September 26th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers have just over half a million Facebook and Twitter followers respectively. To summarize the weekend in a nutshell; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba publicly announced his trade request and every Oiler fan online had traded the young defenseman to Edmonton about half a million times. There is a potential match between...

September 26th, 2016 In Bakersfield Condors, Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp this week, and there's plenty of promise in the room. The big elephant in the room, however, is forward Nail Yakupov's status. The questions are where and if he fits into the Oilers lineup when the season starts. It's been the elephant in the room all summer after rumours ran rampant about Edmonton...

September 25th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

Jacob Trouba, one of the Winnipeg Jets' top young players, has made public his request to be traded out of Winnipeg and says he will not report to training camp. The market for a talented, young right-shot defenseman is large and there are many teams who will kick the tires on a deal with the Jets. TSN's Gary Lawless reports that many teams...

September 24th, 2016 In Bakersfield Condors, Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp today and among the camp hopefuls are several players signed to professional tryouts with the organization. Among the field of hopefuls are NHL veterans Kris Versteeg and Eric Gryba. Versteeg played last season with the Carolina Hurricanes and scored 33 points in 63 games, while Gryba played with the Oilers...

September 23rd, 2016 In Bakersfield Condors, Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

If there is one Edmonton Oilers prospect looking for a mulligan from 2015-16, it's Anton Slepyshev. The 22-year-old Russian forward started the season with plenty of promise playing with Connor McDavid on the Oilers top line. From there, his year went into a tailspin and he found himself floundering in the AHL. In 2016-17 Slepyshev will be...

September 23rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Oilers Prospects 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers finished up the 2016 Young Stars and Rookie Tournament on Wednesday with a victory over the University of Alberta Golden Bears. It was a fantastic showing as the Oilers' rookies swept the week to come away victorious in all four games. Perhaps more impressive than the team victories, were the individual displays of talent and...

September 21st, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers are poised to be a greatly improved team in the coming 2016-17 NHL season. Note the emphasis on "poised". In the off-season of 2016, General Manager Peter Chiarelli and his Hockey Operations department not only signed highly coveted free agent Milan Lucic, but they also made a monumental trade, dealing Taylor Hall to the...

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