May 3rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

On April 30th, 2016, the most recent edition of the NHL Draft Lottery was completed, with the balls ultimately falling in favor of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Entering the event with the best odds to win the selection at 20%, the Leafs secured the rights to their first first overall since 1985, when they selected Wendel Clark. In following with...

May 2nd, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, News, Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

The NHL announced Monday that Shayne Gostisbehere, Connor McDavid and Artemi Panarin are the league's 2016 Calder finalists, honoring the league's best rookie. Gostisbehere led all rookie defensemen in goals (17), assists (29), points (46), power play goals (8) and game-winning goals (5). He set a rookie record with four overtime goals, which...

May 2nd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Prospects 0 comments

As it was announced through HC Sochi's official site that Oilers prospect Ziyat Paigin has been traded back to Ak Bars Kazan, making a move to North America during this offseason very unlikely. The defenseman had a breakout season in 2015-16, when he was traded from Ak Bars Kazan to HC Sochi and started getting significant ice time. After eight...

April 30th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

It is that time of year again. While it may be little later than normal, today is the day we find out who will have the honour of making the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Much to the chagrin of the other 29 clubs across the league and their collective fan bases, watching the Edmonton Oilers continued good fortune at the annual...

April 29th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

So here we are again. On the eve of yet another NHL Draft Lottery and wondering out loud if the Edmonton Oilers can have lady luck on their side one more time. While they may not be the favourite to come away from tomorrow evening's extravaganza as a back-to-back winner, hello Connor McDavid, history tends to suggest the Orange and Blue won't be...

April 26th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

At the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline, Edmonton was supposed to be a seller, yet with a number of high value players reportedly available in trade, namely Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, the Oilers failed, or more likely decided, not to pull off the big trade which many in the hockey world were expecting. In fact, they made just...

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