It was arguably the best batch of skaters the NHL’s fastest skater competition held so we all knew Connor McDavid was in tough. And this year, he got edged out in the competition as New York Islanders C Matthew Barzal skated the rink the quickest.
It’s only happened five times before, but if the playoffs ended today the Edmonton Oilers would be squaring off against the Calgary Flames. The last time the two teams squared off was in 1991 when the Oilers took out the Flames in seven games.
Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have their jobs for tonight’s NHL skills competition. McDavid will be taking to the ice in the fastest skater competition, while Draisaitl will participate in the shooting accuracy.
The Professional Hockey Writers Association has named Edmonton Oilers C Connor McDavid the mid-season winner of the Hart Trophy as the player most valuable to his team. McDavid, 23, leads the league in assists with 49 and points with 76 points.
As the public learns more about Connor McDavid’s major knee injury last spring, information surrounding his recovery has begun to trickle out ahead of a documentary released Friday on the injury and recovery. And now, we’re learning about how the injury was handled within the organization.
Edmonton Oilers defensive prospect Evan Bouchard has been named to the American Hockey League all-star game. The 2018 10th overall pick will be joining teammate Tyler Benson at the game, and Kailer Yamamoto who was named to the game, but won’t be attending.
A mid-season player ranking poll conducted by TSN has Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl ranked as two of the top five players in the NHL. TSN’s mid-season poll looking at the top 50 players in the league saw McDavid ranked first, and Draisiatl fourth.
Peter Chiarelli isn’t dead. He just got fired by the Edmonton Oilers one year ago today. And thus, I thought it would be good to not only look back at what was, but how things have been in the last year.
The Edmonton Oilers have begun examining the possibility of extending forwards Josh Archibald, Joakim Nygard and Riley Sheahan, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Wednesday. In his weekly 31 thoughts column, Friedman reported they wouldn’t be huge deals.
Everyone should take a deep breath and thank the lords that Connor McDavid is even playing hockey right now. Because days before a documentary is released detailing his recovery from a knee injury suffered last spring, details are pouring out about just how serious his injury was.
Bakersfield Condors defenceman Brandon Manning has been suspended for five games in the American Hockey League for using a racial slur towards an opponent. The incident happened during the second period of a Monday night game against the Ontario Reign.
The Young Stars tournament is back! The long-standing prospects game featuring prospects from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, and Vancouver Canucks.