43

The Hockey News has thoughts on the Edmonton Oilers

It’s almost September, meaning we’re nearly into real hockey talk and out of speculation and nonsense silly season. But since we still have a few more weeks until camp opens and pre-season begins, let’s talk about what The Hockey news has to say about the Oilers and the 2017-18 season. Spoiler: It’s good! But not as good…

49

The Dynamic Duo is locked up for the next eight years

The time for speculation is over. No more speculation about offer sheets. No more speculation about testing the free agent market at the earliest age possible. No more speculation about wanting to play in Toronto, New York, or wherever else. The Oilers now have their dynamic duo locked up at for eight more seasons. Earlier in…

22

The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Metropolitan Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Hurricanes looked to solve their goaltending issue, the Penguins worked to keep their Cup-winning core intact, the Capitals lost an exodus of good…

132

The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Atlantic Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Panthers and Sabres are moving in a new direction again, the Lightning dealt with some housekeeping that should allow them to rebound next…

12

The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the…

185

The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Pacific Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Coyotes took a major step forward into actually contending, the Ducks navigated nicely through the expansion draft, the Flames continued their search for…

31

Andrew Ference officially retires

According to the team’s official Twitter, former Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference has officially announced his retirement from professional hockey. The native of Sherwood Park played 16 seasons in the NHL and three with the Oilers, but his time on the ice in Edmonton was cut short due to a hip injury that ultimately ended…

13

Joey LaLeggia files for salary arbitration

Connor McDavid’s eight-year extension is down, but that doesn’t mean Peter Chiarelli is out of the park just yet. He still has to worry about… Joey LaLeggia? Sarcasm aside, the Oilers fifth round pick in 2012 filed for salary arbitration today. He’s 25 years old and is coming off of a two-year entry-level deal that…

25

Free Agency 2017: The Market For Wingers

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…