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Ryan Smyth ready to return to the rink in a new role

Edmonton Journal Ryan Smyth, who bled Edmonton Oilers orange and blue for close to 1,000 games before retiring as a player, is keen to get back to hockey.
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Cult of Hockey: Eberle and Draisaitl are the pickiest shooters on the Oilers

Edmonton Journal It’s hard to know if it’s a good or a bad thing to be a picky shooter at the NHL, but there’s no doubt that it is a thing.
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Rutherford believes Leafs' Lamoriello has leg up in making similar transition

Edmonton Journal TORONTO — Lou Lamoriello chose the challenge of being general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs over the cushy job with the New Jersey Devils that meant far less control than he’s...
  • 3 days ago

New seats, some hefty prices for Oilers tickets at Rogers Place

Edmonton Journal Want guaranteed seat to see Connor McDavid at Rogers Place next year? Be prepared to hand over at least $1,950 for the season. Or, if you’re feeling really flush with cash, you could get an...
  • 3 days ago

Oilers Entertainment Group Unveils Rogers Place Presentation Centre

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — (EDMONTON, AB) – Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) unveiled the new Rogers Place Presentation Centre today located on the second floor of Ice HQ in downtown Edmonton (10420 103 Ave). The...
  • 4 days ago

Gazdic trims down as he seeks speed, ice time, in Oilers’ upcoming season

Edmonton Journal The tenacity is intact, but it was certainly a leaner version of Luke Gazdic that strolled into the Servus Credit Union Place on Tuesday to take part in the Edmonton Oilers’ hockey school.
  • 6 days ago

Luke Gazdic special guest at Oilers Hockey School

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Oilers winger Luke Gazdic made a special appearance at the Edmonton Oilers Hockey School at Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert on July 21, 2015.
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Sather’s talents included knowing how to manage his players

Edmonton Journal As a player, Glen Sather was never in Wayne Gretzky’s or Mark Messier’s or Paul Coffey’s stratosphere, but he is a Hockey Hall of Famer as a coach and general manager....
  • 7 days ago
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Stanley Cup-winning Oilers boss Glen Sather banner going up at Rexall Place

Edmonton Journal Glen Sather’s accomplishments on and off the Oilers bench will be honoured in December at Rexall Place. The team announced Monday that it will raise a banner to recognize the legendary coach...
  • 7 days ago
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Oilers to honour Sather

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — (EDMONTON) – The Edmonton Oilers announced today they will be raising a banner in Rexall Place to salute the achievements of legendary coach, general manager and executive Glen Sather.Fans...
  • 7 days ago

Gretzky says McDavid can handle big step from junior to NHL

Edmonton Journal It was almost four decades ago that hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky was in Connor McDavid’s skates: The child prodigy making the move to play with the big boys in the NHL. Yet the parallels...
  • 10 days ago
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By signing Oduya, Stars complete checklist for one of NHL's best off-seasons

Edmonton Journal The Stanley Cup isn't won in the off-season. If it was, start engraving the trophy for the Dallas Stars.
  • 11 days ago
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Oilers agree to terms with Pitlick

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, the club has agreed to terms with winger Tyler Pitlick on a one-year contract.Pitlick, 23, split...
  • 11 days ago
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As the loonie falls, professional sports teams in Canada feel the squeeze

Edmonton Journal TORONTO - Professional sports teams in Canada are facing the prospect of being priced out of the competition as the Canadian dollar flirts with values not seen in more than half a decade.
  • 11 days ago

Brandon Davidson inks a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Journal The Edmonton Oilers checked off one more contractual obligation on Thursday, signing defenceman Brandon Davidson to a one-year deal. The 23-year-old, drafted by the club in the sixth round of the...
  • 11 days ago

Cult of Hockey: Why signing Justin Schultz to a long-term deal would have been a decent bet

Edmonton Journal The “smart guys” don’t like Schultz’s game , but my bet is this solid puck-mover will improve on defence
  • 11 days ago

Veteran defenceman Johnny Oduya leaves Blackhawks for two-year deal with Stars

Edmonton Journal DALLAS — The Johnny Oduya watch is over. The veteran defenceman has signed a $7.5-million US, two-year contract with the Dallas Stars. Oduya will count $3.75 million against the salary cap...
  • 12 days ago

Oilers sign one-year contract with Schultz

Edmonton Journal The Edmonton Oilers, who had elected to file for club arbitration, have settled with defenceman Justin Schultz. He gets a one-year, $3.9-million contract and the Oilers will have a buyout window...
  • 12 days ago

Oilers agree to terms with Schultz

NHL.com (news@edmontonoilers.com) — Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, the club has agreed to terms with defenceman Justin Schultz on a one-year contract.Schultz, 25,...
  • 12 days ago
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Ryan Kesler re-ups with Ducks for six years, $41.25 million

Edmonton Journal ANAHEIM, Calif. — Centre Ryan Kesler has agreed to a six-year, $41.25-million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.
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Can Nikita Nikitin Bounce Back this season?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (sunilagni) — The buyout window has come and gone, yet the Russian defenceman is still an Oiler. Can we expect a better player in 2015/16?
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Projecting Taylor Hall

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — How much offense is it reasonable to expect from Taylor Hall next season?
  • 6 days ago

Do the Oilers understand the Salary Cap and Reserve List at all?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (GCW_69) — With the closing of the second buyout window, I am really left scratching my head about the Oilers decision making around the cap, and with it the reserve list.
  • 7 days ago

With A Second Buyout Window Looming, A Look At The Oilers' Salary Cap Situation

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Will the Oilers buyout Nikitin on Saturday? Do they need to?
  • 11 days ago
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The Oilers Unveil The Ice District. Sorry, Ice District.

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — The area around the Oilers new arena has a name. And it's not great.
  • 13 days ago
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Report: Ian Herbers to Join Oilers Coaching Staff

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — The final piece of Todd McLellan's staff appears to be in place.
  • 14 days ago
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2015 UFA Day Review

SBN: The Copper & Blue (flarwick) — A look at the Oilers' work so far in Free Agency.
  • 25 days ago
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Thinking Small with Offer Sheets

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Scott Reynolds) — Some offer sheets don't require any compensation at all. We should see more of them.
  • 25 days ago
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What does the roster look like now?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Alan Hull) — Taking a look at the recent changes in Edmonton and seeing how all of the new pieces fit.
  • 25 days ago
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dCorsi Impact: Is the Oilers' defence headed in the right direction?

SBN: The Copper & Blue (bituman) — As bloggers in the Corsiverse discuss Peter Chiarelli's moves on defence, we take a look at dCorsi Impact as a metric for measuring the quality of defenders' possession game. Are we headed in the...
  • 26 days ago
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The Oilers have to make some more moves

SBN: The Copper & Blue (Zach Laing) — With the Sekera signing, the Oilers have to make another move.
  • 26 days ago
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Free Agency 2015

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Will the Oilers bolster their D? Will they rocket Nikita Nikitin into the sun? Catch up on all of the free agent moves as they happen.
  • 26 days ago
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Free Agency: Oilers Sign Two - Andrej Sekera and Mark Letestu

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — The Oilers get started early with a couple of very reasonable signings.
  • 26 days ago
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2015 Free Agency Discussion Thread

SBN: The Copper & Blue (chappy35) — Will the Oilers bolster their D? Will they rocket Nikita Nikitin into the sun? Catch up on all of today's free agent moves as they happen.
  • 26 days ago
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Oilers Trade Gordon to Coyotes For Lauri Korpikoski

SBN: The Copper & Blue (ryan_batty) — Fourth line centre out. Third line winger in.
  • 27 days ago
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The Horcoff Contract Comes to an End

SBN: The Copper & Blue (sunilagni) — A look back at the 6-year, $33 million extension signed in July of 2008.
  • 27 days ago
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