Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers
As it comes with every NHL season, the trade deadline leads to mass quantities of rumors, speculation, and the occasional false report. This year, many felt it would be a quiet deadline with the amount of activity teams were involved in before March 2nd. But that was anything but the case, and there was a flurry of activity right until the 3 PM deadline. Some teams made moves for the present, others for the future, but regardless there were winners and losers on both sides. (more…)
Eight years ago, life was good for the Edmonton Oilers. They looked primed and ready to hoist the franchise’s sixth Stanley Cup and first since 1990. After rolling through the Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, and Anaheim Ducks, their last wall to playoff immortality was the Carolina Hurricanes. After falling to 3-1 in the series, all hope was lost for the boys from Alberta. (more…)
As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.
The San Jose Sharks announced Tuesday that the club has signed Defenseman Taylor Fedun from Edmonton. Also, D Dan Boyle, and F Marty Havlat have signed with other teams.
I truly feel for Edmonton Oilers fans. I do. Including this year’s pick, the Edmonton Oilers have picked in the top 10 seven out of the last eight years. That’s almost a decade of losing. In those years, they’ve picked Sam Gagner, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. Notice a trend in their draft picks? (more…)
The Edmonton Oilers have undergone constant scrutiny over the past few years about their struggle to improve upon finishing among the bottom 5 teams in the league, a trend that has seen them acquire a lot of high-end draft picks and talent. The team cannot seem to put it all together and are obviously missing a lot of pieces. Because of this, fans and experts alike have been calling for a blockbuster trade that will hypothetically turn it all around in a heartbeat. Nobody on the roster is safe according to these reports and names have been flying around like crazy in hopes of bringing a winning team back to Edmonton. Yes, something needs to happen with that team, but at the same time, the path they are on could lead to something very special and breaking it up could blow up in their face as well. (more…)
With the Olympics underway, and the NHL on a 17 day break or so, it is time to celebrate how great the game is as we watch the best players from around the world battle it out for the ultimate glory. However, in just a couple weeks we will be watching as our favourite teams decide whether to add depth, rebuild, move a goalie, or make a blockbuster move before the trade deadline strikes. So who are some names to really watch out for come March 5th or maybe even before? I have put together a list of guys who have a strong likelihood of switching teams and some to just keep an eye out for. (more…)