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The Hockey Writers 12 hours ago

Oilers Goaltending Depth Chart for 2018-19

The recent rumors around the Edmonton Oilers potentially signing Mikko Koskinen brings forward some interesting questions about the goaltending depth chart heading into 2018-19. Edmonton currently has six goalies in the system signed to pro contracts for next season. If they sign Koskinen, and last year’s third-round pick (Stuart Skinner), it’ll be a packed depth […] The post Oilers Goaltending Depth Chart for 2018-19 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers 12 hours ago

Mikko Koskinen: A Puzzling Rumour for Oilers

One of the needs for the Edmonton Oilers this summer is to find a suitable backup goalie that can help take some of the workload off Cam Talbot. It’s been well documented how much Talbot plays, and that no goalie has played more games over the past two seasons than Edmonton’s starter. Talbot currently leads […] The post Mikko Koskinen: A Puzzling Rumour for Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca 16 hours ago
What a Draft Lottery win would do for the Edmonton Oilers

What a Draft Lottery win would do for the Edmonton Oilers

“With the No. 1 pick in the draft, the Edmonton Oilers are pleased to select…” Rasmus Dahlen. Let’s discuss.
The Hockey Writers Apr 23, 2018

Oilers & Hurricanes Could Be Perfect Trade Partners

The Carolina Hurricanes have a couple players of interest to the Edmonton Oilers — namely, Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner. A right-shooting, puck-moving, power-play quarterback and a strong-skating sniper, respectively. Likewise, the Oilers have a couple assets that the Hurricanes would covet in budding power forward Jesse Puljujarvi and this year’s first-round pick — projected […] The post Oilers & Hurricanes Could Be Perfect Trade Partners appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Apr 22, 2018

Oilers’ Forward Options for the Draft

In the past few days, we’ve examined the Edmonton Oilers’ situation as the 2018 NHL Entry Draft rolls around. The draft lottery will take place on April 28, but right now the Oilers are sitting ninth in the draft order. We’ve looked at some of the overall options as well as the defense targets. It’s […] The post Oilers’ Forward Options for the Draft appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Apr 22, 2018

2018-19 Oilers: Piecing Together Roster

The Edmonton Oilers could return a full roster for next season. That won’t happen, not after the disappointment that was the 2017-18 campaign. So while there are enough players under contract for 2018-19 to ice an entire team, there will surely be some changes and some new faces in Edmonton’s opening-night lineup. As of now, […] The post 2018-19 Oilers: Piecing Together Roster appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Apr 21, 2018

Adam Larsson and the Edmonton Oilers

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 […] The post Adam Larsson and the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Apr 21, 2018

Oilers Defense Options for the Draft

There are two crucial needs for the Edmonton Oilers this summer. One of them is finding a top-six winger that can score 20-30 goals and potentially play with Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The other need is to find a top-four offensive defenseman. When it comes to finding an immediate solution for the defense, they may […] The post Oilers Defense Options for the Draft appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Apr 20, 2018

Edmonton Oilers: Misplaced Expectations

With the news the Calgary Flames fired head coach Glen Gulutzan on Tuesday, many fans in Edmonton are once again asking how Oilers coach Todd McLellan still has a job. After all, the Flames were expected to finish lower in the standings than the Oilers when the season started and after having a better 2017-18 […] The post Edmonton Oilers: Misplaced Expectations appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Apr 20, 2018

Oilers Options at the 2018 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft Lottery takes place a little over a week from now and the Edmonton Oilers have the ninth-best odds (five percent) of winning the thing. There are various lottery simulators for fans to enjoy as the lottery approaches, namely two, like Tankathon, and NHL Lottery Simulator. Regardless, there are only a few instances […] The post Oilers Options at the 2018 NHL Draft appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Edmonton Journal Apr 17, 2018

You Be The Boss: Oilers fans point finger at GM for lost season

They believe management and coaches let the team down more than the players let management and coaching down
The Hockey Writers Apr 15, 2018

Oilers Re-Sign Ty Rattie to One-Year Deal

As reported by the Edmonton Oilers official twitter page, the team has signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year deal next season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman followed up that the deal comes with an $800,000 cap hit. Rattie had nine points in 15 games after being recalled by the Oilers. He finished the year on Edmonton’s […] The post Oilers Re-Sign Ty Rattie to One-Year Deal appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Apr 15, 2018

Oilers: Takeaways from Nicholson’s Press Conference

Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan had his day with the media, followed by general manager Peter Chiarelli. Then it was Oilers Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Nicholson’s day. There’s clear disappointment across the board from all areas of the organization. Nicholson’s media availability wasn’t without some newsworthy quotes, especially considering the status of Chiarelli. If […] The post Oilers: Takeaways from Nicholson’s Press Conference appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Apr 14, 2018
Oilers sign forward Ty Rattie to one-year contract

Oilers sign forward Ty Rattie to one-year contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year contract, the team announced on Saturday.
The Hockey Writers Apr 13, 2018

Takeaways From Chiarelli’s Press Conference

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 post Takeaways From Chiarelli’s Press Conference appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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