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The Hockey Writers Aug 19, 2019

Oilers News and Rumors: Nygard, Bouchard, McDavid, More

In today’s Edmonton Oilers news and rumors report, there is news that Joakim Nygard is getting well acquainted with at least one current Oilers’ defenseman, there is speculation as to what Evan Bouchard needs to do to make the team this season, and one insider asks, ‘Will the Oilers continue the trend of adding enforcers […] The post Oilers News and Rumors: Nygard, Bouchard, McDavid, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Aug 19, 2019

Tyler Benson’s Development Will Be Key for Oilers

While the Edmonton Oilers 2018-19 season was one to forget in terms of team success, it brought many headlines that are worthy of discussing from individual players at all three levels of play. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl proved they are one of the most, if not the most, deadly duos in the entire NHL. […] The post Tyler Benson’s Development Will Be Key for Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Aug 18, 2019

NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Sabres, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news Adam Boqvist might be pushing for an NHL job, the Edmonton Oilers have a prospect on the blue line worth watching for and the Buffalo Sabres are trying to appease Rasmus Ristolainen. Meanwhile, what do the comments by Patrik Laine from earlier this week really mean? Boqvist […] The post NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Sabres, Oilers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Aug 17, 2019
Edmonton Oilers: Free Agents They Can Still Go After

Edmonton Oilers: Free Agents They Can Still Go After

With the new NHL season quickly approaching, there are still a few free agents the Edmonton Oilers can go after.  Oilers general manager Ken Holland has made several moves this summer, but it seems like the roster might be a few pieces away from being a playoff team.  Free Agents Still Available As the season approaches, it likely means less bargaining power for the free-agents still on the market. Perhaps Holland can use the opportunity to bring in a serviceable roster player at a discount.   One of the main priorities for the Oilers this summer is to upgrade their secondary scoring....
The Hockey Writers Aug 14, 2019

Oilers Counting on New Forwards

When Ken Holland accepted the job as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, he inherited a roster with plenty of flaws. Chief among them was a lack of scoring on the wing. Sure, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl combined for an outstanding 91 goals in 2018-19 (the most goals by any pair in the NHL). […] The post Oilers Counting on New Forwards appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Edmonton Journal Aug 14, 2019

Oil Spills podcast: The confusing Jesse Puljujarvi trade-me-now stance

What’s with the ongoing drama between the Edmonton Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi’s camp? Hockey beat writer Derek van Diest talks to host Craig Ellingson about the Finnish winger and his trade demands. The fourth-overall pick from the 2016 NHL Draft requires a new contract, but given his paltry pro performance thus far in his career, […]
The Hockey Writers Aug 13, 2019

Oilers Coach Dave Tippett’s Plan: 10 Things

There are many ways one could describe Edmonton Oilers new head coach Dave Tippett. Among them, fans can now include informative as an adjective. Tippett took some time to chat with Oilers Now radio host and color commentator for the Edmonton Oilers Bob Stauffer. For over 20 minutes the two discussed Tippett’s thoughts on the […] The post Oilers Coach Dave Tippett’s Plan: 10 Things appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Aug 12, 2019

NHL Rumors: Capitals, Coyotes, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Braden Holtby’s next contract in Washington, the Arizona Coyotes might have interest in a few free agents, and the Edmonton Oilers may have had their third jersey design leaked a little ahead of schedule. Finally, what does John Tavares have to say about the delay in […] The post NHL Rumors: Capitals, Coyotes, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Aug 12, 2019
NHL Rumours: Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers

NHL Rumours: Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers

Another week into August and the training camps for NHL teams approach with many player's contracts still unresolved. It has been relatively quiet as teams and their general managers attempt to play the waiting game in negotiations of high priced restricted free agents. Will the player give in, or will the team succumb to the pressures of filling their rosters in time for the upcoming season? NHL rumours are still swirling and for this Monday's edition, we take a look at the Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, and Edmonton Oilers. NHL Rumours Calgary Flames Rumour: Eric Francis appeared on...
The Hockey Writers Aug 10, 2019

Oilers Priority Should Be Trading Nugent-Hopkins

The Edmonton Oilers priority should be to trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. They managed to clear out the unbreakable contract of Milan Lucic in a lateral move earlier in the offseason, but they’d be wise to keep going. Nugent-Hopkins’ value will likely never be higher for the Oilers than it is right now. He’s coming off a […] The post Oilers Priority Should Be Trading Nugent-Hopkins appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Aug 10, 2019
NHL Rumours: New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers

NHL Rumours: New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers

It’s just over a month until training camp, but the NHL rumours are still coming. Teams are trying to make the numbers work and get their players under the $81.5 million salary cap. There are a number of restricted free agents still available. Clubs are debating whether to hand out bridge deals or to ink long-term contracts. Today’s rumours are about the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and Edmonton Oilers. All NHL rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change.  NHL Rumours New York Rangers Rumour: Dan Rosen of NHL.com indicates that despite months of...
The Hockey Writers Aug 9, 2019

Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers

Isn’t it funny how things can go so wrong over the course of three short years? The date was June 24, 2016, and the setting was the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. It was on that day the Edmonton Oilers were handed the good fortune of having Jesse Puljujarvi fall into their lap at the […] The post Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Aug 5, 2019
NHL Rumours: Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Rumours: Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers

Time is ticking away before training camp begins, yet many teams still have things to sort out. This has created a whole swarm of NHL rumours. Today we'll look at some of these, covering NHL rumours surrounding the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Flyers. All NHL rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Edmonton Oilers Rumour: Allan Mitchell of the Athletic reported that Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland could experience a busy next seven months. In their quest to make the playoffs this season, Mitchell mentioned that...
The Hockey Writers Aug 4, 2019

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Lightning, Blackhawks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Edmonton Oilers are rumored to be interested in a free agent center that surprisingly hasn’t landed a contract yet. The Tampa Bay Lightning may have an interest in a free agent who is willing to sign at a discounted price and the Chicago Blackhawks may hang on to a […] The post NHL Rumors: Oilers, Lightning, Blackhawks, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Aug 4, 2019
Flames’ Cam Talbot talks ‘perfect storm’ in final season with Oilers

Flames’ Cam Talbot talks ‘perfect storm’ in final season with Oilers

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. But after what he calls “a perfect storm,” ended his Edmonton Oilers career with only one playoff appearance, Cam Talbot is headed to Calgary looking to find his form again. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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