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Neal Scores in First Preseason Game with Oilers

Neal Scores in First Preseason Game with Oilers

September 17th, 2019 EDMONTON — James Neal made an early impact with the Edmonton Oilers as they kicked off pre-season play with a 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Neal had a goal in his first appearance with his new team following an off-season trade from the...
Oilers News and Rumors: Bouchard, Neal, Cuts, More

Oilers News and Rumors: Bouchard, Neal, Cuts, More

September 16th, 2019 In today's news and rumors report on the Edmonton Oilers, the team made a round of cuts heading into their first preseason game, one prospect dominated at the rookie scrimmage and there is excitement coming from James Neal about being paired with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Oilers Make First-Round of...

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September 14th, 2019
Oilers History

The Edmonton Oilers struggles at the draft table have been well documented over the years. Poor drafting and developing has been a critical factor in why the Oilers have made the playoffs just four times since the 2000-01 season. Edmonton even went through a recent string where they had four first overall picks in six years. They added Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011), Nail Yakupov (2012), and Connor McDavid (2015) Still -- that did not affect the team's overall outcome because they weren't finding NHL caliber talent outside the first round. You can have stars, but you need to surround those stars with quality depth. Edmonton hasn't done that. 2017 NHL Draft floor (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) It's not all on the scouting group as Edmonton's had Kevin Lowe, Steve Tambellini, Craig MacTavish, and Peter Chiarelli in the general manager's chair. The addition of Keith Gretzky has helped the Oilers get their 2017 class in order, and the picks made during...
September 14th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

You have to give him credit. On the day the Edmonton Oilers announced Dave Tippett as their new head coach, many in the mainstream media were asking if he’d be bringing his defence-first system to the Alberta capital. Instead of stating the obvious, the Moosomin native suggested he wasn’t that kind of coach at all and in fact, used whatever system worked best with the pieces he had at his disposal. Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Ken Holland and new head coach Dave Tippett (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson) A clever angle to be sure and it led to many forgetting what this Oilers squad was and still is. Outside of a handful of players, this group lacks the skill to outscore their opponents and their defence/goaltenders are nowhere near good enough to shut teams down. In other words, fans should prepare themselves for a defence-first system that is typically a less than enthralling brand of hockey to watch. Related: Tyler Benson and the...
September 13th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — It's so far, so good for Connor McDavid in training camp as he rehabs his knee. The Edmonton Oilers' superstar forward was cleared for practice and didn't require a non-contact jersey as the team hit the ice today for the first tim...
September 13th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, one Edmonton Oilers forward seems to be retiring after serious and lingering back issues. What does that mean for the Oilers future and how does it explain the signings they did this summer? The Tampa Bay Lightning might waive or trade a goaltender and the Toronto Maple Leafs are going Fight Club-silent with the media in regards to Mitch Marner. Finally, why is Dustin Byfuglien missing Jets training camp and did Julius Honka just say goodbye to Dallas? Kyle Brokziak Retiring? All day yesterday and today, Edmonton Oilers media has been writing revealing and touching pieces on Oilers forward Kyle Brodziak. It has been revealed that he won't be able to play this upcoming season after failing his physical before training camp. Edmonton Oilers forward Kyle Brodziak (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports) Mark Spector of Sportsnet writes, "Back issues will likely force an early retirement, after an steady, reliable 917-game NHL career." This may be one...

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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... December 13th, 2018

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