Charlie Coyle Stuns Edmonton With Breakaway, Soft-Handed Goal

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.… » 1/28/15 1:05am 1/28/15 1:05am

Darryl Sutter Uses Every Trick In The (Rule)book To Gain An Edge

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… » 12/31/14 10:00am 12/31/14 10:00am

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish Is Now Also The Oilers' Interim Coach

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… » 12/15/14 5:28pm 12/15/14 5:28pm

Taylor Hall Scores Twice In Eight Seconds, Oilers Still Lose

When you break an Oilers team record, especially one that's held by Wayne Gretzky, it has the feel of something bigger. But since Taylor Hall broke Gretzky's 33-year-old mark by scoring twice in eight seconds, and it was Edmonton's only points in a loss to the Islanders, it's very much a sign of the times. » 10/18/13 9:37am 10/18/13 9:37am

Don't Look Now, But The NHL's Best Hockey Is Out West

You could be forgiven for feeling a twinge of nostalgia for the Western Conference yesterday, after news emerged that the NHL is nearing an agreement on radical realignment. The new setup is better almost every way: less travel, more geographic rivalries, the chance for every team to host every other team. But for… » 2/26/13 9:10am 2/26/13 9:10am

Nail Yakupov Had A Perfect Celebration For His Game-Tying Goal Last…

It's hockey season. Didn't you know it was hockey season? We know this hockey season will be unlike other hockey seasons in at least one way: It's short. But we don't yet know whether this season will resemble the last three NHL seasons in another way. Will the Edmonton Oilers be really young and really bad and fall… » 1/25/13 10:35am 1/25/13 10:35am

Oilers Rookies Nail Yakupov And Justin Schultz Have A Friendly…

There's plenty of reason for excitement in Edmonton—the Oilers have been terrible for long enough to build a young core unlike hockey's ever seen. Along with 22-year-old budding star Jordan Eberle, 2010 first-overall pick Taylor Hall, and 2011 first-overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the Oilers have two more… » 1/18/13 9:50am 1/18/13 9:50am