't be returning to Alberta with the team. The trade was confirmed Saturday morning, making Nilsson a part of the Blues organization and sending 23-year-old netminder Niklas Lundstrom and a 2016 5th round pick back to Edmonton....

February 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Trade Deadline, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Vancouver Canucks have made another deal with a divisional opponent. They've acquired the rights to defenseman Philip Larsen from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Vancouver's 5th round pick in 2017, according to a report from TSN's Darren Dreger. TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that Vancouver intends on giving Larsen a NHL contract on Jul. 1...

February 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Yesterday was just another run-of-the-mill day for the Edmonton Oilers in 2015-16. Things got started early in the day when Peter Chiarelli felt it was necessary to come out and "officially" declare his club as sellers heading into next Monday's NHL Trade Deadline and came to an end with another uninspiring effort in falling 4-1 to the Ottawa...

February 23rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Injury Report, News 0 comments

Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli revealed Tuesday that defenseman Oscar Klefbom has been dealing with a staph infection. He told Jason Gregor of TSN 1260, "He had a staph infection in his ankle, then it got infected again. He had surgery to remove some of the infection." The 22-year-old defenseman has had some adversity this...

February 23rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

By now, there is little doubt that you have not heard of Sarnia Sting defenseman Jakob Chychrun, who is currently projected to be a top-ten selection at the quickly approaching 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The top ranked defenseman ahead of this year's draft, Chychrun possesses all the tools of a true number one NHL defender. Not only does...

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