Last summer, new Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish made the decision to replace incumbent head coach Ralph Krueger with an up-and-coming AHL coach. Todd Nelson, doing sterling work in Oklahoma City, was an obvious internal choice but MacTavish opted instead to import Toronto Marlies bench boss Dallas Eakins. 940 more words
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The roster is noticeably leaner — in fact the Edmonton Oilers are currently without an extra forward and are down to six healthy defencemen – but another trade deadline has come and gone. 156 more words
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Shannon Szabados said she wasn’t nervous practicing with the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.
The Canadian women’s national team’s No. 1 said she got a call from Oilers coach 369 more words
With Corey Potter placed on waivers Tuesday and Nick Schultz likely getting a new address Wednesday at the NHL deadline, the Edmonton Oilers’ blueline is looking awfully lean. 459 more words
Luke Gazdic fights for his supper but he doesn’t like eating somebody’s lunch.
While he decked Kevin Westgarth, one of the gamest heavyweights in the NHL Saturday night, Gazdic did not feel good about it. 1,384 more words
In the Oilers 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday night, the team’s two best forwards may well have been Matt Hendricks and Luke Gazdic. 1,168 more words
Having contributed just two goals in the last 13 games – neither of which was scored on the power play — Taylor Hall needed no reminder of the offensive shortfall. 431 more words