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Hockey Hall of Fame clears path for Chris Pronger’s immediate i…

Hockey Hall of Fame clears path for Chris Pronger’s immediate induction – and it’s about time

thehockeynews.com Updated 4 hours ago
According to an ESPN.com report, former NHL star defenseman Chris Pronger’s road to the Hockey Hall of Fame was cleared Thursday when the HHOF’s general voting members ratified changes to the induction eligibility criteria for players. The decision mean…
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  • Oilers recall defenceman Brandon Davidson from AHL's Barons on …

    Oilers recall defenceman Brandon Davidson from AHL's Barons on emergency basis

    NHL.com 12 hours ago
    EDMONTON - Defenceman Brandon Davidson was recalled on an emergency basis on Thursday by the Edmonton Oilers. Davidson has four goals, six assists, 41 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating in 52 games with the American Hockey League's Oklahoma ...
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  • Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most …

    Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most anticipated draft lottery in years

    thehockeynews.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    For months now, hockey fans have slowly built their anticipation for one of the most highly-consequential NHL draft lotteries since the process was introduced in 1995. And now it appears the league has settled on a date people can circle on their calend…
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  • Derek Roy scores winner as Oilers beat struggling Avalanche 4-3

    Derek Roy scores winner as Oilers beat struggling Avalanche 4-3

    NHL.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    EDMONTON - Derek Roy scored the winner as the Edmonton Oilers dealt the Colorado Avalanche's faint playoff hopes another blow, hanging on for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday. Martin Marincin, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oiler...
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  • Stempniak powers Jets past Oilers 4-1; Winnipeg keeps pace in p…

    Stempniak powers Jets past Oilers 4-1; Winnipeg keeps pace in playoff hunt

    NHL.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    EDMONTON - Lee Stempniak scored the winner as the Winnipeg Jets continued their work to solidify a playoff position with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers and Michael Frolik also scored for the Jets ...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Niemi among options for Oilers in off-season

    Rumor Roundup: Niemi among options for Oilers in off-season

    thehockeynews.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    With Viktor Fasth seemingly assured of departing via free agency in July, the Edmonton Oilers will be in the market for someone to share the goaltending duties with Ben Scrivens. In recent weeks, there’s been speculation over Cam Talbot‘s future with th…
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  • NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tourn…

    NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournament

    thehockeynews.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    College hockey’s Frozen Four kicks off this week with 16 teams gunning for a spot in Boston, where the semifinal and final will be held in April. Regionals spread the squads across four cities and there is a lot of firepower at this year’s installment. …
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  • Nugent-Hopkins scores twice, including winner, as Oilers edge F…

    Nugent-Hopkins scores twice, including winner, as Oilers edge Flyers 5-4 in OT

    NHL.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)
    EDMONTON - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a pair of goals, including the game winner 2:46 into overtime as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Teddy Purcell, Matt Hendricks and Jordan Eber...
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  • Oilers' Hall could return to lineup Saturday vs. Flyers

    Oilers' Hall could return to lineup Saturday vs. Flyers

    NHL.com Mar 20 (6 days ago)
    Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, who has missed the past 19 games with a cracked bone in his lower leg, was no longer wearing a non-contact jersey during practice Friday. Hall, who was rotating with Andrew Miller on a line with Anton Land...
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  • Alexander Wennberg lifts Blue Jackets to 4-3 shootout win over …

    Alexander Wennberg lifts Blue Jackets to 4-3 shootout win over Oilers

    NHL.com Mar 19
    EDMONTON - Alexander Wennberg scored the shootout winner as the Columbus Blue Jackets edged the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday. David Savard, Ryan Johansen and Mark Letestu scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets (31-35-4), who have won f...
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  • Could the Buffalo Sabres win their way out of the McDavid and E…

    Could the Buffalo Sabres win their way out of the McDavid and Eichel sweepstakes?

    It might be hard to believe, but there’s a chance the Buffalo Sabres won’t finish dead last in the NHL this season. And if they don’t finish at the bottom of the standings, they won’t have a guaranteed shot at Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in the upcomi…
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  • Leafs' Kadri banned 4 games for Oilers hit

    Leafs' Kadri banned 4 games for Oilers hit

    The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri four games for his hit to the head of Edmonton's Matt Fraser.
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  • Kadri suspended four games for illegal check

    Kadri suspended four games for illegal check

    NHL.com Mar 18
    NEW YORK – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for four games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head against Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser during NHL Game No. 1039 in Edmonton on Monday, March 16, the National ...
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  • Prospect Hot List: Hunting for Hobey in Denver

    Prospect Hot List: Hunting for Hobey in Denver

    The playoffs are almost upon us in major junior, while the NCAA conference tournaments are in full swing. Since some teams have already been eliminated, early signing season has begun too, with Brandon Montour leaving UMass for Anaheim and Ben Hutton en…
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  • Wennberg has shootout winner and 2 assists in Blue Jackets' 5-4…

    Wennberg has shootout winner and 2 assists in Blue Jackets' 5-4 comeback victory over Oilers

    NHL.com Mar 13
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alexander Wennberg scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Wennberg, who scored his first NHL shootout goal on hi...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Coyotes’ Doan will draw interest in off-season

    Rumor Roundup: Coyotes’ Doan will draw interest in off-season

    Throughout the summer of 2012, the status of Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan dominated the NHL rumour mill. Doan was an unrestricted free agent and spent the summer being courted by several teams (including the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, …
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  • Bottom feeders refuse to tank by playing hard…and badly

    Bottom feeders refuse to tank by playing hard…and badly

    On the night the Edmonton Oilers were officially eliminated from the playoff race for the ninth straight season, the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes had the potential for an all-out Tank-a-thon. But the more you watch these bottom feeders play, the more you …
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  • NHL makes history with first-ever Russian referee

    NHL makes history with first-ever Russian referee

    It was only fitting that the first Russian to ever referee an NHL game would do it in Detroit, the city that assembled the Russian Five and is home to one of the all-time greatest Russian players in NHL history in Pavel Datsyuk. Evgeny Romasko made hist…
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  • Sheahan nets go-ahead goal, Howard makes 36 saves in Red Wings'…

    Sheahan nets go-ahead goal, Howard makes 36 saves in Red Wings' 5-2 win over Oilers

    NHL.com Mar 9
    DETROIT - Riley Sheahan scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Jimmy Howard made 36 saves, and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a two-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. Niklas Kronwall, Teemu Pulkkinen...
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  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
  • Video - Sutter Leads Penguins Past Oilers 01:06

    Sutter Leads Penguins Past Oilers

    Mar 12
    Brandon Sutter scored twice in the Penguins' 6-4 win over the Oilers.
  • Video - Pulkkinen, Red Wings Down Oilers 00:45

    Pulkkinen, Red Wings Down Oilers

    Mar 9
    Teemu Pulkkinen scored a goal and recorded an assist in the Red Wings' 5-2 win over the Oilers.
  • Video - Canadiens Pick Up Petry For Pair Of Picks 02:35

    Canadiens Pick Up Petry For Pair Of Picks

    Mar 2
    The Canadiens grabbed one of the last rental defensemen available in Jeff Petry from the Oilers for a pair of draft picks.

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