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Oilers to host celebration for 1984 Stanley Cup team

Oilers to host celebration for 1984 Stanley Cup team

NHL.com Updated Aug 19 (2 days ago)
EDMONTON -- Wayne Gretzky is getting the Boys on the Bus back together again. The Edmonton Oilers will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup with an event bringing together the members of the 1984 team and staff for a reu...
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  • Tulsa Oilers plaster fans’ selfies all over new jerseys

    Tulsa Oilers plaster fans’ selfies all over new jerseys

    yahoo.com Aug 17 (5 days ago)
    Ah, the selfie: a whimsical vessel of self-expression, or a scourge of ill-timed, high-angle duck-faced moments of egomania. (Also, the new ABC sitcom starring Amy Pond.) The Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League announced this week that they're aff…
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  • Teddy Purcell has no hard feelings after Tampa Bay traded him

    Teddy Purcell has no hard feelings after Tampa Bay traded him

    There are trades, and then there are trades that ship you 2,366 miles northwest. The late-June swap that sent right winger Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay to Edmonton was a shock. His closet said it all. It contained zero winter jackets and hadn’t for seve…
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  • Oilers sign No. 3 pick Draisaitl to 3-year deal

    Oilers sign No. 3 pick Draisaitl to 3-year deal

    The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract.
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Edmonton Oilers Edition

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Edmonton Oilers Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 12
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Oilers sign center Draisaitl to three-year contract

    Oilers sign center Draisaitl to three-year contract

    NHL.com Aug 12
    Center Leon Draisaitl, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers, the team announced Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed. "First of all, I want to thank [owner] Daryl Katz...
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  • Leafs, Penguins among the NHL’s five most pressure-packed marke…

    Leafs, Penguins among the NHL’s five most pressure-packed markets in 2014-15

    The NHL has always been a pressure-packed league, but from year-to-year, some teams face more pressure than others. Which franchises are going to be dealing with an especially hot seat once the 2014-15 season begins? These five: 5. Washington Capitals. …
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  • NHL Network to commemorate Gretzky trade to Kings

    NHL Network to commemorate Gretzky trade to Kings

    NHL.com Aug 8
    Saturday marks the 26th anniversary of the day Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. NHL Network will dedicate a large portion of the day commemorating the trade that changed the landscape of the sport and ...
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  • Remembering the season the Capitals begged the NHL for help

    Remembering the season the Capitals begged the NHL for help

    Machismo and bravado being what they are, there’s no way you’d see this headline in today’s NHL, no matter how poorly the Buffalo Sabres or Edmonton Oilers started a season. Washington Begs For Player Help That was the main headline in The Hockey News 4…
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  • Rumor Roundup: The Los Angeles Kings’ Justin Williams dilemma

    Rumor Roundup: The Los Angeles Kings’ Justin Williams dilemma

    NBC Sports’ Joe Yerdon speculates the Los Angeles Kings could be in an awkward situation this season with winger Justin Williams, whose clutch play in the 2014 playoffs earned him the Conn Smythe Trophy as post-season MVP. Williams, who turns 33 in Octo…
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  • Oilers hire Tyler Dellow, advanced stat takeover continues

    Oilers hire Tyler Dellow, advanced stat takeover continues

    First, Fenwick Close. Then, the world. We saw it two weeks ago when the Toronto Maple Leafs named Kyle Dubas assistant GM. Last week, it was the New Jersey Devils’ turn, as they hired Sunny Mehta. Statistician Eric Tulsky also works for a mystery NHL te…
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  • Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse aims for Team Canada spot

    Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse aims for Team Canada spot

    When the cuts were made to the 2013 Canadian world junior team, a howl went up in some corners when Darnell Nurse was left off the roster. The seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft, Nurse had size, mobility and a growing offensive repertoire – all grea…
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  • THN cover curse? Wayne Gretzky big hope for WHA, Racers; Gretzk…

    THN cover curse? Wayne Gretzky big hope for WHA, Racers; Gretzky traded to Oilers; Racers fold; Oilers move to NHL

    Sometimes covers don’t have the staying power they’re supposed to. Sometimes, in hindsight, they can look pretty hilarious. Take our cover from Oct. 27, 1978 as an example. The cover image was a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky skating for the WHA’s Indianapol…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 17: Edmonton Oilers

    NHL logo rankings No. 17: Edmonton Oilers

    By placing Edmonton at No. 17 on our list, that leaves the Montreal Canadiens with the No. 1 logo among the seven Canadian teams. Will the Habs logo rank first among all NHL logos? You’ll have to wait and find out. When our panel of seven THN staffers d…
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  • At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwant…

    At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?

    For those NHL players who don’t step willingly into retirement, there eventually comes a day when UFA stands for unwanted free agent rather than unrestricted free agent. As July ends and August begins, we’re now closer to the start of NHL training camps…
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  • Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franch…

    Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?

    If Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin are the top three amigos for the 2015 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are their top three suitors. Yesterday, my esteemed boss Jason Kay wrote a blog wondering if the …
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  • How Bobby Hull helped build the Oilers dynasty and how close Ed…

    How Bobby Hull helped build the Oilers dynasty and how close Edmonton was to drafting Teemu Selanne

    How much credit does Bobby Hull deserve for the Edmonton Oilers’ dynasty of the 1980s? A fair bit, according to the Golden Jet, in this edition of Throwback Thursday. In the July, 1988 edition of The Hockey News, Hull told Stan Fischler that Oilers’ GM …
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  • Oilers continue to change coaching staff, hire Thompson as assi…

    Oilers continue to change coaching staff, hire Thompson as assistant

    NHL.com Jul 16
    EDMONTON - Rocky Thompson has been named as an assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers. Thompson spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons. The 36-year-old joins Dallas Eakins' staff along with C...
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  • Oilers continue to change coaching staff, hire Thompson as assi…

    Oilers continue to change coaching staff, hire Thompson as assistant

    Oilers continue to change coaching staff, hire Thompson as assistant
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  • Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitments

    Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitments

    Commitments tend to slow down a bit in the late spring and early summer, so I’ve put together a batch of pledges from recent months for another roundup of NCAA news. As per usual, these commitments were culled from College Hockey Inc. and the excellent …
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  • Video - Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 00:42

    Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Apr 10
    Steve Levy counts down the top three goals of the week from across the NHL.
  • Video - Kings Shut Out Oilers 00:45

    Kings Shut Out Oilers

    Apr 10
    Marian Gaborik scored two goals to help the Kings past the Oilers 3-0.
  • Video - Oilers Double Up Ducks 00:58

    Oilers Double Up Ducks

    Apr 6
    Taylor Hall, David Perron and Jordan Eberle all recorded their 27th goals of the season in the 4-2 win over the Ducks.
  • Video - Ducks Skate Past Oilers 01:21

    Ducks Skate Past Oilers

    Apr 2
    Corey Perry scored twice in the Ducks' 3-2 win over the Oilers.

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