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10 Biggest Oilers Draft Busts Since 2000

10 Biggest Oilers Draft Busts Since 2000

April 6th, 2020 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...
Top 3 All-Time Oilers Goalies

Top 3 All-Time Oilers Goalies

April 5th, 2020 Goaltending: hockey's most precarious and polarizing position. The masked men often take the blame when the team loses, and receive little credit when they win. They face 100 mph slap shots, and 200 pound players barreling into them. They're quirky, and unique, but no team can get by without a...

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April 2nd, 2020
Oilers History

April 2 has provided many great moments throughout National Hockey League history. Multiple records were broken by some of the biggest names of the sport. Some of those records still stand today. Coffey Brews a New Record Paul Coffey was one of the greatest offensive defensemen to ever play in the NHL. He averaged over a point per game during his Hall of Fame career with 1531 points in 1409 games over 21 seasons with nine different teams. Ray Bourque is the only defenseman in league history to score more goals and points than Coffey. On April 2, 1986, Coffey broke the record of another Boston Bruins legend when the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 8-4. Late in the first period, he scored his 46th goal of the season to tie Bobby Orr’s record for the most goals by a defenseman. He set a new single-season record with another goal early in the 2nd period. No matter what uniform he wore, Coffey excelled. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Coffey...
April 2nd, 2020
Edmonton Oilers

Out of all seasons to announce a pause, it had to be this one, didn’t it? It couldn’t have been during one of the three seasons that the Edmonton Oilers accumulated 62 points in the last decade? As frustrating and heartbreaking as this situation is (overall), it doesn’t change the fact that the playoff-hungry team produced a collection of crazy, exciting, memorable moments over the last 71 games.  So let’s hand out some awards for the most notable moments from the 2019-20 season while we await the fate of hockey! Related: Edmonton Oilers with 100-Point Seasons And the award for the most memorable game, the most surprising, pivotal, annoying (and the list goes on) moment goes to... Most Sigh-Of-Relief Moment When Connor McDavid smashed into the net after Mark Giordano dropped to the ice and stuck out his stick as an attempt to stop the speedy forward from scoring during the second period of the last game of the 2018-19 season, Edmonton fell into a whirlpool...
April 1st, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the San Jose Sharks might have a need for a goaltender that may not get the deal he wants in free agency. The Edmonton Oilers are recouperating during this pause in the NHL and the coach says two injured players are good to go. Finally, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask felt the need to clarify comments he made about possibly retiring. And no... none of these are April Fools jokes. Sharks Interested in Holtby? Larry Brooks of the New York Post took a look at what's in store for goaltender Braden Holtby who is becoming an unrestricted free agent at an inopportune time. His lower-than-average save percentage combined with what is expected to be a flat salary cap doesn't bode well for him getting the kind of contract he might like. Braden Holtby (Jess Starr/ The Hockey Writers) Brooks wondered if the San Jose Sharks might have interest as their goaltending has been dreadful over the last two seasons, ranking next-to-last in...
March 31st, 2020
Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers superstar Leon Draisaitl has taken his game to new heights this season. He is already the best player ever born and trained in Germany, and now he's among the best players in the NHL. After scoring 50 goals and 105 points in 82 games in 2018-19, Draisaitl has put up 43 goals and 110 points in just 71 games this season. He has a 13-point lead in the Art Ross Trophy race over his teammate and best player in the world Connor McDavid. Related: Oilers’ Draisaitl Is Underappreciated The fact that Draisaitl has been as important to the Oilers' success this season as McDavid, if not more, drives home how dominant he has been. The Oilers have a 36-15-5 record (.687 points percentage) in the 56 games when Draisaitl has tallied at least one point. Here are his top five games of the 2019-20 season (so far): 5: Draisaitl Leads Comeback Against Canucks After dropping the first game of a home-and-home series to the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 30 at Rogers Place,...

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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