Edmonton Oilers

Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton Oilers are finally finding their stride after having their
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Unless you were fortunate enough to be around to witness Paul Coffey play during his prime, it is unlikely you can comprehend how important he was to the success of the Edmonton Oilers. Anyone can look at his stat line and be impressed by the eye-popping totals. However, those numbers do not tell us just
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As great as Cam Talbot was for the Edmonton Oilers in 2016-17, expecting a repeat performance in 2017-18 would be quite the ask. In my mind, there is an extremely good chance the 30-year old will once again be among the best goaltenders in the league but to think he will do it by appearing
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Benoit Pouliot’s tenure with the Edmonton Oilers can be compared to a roller coaster that slowly climbed the tracks until it reached the very top, and everything suddenly stopped. Thus began an epic free-fall down the slope. The buy out of his contract this offseason signalled the end of a relationship that ultimately did not
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The 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase is well underway in Plymouth, Michigan and there are several Edmonton Oilers’ prospects participating in the tournament. The tournament is taking place from July 28 to August 5. Four countries are participating in the tournament; Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. The Oilers have a total of seven
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It’s not often that you see goaltenders rise from the backup role to take on the starter role with almost immediate success. But nearly two years ago, that exactly what Cam Talbot did with the Edmonton Oilers following a trade that sent the goaltender to Edmonton from the New York Rangers. Talbot went from playing
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There are a handful of players on the Edmonton Oilers who will be returning for their second season with the team. For these players, their first year was one that ended in disappointing fashion but at the same time was a year that has to be viewed as extremely promising. They joined a successful team
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I recently wrote a piece stating that the Edmonton Oilers signing of Jussi Jokinen was a smart bet. Monday, the Oilers made a similar play, albeit with a much less proven NHL player, when they signed defenseman Yohann Auvitu on a one-year deal worth $700K. Auvitu the Player Auvitu, 27, appeared in 25 games with the New Jersey
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Depth, depth and more depth was apparently Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli’s mantra when it came to July 1. The Oilers didn’t add one of the bigger fish in free agency or a true NHL regular to their lineup. Chiarelli went out and added several minor league players to the system in hopes of bolstering the
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The Edmonton Oilers have opened their summer player development camp in Jasper, Alberta for July 1-5. The Oilers have a total of 36 prospects attending the camp including 20 drafted prospects, 13 invitees and three players signed since the spring. Each of Edmonton’s 2017 draftees will be in attendance. The only player who will not
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The rumors are fast and furious. As such, we’ll be coming hot and heavy for the remaining days leading up to July 1. Teams are talking to pending unrestricted free agents and trades are being considered in order for clubs to make room when the market opens. Related: Rumor Rundown: Tavares, Yakupov, Thornton, More on
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For an organization that seems to have become almost obsessively focused on acquiring players with size, it was rather refreshing to hear Peter Chiarelli call the name of Kailer Yamamoto as the Edmonton Oilers first round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.  Despite being the smallest player ever selected in the first round, the
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Connor McDavid has won the 2017 Hart Memorial Trophy. Not only was McDavid the only player in the league to reach 90 points this past season, he took it a step further and reached the 100-point mark in 82 games, along with an impressive 30 goals. Coming off of an injury-shortened rookie season where he scored 16
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The Edmonton Oilers did quite well at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft a year ago. Edmonton added two potential top six forwards, an intriguing goaltending prospect, and several long-term projects. Jesse Puljujarvi (fourth), Tyler Benson (32nd) and Dylan Wells (123rd) look like the strongest picks of their class for Edmonton. Puljujarvi played professionally as an 18-year-old
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