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Oilers Coach Dave Tippett's Plan: 10 Things

Oilers Coach Dave Tippett's Plan: 10 Things

August 13th, 2019 There are many ways one could describe Edmonton Oilers new head coach Dave Tippett. Among them, fans can now include informative as an adjective. Tippett took some time to chat with Oilers Now radio host and color commentator for the Edmonton Oilers Bob Stauffer. For over 20 minutes the two...
NHL Rumors: Capitals, Coyotes, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

NHL Rumors: Capitals, Coyotes, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

August 12th, 2019 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Braden Holtby's next contract in Washington, the Arizona Coyotes might have interest in a few free agents, and the Edmonton Oilers may have had their third jersey design leaked a little ahead of schedule. Finally, what does John Tavares have to say...

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August 9th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers, Puljujarvi's statement he'll play with Karpat might not be all it's cracked up to be, and the Buffalo Sabres don't seem worried about their cap issues. Kreider to be at Rangers Training Camp Dan Rosen of NHL.com is reporting that the expectation is, despite constant trade rumors, Chris Kreider will be at Rangers training camp. This update comes from Rangers President John Davidson who said he expects Kreider to start with the team this upcoming season. Chris Kreider, New York Rangers, Mar. 22, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Davidson said: “It’s hard to make promises. Things change, but Chris is a valued member of the New York Rangers and I look forward to him having a great camp and a great run with us.“He’s got one year left, and that should be a whole lot of importance to him to come in and have a great camp and a great year, and we’ll just see where it all...
August 9th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

Isn’t it funny how things can go so wrong over the course of three short years? The date was June 24, 2016, and the setting was the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. It was on that day the Edmonton Oilers were handed the good fortune of having Jesse Puljujarvi fall into their lap at the No. 4 position in the draft. Well, so much for predictions and those sort of things. Edmonton Oilers' Jesse Puljujarvi, and Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum) Unfortunately, what appeared to be a perfect landing spot has turned into a nightmare scenario for both the player and the organization. To suggest the talented winger has had a tough time adjusting to the North American game would be an understatement. However,  with a mere 139 games at the NHL level under his belt and still only 21-years of age, Puljujarvi has plenty of time to right the so-called ship. Puljujarvi Can Right the Ship With that said, his days as a member of the Oilers are coming...
August 8th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown there is news out of Tampa Bay where the Lightning are working on an extension for Brayden Point and leaning towards a bridge deal. Meanwhile, in Columbus, the Blue Jackets are being patient when it comes to Zach Werenski and there isn't a big concern he'll miss any of training camp. The Bruins might have interest in a free agent but need to figure out their salary situation first and the Edmonton Oilers have a bit more info on the status of Jesse Puljujarvi. Bridge Deal for Point Dan Rosen of NHL.com writes in his recent mailbag segment that he believes the Tampa Bay Lightning and Brayden Point get a deal done if the deal is a bridge contract. Lightning forward Brayden Point (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Rosen explains that a three- to five-year deal would keep the cap hit a little lower before he cashes in on his next deal. For example, should Point sign for four years at $8.5 million per season, he could line himself up for a deal that...
August 7th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown there is news as to why Jesse Puljujarvi might be wanting out of Edmonton and why it's possible he'll change his mind. Meanwhile, the Carolina Hurricanes are going about their business despite their GM not having a contract and the Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars are still working on smaller moves. Puljujarvi Getting Bad Advice? Dustin Neilsen of TSN seems to think there is a chance that Jesse Puljujarvi will stay in Edmonton despite saying he wants to be traded. Understanding that Puljujarvi is earning a bad reputation throughout this process, Neilsen started his point by tweeting, "McLellan was not a great communicator, to the point that one of the guys traded this past year was happy to be moved due to a lack of communication from McLellan." Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Neilsen didn't say which one guy was happy to be moved to another team but he did add, "If he couldn’t communicate with his players from North America how do...

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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