Edmonton Oilers

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Wednesday, for most Edmonton Oilers fans, was a good day. As was announced mid-afternoon, the Oilers signed Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year extension worth $68 million. It was a deal that will keep one of the team’s premier forwards in the fold for the long term and it represents the second time this summer that
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In our continued look at some of the speculation or perhaps a more accurate description, “wish list” of many Edmonton Oilers fans, the third look into our “What’s Taking So Long” series examines the potential of a Mike Green to Edmonton trade. This isn’t a trade that’s been widely speculated and while there are rumors
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Last month our contributors helped compile the Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects list. This month we’ll be looking at each of those 10 prospects in depth in reverse order. Defenseman Caleb Jones ranked fifth on our prospects list. Of all the young defensemen in the system, Jones might have the highest upside. Edmonton’s fourth-round pick in 2015
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Last month our contributors helped compile the Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects list. This month we’ll be looking at each of those ten prospects in depth in reverse order. Laurent Brossoit ranked sixth on our list and was the highest rated Oilers goaltender amongst the group. It’s hard to fathom that the 24-year-old is still considered a
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Last month our contributors compiled the Edmonton Oilers’ Top 10 Prospects list. This month we’ll be looking at each of those ten prospects in depth in reverse order. Dylan Wells ranked as the seventh best prospect in the Oilers’ system ahead of Nick Ellis (8), Jujhar Khaira (9) and Stuart Skinner (10). Despite being outside of the
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Last month our contributors helped compile the Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects list. This month we’ll be looking at each of those ten prospects in depth in reverse order. Goaltending prospect Nick Ellis was ranked ninth on our list just ahead of Stuart Skinner. Ellis, 23, was a college free agent that signed with the Oilers in
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Benoit Pouliot’s tenure with the Edmonton Oilers can be compared to a roller coaster that slowly climbed the tracks until it reached the very top, and everything suddenly stopped. Thus began an epic free-fall down the slope. The buy out of his contract this offseason signalled the end of a relationship that ultimately did not
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The 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase is well underway in Plymouth, Michigan and there are several Edmonton Oilers’ prospects participating in the tournament. The tournament is taking place from July 28 to August 5. Four countries are participating in the tournament; Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. The Oilers have a total of seven
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Last month our contributors helped compile the Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects list. This month we’ll be looking at each of those ten prospects in depth in reverse order. Jujhar Khaira was ranked ninth on our list ahead of goaltending prospect Stuart Skinner (10th). Khaira, 23, was the Oilers’ third round pick (63rd overall) in 2012. Edmonton
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Perhaps the Edmonton Oilers are holding off on doing anything further with their roster until Leon Draisaitl’s deal is complete and the ink is dry. The fear that he may get more money than the Oilers had originally anticipated could be stopping the team from making further roster changes — even if they aren’t completely
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Last month our contributors helped compile the Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects list. This month we’ll be looking at each of those ten prospects in depth starting with the tenth ranked prospect, Stuart Skinner. Skinner, 18, was the 78th overall pick (third round) in the 2017 NHL Draft. At 6’4″ and 205 pounds, Skinner has
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Newsflash: The Edmonton Oilers are good. Their 33-point upgrade over the 2015-16 season in 2016-17 was no fluke. They finished second in the Pacific Division and dispatched the San Jose Sharks in six games in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the Anaheim Ducks in seven games. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl
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For hockey fans of a certain vintage, the phrase “Battle of Alberta” jogs up glorious memories from the past. Unfortunately, it has been so long since both teams have been good at the same time, most fans have no idea at just how intense the rivalry between the organizations and their fan bases used to
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For Edmonton Oilers’ fans, the future of this franchise is very bright. For this summer’s top prospects list, we compiled separate lists from three Edmonton contributors and applied a prospect points system. If a player finished first on one writer’s list, he received ten points. If a player finished tenth on a writer’s list, he received
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I recently wrote a piece stating that the Edmonton Oilers signing of Jussi Jokinen was a smart bet. Monday, the Oilers made a similar play, albeit with a much less proven NHL player, when they signed defenseman Yohann Auvitu on a one-year deal worth $700K. Auvitu the Player Auvitu, 27, appeared in 25 games with the New Jersey
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If you go back through the years of the Edmonton Oilers’ goaltending pipeline, everyone should come to the same conclusion—it’s been a wasteland since the Oilers joined the NHL in 1979. There have been some stellar goaltenders in Edmonton’s history like Grant Fuhr, Andy Moog, Bill Ranford, Curtis Joseph and even Tommy Salo. However, those
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With the Edmonton Oilers officially announcing the signing of Connor McDavid to an eight-year extension yesterday afternoon, the sole focus of Oil Country has now shifted to the immediate future of one Leon Draisaitl. At 21-years of age and coming off a season in which he became a top ten scorer and outperformed his aforementioned linemate
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It started with a tweet, and it snowballed. On the eve of free agency, NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton suggested it’s possible that the Edmonton Oilers are shopping restricted free agent (RFA) Leon Draisaitl. Rumors are running rampant, and even TSN insider Ryan Rishaug stated there was the potential for a predatory offer sheet that
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For a certain vintage of Edmonton Oilers fan, the name Dave Semenko has and always will hold a special place in their hearts.  With that said, no one held the former second-round pick in higher regard than the men who played with him during his time in the Alberta capital. Not surprisingly, all of Oil Country
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For an organization that seems to have become almost obsessively focused on acquiring players with size, it was rather refreshing to hear Peter Chiarelli call the name of Kailer Yamamoto as the Edmonton Oilers first round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.  Despite being the smallest player ever selected in the first round, the
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In the six years that have passed since the New York Islanders used the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft to select Ryan Strome, the Mississauga native has yet to live up to expectation.  However, after being sent to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for veteran forward Jordan Eberle, the soon-to-be 24-year
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With the 22nd Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers Have Selected Kailer Yamamoto From the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. About Kailer Yamamoto Despite being undersized at 5 foot 9, Kailer Yamamoto has the potential to be a high-end player due to his excellent speed, pin-point passing and high hockey-IQ. If he
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Connor McDavid has won the 2017 Hart Memorial Trophy. Not only was McDavid the only player in the league to reach 90 points this past season, he took it a step further and reached the 100-point mark in 82 games, along with an impressive 30 goals. Coming off of an injury-shortened rookie season where he scored 16
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The Edmonton Oilers did quite well at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft a year ago. Edmonton added two potential top six forwards, an intriguing goaltending prospect, and several long-term projects. Jesse Puljujarvi (fourth), Tyler Benson (32nd) and Dylan Wells (123rd) look like the strongest picks of their class for Edmonton. Puljujarvi played professionally as an 18-year-old