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2 min ago | Oil On Whyte
Mar 18, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins skates against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Rexall Place. Edmonton Oilers won 5-1.
5 hrs ago | Sabre Noise
Mar 20, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Buffalo Sabres starting lineup during the National Anthem between the Edmonton Oilers and the Buffalo Sabres at Rexall Place. Buffalo Sabres won 3-1.
9 hrs ago | Arctic Ice Hockey
An eventful and beneficial weekend for Jets prospects comes to a close today as the Penticton Young Stars classic wraps up today. The Jets face off, in there third and final game, against the Edmonton Oilers.
12 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal
Almost certainly one big young rookie centre is going to make the Edmonton Oilers this October, but it's increasingly clear that there will be stiff competition for that job. Skilled and lanky Bogdan Yakimov followed up a strong development camp in Jasper with a sensational game against the Calgary Flames rookies on Saturday night in the Okanagan Young Guns tournament.
14 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal
Check out pictures from the Kaleido Family Arts Festival held Sept. 13, 2014 on Alberta Avenue.
Dec 14, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn celebrates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports Recently, the experts at NHL.com voted Jamie Benn as the top left-wing in the NHL right now.
Darnell Nurse talks during a news conference introducing the top prospects going into Sunday's NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Weehawken, N.J. Nurse and Mitchell Moroz want to give the Edmonton Oilers a headache - in a good way. The pair are thought to be on the outside looking in for spots on the club's NHL roster heading into training camp, but that isn't stopping either from dreaming big.
The Edmonton Oilers take solace in one thing from their eighth straight playoff-less season: It can't get any worse. "Last year was such a debacle from start to finish in so many ways," Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish explained to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, "that we are for sure going to better, it's just a measure of how much."
Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Leon Draisaitl puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number three overall pick to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Oilers have been shallow on all positions for a while now.
In terms of sheer star power, this year's Edmonton Oilers rookie roster doesn't quite dominate the marquee like it did in the days of Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. But while this edition lacks the sizzle of a first pick overall, it is unquestionably deeper and better than any crop of Oilers prospects in decades.
Apr 8, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Oscar Klefbom is chased by Colorado Avalanche forward Jamie McGinn during the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports The Edmonton Oilers are hitting the ice.
Edmonton Oilers prospect Vladimir Tkachev watches at the boards during practice drills at the Young Stars tournament in Penticton, B.C. on Friday. PENTICTON, B.C. - Every NHL training camp has a warm and fuzzy story, like when the 1986 Edmonton Oilers trotted out a small Scottish-born forward named Tony Hand, who had a Wayne Gretzky-like 182 points in 35 games for the Murrayfield Racers in Edinburgh.
It was April 12 at Rexall Place as the Canucks were set to face the Edmonton Oilers. The former Vernon Viper was the lone skater doing pre-game laps.
The road to the National Hockey League for young goalies is seldom a highway to heaven, but for the odd Carey Price, Grant Fuhr or Tom Barrasso who went against the grain and somehow were in the best league in the world as teenagers. So nobody's fast-tracking former Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Laurent Brossoit.
Remember reports of how waiflike Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was as he started his first Edmonton Oilers camp three years ago? Nobody will be saying that about Leon Draisaitl as he heads off to the Young Stars prospects tournament in Penticton, B.C., a warm-up act for next week's main camp feature. He's six-foot-two and 215 pounds now after a summer in the gym.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:06 pm
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