September 4th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

One of the few positive stories for the Edmonton Oilers in 2015-16 was the breakout year center Leon Draisaitl had. Draisaitl, 20, put up 51 points in 72 games for the Oilers and this season his contractual status will once again make him one of the underlying  storylines for them. Edmonton burned through his entry-level contract (ELC) by wasting...

September 3rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli told Oilers Now on Thursday that the team is targeting a couple of centers to come into camp on a professional tryout deal (PTO). Chief among the players that are being targeted may be former Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards. "Yeah, we’ve extended one offer and we haven’t had an answer...

September 3rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

A lot has been made about the Edmonton Oilers off-season moves. The 2016-17 Oilers will have added the likes of Jesse Puljujarvi, Milan Lucic, Adam Larsson and Jonas Gustavsson. The only real subtraction was Taylor Hall but all these moves will be for nothing if the Oilers can't overcome a particular obstacle: health. Last year the Oilers had...

September 2nd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Free Agents, News, Top Stories 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers have offered free agent defenseman Eric Gryba a professional tryout (PTO) contract, according to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal. Gryba, 28, joined the Oilers in 2015-16 after three seasons with the Ottawa Senators. In 53 games, he registered a goal and five assists before a knee injury ended his season early. Gryba...

September 1st, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

One of the most controversial Oilers over the past three seasons has been highly-touted Russian sniper Nail Yakupov. Drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2012, Yakupov's first season with the Oilers was in the shortened lockout year. He played 48 games and scored 17 goals and 14 assists for 31 points. Oiler fans thought he was well on...

August 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Uncategorized 0 comments

Former Oiler Taylor Hall took a break from Bio Steel camp to have an interview with Sportsnet's Tim and Sid, mainly to talk about his mid-summer trade out of Edmonton. Hall's most interesting comment was that he got "the short end of the stick" in regards to the trade and/or his Oilers tenure, and you can take that as you want. @timandsid Hall...

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