September 15 2013 12:43PM
The Oilers announced their first cuts of training camp today, sending back seven players with junior eligibility.
September 15 2013 10:01AM
The Oilers opened up the preseason with two games vs. the Flames; a 3-2 win in Calgary and a 6-5 shootout loss in Edmonton.
September 15 2013 12:33AM
The Edmonton Oilers (the Rexall version) scored early and often but didn't play a full 60 minutes. The result? A shootout loss at the hands of the Calgary Flames. The split squads in each city ended up playing spoiler for the home fans, but the most important item--finding the 23 men for the final roster--came a little closer to focus in the two games. Here's my take on the Edmonton performers.
September 14 2013 10:32AM
Dallas Eakins has been making waves since taking over as head coach – he’s a man of definite opinions and hasn’t shied away from expressing them. On Friday, he took a shotgun to a particularly puerile complaint: players showing off.
September 14 2013 08:46AM
Nail Yakupov is a splendid hockey player and an absolutely incredible quote. He's a flashy guy with a great deal of loyalty and continues to endear himself to Oilers Nation by saying exactly the right thing at the right time. The result is a growing bond between player and fanbase--I dare say that if the Yak Celly reaction happened today, critics would have been quiet that night (and that's not a bad thing). Nail Yakupov is larger than life, an emerging legend, and it's our good fortune to be along for the ride.