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NHL Rumor Shootdown: Hall to Oilers Not Happening

NHL Rumor Shootdown: Hall to Oilers Not Happening

February 20th, 2019 It's been some time since writing an NHL Rumor Shootdown article but Wednesday's whispers regarding Taylor Hall to the Edmonton Oilers gave plenty of reason to ensure not glossing over an opportunity to cover this rumor in more detail. Elliotte Friedman was a guest on the 2 Mutts podcast and...
NHL Rumors: Hall, Duchene, Capitals, Devils, More

NHL Rumors: Hall, Duchene, Capitals, Devils, More

February 20th, 2019 In today's rumor rundown there is news on the Washington Capitals who are making surprising waiver wire plays, some whispers about a potential Taylor Hall reunion with the Edmonton Oilers and Marcus Johansson being available out of New Jersey. Lots Going on In Washington It was first reported in...

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February 18th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have taken another step to try and correct a mistake made by Peter Chiarelli while he was general manager of the team. On Monday, the Oilers placed lightning-rod for criticism and rarely-used defenseman Brandon Manning on waivers. https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/1097541262465323009 Clearly, while the Oilers found a taker for a player like Ryan Spooner (landing Sam Gagner in return), assistant GM Keith Gretzky couldn't find magic in a bottle twice. At least not yet. The Oilers are hoping another team sees something in Manning and helps the Oilers relieve themselves of $2.25 million worth of cap space this and next season. If Edmonton nets nothing in return but money off the books, it has to be considered a victory. Related: 4 Reasons Oilers Made Good Gamble on Gagner What to Take From the Manning Waiver As Bruce McCurdy wrote on social media right after the news was announced — and is probably the sentiment felt by most Oilers fans today...
February 18th, 2019
New Jersey Devils

It's obvious the New Jersey Devils still have some rebuilding to do. They began that process when they traded Brian Boyle to the Nashville Predators for a second-round pick. It's likely he won't be the only one moved, as Marcus Johansson and Ben Lovejoy are both on expiring contracts. Even though the Devils will be sellers, they can still look to acquire talent. One name in the rumor mill is Jesse Puljujarvi's, who's struggled with the Edmonton Oilers. His time in Edmonton could be coming to an end, and he could be traded by the Feb. 25 deadline. Is he worth the risk for the Devils? Puljujarvi's Struggles in Edmonton Puljujarvi is one of the more interesting names available. He's a former top-five pick, and there's no doubting he has the look of someone who could be a productive NHLer. He's 6-foot-4, 200 pounds and has the skillset to break into a top-six role. Despite his potential, he hasn't been able to find steady ground in the NHL. He's had three AHL demotions in his young...
February 17th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

On Saturday, Sam Gagner got word while in Providence, Rhode Island that he'd be leaving the Toronto Marlies road trip and headed back to the city it began for him in the NHL. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers and they wanted him to make it to the arena fast enough to join the Oilers for their final game of a three-game road swing, this particular contest against the New York Islanders. The matchup resulted in another loss for the Oilers, and despite playoff hopes looking bleak, there's still a way this trade for Gagner looks like a win for the Oilers. In fact, there are at least four ways. Gagner Gets a Fresh Start In so many cases, the Edmonton Oilers are notorious for giving up on players too quickly. Lack of success in Edmonton has led the organization in the past to simply ship someone out and far too often, the player moved heads over the another NHL franchise and does extremely well. One look around the NHL and you can see evidence the Oilers have been burned...
February 17th, 2019
Ottawa Senators

In today's rumor rundown, there is news the Dallas Stars might be in the market for a rental player who can score and they may be going after a big name. There is also an update on the contract talks between the Ottawa Senators and Mark Stone. Finally, would the Edmonton Oilers consider replacing Ken Hitchcock at this point in the season? Dallas Stars in the Rental Market Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com writes that the Dallas Stars appear to be in the market for a rental scorer. “We’re very open to anything,” general manager Jim Nill said. He added, "We’re very open to making a hockey trade if it’s going to make us better. If we stay in the hunt the way we are, we’re open to adding to our team.” Nill adds that he's not in a rush to make that addition today and will wait until closer to the Feb. 25 date as teams figure out where they stand in a very tight wild-card race in Western Conference. Waiting will also better establish the price their team will...

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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