Edmonton Oilers load up on aggressive defencemen at the 2015 Draft

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 12:12PM

The Edmonton Oilers walked away from the 2015 NHL Draft with fewer prospects than most expected after making a number of trades, but even so the team managed to add some depth to the organization, primarily on defence, with its later picks at the annual event.

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Edmonton Oilers acquire Cam Talbot from New York Rangers

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 08:50AM

Cam Talbot

After a lot of speculation, the Edmonton Oilers have found their goaltender. On Saturday, Peter Chiarelli completed a deal to acquire Cam Talbot from the New York Rangers. 

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The Oilers tried for Dougie Hamilton, and it wasn’t their fault they missed

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 06:00AM

Dougie Hamilton

The Edmonton Oilers were clearly interested in bringing Dougie Hamilton over from the Boston Bruins. Not only did they fail to do so, but Boston then turned around and flipped the 22-year-old top pairing defenceman to the Calgary Flames – and did it without even getting a roster player in exchange.

But it really wasn’t Peter Chiarelli’s fault.

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It’s too early to write off Griffin Reinhart

Jonathan Willis
June 26 2015 10:37PM

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The Edmonton Oilers made a controversial move on Friday, trading the No. 16 and No. 33 picks in the 2015 Draft to the New York Islanders in exchange for yet another former Oil King, defenceman Griffin Reinhart.

There are a lot of reasons to dislike the trade, and we’ll get to those, but it’s important to acknowledge that the 21-year-old Reinhart isn’t exactly dead on arrival and could yet have a solid NHL career.

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Edmonton Oilers name two assistant coaches

Jonathan Willis
June 25 2015 05:07PM

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When the Edmonton Oilers hired Todd McLellan, there was the immediate question of what kind of staff he was going to put together. As it happens, it's pretty much exactly the same sort of staff as he had at his last NHL stop.

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