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
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
Edmonton - Oct. 17, 2014: With their season hanging in the balance, the Edmonton Oilers will kick-off a seven game homestand against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night at Rexall Place. If by some chance, Dallas Eakins' squad cannot come out of this stretch will at minimum a .500 record, they can basically kiss this season good-bye and start preparing for another lottery pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 16, 2014: With the Edmonton Oilers getting off to their usual slow start, one can’t help but wonder when general manager Craig MacTavish will do the right thing and get both Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse out of town. While both players may be better than some of the options that Dallas Eakins currently has at his disposal, by no means should that dictate whether or not either of the two stay in Edmonton for the entire 2014-15 campaign. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 16, 2014: Despite a three point night from Taylor Hall, the Edmonton Oilers still found a way to lose their fourth consecutive game to start the year, dropping a 7-4 decision to the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the manner in which Dallas Eakins' squad are losing hockey games is all too familiar to fans....poor defensive zone play and some dreadful netminding. FULL STORY
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Edmonton - Oct. 15, 2014: The fact the Edmonton Oilers were blown out 6-1 by the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night should have surprised absolutely no one but the fact Dallas Eakins decided to sit his best defenceman in Jeff Petry for no apparent reason was frankly mind-boggling. As another season appears to be quickly spiralling out of control, one has to wonder when Craig MacTavish and his head coach will have to answer for how things have played out. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 14, 2014: In the offseason, all the way to last deadline, trade talks involving Petry were rampant, but never substantial. For the first time, the substance behind the rumours seems to be filling the cauldron, and maybe following tonight’s game against the Kings, an official announcement will be made. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 12, 2014: To steal a quote from New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra, the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks sure felt like "deja vu all over again". Despite jumping out to an early lead, Dallas Eakins' crew still found a way to blow three different two goal advantages and were frankly lucky to even get this one into overtime. While on paper this group may be improved, clearly closing out hockey games continues to be major problem. FULL STORY