June 27th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

When the Columbus Blue Jackets passed on right-winger Jesse Puljujarvi, it threw a wrench into the Oilers plans. They were likely going to choose defenceman Mikhail Sergachev at the number four slot, but simply couldn't pass up on the talented Finn when he fell into their laps. The Oilers made the right choice, because Puljujarvi was the best...

June 26th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft, Oilers Prospects 0 comments

When the first-round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft came to its conclusion and Vancouver Giants winger Tyler Benson was still available, there was little doubt as to where he would end up being selected on Saturday morning. After the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked things off by grabbing Russian winger Yegor Korschkov, the Edmonton Oilers surprised...

June 25th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers didn't have the first overall pick. In fact, they lost the lottery by slipping to the number four spot. But thanks to a curious decision by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the consensus third-best player in the draft fell into the Oilers lap. Peter Chiarelli wanted to be in the that number three slot. He wanted Jesse Puljujarvi all...

June 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

With the fourth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Edmonton Oilers have selected Jesse Puljujärvi from Oulun Karpat of the Finnish Liiga. About Jesse Puljujärvi Jesse Puljujärvi is a right wing that showed NHL scouts his potential when he helped to lead Finland to the gold medal at the World Junior Championship. After three years playing for...

June 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

With rumours surrounding the potential trading of Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban taking the hockey world by storm over the last 24 hours, it should surprise no one that the Edmonton Oilers were linked as the team most interested in acquiring the flamboyant rearguard. While it has certainly added a rather interesting dimension leading...

June 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

There has arguably been no player in recent Edmonton Oilers history that has created as a much a divide among the fan base as Nail Yakupov. After being selected first overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and putting together a fairly productive rookie campaign, the sky appeared to be the limit for the former Sarina Sting standout. Yet here we are,...

June 23rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

The highly anticipated NHL entry draft kicks off tomorrow night in Buffalo, and for the Oilers, the long-awaited day is bringing with it more questions than answers. The top-three picks (we think) are a lock, but from four onwards, there seems to be little consensus. The Oilers are in that polarizing fourth slot. Do they go for the classic "best...

June 23rd, 2016 In Free Agents, Oilers Goaltending 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers are coming into Peter Chiarelli's second off-season with the club and he has his work cut out for him. Another finish in the NHL basement and another Top 5 pick, fans must feel like they're in the movie Groundhog Day. A little Bill Murray might lift some spirits but the fact remains the team has some gapping holes they need to...

June 23rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Free Agents, Long Read, Top Stories 0 comments

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is of monumental importance to the Edmonton Oilers and their future. Having missed the playoffs for a tenth consecutive season in 2014-15, the Oilers enter their most recent off-season with one, definitive need in mind: defense. Sure, the entire hockey world has long been aware of this glaring deficiency, but the 2016...

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