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Connor McDavid is ready for his second season; is the captaincy…

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…
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  • Five sophomores who could be in line for breakout seasons

    Five sophomores who could be in line for breakout seasons

    There’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…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Edmonton Oilers

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Edmonton Oilers

    yahoo.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…
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  • Preseason schedule revealed; Oilers end Octane cheer team (Puck…

    Preseason schedule revealed; Oilers end Octane cheer team (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 10
    Here 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…
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  • Edmonton Oilers hold huge advantage over Winnipeg Jets for Heri…

    Edmonton Oilers hold huge advantage over Winnipeg Jets for Heritage Classic alumni game

    When 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…
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  • Wayne Gretzky rookie card sells for $465,000

    Wayne Gretzky rookie card sells for $465,000

    Wayne 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…
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  • Jets unveil beautiful Heritage Classic jerseys; alumni game ros…

    Jets unveil beautiful Heritage Classic jerseys; alumni game rosters revealed

    Winnipeg 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…
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  • Yes, Taylor Hall played his best against bad teams — but so doe…

    Yes, Taylor Hall played his best against bad teams — but so does almost every player in the league

    The 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…
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  • Oilers shakeup Hockey Ops; hire Keith Gretzky, part with Howson…

    Oilers shakeup Hockey Ops; hire Keith Gretzky, part with Howson, Dellow

    yahoo.com Aug 2
    In 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…
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  • Klefbom says comment about Hall struggling against tough teams …

    Klefbom says comment about Hall struggling against tough teams was misunderstood

    Edmonton 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…
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  • Tyson Barrie could be only arbitration case to go the distance

    Tyson Barrie could be only arbitration case to go the distance

    If 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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Oilers not done trying to shop Ryan Nugent-Hopki…

    Rumor Roundup: Oilers not done trying to shop Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Throughout 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…
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  • Adam Larsson expects to up production, step into bigger role wi…

    Adam Larsson expects to up production, step into bigger role with Oilers

    The 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…
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  • Will Edmonton’s growing defense be enough for a playoff spot?

    Will Edmonton’s growing defense be enough for a playoff spot?

    The 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,…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

    Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

    Throughout 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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Shattenkirk possible target for Rangers after Br…

    Rumor Roundup: Shattenkirk possible target for Rangers after Brassard trade

    After 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 …
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  • The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impa…

    The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impact

    There’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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline …

    Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline help

    The 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…
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four 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…
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  • Oilers sign fourth-overall  pick Puljujarvi to entry-level cont…

    Oilers sign fourth-overall pick Puljujarvi to entry-level contract

    NHL.com Jul 13
    EDMONTON - 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 ...
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  • Penguins bring back Justin Schultz with one-year, $1.4 million …

    Penguins bring back Justin Schultz with one-year, $1.4 million deal

    yahoo.com Jul 13
    AP 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…
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  • Huge If True: Are the Oilers done adding on defense?

    Huge If True: Are the Oilers done adding on defense?

    yahoo.com Jul 7
    The 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…
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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.