Purcell wants to shoot more in Edmonton
Going from the Los Angeles Kings to the Tampa Bay Lightning helped establish him as a very offensively capable player who can score goals and distribute the puck.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New Oilers prepared to get hands dirty next season
For offseason acquisitions, defencemen Mark Fayne and Keith Aulie and wingers Benoit Pouliot and Teddy Purcell , that reputation includes two top-30 point producers and three top-50 goal scorers from last season and three former No.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Cult of Hockey: Can Eakins get more out of Nugent-Hopkins in 2014-15?
Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins showed excellent offensive instincts and had strong results in their respective rookies seasons, but neither has become a star NHL attacker.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Jackets want bridge deal with Johansen
Columbus Blue Jackets President John Davidson confirmed Friday that the team is seeking a so-called bridge deal with leading scorer Ryan Johansen.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Oil On Whyte
Oilers sign Andrew Miller; Free Agent Pool Shrinks
Mar 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Phoenix Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro reacts to being defeated by the Boston Bruins 2-1 at TD Banknorth Garden.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
How Each Offseason Addition and Departure Will Affect the Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers were one of the busier franchises at the beginning of the free-agency period, with general manager Craig MacTavish taking steps to help fill some holes on the roster.
Cult of Hockey: Advanced stat blasts Justin Schultz, but MacTavish loves the player. What to trust?
The hottest advanced stat in hockey? When both TSN's Bob McKenzie and CHED's Bob Stauffer are dropping reference to Corsi, you know that this stat has gone supernova.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Oil On Whyte
Edmonton Oilers A to Z: Teddy Purcell
Apr 18, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell skates with the puck as Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec chases during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Cult of Hockey: Did MacTavish make a major mistake not bringing in a veteran centre?
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers. He needs to step up this year or it could be trouble for Oil The Edmonton Oilers appear to be in a bind when it comes to the centre position.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Cult of Hockey: How ready are Nurse, Klefbom and Draisaitl for the NHL?
The roster of the Edmonton Oilers is shaping upright now so that one of the Oilers top young prospects, either Leon Draisaitl at centre or Darnell Nurse or Oscar Klefbom on defence, will make the team in 2014-15.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Oilers' Draisaitl makes an argument to start in NHL
Leon Draisaitl is the latest in what's become a long line of Edmonton Oilers top-five draft picks.
Cult of Hockey: Edmonton Oilers must consider trading Justin Schultz
Justin Schultz turns 24 today. He's a promising young defenceman with demonstrated offensive capability, and with 100-odd games under his belt it's reasonable to believe that the best is yet to come.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Eakins doesn't want Oilers to rely on 'four players to put up our points'
"We need people who can make plays, possess the puck, score goals. We don't want to be a team who relies solely on basically four players to put up our points.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Purcell shocked by Lightning trade
The Tampa Bay Lightning traded St. John's native Teddy Purcell to the Edmonton Oilers for Sam Gagner on Monday.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Benoit Pouliot Signing With Edmonton Oilers First of Many Departures for New York Rangers
I've been public with my opinion on how keeping the third line for the New York Rangers was key to winning next year.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Too Many Men On The Site
Sam Gagner's Crazy Night
Apr 4, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner scores a goal to tie the game as right wing Jordan Eberle center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins , Phoenix Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss , defenseman Zbynek Michalek , center Antoine Vermette and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson look on during the third period at Jobing.com Arena.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Oil On Whyte
Edmonton Oilers: Free Agency and Centre Depth
Jan 4, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Washington Capitals forward Mikhail Grabovski looks to pass during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
Sam Gagner has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning (Codie McLachlan, Edmonton Sun).
Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner speaks to the media at Rexall Place, Monday April 9, 2012, after the Oilers finished their 2011/2012 season.
The Globe and Mail
NHL draft picks could help revive Battle of Alberta
From left, Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl, Florida Panthers' Aaron Ekblad and Buffalo Sabres' Sam Reinhart pose for photographs during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia.