Leon Draisaitl at BMO CHL Top Prospects Game (Photo: Brad Watson)

Oilers Panel: Future of Kevin Lowe, the Coaching Staff. Who is Leon Draisaitl?

Welcome to the Oilers Panel. On this weeks Oilers Panel, The Hockey Writers contributors will voice their opinions on; the future of Kevin Lowe, the future of the coaching staff […]

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A Tale of Two Oilers Seasons

A week has passed since the NHL closed the door on its regular season, and the Edmonton Oilers had another discouraging one. They failed to make the playoffs again, disappointing […]

by · April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Leon Draisaitl at BMO CHL Top Prospects Game (Photo: Brad Watson)

Oilers Draft Report: Making the Case for Leon Draisaitl

“The Oilers are a great organization. I mean, they’ve had tons of super stars, so it would be huge for me. It would definitely be the greatest thing ever for me.” […]

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Four Things that Need to be Better for the Oilers in 2014-15

For the eighth consecutive season, the Edmonton Oilers aren’t going to the playoffs. A top heavy draft and a 28th overall finish means that the Oil will get a pretty […]

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Ryan Smyth Leaves Lasting Legacy in Edmonton

In a season filled with disappointment and earmarked by losing, there is one thing to be celebrated at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, and that is the career of […]

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Time To Shake Up The Old Boys Club

After 8 years of non-playoff hockey the Edmonton Oilers are at a cross-roads with their future and changes must happen to the leadership for the betterment of the franchise. Dallas […]

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What Ryan Smyth Meant to the Oilers

In 1994, then Edmonton Oilers general manager Glen Sather was looking to draft a player with “lots of guts”. Edmonton believed they found their guy in an 18 year old […]

by · April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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The Maturation Process of Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall is having his best season as a pro. He has eclipsed his previous careers highs in assists, points, games played and is tied for his career high in […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
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Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects: Spring 2014 Edition

With the 2013-14 winding down, much of the focus for the Edmonton Oilers is turning to the offseason and where the team can improve for next year. It’s also a perfect time to […]

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Jesse Niinimaki: A Lesson In Why NOT To Go Off The Board

In 2002 the Oilers went well off the board when they surprised everyone and drafted Jesse Niinimaki 15th overall in one of the more shallower drafts in NHL history. The […]

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Fire Up The Flux-Capacitor, Re-Drafting Oilers 2003 Picks

The 2003 NHL Draft held in Nashville is considered to this day the best draft in NHL history. Surely the 1979 draft that produced Rob Ramage 1st overall followed by […]

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Ben Scrivens, Heart of Oil Country

Since arriving from Los Angeles, Ben Scrivens has captured the heart of hockey in Edmonton and he’s provided the Oilers with some long lost stability between the pipes. The Spruce […]