Rumor Roundup: Canucks’ top priority will be addressing scoring depth
thehockeynews.com Updated May 25 (6 days ago)
A lack of scoring depth scuttled the Vancouver Canucks playoff hopes this season. Only the New Jersey Devils scored fewer goals . Addressing this should be a priority for GM Jim Benning. Since March, there’s been talk Benning could pursue Boston Bruins …Share Tweet
Finland’s international golden era has just begunthehockeynews.com May 24Call him The Narrative Slayer. When Connor McDavid charged the net for what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Canada’s 2-0 golden performance at the World Championship in Russia, the young Oilers star punctured a pretty good storyline in the mak…Share Tweet
Russian coach slams Yakupov, says his absence helped Russia medal at World Championshipthehockeynews.com May 23Life in Edmonton hasn’t been easy on winger Nail Yakupov over the past few seasons, and he can’t even catch a break at home in Russia. Following Russia’s 7-2 thumping of Team USA in the bronze medal game at the World Championship, Russian coach Oleg Zna…Share Tweet
After tough season, Kassian lands one-year, $1.5-million deal with Oilersthehockeynews.com May 20Zack Kassian will have a lot to prove in 2016-17, and he’ll get the chance to do so with the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers announced Thursday that Kassian, 25, has signed a one-year, $1.5-million deal that will keep him in Edmonton next season. Over his c…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Canucks, Oilers set to have busy off-seasons in search of winger, bluelinerthehockeynews.com May 11It’s been nearly a month since the Vancouver Canucks’ season came to an end. That hasn’t stopped the local media from speculating about the club’s off-season roster plans. The Vancouver Sun’s Ben Kuzma lists five things he believes the Canucks should an…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com May 11Tuesday night was a terrible night to be a Washington Capitals fan. Wednesday will be an even worse day to be one. And the coming days, both in the short- and long-term in the off-season, will be tinged with regret and lamentations about what might have…Share Tweet
Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli says calls already coming for fourth-overall pickthehockeynews.com May 10After the Oilers landed the fourth-overall pick in the upcoming draft, Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli said there was a “real, legitimate chance” the pick would be traded leading up to or on draft day. And it turns out the wheels may already be in motion to…Share Tweetyahoo.com May 10Look. Gaze upon the majesty of Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers adorning the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 17 while riding an angry grizzly. And then weep, dear friends, that Connor McJesus hath not attained such status that he would be featured on the c…Share TweetNHL.com May 9EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a two-year entry-level contract. The 23-year-old Russell appeared in 41 games this season with the NCAA's St. Cloud State Huskies, posting career highs 41 in goals (20), as...Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Islanders, Oilers could be perfect off-season partnersthehockeynews.com May 9With the New York Islanders eliminated from the second round of the 2016 playoffs, they head into the offseason facing the possibility of some significant roster changes. Newsday’s Steve Zipay reports pending unrestricted free agents Kyle Okposo, Frans …Share TweetEDMONTON - Highly touted collegiate star Drake Caggiula was signed to a two-year entry level contract on Saturday by the Edmonton Oilers. Caggiula appeared in 39 games this season with the University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate...Share Tweetyahoo.com May 6The Edmonton Oilers apologized to Roger Cote and his family for accidently listing him as a deceased former player during the organization’s farewell to Rexall Place ceremony on April 6, 2016. Said the Oilers in a statement released by the team on their…Share TweetNHL.com May 5NEW YORK, N.Y. - The National Hockey League and the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are each donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. Wildfires have forced the evacuation of more th...Share Tweet
NHL, CFL teams donate to relief efforts for evacuees of Alberta wildfireNHL.com May 5Alberta's professional sports teams are contributing to relief efforts after raging wildfires forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from the city of Fort McMurray and other northern municipalities. The NHL's Edmonton Oilers and...Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still pursue Stamkosthehockeynews.com May 5The Toronto Maple Leafs winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery generated considerable excitement among their long-suffering fans. It’s also sparked speculation over what the Leafs might do with that pick. It’s assumed the Leafs will retain it and select Ame…Share Tweet
Oilers GM Chiarelli says ‘real, legitimate chance’ Edmonton trades fourth-overall pickthehockeynews.com May 3The Oilers finishing the 2015-16 campaign with the league’s second-worst record had some believing the NHL’s draft lottery could again fall in Edmonton’s favor. Instead, the Oilers lost out on a top-three pick and will select fourth overall at the June …Share TweetOilers' McDavid among finalists for Calder TrophyShare Tweetyahoo.com Apr 29Somewhere in Prague this weekend, Connor McDavid and his Edmonton Oilers teammates Taylor Hall and Cam Talbot will take a break from their IIHF world championships preparation to follow the NHL Draft Lottery. One year ago, it was McDavid that went first…Share TweetNHL.com Apr 28The two Canadian teams never to pick first overall will have their own special lucky charms for the upcoming NHL draft lottery. "We're sending hopefully what will be a lucky Irishman," Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said of tea...Share Tweet
Sorry, but the Oilers might win the draft lottery. What happens if they do?thehockeynews.com Apr 26Welcome, everyone. Thanks for coming. Just walking through the door is a courageous first step. There’s coffee and donuts on the table in the corner. When you’re ready, sit with me in the circle. Everyone join hands. It’s time to discuss the real possib…Share Tweet
Prospect Need to Know: Quebec’s future finest is Maxime Comtoisthehockeynews.com Apr 26Finland is golden again thanks to the under-18s in North Dakota and all the international usual suspects came through at the tourney. Jesse Puljujarvi was huge, Clayton Keller took home MVP honors and Tyson Jost led the tourney in scoring. European scou…Share Tweet
Elevated Plays Of The WeekMar 13Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
Sutter Leads Penguins Past OilersMar 12Brandon Sutter scored twice in the Penguins' 6-4 win over the Oilers.
Pulkkinen, Red Wings Down OilersMar 9Teemu Pulkkinen scored a goal and recorded an assist in the Red Wings' 5-2 win over the Oilers.
Canadiens Pick Up Petry For Pair Of PicksMar 2The Canadiens grabbed one of the last rental defensemen available in Jeff Petry from the Oilers for a pair of draft picks.