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Ryan Smyth Says Goodbye

4 days agoSports : Deadspin

[Oilers forward Ryan Smyth played his final game Saturday night after 19 seasons in the NHL. He was understandably emotional, going out on the ice to thank Edmonton's fans afterwards. Smyth spent the majority of his career with the Oilers, and was named a captain for his last game. Photo by Derek Leung/Getty] Read more...

NHL Veteran Ryan Smyth Set to Retire After 18-Year Career

According to the Canadian Press (h/t Sportsnet.ca), longtime Edmonton Oiler and 18-year NHL veteran Ryan Smyth announced on Friday that he will be retiring at season's end. Smyth was drafted by Edmonton back in 1994 and spent all but...Show More Summary

Edmonton Oilers with the Most to Prove as the 2013-14 NHL Season Winds Down

The Edmonton Oilers have one game remaining in what can best be described as a disappointing 2013-14 NHL season. Once again, the Oilers find themselves as one of the worst teams in the NHL and will be receiving a high lottery pick in...Show More Summary

Emerging Storylines for Edmonton Oilers' 2014 Offseason

The Edmonton Oilers once again find themselves as one of the worst teams in the NHL. Thanks to this dubious distinction, the 2014 offseason will again center around what place the Oilers will land in the draft lottery and which player...Show More Summary

Buffalo Sabres: Struggles Likely to Continue Through Next Season

Breathe deep, Buffalo Sabres fans. It's almost over. Only eight games remain on the schedule in what could arguably be one of the worst NHL seasons ever. They are 12 points behind the Edmonton Oilers, who are in 29th place, and if Buffalo...Show More Summary

Rangers back on track with 5-0 rout of Oilers

The Rangers stopped off in Alberta's capital for a free, much-needed Oil change Sunday night and greased almost all of their gears for the season's stretch run in a 5-0 rout of lowly Edmonton.

Pass-Fail Grades for Edmonton Oilers' Top Stars as 2013-14 Season Winds Down

The 2013-14 season didn ’t take shape as new head coach Dallas Eakins and GM Craig MacTavish hoped it would. The team struggled mightily out of the gate thanks in large part to a lack of defensive responsibility from the top-end forwards...Show More Summary

30 Years Removed from Greatness: How the Islanders and Oilers Can Win Again

In May 1984, the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders faced off in their second straight Stanley Cup Final. The Islanders were a dynasty, having swept the Oilers the previous year to win their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup championship. Show More Summary

The 5 Most Promising Signs for Edmonton Oilers' Future

Though the 2013-14 season has been another season of underachievement for the Edmonton Oilers, there have been a few things that Oilers fans can look forward to going forward. While Craig MacTavish has yet to pull the trigger on a major...Show More Summary

Stock Up and Stock Down for the Edmonton Oilers' Top Stars

It has been another season of disappointment for the Edmonton Oilers as the club, once again, faces the reality of finishing in lottery position as one of the worst teams in the NHL. While the team as a whole has underperformed, there...Show More Summary

Edmonton Oilers' 5 Biggest Questions in the Final Month of the 2013-14 Season

Now that the trade deadline has passed, the Edmonton Oilers will have the final month of the season to assess where the current crop of players stands heading into the NHL entry draft. The Oilers made some strides in improving theirShow More Summary

Goalie From Canadian Women’s Olympic Team Signs Contract In Men’s Pro Hockey League

Canadian Olympic goalie Shannon Szabados practiced with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Friday, she signed with a men's minor league hockey team. The post Goalie From Canadian Women’s Olympic Team Signs Contract In Men’s Pro Hockey League appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Were the Toronto Maple Leafs Wise to Stand Pat at the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline?

The Toronto Maple Leafs were nonparticipants in the 2014 NHL trade deadline. While the team had made some moves leading up to the deadline, such as adding defender Tim Gleason and sending Mark Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers, it was quiet...Show More Summary

Olympic women’s gold medallist Shannon Szabados practices with Oilers

It’s not so unusual for an NHL team to occasionally have a guest goaltender in net for practice, even for a few minutes. But the Edmonton Oilers had a very special guest Wednesday, none other than Canadian Olympic gold-medalist Shannon Szabados. Szabados got the opportunity to face NHL players after the Oilers’ newly-acquired goaltender, Viktor Fasth, was traveling […]

Shannon Szabados, Olympic Gold-Medal Winning Goalie, Practices with Oilers

After dominating female competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados got a chance to mix it up with the boys as she practiced with the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Szabados' participation...Show More Summary

2014 NHL Trade Deadline: Last-Minute Deals Edmonton Oilers Should Pursue

The 2014 NHL trade deadline will be an interesting time for the Edmonton Oilers, as long term players such as Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky could very well end up on different teams once the dust settles. While Edmonton should be in noShow More Summary

Edmonton Oilers' 5 Keys to a Fast Start After the Olympic Break

With only three Edmonton Oilers participating in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the Oilers should be a rested club once NHL play resumes for the matchup against the Minnesota Wild on February 27. The Oilers are currently 29th in the NHL with only 47 points. Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Best American Players in Edmonton Oilers History

The Edmonton Oilers have been lucky enough to see some of the greatest players from both Canada and the United States suit up for the team. When assessing the best American players in franchise history, one must take into account performance...Show More Summary

Edmonton Oilers' 5 Biggest Questions Ahead of the Olympic Break

The Edmonton Oilers will have some tough personnel decisions to make ahead of the pause in the NHL schedule for the Olympic games. With a roster freeze taking effect Feb. 7 and the trade deadline arriving shortly after the end of the...Show More Summary

Has Jonathan Bernier Won the Toronto Maple Leafs' 2013-14 Goalie Battle?

Without Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer this season, the Toronto Maple Leafs would likely be battling the Edmonton Oilers and the Buffalo Sabres for last place in the NHL. Both goalies have won games single-handedly this season. AShow More Summary

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