In five years when we look back at the 2021 NHL entry draft I suspect there will be lots of questioning how teams missed on players who were taken in middle rounds. This has been the most challenging draft for scouts in NHL history. The Ontario Hockey League didn’t play any games. The Western Hockey…
Adam Larsson spent five seasons with the Edmonton Oilers. He played a simple, but effective game. He relished the challenge of trying to shut down offensive players. He started his stationary shifts on the defensive zone (32.2%) more than the offensive zone (21.1%). His role was to try and limit scoring chances, rather than create…
The Seattle Kraken organization believes it will compete in the Pacific division this coming season. Ownership has given GM Ron Francis the green light to assemble a roster that could come close to the $81.5 million salary cap. Francis and the Kraken could add many high-priced options in the expansion draft tomorrow. Will they take…
Unless Xavier Bourgault develops more quickly than most forwards taken in the bottom-third of the first round in any given NHL Entry Draft, we won’t know what kind of impact he’ll have with the Edmonton Oilers until fans have had two or three seasons to judge the deal that’s going to bring Zach Hyman to…
It’s been more than 24 hours since Luke Prokop announced he is gay. His historic revelation rocked the hockey world and turned the news cycle upside down with the NHL expansion draft looming. Luke’s truth was met with universal support and much talk about the courage it took for him to share it.
With the No. 116 pick in the 2021 NHL draft, the Edmonton Oilers have selected forward Jake Chiasson from the Brandon Wheat Kings. No relation to Alex “The Answer” Chiasson.
The Oilers are reportedly planning to wait until free agency begins to sign Zach Hyman to a seven-year contract
We all know at this point that Zach Hyman is going to be an Oiler. The only question left is what his contract is going to look like.
Seravalli: The Oilers will “almost surely” buy out James Neal, Mikko Koskinen buyout is also a possibility
Over at Daily Faceoff, Frank Seravalli posted a whole bunch of news and notes around things to expect once the NHL lifts its roster freeze on Thursday afternoon.
The Edmonton Oilers have issued qualifying offers to RFA’s Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Benson, Cooper Marody, and Stuart Skinner.
The Edmonton Oilers have taken two forwards in the sixth round: Matvei Petrov 180th overall and Shane Lachance 186th overall.
The Edmonton Oilers have traded back from the 20th overall spot.