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

Top NHL Draft Pick Nail Yakupov's Wild Night On Twitter

Nail Yakupov, the Oilers' first overall pick, has drawn comparisons to Pavel Bure. He will anchor one of the best young lines in hockey next season. But he is also 18 years old, and still learning English, and still getting used to this social media thing, and put together, you get nights like last night. » 6/26/12 10:15am 6/26/12 10:15am

The Best Part Of Sam Gagner's Eight-Point Night: Being Awarded All…

Sam Gagner gave Edmonton something it hasn't seen since the days of Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey, and something nobody's done in 23 years. Despite a scoreless first period for the Oilers, Gagner scored four goals against the Blackhawks, assisted on four more, and clocked in just the 16th eight-point game in NHL… » 2/03/12 11:00am 2/03/12 11:00am

Sam Gagner Tied Gretzky's Oilers Record With Eight Points Last Night

The last time an NHL player had an eight-point regular season game (1988), Sam Gagner wasn't born yet. That he tied an Oilers club record held by legends like Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey makes his performance last night against Chicago that much more glorious. Since we can't depend on you having access to these… » 2/03/12 10:42am 2/03/12 10:42am