[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...
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 […]
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
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
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
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
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
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