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Mar 22, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan celebrates a penalty shot goal against Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Hockey is a game.
One year ago, the Oilers bemoaned a lack of toughness after Sam Gagner and Taylor Hall were targeted during exhibition games. The Oilers are bringing noted pugilist Kevin Westgarth to training camp, the club announced on Tuesday .
Growing up on an acreage outside of Sherwood Park, Andrew Ference and his older sister Jennifer were never allowed to eat and run. "We always had family dinners and long conversations," the Edmonton Oilers' captain says after climbing stairs along the North Saskatchewan River last week.
Mar 18, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins skates against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Rexall Place. Edmonton Oilers won 5-1.
Mar 20, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Buffalo Sabres starting lineup during the National Anthem between the Edmonton Oilers and the Buffalo Sabres at Rexall Place. Buffalo Sabres won 3-1.
An eventful and beneficial weekend for Jets prospects comes to a close today as the Penticton Young Stars classic wraps up today. The Jets face off, in there third and final game, against the Edmonton Oilers.
Almost certainly one big young rookie centre is going to make the Edmonton Oilers this October, but it's increasingly clear that there will be stiff competition for that job. Skilled and lanky Bogdan Yakimov followed up a strong development camp in Jasper with a sensational game against the Calgary Flames rookies on Saturday night in the Okanagan Young Guns tournament.
Check out pictures from the Kaleido Family Arts Festival held Sept. 13, 2014 on Alberta Avenue.
Dec 14, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn celebrates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports Recently, the experts at NHL.com voted Jamie Benn as the top left-wing in the NHL right now.
Darnell Nurse talks during a news conference introducing the top prospects going into Sunday's NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Weehawken, N.J. Nurse and Mitchell Moroz want to give the Edmonton Oilers a headache - in a good way. The pair are thought to be on the outside looking in for spots on the club's NHL roster heading into training camp, but that isn't stopping either from dreaming big.
The Edmonton Oilers take solace in one thing from their eighth straight playoff-less season: It can't get any worse. "Last year was such a debacle from start to finish in so many ways," Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish explained to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, "that we are for sure going to better, it's just a measure of how much."
Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Leon Draisaitl puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number three overall pick to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Oilers have been shallow on all positions for a while now.
In terms of sheer star power, this year's Edmonton Oilers rookie roster doesn't quite dominate the marquee like it did in the days of Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. But while this edition lacks the sizzle of a first pick overall, it is unquestionably deeper and better than any crop of Oilers prospects in decades.
Apr 8, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Oscar Klefbom is chased by Colorado Avalanche forward Jamie McGinn during the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports The Edmonton Oilers are hitting the ice.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:58 pm
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