April 17 2015 10:31AM
Do you feel lucky Oilers fans?
For the 5th time in franchise history the Oilers have a chance to win the lottery and receive the first overall pick. The odds are different this season, and ironically the four teams whose odds decreased from previous years, Buffalo, Arizona, Edmonton and Toronto, all have a shot at the first overall pick, but all of them also have two first round selections in what is considered the deepest draft in the NHL since 2003.
April 15 2015 07:49PM
The NHL edition of the Battle of Alberta has not been much of a heated rivalry for many years. Either the Oilers were decent and the Flames stunk, or the Oilers were terrible and the Flames were okay, but, sadly quite often both franchises were bottom-feeders.
Right now, it seems the biggest rival the Oilers have during the Battle of Alberta involves The Edmonton Rush.
April 13 2015 11:36AM
We have been asking the exact same question for the past four years, and the Oilers have yet to find the answer.
Will they this off-season?
April 09 2015 11:25AM
Laurent Brossoit and Curtis Hamilton will be the 42nd and 43rd players to suit up for the Edmonton Oilers tonight against the San Jose Sharks. Both of them will play their first NHL game just like Leon Draisaitl, Darnell Nurse, Bogdan Yakimov, Jordan Oesterle, Iiro Pakarinen, Brandon Davidson, Andrew Miller, Tyler Bunz and David Musil did earlier this season.
One of the few positives in another losing season for the Oilers is that many of their young players got a taste of life in the NHL. Most of them won't become regulars down the road, but many fans are hoping Nurse, Draisaitl and Brossoit can be at some point.
April 07 2015 12:36PM
This is a classic David vs. Goliath matchup.
The LA Kings have won two of the past three Stanley Cups.
They've been to three consecutive Western Conference Finals.
They are 7-0-1 vs. the Oilers over the past two seasons, outscoring Edmonton 32-10 and out shooting them 313-192.
Compile that with the Oilers dressing an extremely inexperienced defence corps, and this is a monumental challenge for the Oilers.