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Surging Oilers Beat Coyotes: 4 Questions Worth Asking Now

Surging Oilers Beat Coyotes: 4 Questions Worth Asking Now

January 19th, 2020 As the Edmonton Oilers head into their bye week and then the All-Star break, the 7-3 victory for the Oilers has the team feeling pretty good about their current run. 6-1-1 in their last eight, they're now in a playoff spot and just a couple points out of first place in the Pacific Division....
NHL Rumors: Hurricanes, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Canucks, More

NHL Rumors: Hurricanes, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Canucks, More

January 19th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, the Carolina Hurricanes are expected to get Justin Williams back. How is he feeling about his return? Did one NHL scribe release accurate terms for Zack Kassian's potential new deal in Edmonton? Is a former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman trying to work his way into a...

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January 17th, 2020
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In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, there is news on Zack Kassian's extension talks, Caleb Jones gets a new deal but a ribbing from his brother and one of the Bakersfield Condors makes the AHL All-Star team. Plus, are the Oilers looking at the Toronto Maple Leafs for top-six forward help? Benson Makes AHL All-Star Team One of the forwards a few fans are surprised they haven't seen yet in the NHL is Tyler Benson. A crafty scorer, there is a lot of talk he's got the chops to be an NHL player. The recent news reaffirms that it might not be long before Oilers fans get to see him in action. Benson is heading to the American Hockey League all-star game, replacing 21-year-old forward Kailer Yamamoto who is up in Edmonton currently with the big club. https://twitter.com/Condors/status/1218233731074289665?s=20 Benson is having an excellent season for the Condors with eight goals and 24 assists for 32 points in 32 games. He led the team in scoring last season...
January 17th, 2020
Oilers History

Expectations weren't very high for the Edmonton Oilers coming into 2005-06 campaign - they looked like they were fairly average, but nothing special. At the beginning of the season, there definitely weren't very many people who predicted that we would see the team compete for the Stanley Cup in June. At the beginning of the season, they were given +2500 (25 to 1) odds to win the Stanley Cup. The Oilers started the season slow, but were able to get things together by New Year's Eve, when they had a respectable record of 22-14-4. They went 19-14-9 the rest of the way and were able to sneak into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Related: Are the Edmonton Oilers a Playoff Team in 2019-20? The Oilers had a decent amount of cap room to work with during the summer prior to the season, so they were able to bring in a couple of key pieces to help them make a playoff run. With their first big move of the summer, the Oilers traded Eric Brewer, Jeff...
January 16th, 2020
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By now, we’ve all seen the tape of Calgary Flames’ forward and super-pest Matthew Tkachuk hitting Edmonton Oilers’ forward Zack Kassian and the latter rag-dolling Tkachuk following the last hit. Kassian was handed a four-minute double minor and the Flames would go on to win that instalment of the Battle of Alberta. But I’m sure you all knew that as well. Still, the stories and comments and war of words stemming from that event hasn’t cooled off one bit in the days that followed. Related: Good News and Bad - Zack Kassian Suspended Two Games Now, like many controversial plays in sports, regardless of what side you take, you’re on the wrong one. There are those that support Tkachuk’s somewhat targeted hits on Kassian and there are those - especially some from the old school way of thought - that agree with Kassian standing up for himself. Either way, your take is bound to be overshadowed by the rebuttals of hundreds of other fans and media types online. Still,...
January 15th, 2020
Oilers Transactions

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Caleb Jones to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The 22-year-old Jones has appeared in 23 games with the Oilers this season, posting three assists and six penalty minutes. He has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 14 games with the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors. The six-foot-one, 194-pound defenceman has appeared in 40 career NHL games, registering nine points (one goal, eight assists), 12 penalty minutes and a -14 plus/minus rating. Edmonton Oilers defensemen Caleb Jones (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports) A native of Arlington, Texas, he has posted 57 points (11 goals, 46 assists) and 77 penalty minutes in 125 career AHL games. Jones was selected by Edmonton in the fourth round, 117th overall at the 2015 NHL draft. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2020. The Canadian Press ...

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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... December 13th, 2019

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