Connor McDavid is ready for his second season; is the captaincy part of it?
thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 22 (2 days ago)
In a way, Connor McDavid delivered exactly as we thought he would as an NHL rookie: his sublime skill set and hockey mind propelled him to more than a point per game, making him one of Edmonton’s top scorers. But a shoulder injury deprived him of nearly…Share Tweet
Five sophomores who could be in line for breakout seasonsthehockeynews.com Aug 12There’s nothing worse than the dreaded sophomore slump, and there are several players who are going to be fighting against a down year after bursting onto the NHL scene this past season. Take Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Calder Trophy winner Artemi P…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 12[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 10Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . Isobel, meet Stanley. Stanley, mee…Share Tweet
Edmonton Oilers hold huge advantage over Winnipeg Jets for Heritage Classic alumni gamethehockeynews.com Aug 7When the preliminary rosters were revealed for the Heritage Classic alumni game on Friday, it seemed like the Edmonton Oilers had the decisive edge over their Winnipeg Jets counterparts. After all, the Oilers oldies are littered with stars from their 19…Share Tweet
Wayne Gretzky rookie card sells for $465,000thehockeynews.com Aug 6Wayne Gretzky hasn’t played a professional game this century but he’s still finding ways to set new records. A 1979 O-Pee-Chee Gretzky rookie card sold for $465,000 (U.S.) to an anonymous buyer on Thursday, the Canadian Press reported. The purchase, mad…Share TweetWinnipeg Jets We are 78 days away from the first outdoor game of the 2016-17 NHL season. On October 23, the Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field in the 2016 Heritage Classic. The two teams held a press conference on Frida…Share Tweet
Yes, Taylor Hall played his best against bad teams — but so does almost every player in the leaguethehockeynews.com Aug 4The Taylor Hall trade has been controversial since the minute it was announced, and former Oilers teammate Oscar Klefbom has only added to it. On Sunday, Klefbom made a comment to Ola Winther in an interview for HockeySverige.se that Hall’s best games w…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 2In the dog days of the offseason, the Edmonton Oilers decided to give their Hockey Operations department a good shake to get out all the cobwebs (minus Craig MacTavish and Kevin Lowe). The first announcement was the hiring of a Gretzky as Assistant Gene…Share TweetEdmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom caused a stir Sunday with a comment about now former-Oilers teammate Taylor Hall, but the 23-year-old blueliner said that his critique of Hall’s play against top teams wasn’t specifically targeted at the New Jers…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 29If the Colorado Avalanche and defenseman Tyson Barrie don’t come to an agreement on a contract before Sunday 3 p.m., Barrie will represent the only one of 25 players in the arbitration process this summer whose case actually went the distance. A total o…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Oilers not done trying to shop Ryan Nugent-Hopkinsthehockeynews.com Jul 27Throughout 2015-16, Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was a fixture in the NHL trade rumor mill. Entering this off-season, the 22-year-old was considered the Oiler most likely to be dealt this summer, preumably for a top-four defenseman. Oilers…Share Tweet
Adam Larsson expects to up production, step into bigger role with Oilersthehockeynews.com Jul 26The one-for-one swap that brought Adam Larsson to Edmonton and sent Taylor Hall to New Jersey caught just about everyone off guard, and the reaction among many was that the Devils had gotten the better of the deal. One reason the general consensus swaye…Share Tweet
Will Edmonton’s growing defense be enough for a playoff spot?thehockeynews.com Jul 25The best-before date on “crucial season for the Oilers,” expired long ago, but the goal is still the same for 2016-17: get back to the post-season for the first time in, now, more than a decade. Milan Lucic has replaced Taylor Hall as a top-line winger,…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilersthehockeynews.com Jul 23Throughout last season, Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov was frequently mentioned as a potential trade candidate. Entering this off-season, speculation persisted the 2012 first-overall draft pick would be dealt at some point. Oilers GM Peter Chia…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Shattenkirk possible target for Rangers after Brassard tradethehockeynews.com Jul 21After weeks of anticipation, the New York Rangers finally made a significant roster move this summer. On Monday, they dealt center Derick Brassard and a seventh-round pick in 2018 to the Ottawa Senators for center Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second-round …Share Tweet
The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impactthehockeynews.com Jul 19There’s still nearly three months until the NHL campaign opens, which will leave the league’s 30 teams with ample time to tune and tweak their rosters as opening night approaches. However, a few teams have made big splashes this off-season. Some have go…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline helpthehockeynews.com Jul 16The Boston Bruins efforts to bolster their defense via the trade market hasn’t panned out so far. The asking prices for available blueliners such as St. Louis’ Kevin Shattenkirk, Minnesota’s Matt Dumba and Anaheim’s Cam Fowler are rumored to be expensiv…Share Tweet
Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?thehockeynews.com Jul 15Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…Share Tweet
Oilers sign fourth-overall pick Puljujarvi to entry-level contractNHL.com Jul 13EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth-overall pick at the 2016 NHL draft, to a three-year entry level contract. The 18-year-old forward spent last season with the Finish Elite League's Oulu Karpat, recording ...Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 13AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Justin Schultz found a home with the Pittsburgh Penguins after being dealt in February from the Edmonton Oilers. On Wednesday, he extended his stay by another year in hopes of winning a second Stanley Cup. The Penguins annou…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 7The trade that sent Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson stunned the hockey world, to the point that it became somewhat difficult to react with the same incredulity to Steven Stamkos remaining in Tampa or PK Subban getting traded to Nashville. The…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.