May 31st, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

It's no secret the Tampa Bay Lightning and GM Steve Yzerman are in for a tough summer. The Lightning have numerous free agents this summer, whether restricted or unrestricted, and it's unfathomable that they get everyone signed and stay under the projected $74M salary cap for 2016-17. To paint how dire the picture is, Tampa Bay projects to have...

May 30th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey 0 comments

From an Edmonton Oilers standpoint, the 2016 IIHF World Championship could not have gone much better. While the likes of Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks, Patrick Maroon and Andrej Sekera enjoyed relative degrees of success, it was the trio of Canadians who had the biggest impact at the tournament. Heading into this year’s event all signs pointed...

May 29th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Oilers Management 0 comments

In the minds of many a hockey expert, the Edmonton Oilers took a pretty big risk in signing Benoit Pouliot to a five-year/$20 million deal in the summer of 2014. After playing for five different teams over a five-year stretch, it took many by surprise that an organization would be willing to cough up that sort of dough and term for a guy who had...

May 28th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, World Cup 0 comments

Despite not being a part of Team North America’s initial roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, there was never a doubt that Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would be part of the team. While it was made official on Friday afternoon, the question now becomes whether or not the former first-overall pick will be used at centre or on the...

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...

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