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Are the Oilers Looking to Move Spooner Already?

Are the Oilers Looking to Move Spooner Already?

December 6th, 2018 Nobody is 100% certain why the Edmonton Oilers traded Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers for Ryan Spooner. My theory is that Todd McLellan wouldn't use Strome on the wing, where he was originally slotted to play when he was acquired from the Islanders, and Oilers general manager Peter...
McDavid's Silky Shootout Goal Lifts Oilers Over Blues

McDavid's Silky Shootout Goal Lifts Oilers Over Blues

December 5th, 2018 ST. LOUIS — Connor McDavid scored in the shootout after Oscar Klefbom tied it late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night. Klefbom scored with 55.2 seconds remaining to tie the game at 2, and Ryan N...

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December 3rd, 2018
Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are in a precarious position standings-wise. Even though they've amassed a 4-1-1 record under Ken Hitchcock, they still remain three points out of a wild-card spot and four points out of the top three in the Pacific Division. They're well within reach but they've got to continue to squeeze as much out of this roster as they can and hope the teams ahead of them trip up. That said, any team with Connor McDavid is capable of doing wondrous things but wouldn't it be a lot easier if they had an upgrade or two? Looking at the group of forwards Edmonton is deploying, I'd say it would be. With Christmas being a lot closer than not, it's about that time we started writing up our wishlists and sending them off to Santa. I've got three targets on my wish list that I'd like to share with you. Brendan Gallagher (MTL) - $3.75 million per year until 2020-21 Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI) - $4.5 million per year until 2022-23 Colton Parayko (STL) - $5.5...
December 2nd, 2018
Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are getting better results under new head coach Ken Hitchcock, but there are several players that still need to step up. On most nights, if Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins don't get on the score sheet, the Oilers' chances of winning are low. Related - Edmonton Oilers Quarter-Season Grades: Forwards Those are three fabulous players to build around, but Edmonton is going need to get more out of their support pieces if they are going to claw their way into the playoffs. If the Oilers can get more consistent play in goal and from their bottom two lines in the final 58 games, then they could return to the tournament in April. Cam Talbot After watching Cam Talbot start 140 of a possible 164 games in 2016-17 and 2017-18, general manager Peter Chiarelli made it a priority last off-season to bring in another goalie that could play well enough to give Talbot some more rest and keep him sharp for a playoff run. The Oilers found their...
November 30th, 2018
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The Edmonton Oilers have snatched some offensive potential from the Carolina Hurricanes, claiming recently waived forward Valentin Zykov according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Oilers then confirmed the claim. https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/1068553974205243392 For those that don't know much about Zykov, he's a 23-year-old left-winger who comes in at 6’1 and 225 pounds. He was originally drafted by Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft at No. 37 overall. Zykov is a right-shot winger who has a bit of a history as a scorer. Not long ago, he led the AHL with 33 goals and added 21 assists in 63 games, then posted three goals with seven points in 10 games for the Hurricanes in 2017-18. This season, he's gotten off to a bit of a rougher start, has only appeared in 13 games for the Hurricanes and has three assists. He currently playing out a two-year NHL contract that will see him make $650,000 this season and $700,000...

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Oilers History: The Paul Coffey Effect

Unless you were fortunate enough to be around to witness Paul Coffey play during his prime, it is unlikely you can comprehend how important he was to the success of the Edmonton Oilers. Anyone can look at his stat line and be impressed by the eye-popping totals. However, those numbers do not tell... November 4th, 2017

History Shows Oilers Just Can't Draft Goaltenders

This article was originally posted in July, 2016. The Edmonton Oilers aren't good at drafting, shocking. One of the most commonly known things out there in hockey is how purely awful the Oilers are at the draft. It's a key reason why this franchise has been mediocre at its best and putrid at... August 15th, 2017

Facing Off: Oilers Roundtable Talking Entry Draft, Prospects

Facing Off is a weekly column debating five of hockey’s hottest topics each and every Monday. From current events like trades and hat tricks to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this... April 17th, 2017