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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

thehockeynews.com Updated 17 hours ago
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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (yesterday)
    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?

    thehockeynews.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 23 (5 days ago)
    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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 21 (7 days ago)
    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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  • The CHL won’t be getting Eeli Tolvanen or Klim Kostin this year

    The CHL won’t be getting Eeli Tolvanen or Klim Kostin this year

    The CHL Import Draft can bring some incredible talents to major junior teams, but some franchises can get stung when they shoot for the moon. Two franchises that appear to be in that situation are the OHL’s Oshawa Generals and WHL’s Kootenay Ice. I’ve b…
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on Tyson Barrie, Kevin Shattenkirk, a…

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on Tyson Barrie, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Cam Fowler

    As the dust settles from the opening weekend of the NHL’s annual unrestricted free-agent frenzy, teams that missed out on the best UFA talent could turn to the trade market. For several clubs, that means pursuing a top-pairing defenseman. After the Edmo…
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  • Edmonton Oilers sign winger Taylor Beck to one-year contract

    Edmonton Oilers sign winger Taylor Beck to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 3
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers signed winger Taylor Beck to a one-year contract on Sunday. The 25-year-old scored 17 goals and 17 assists in 50 games last season for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey L...
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  • Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Ethan Bear to entry-level contr…

    Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Ethan Bear to entry-level contract

    NHL.com Jul 2
    EDMONTON - Defenceman Ethan Bear and the Edmonton Oilers agreed to a three-year entry level contract on Saturday. The 19-year-old Bear appeared in 69 games with the Western Hockey League's Seattle Thunderbirds last season, scoring 19 goals an...
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  • Lucic will transform Oilers from country club to boot camp

    Lucic will transform Oilers from country club to boot camp

    For too long, the Edmonton Oilers have been an easy mark. For too long, their young players have been in a losing culture and have learned their lessons well. For too long they’ve been too complacent, not physical enough and seemed to accept losing a li…
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  • Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Less than 24 hours before the free agency period begins, several NHL teams got to work on some housekeeping Thursday. Six teams placed players on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. The NHL’s buyout window closes at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday.…
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  • Everything is happening: Recapping the craziest 53 minutes the …

    Everything is happening: Recapping the craziest 53 minutes the NHL has seen in years

    During a 2011 NHL playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, iconic ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ play-by-play man Bob Cole exclaimed ‘Everything is happening!” during a frantic series of play. It has become a go-to saying for hockey fans…
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  • Can we make any sense of the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson trade…

    Can we make any sense of the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson trade?

    For a fleeting moment, before P.K. Subban, Shea Weber and Steven Stamkos stole the spotlight, Wednesday’s blockbuster trade between the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils was the off-season’s biggest story. Left winger Taylor Hall for defenseman Adam…
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  • Devils acquire 'slighted' Hall in trade with Oilers
  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Bishop and more

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Bishop and more

    As the July 1 opening day of the 2016 NHL unrestricted free agent market approaches, speculation is heating up over potential destinations of the top free-agent stars. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun believes the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, and Toronto Maple…
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  • Oilers sign winger Iiro Pakarinen to one-year deal

    Oilers sign winger Iiro Pakarinen to one-year deal

    NHL.com Jun 27
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed winger Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old registered 13 points (five, eight assists) and eight penalty minutes in 63 games with the Oilers last season. The six-foot-one, 215-po...
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  • Rumor Roundup: All eyes on Steven Stamkos as free agency approa…

    Rumor Roundup: All eyes on Steven Stamkos as free agency approaches

    With the 2016 NHL draft now history, here’s a look at some notable speculation that emerged from the weekend. All eyes are firmly upon the Tampa Bay Lightning and their contract talks with pending unrestricted free agent center Steven Stamkos. Since Fri…
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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.