At no fault of his own, Adam Larsson was put in an awfully difficult position to start his Edmonton Oilers career. Though any reasonable fan, media member and student of the game would never view the rugged rearguard as fair value for Taylor Hall, one has to remove that part of the equation in order
Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli wasted no time in his end-of-season press conference. Chiarelli immediately jumped into questions from the media and faced the fire for the disappointing season Edmonton had in 2017-18. The Oilers took a 25-point step back in the NHL standings after coming within one win of the Western Conference Final
The popular thing to do right now is to blame Todd McLellan for the fate of the Edmonton Oilers this season. After an amazing 2016-17 run that saw the Oilers make the postseason for the first time in over a decade, this season has been an unmitigated disaster and the only thing fans are excitedly
On Saturday, a report surfaced that former Edmonton Oiler and NHL-tough guy, George Laraque used his platform on a Montreal radio station to air some potentially damaging information; information, that for some inexplicable reason, he thought fans in Edmonton and around the NHL had a right to know. During a spot on CHOI Radio X 98.1
Yes — you just read the words “Oilers” and “playoff hockey” in the same sentence. The Edmonton Oilers have several prospects playing playoff hockey in junior. In total there are six Edmonton prospects that will participate in either the WHL or OHL playoffs. No Oiler prospects will be playing in the QMJHL playoffs. Ostap Safin,
NHL color analyst and insider to the Edmonton Oilers, Bob Stauffer, posted a tweet after Saturday’s game that couldn’t be more accurate. Following a 4-2 Edmonton victory over the Florida Panthers, Stauffer pointed out that depth-forward Jujhar Khaira has taken some major steps forward for the team this season. In fact, some will argue, he’s
The Edmonton Oilers chose to add to their depth, signing prospect Kirill Maksimov to a three-year entry-level contract Thursday. Makismov was taken in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and since becoming an NHL prospect, he has continued to show a lot of potential over this past year and has proven his worth
As the Edmonton Oilers likely head toward an early offseason, they have chosen to showcase some of their prospects and give them the opportunity to play and prove their worth at the NHL level. So far, Ethan Bear has taken this chance and run with it. In his short time with the team so far,
In today’s Rumor Rundown, we discuss a couple teams and some off-season plans that may be in the works. Are the Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators discussing a major move? What about the New York Rangers who have told fans of their intention to rebuild but may not be completely acting like a rebuilding team?
The 2017-18 season has been a disappointing one for the Edmonton Oilers, as the team will miss the playoffs for the 11th time in the last 12 years. To make matters worse, the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, will also be hitting the links early barring a late-season miracle. The Condors sit
Yesterday we reviewed the trade value of the Edmonton Oilers’ goalies and defensemen. This time we’re going to look at the forwards and whose value has increased, decreased or stayed the same since last year. It’s no secret Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has one major task to accomplish this summer – find a scoring
The NHL Trade Deadline may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean NHL clubs are done thinking about how to improve their rosters. Teams that couldn’t make deals as the deadline closed might look to the NHL Draft or the summer’s free agency period to alter their rosters. In today’s Rumor Rundown we look
The Edmonton Oilers have traded away 29-year-old winger Patrick Maroon to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and prospect J.D. Dudek, Bob McKenzie announced Monday. Maroon was an interesting name on the trade market given his size and ability to chip in offense at a fair
For those who watched Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday, they’ll have seen a panel that consisted of Nick Kypreos, Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey and all were loaded with a wealth of information, rumors, speculation and updates regarding the NHL Trade Deadline that closes on Monday. They discussed, Max Pacioretty, Erik Karlsson, Rick Nash,
The NHL Trade Deadline is just around the corner, and Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli will be working the phones to get this team back on track. Saying the 2017-18 season has been a disappointment is an understatement. The question now is where does this team go from here? Patrick Maroon has an uncertain future,
Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about a couple of prospects in the Edmonton Oilers’ pipeline. It’s now time to turn our attention to a guy who’s had a lot of struggles with injuries during his development, Tyler Benson. It’s been the biggest concern since he was drafted 32nd overall in 2016. It’s easy
Everybody needs a Swiss Army knife come playoff time, even if the blade is a bit dull on this one. Mark Letestu has been a jack of all trades during his three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, but that stint is likely coming to an end at this month’s trade deadline. The team is essentially
With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, there seems to be plenty of rumors surrounding Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon. It’s no secret the 29-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) this summer and is the most valuable of Edmonton’s pending free agents. Last week I ran a poll asking fans if they thought
Coming off what was easily their most disappointing effort of the season, the Edmonton Oilers reached a new low point for 2017-18. After being thoroughly dominated by the lowly Buffalo Sabres on home-ice and being shutout for the third time in their last five appearances at Rogers Place, much of their fanbase is ready to wave
I want to preface this by saying we’ve all made bad takes. Whether it’s going after a particular player in the trade market, signing a free agent or line combinations, we’ve all said something outlandish. Last night we might’ve heard one of the more incredible trade suggestions of the season — maybe of the decade.
The NHL trade deadline is just over a month away, and the Edmonton Oilers could be making some significant changes. Edmonton’s struggles this season have been duly noted as they’re currently eight points out of the playoffs with 36 games to go. Do the math, and the chances of them making the playoffs are next to
With just one win in their last eight games, Saturday evening cannot come soon enough for the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it has not been a pleasant start to the New Year for Todd McLellan’s crew but with tonight’s tilt against the Arizona Coyotes and their first official visit to Las Vegas next on the docket,
Despite looking as though their 2017-18 campaign is all but over, there are still those holding out hope the Edmonton Oilers could somehow save their season. Now the chances of that happening seem rather slim but to each his own. With that aside, if we go on the assumption that making the playoffs is no
Saturday’s episode of Headlines provided a lot of information when it comes to a few players in the NHL and their futures with their respective clubs. From what is happening with James Neal in Vegas to Jaromir Jagr’s not really working in Calgary, there is a lot bubbling behind the scenes and sooner than later,
The Montreal Canadiens have traded goaltender Al Montoya to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018, the Habs announced Thursday night. The condition of the pick states that the Canadiens will receive a fourth-round pick from the Oilers if Montoya plays in at least seven regular-season contests in 2017-18
Elliotte Friedman has long been considered one of the most trusted sources when it comes to inside information and the NHL. His 31 Thoughts posts are among the most popular of reads by NHL fans and when he mentions something in his column, people tend to listen. In his latest edition, he took a couple of his
When Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera went down with a torn ACL last spring, he was given a six-to-nine month recovery timeline. The worst case scenario was that he wouldn’t be ready to play until February. If you read a lot of the analytics, Edmonton’s defense is hurting right now without him. But the good
Mark Messier did it all in a career that spanned 25 NHL seasons over four decades. He’s the only player in NHL history to captain two different professional teams to championships; he won five Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers and one with the New York Rangers—all in a span of ten years. Simply remarkable.
There have been more lows than highs for fans of the Edmonton Oilers, but after going 7-4-0 in their last 11 games, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Are the Oilers finally turning things around? A massive problem for Edmonton has been their scoring, and it was ranked one of the worst in
During the 2016 off-season, Peter Chiarelli decided to trade away one of the most dynamic forwards in the NHL. In return, he received a relatively unknown Swedish defenseman; unknown, meaning a player who rarely showed up on the score sheet. Outraged at first, fans in Edmonton quickly warmed up to the heavy hitting, shut-down, defenseman.