Edmonton - Oct. 30, 2014: It was nice while it lasted but the Edmonton Oilers four game win streak was destined to come to an end and come to end it did on Wednesday against the high-flying Nashville Predators. While the 4-1 scoreline frankly flattered the team wearing Orange and Blue, they still had every chance to stretch their run to five straight despite putting together what was simply a dreadful opening twenty minutes of hockey. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 28, 2014: It may be early, as we are all of two and a half weeks into the 2014-15 campaign, but one could make a legitimate argument that Boyd Gordon has been the Edmonton Oilers early season MVP. This despite being looked upon as nothing more than a so-called fourth line guy by many an Oilers fan and most of the local media. FULL STORY
Montreal - Oct. 28, 2014: Thud.
The Montreal Canadiens like a team that spent the flight to Edmonton reading about how great they are. While filling up on Grade AAA Alberta beef. Maybe they'll be hungry again in Calgary. The Edmonton Oilers skated to a 3-0 victory. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 28, 2014: On the strength of a shutout performance from netminder Ben Scrivens and a two point night from winger Benoit Pouliot, including his first goal as an Oiler, the Edmonton Oilers managed to push their win streak to four straight courtesy of a 3-0 victory over the Carey Price(less) Montreal Canadiens at Rexall Place. Don't look now but Dallas Eakins' side looks to have righted the ship...at least for the time being. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 27, 2014: When it comes to the Edmonton Oilers and defenceman Jeff Petry, it looks as though the writing is pretty much on the wall. The team doesn't want to pay him anywhere near the amount the player feels he is worth and because of that, it is just a matter of "when" and not if the American blueliner leaves town. The problem Craig MacTavish now faces, is trading him away in season, would essentially kill the Oilers 2014-15 campaign. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 25, 2014: On a night in which the Edmonton Oilers saw Jordan Eberle find the back on the net for the first time this season and put together a three point effort, it was youngster Leon Draisaitl who stole the show. The young German centre made the first goal of his NHL career one he won't soon forget, scoring the game-winner in the Oilers 6-3 win over the still winless Carolina Hurricanes. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 23, 2014: Turn back the clock a week and Ben Scrivens and the Edmonton Oilers were looking at their season possibly spiraling out of control. Fast forward to the present day and suddenly both Scirvens and his teammates look as though they have righted the ship...though thinking all is well in good in the Alberta capital would be a tad premature. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 23, 2014: On the strength of another solid showing from netminder Ben Scrivens and second period goals from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and defenceman Nikita Nikitin, the Edmonton Oilers managed to win their second game in three nights, edging Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-2. While we may only be talking about two wins, that still qualifies as a streak and considering how poorly this season started for Dallas Eakins' side,,,it could not have come at a more opportune moment. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 22, 2014: With both the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers struggling to find their way, it should surprise no one to hear players from both teams making their rounds in the NHL trade rumour mill. While the chances of a Sean Couturier or Jordan Eberle being moved appear to be highly unlikely, the same can not be said for the likes of David Perron, Jeff Petry or Brayden and Luke Schenn. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 21, 2014: Following what was yet another solid performance on Monday evening against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, one has to wonder what Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall has to do in order to have the masses out east start giving him credit for being among the very best players in the game. God knows if he was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, that recognition would have come a long time ago. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 21, 2014: On the strength of a two point effort from Taylor Hall and a late third period winner off the stick of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the Edmonton Oilers finally managed to put an end to their five game losing skid to start the 2014-15 season, edging Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-2 over at Rexall Place on Monday night. FULL STORY
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Windsor - Oct. 18, 2014: During Friday night’s Leafs/Wings broadcast it was pointed out that Lefs GM Dave Nonis was in Edmonton, leading to speculation that there may be some trade winds blowing. Could there be a play that involves James Reimer, Nail Yakupov and Martin Brodeur? FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 18, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers may have played better in falling 2-0 to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday evening at Rexall Place, this team's inability to score goals continues to plague them on a nightly basis. Since Dallas Eakins has taken over the club, they have scored two goals or fewer in fifty-one of eighty-seven games and won exactly three of those games. With that being the case, one would think, the time to address the issue would be the here and now. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 17, 2014: The Edmonton Oilers on Friday announced defenseman Martin Marincin has been recalled from Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League and defenseman Darnell Nurse has been returned to his junior team, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. FULL STORY