Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers core of young talent ranked top in NHL by ESPN

This in from NHL hockey writer Emily Kaplan of <i>ESPN</i>, her ranking of the best locked-in core of young talent in the NHL, with the Edmonton Oilers at …

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In 1997 Grant Ledyard watched as Todd Marchant flew by him in overtime, but what other option did he have?

This Story is About...<p>During the 1996-97 season the Dallas Stars fought back to make the playoffs, winning the Central Division even, just a year …

Ice Hockey

Quick Strikes: Talkin’ Bout Development

The Bolts<p>Success drafting in the first round tends to be a sure-fire way to achieve success (unless you’re the Edmonton Oilers) in the NHL. Sure, the …

NHL

Should Oilers avoid using Connor McDavid on penalty kill?

The Edmonton Oilers depend a lot on the play of superstar Connor McDavid, but what exactly should his role be when it comes to special teams? The …

NHL

The Oilers and Development

It’s been a while since I’ve written any original content. I’m not sure what’s stopped me from doing it more lately, it could be the weather, it …

NHL

ALUMNI: Minor hockey in Spruce Grove helped shape Fuhr's legendary career

<b>EDMONTON, AB</b> - Before the Edmonton Oilers made their transition to the National Hockey League from the World Hockey Association in 1979, a young …

Ice Hockey

TAIT: The Sutter brothers return to Red Deer

The ballroom on the north end of Red Deer’s Black Knight Inn had many notable hockey jerseys on displayThursday evening, hoping to attract generous …

Red Deer

Connor McDavid sinks a hole in one

According to Cam McDavid’s Instagram story, Connor McDavid could have a career in golf coming up when his hockey life is over because the Oilers’ …

Golf

Edmonton Oilers: Can You Consider Their Off-Season A Success?

With the number of changes that the Edmonton Oilers have made the past few months, will it make a huge impact for next season?<p>Deep right smacked in …

NHL

Wild give Dumba five-year, $30 million deal

Matt Dumba is cashing in after a breakout season.<p>The Minnesota Wild rewarded the defenseman with a five-year, $30 million deal after a career year.<p>The defenseman had 14 goals and 36 assists -- both career highs -- and played in all 82 games.<p>Dumba, who turns 24 on Wednesday, was the seventh overall …

Ice Hockey

WATCH: 1-on-1 | Kyle Brodziak

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From The Cult of Hockey, warm July days may dominate our time, but the Edmonton Oilers are never far from our thoughts: 9 Things

A committed Edmonton Oilers watcher?Here it is mid-July, a shot sun-drenched day out on the West Coast, and I’m sitting on my deck by the …

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PTO The Way To Go

As everyone waits with bated breath to see what the number is going to be on a Darnell Nurse deal I’m going to take a look at what happens once that …

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Can Edmonton Oilers prospect Joseph Gambardella take one more major 2nd year developmental leap?

2018 Edmonton Oilers Prospects<i>This year’s rankings were obtained by the average of five raters: our homegrown trio of David Staples, Bruce McCurdy</i> …

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Goalie Depth Update Part 2: Rodrigue, Hawkey, Starrett

There was a bit of shuffling in the Oilers crease this offseason, with highly-touted Finish free agent Mikko Koskinen signing out of the KHL to …

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OFF-SEASON OIL: Signings and Sun

<b>EDMONTON, AB -</b> Mid-July brings about the halfway point of the NHL off-season and the Oilers have kept plenty busy in the summer months. With some …

NHL

NHL All-Time Greats: 1980s All-Decade Team

Many consider the 1980s to be the golden decade of the NHL. Here’s the 1980s All-Decade team, composed of the best players from that era.<p>Going into …

Ice Hockey

Forecasting Connor McDavid’s 2018-19

Can you imagine what last year’s team would have looked like without Connor McDavid?<p>Me neither. I don’t even want to begin to think about it. The …

Canadian Hockey

Ryan Straschnitzki returns to the ice for 1st time since Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Ryan Straschnitzki was back on the ice Friday, for the first time since the tragic bus crash that changed his life.<p>Straschnitzki and his father Tom …

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Top of Mind

The way I see it, there’s no way the Edmonton Oilers have room for more than one rookie defenceman on their roster this coming season. If there is …

NHL

Are pro athletes playing too much Fortnite?

The men across the table were worried. Riley Sutter knew that now. It was early June and Sutter was in Buffalo, New York, for the NHL scouting …

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Vancouver Giants hire longtime Edmonton Oilers scout as senior adviser

The Vancouver Giants’ front-office makeover continued Friday with the hiring of former Kamloops Blazers general manager Bob Brown as a senior adviser.<p>…

Western Hockey League

Saturday Sunshine: La Bouche

Last week’s McDavid sunshine was so bright that it’s still shining on but the positivity never stops on Saturday at the Nation and today is no …

Sports (Canada)

The Oilers have been loading up on lower-tier forward prospects for Bakersfield

Since the beginning of last season, the Oilers have been aggressively adding forward prospects to fill out their American Hockey League team in …

NHL

Oilers win Golden Matrix Award for video display

According to the people at the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA), whatever that is, the Edmonton Oilers have won a Golden …

Sports (Canada)

Former Oilers owner Peter Pocklington budding cannabis businessman

Peter Pocklington, the contentious businessman who once owned the Edmonton Oilers, is exploring a new business opportunity: cannabis.<p>Pocklington is …

Cannabis

Yes, indeed, why on earth does Connor McDavid get used on the penalty kill?

Interesting tweet in from Oilers insider Bob Stauffer of the organization’s radio network: “With the off-season FA signings of Kyle Brodziak and …

Ice Hockey

RELEASE: Edmonton Oilers win Golden Matrix Award

<b>(Edmonton, AB)</b> - The Edmonton Oilers were awarded the 2018 Golden Matrix Award for Best Overall Video Display in Hockey at the IDEA (Information …

Sports (Canada)

Former NFL Wideout Terrell Owens Eyeing Return To Football With CFL Team

2,999<p>Could Terrell Owens be making a return to the gridiron?<p>T.O. hasn’t laced up his cleats since the 2010 NFL season, but the 44-year-old apparently …

NFL

Strome Looking at Vision Testing to Improve His Game

NHL players are always looking for ways to improve their game. The need for speed and strength is a must, but in the past few years more skaters have …

Canadian Hockey