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Hockey World ‘Short shifts’: There should be no compensation given when other teams hire fired NHL GMs, coaches

Edmonton Journal This compensation for fired coaches and GM’s is blatantly ridiculous. Teams gassed general managers such as Peter Chiarelli in Boston after one missed playoff and Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh,...
  • 14 hr 48 min ago

Hockey World: St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock prefers one-year contracts

Edmonton Journal Ken Hitchcock has a new one-year contract to coach the St. Louis Blues, but he doesn’t think for a minute he’s a lame-duck coach even if people are saying the players may look at him...
  • 14 hr 49 min ago

Person familiar with talks: Sabres agree to hire Bylsma; compensation to Penguins undetermined

Edmonton Journal BUFFALO, N.Y. - A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma.
  • 20 hr 17 min ago

NHL says Stanley Cup final begins June 3 in New York, Tampa or Anaheim

Edmonton Journal NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL announced that the Stanley Cup final will open with Game 1 on Wednesday, June 3 in either New York, Tampa or Anaheim.
  • 21 hr 47 min ago

Oilers sign talented Russian who’s quick and has good size

Edmonton Journal Anton Slepyshev, a 21-year-old left-winger, bolted for the Edmonton Oilers just before the Iron Curtain falls on Kontinental Hockey League players who may be blocked from leaving Russia until they...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Gregor: Hall’s got that winning feeling again

Edmonton Journal Winning was all Taylor Hall knew prior to joining the Edmonton Oilers. He won the under-18 world hockey championship with Canada in 2008 and back-to-back Memorial Cups (including MVP honours) with...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Buffalo Sabres interviewing former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma: source

Edmonton Journal BUFFALO, N.Y. — A person familiar with the discussions has told The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are interviewing former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their head coaching...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago
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Oilers agree to terms with Slepyshev

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have agreed to terms with winger Anton Slepyshev on a three-year entry level contract.Slepyshev, 21, appeared in 58 games with the Kontinental Hockey...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago
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San Jose Sharks to introduce Peter DeBoer as new head coach this week: source

Edmonton Journal SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks will hire Peter DeBoer as their new head coach. A person familiar with the search said Wednesday that DeBoer will be formally introduced later this...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Oilers podcast: The work ahead, and then there's Connor McDavid

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon talk to sports editor Craig Ellingson about the massive changes in the Edmonton Oilers...
  • 2 days ago

Oilers’ 2013 second-round pick Roy may go back in draft pool

Edmonton Journal Is it arrows down for Marco Roy? The Edmonton Oilers have six days to decide whether to sign the 2013 second-round draft pick or toss the Quebec Remparts forward back into the June draft pool and...
  • 2 days ago

New York Rangers bolt past Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 to even up NHL Eastern Conference final

Edmonton Journal Jon Cooper was convinced it was a ploy. It had to be, he said. Sure, the Tampa Bay Lightning were a dangerous team offensively. They had scored so many goals on Montreal’s Carey […]
  • 6 days ago

Memorial Cup: Three defencemen score as Quebec Remparts edge Kelowna Rockets 4-3 in opener

Edmonton Journal Defencemen Nikolas Brouillard, Matt Murphy and Ryan Graves scored as the host Quebec Remparts opened the Memorial Cup with a 4-3 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night.
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Cam Cole: Anaheim Ducks’ Prince of Peeve Corey Perry great at grate stuff

Edmonton Journal There are players on both sides of this Western Conference Final who would, let us say, raise millions for charity if they offered themselves as targets in a pie-throwing contest; so long would be...
  • 6 days ago

Precious real estate: Fight for Stanley Cup final being waged in small area in front of net

Edmonton Journal CHICAGO - The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.
  • 6 days ago

Murray, Sather, Yzerman named finalists for NHL general manager of year

Edmonton Journal NEW YORK — Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks, Glen Sather of the New York Rangers and Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for NHL general manager of the year, the...
  • 6 days ago

New Philadelphia Flyers hire Dave Hakstol joins Lindy Ruff as NHL head coaches from Warburg, Alta.

Edmonton Journal When new Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol was growing up on a farm just outside of Warburg, he spent his Saturday nights watching Hockey Night in Canada on TV, an antennae mounted on...
  • 6 days ago
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Hockey World: Bowman made a similar move to Babcock 36 years ago

Edmonton Journal If anybody can fathom the firestorm of interest in where Mike Babcock was going to wind up coaching, it would be Scotty Bowman, who created a frenzy over 35 years ago when he left the comfort of...
  • 7 days ago
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Video: Connor McDavid effect on the Edmonton Oilers' fortunes in signing free agents

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland talk about the effect the addition of Connor McDavid to the Edmonton Oilers lineup will have on the NHL team's ability to attract...
  • 7 days ago

Mike Babcock’s big-money deal with Toronto Maple Leafs good news for coaches

Edmonton Journal Mike Babcock’s coaching contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs has suddenly and dramatically altered the financial outlook for his NHL counterparts. Babcock’s eight-year deal worth $50...
  • 7 days ago
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Blog Articles

Dual Offer Sheet - Chicago’s Worst Nightmare?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (OilFanInYYC) — Could a dual offer sheet scenario give the Oilers a boost this offseason?
  • New: 9 hr 27 min ago

The Rangers "Clutch" Elimination Game Performances

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — The Rangers just keep winning in elimination games. They must be the clutchiest bunch of clutches who ever clutched.
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Report: Oilers and Anton Slepyshev Agree on Entry Level Contract

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — The 2013 draft pick could be on his way to North America.
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Oil Spills - Wednesday Links - Draisaitl and the Rockets Fall to Oshawa

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Here are your daily links to all things Oilers, Draisaitl's Memorial Cup performance, how advanced stats are killing the romance of the game, and more.
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The Return of Fun

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — After nearly nine seasons of losing I was tired. All the losing, the disappointment, it was too much for me, the Oilers simply weren’t fun anymore. But the last five weeks have made being an...
  • 2 days ago

Potential UFA Target: Antti Niemi

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — The Oilers could use a number one goaltender. Enter Antti Niemi.
  • 2 days ago

Oil Spills - Monday Links - More About The 1990 Stanley Cup Win

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — These are the stories you most likely missed while spending the weekend outside enjoying the wonderful weather.
  • 3 days ago
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25 Years Ago Today: Oilers Win Fifth Stanley Cup

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — It was on this day 25 years ago that the Oilers dynasty came to an end. And I missed the whole thing.
  • 4 days ago

Oil Spills - Draisaitl Falls Short In Memorial Cup Debut

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Oilers. Draisaitl in the Memorial Cup. NHL Playoffs. And more.
  • 5 days ago

Commemorating the Golden Ticket: Good Idea or Bad?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — The Oilers season ticket renewal package. Good idea? Tone deaf? Masterful job of trolling?
  • 6 days ago
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Todd McLellan on Not Winning A Stanley Cup With the Sharks

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — What does McLellan think about his team's playoff failures?
  • 7 days ago
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Oil Spills - Leafs Land Babcock. Another Terrible Team Suddenly Looking Smart.

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Oil Spills - Leafs Land Babcock. Another Terrible Team Suddenly Looking Smart.
  • 7 days ago
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Changes at the Copper & Blue

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Same dedication to pessimism will be maintained.
  • 8 days ago

Oil Spills - Todd McLellan, The Morning After

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Daily Links. Todd McLellan, Mike Babcock, triple overtime, and more.
  • 8 days ago
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McLellan Calls McDavid an Oiler

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Curtis LeBlanc) — During this afternoon's press conference, Todd McLellan made it no secret that he expects Connor McDavid to be an Oiler next season. And he's excited about it.
  • 9 days ago
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McLellan Named Oilers New Head Coach

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — It was the worst kept secret in hockey; Todd McLellan is the Oilers new head coach.
  • 9 days ago
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B.B. King's Unmistakable Influence

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — B.B. King's unique sound and a journey into the Blues.
  • 13 days ago
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What the Hell is Happening?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Alan Hull) — Have I been transported to an alternate universe, or does it seem like the Oilers might be figuring things out?
  • 15 days ago
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Friedman: Todd McLellan To Coach Oilers After Worlds

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — The Oilers land a high profile coach.
  • 15 days ago
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Babcock to Edmonton a Longshot

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Derek Zona) — Elliotte Friedman names Babcock's top three destinations
  • 18 days ago
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