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The Oilers Need To Put It All Together

The Oilers Need To Put It All Together

September 21st, 2017 Last season brought an overwhelming change in culture for the Edmonton Oilers. A revamped positive attitude and winning on a regular basis shifted things in a new direction. Peter Chiarelli knows that winning is a process and his team is still in the early stages of becoming great; but the Oilers...
Edmonton Oilers: 2017-18 Bold Predictions

Edmonton Oilers: 2017-18 Bold Predictions

September 19th, 2017 Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton Oilers are finally finding...

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Grading Chiarelli: Oilers Summer Moves (Part I)

To suggest Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli is completely done his job for the summer might be premature. To assume he's finished making moves and player transactions for the season is nieve. But, many fans aren't 100 percent sold on the plays (or, as some would describe it, a lack... September 18th, 2017

Benning Could Be Key to Oilers Season

When the Edmonton Oilers announced the signing of Matt Benning to a two-year deal in August of 2016, many felt the club had lucked out and stumbled upon a player with the potential of eventually developing into a second pairing NHL defenceman. Isn’t it funny how expectations can change over the... September 16th, 2017

Oilers Goaltending Expectations for 2017-18

Hockey is finally here! The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp with seven goaltenders on the roster. The situation is pretty clear, and there's not a whole lot of jockeying for position on the depth chart this season. Cam Talbot, who was arguably the Oilers most valuable player not named Connor... September 16th, 2017

Oilers Draisaitl & Bruins Pastrnak - Similar yet Different

From the moment the Boston Bruins announced the signing of David Pastrnak to a six-year/ $40 million deal, it was only a matter of time before the comparisons started to make the rounds on the recently inked eight-year/ $68 million pact of Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl. On the surface, it... September 15th, 2017

Oilers Pipeline Possesses Diamonds in the Rough

The Edmonton Oilers rookie camp was a pleasant surprise. It boasted an influx of intriguing talent and optimism for the future. What's even more encouraging is the Oilers' prospect pool. A once dry pipeline is now running strong with plenty of high-quality youth.  Kailer Yamamoto, Ethan Bear and... September 14th, 2017

Oilers Early Candidates for Surprise of the Season

As the season creeps closer and opportunities like the Young Stars Tournament and rookie camp close, fans are starting to get a glimpse at what the Edmonton Oilers main roster is going to look like. Only a few changes to the core are expected, but there is a bit of change thanks to injury and a... September 13th, 2017