May 25th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey, News 0 comments

Former Edmonton Oilers prospect Martin Gernat has inked a deal with HC Sparta Praha in the Czech Liiga, reports Msport.sk The 122nd overall pick in the 2011 draft, Gernat has spent his career since being drafted playing for the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, followed by time in the Oilers system and, briefly, the Anaheim Ducks affiliate in San...

May 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

With exactly a month to go until the NHL Entry Draft, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli is still weighing his options with the No.  4 overall pick. While using the selection to draft a young blueliner or possibly stay the course and take London Knights sniper Matthew Tkachuk, Chiarelli said on Monday that his plan is to win now,...

May 22nd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey, News 0 comments

Russian national team coach Oleg Znarok had some unkind things to say about Nail Yakupov following Russia's bronze-medal win over the U.S. on Sunday. Znarok called Yakupov's absence from the national team "addition by subtraction," according to Slava Malamud. Yakupov was not a part of the Russian roster and it was a point of contention. Before...

May 19th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

On May 19th, 2016, the Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed forward Zack Kassian to a one-year contract extension, worth a reported $1.5 Million. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Kassian was acquired by the Oilers from the Montreal Canadiens in December of 2015 in a deal which sent Ben Scrivens to Montreal. Prior, Kassian had spent the...

May 16th, 2016 In Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

Colorado's Tyson Barrie is a restricted free agent this summer. At $2.6 million last season, he was a steal, posting positive relative possession marks for the fourth straight year despite seeing his zone starts start to shift back toward the defensive zone more than in any other year. He also ranked 13th among all NHL defensemen in points (49)...

May 13th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Oilers Transactions 0 comments

If the Edmonton Oilers are going to make the Stanley Cup playoffs next season — yes, that’s a big IF — they are going to need to add not one, but two top-four defencemen this offseason. That is a must to move this floundering franchise forward. It is non-negotiable at this point. Looking at Edmonton’s depth chart on the back end,...

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