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Oilers' McDavid, Avs' MacKinnon, Panthers'  Yandle Named NHL's 3 Stars

Oilers' McDavid, Avs' MacKinnon, Panthers' Yandle Named NHL's 3 Stars

November 18th, 2019 NEW YORK — Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon and Florida Panthers defenceman Keith Yandle are the NHL three stars of the week. McDavid led the league with 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in three games, including a six-point game...
NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Devils, Oilers, Penguins, More

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Devils, Oilers, Penguins, More

November 18th, 2019 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of New Jersey as the team waives a big-name goaltender, speculation head coach Mike Babcock has lost his locker room and news surrounding the Edmonton Oilers. Finally, are the Pittsburgh Penguins hanging onto Jack Johnson? Babcock Lost the Room?...

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November 16th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

Rumors the New Jersey Devils will be trading Taylor Hall get louder and louder. Elliotte Friedman was recently a guest on Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer and said it's likely Hall is moved, Matt Larkin of the Hockey News is predicting what the return might be and the NHL Network speculates which teams might have a shot at Hall. In short, despite the fact the Devils would dearly like to hold onto their star forward, the chatter of Hall's exit doesn't seem to go away. One team that always seems to be part of that conversation is the Edmonton Oilers. Hall was asked if he would rule out a return to Edmonton should he be moved this season and his answer was simply that it was too early to rule anyone out. That wasn't a "yes", but more importantly, it wasn't a "no", either. If the Oilers were in the mix, and if they were even remotely interested, is it a good idea? The Logic Behind Adding Hall On the surface, it would seem insane to think any team wouldn't like to add Hall...
November 16th, 2019
Montreal Canadiens

Tyler Toffoli is an NHL veteran playing in his eighth season. He has spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Kings, but this could be his last campaign with the organization. He was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was a steal in the 47th slot, outperforming expectations. After all, this was a young man who was the third-best player on his minor hockey league team; he was ranked by some scouts behind John McFarland and Devante Smith-Pelly. Toffoli steadily improved each year, culminating in a career-best 31-goal, 58-point season in 2015-16. He has also scored over 20 goals, three times. Last season, there was a clear dropoff when he was a negative player for the first time in his career. He went minus-16 with 13 goals and 21 assists. Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli (Dom Gagne-USA TODAY Sports) His advanced stats were still adequate. Last season he had a fairly good relative Corsi percentage of 5.49%. This means that he...
November 16th, 2019
Oilers Prospects

The 2019 CIBC Canada-Russia Series is all wrapped up, and it came right down to the wire. Some of the best under-20 players from Russia faced off against the best from the QMJHL, OHL, and the WHL, with Russia playing each of these groups twice, splitting each mini-series. Of the six games played, four of them went to overtime - a record for the tournament. Related: 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series Storylines to Follow To determine the series winner, the WHL and Team Russia had to have a second shootout in the final game - that's right. The sixth game of the tournament went into a shootout itself, and since that ended with the Russia winning, evening the CHL versus Russia tournament at three games apiece, a second shootout was held. The player who capped the series winner just happens to be one of the standouts in the tournament. There were a great number of players who performed well in the tournament, here are the five that I think stood out the most (and some honourable...
November 15th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

If you've watched enough Edmonton Oilers games, you'll realize, there are two versions of Zack Kassian fans have come to know. There's the Kassian who changed the game in a matter of minutes during Thursday's Oilers win over the Colorado Avalanche and there's the Kassian who seems disinterested and ineffective more times than not. No doubt, Kassian's game-changing hit on star forward Nathan McKinnon set the tone early in Thursday's 6-2 victory and the Oilers took the energy created from that hit and spanked the Avs. Seconds later, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl combined for a couple of their 11 points on the night and minutes later, Kassian scored a goal as well. His play to open the first period was reminiscent of how Kassian played when the Oilers last made the postseason and he was dominant in the series versus the San Jose Sharks. Perhaps more than any other Oilers forward, during that series, Kassian was a difference-maker. But, Thursday's game and the San Jose series...

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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... October 19th, 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