Last night was the final Oilers game at Rexall Place, longer and better known (and carrying better memories) as Northlands Coliseum. It was the NHL’s second oldest arena, and not even old in that charming sort of way some of hockey’s venerable barns can pull off. It was a dump (which is its own sort of charm!). But…
Oilers forward Nail Yakupov, the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, asked for a trade out of Edmonton before the deadline, according to an interview with a Russian outlet. It didn’t happen, obviously, but Yakupov isn’t happy in Edmonton and expects to be shipped out this summer.
Alberta man Ken Egilsson wanted to wear his Edmonton Oilers cap for his photo when he renewed his driver’s license. The registry office asked him to take it off. Egilsson declined. Now, he claims it’s part of his religious garb.
Everyone on both teams was trying to downplay Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel, the No. 1 pick vs. the No. 2 pick, two potentially generational talents who have so far been every bit as good as advertised. They were lying to themselves, and it only took 22 seconds from puck drop for them to be proved wrong.
This here’s Matt Hendricks and he’s making that there face because he took a hockey puck to the Johnson while defending against a Howitzer of a slap shot.
The Edmonton Oilers got a rare win last night in Pittsburgh against Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins. But the Penguins did send it to a shootout, on a comeback that Evgeni Malkin started here. He now has two of the prettiest goals I’ve seen all year.
Oilers center Connor McDavid—the number one overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft—suffered what the team termed an “upper-body” injury Tuesday night, and will be out “long-term,” according to coach Todd McClellan. McDavid suffered the injury late in the second period, after he took an off-balance shot and slid into the…
In Wednesday night’s game against the Red Wings, first overall pick Connor McDavid displayed impressive patience as he toyed with Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek before scoring. McDavid has six points in seven games; Jack Eichel has two through six.
Former Sharks coach Todd McLellan will reportedly be the man in Edmonton. Both franchises know a little something about underachieving with talent.
We only have one more game of the Oilers this NHL season—Saturday at 10 p.m. against the Canucks, if you’re a fan of sadness—so let’s send them off with a highlight. Here is a legitimately positive feat done by a member of the Edmonton Oilers from Thursday night’s game. This is not a joke.
Alexander Semin deserves all the accolades for his effort on today's no-look goal from his stomach, but of course it happened against the Oilers. It's fitting.
A smart idea here from ESPN's Craig Custance (Insider link), who polled 10 NHL agents to find out which teams are most commonly listed on their clients' no-trade clauses. The list is brutally unsurprising.
The body control from Charlie Coyle is my favorite part of his game-winning goal in the third period against the Oilers. His entire body is beginning to whip around the net like he's going to attempt a wraparound, but he somehow manages to tap the puck backwards and then throw his stick out to knock it into the net.…
It was, depending on your philosophies on hockey and on life, either a low-down attempt to rattle a goalie's concentration with a ticky-tack stoppage, or a completely valid demand that everyone play within the rules. But there's no question that Darryl Sutter pointing out the technically illegal orange tape on Ben…
Before Craig MacTavish became the Oilers' general manager, he coached the team from 2000 to 2009. He was fired after missing the playoffs for three straight seasons. MacTavish came back to the organization as a general manager in 2013; today, he fired head coach Dallas Eakins and appointed himself as interim head…
That's the face of a man watching the team he built lose its 11th straight game. The Oilers have broken Craig MacTavish's spirit.
The Oilers lost 7-1 at home to the Blackhawks last night, and as they walked to the locker room, their fans made sure to let them know how much they sucked. Some solid team-fan interaction, here.
SBNation has a GIF recap of one of the uglier power plays you'll see—and the gorgeous Oilers goal that finished it off.
Tonight's Capitals-Oilers game in Edmonton is the only NHL competition in Canada after the postponement of the Leafs-Senators game. We brought you how the U.S. performed "O Canada" earlier (viewable below); here's Samantha King's rendition at Rexall Place.