Edmonton Oilers

Report: Oilers and potential UFA Maroon talking extension
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The Edmonton Oilers and forward Patrick Maroon are reportedly discussing an extension, according to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug. Maroon spent a good chunk of the season playing with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and it showed in his numbers. The 29-year

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Draisaitl shrugs off pressure of new deal, starts on different line than McDavid
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If nothing else, Leon Draisaitl is saying all the right things about how he’ll handle the contract he received from the Edmonton Oilers. Deep down, he might be nervous about justifying an $8.5 million cap hit over eight years, but as Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun reports, the German forward insists that he won’t […]

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Need a break from bleak news? NHL 18’s mascot intros might do the trick
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What’s scarier: the latest version of “It” or Edmonton Oilers mascot “Hunter?” That question lingers on the brain this weekend, as the horror movie does well, while the release of “NHL 18” inspired a variety of fairly-great mascot intro GIFs on Twitter

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Connor McDavid might be … really funny?
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At first, it seemed like the Edmonton Oilers megastar was merely holding his own in this great set of “shooting challenge” ads with San Jose Sharks star-wookie Brent Burns. Allow me to admit some guilt in possibly not giving McDavid enough credit for his half of that CCM haul, as he sure seemed to chirp […]

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Brent Burns vs. Connor McDavid in funny, destructive ‘shooting competition’
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Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid might be bland during interviews, but given the right time and place – and maybe, the right company – he shows that he can be fun, too. You really can’t ask for much better company than San Jose Sharks defenseman/wildebeest Brent Burns, so kudos to CCM for putting together these […]

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It’s San Jose Sharks day at PHT
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The San Jose Sharks made the playoffs again in 2016-17 with the hopes of getting back to the Stanley Cup Final. It didn’t turn out that way, as they were bounced in the opening round by Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. At age 37, and after 1,493 regular season games played with the Sharks […]

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Poll: Are the Oilers legitimate Stanley Cup contenders?
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This post is part of Oilers Day on PHT…… The Edmonton Oilers were one of the biggest surprises of the 2016-17 season. No one expected them to break their 10-year playoff drought last season, but that’s exactly what they did. Led by Connor McDavid,

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Sam Gagner’s strange path to Vancouver Canucks
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Plenty of free agents take winding paths, particularly when it comes to joining struggling teams like the Vancouver Canucks. The high point of his Oilers run came in February 2012 when he became the first player since Mario Lemieux to generate an eight-point night. There were some freakish injuries and, naturally, the Oilers struggled on […]

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With Talbot at his best, Oilers should be a force in the West
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Connor McDavid is the driving force behind the turnaround in Edmonton. Edmonton made the playoffs for the first time since 2006 and came within one win of the Western Conference Final. Not to be overlooked, Cam Talbot provided terrific goaltending and was a pivotal factor in helping Edmonton get back into the post-season.

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It’s Edmonton Oilers day at PHT
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You could probably write a book about the Edmonton Oilers’ 2016-17 season and the just-as-integral summer of big decisions. The Oilers took measures to help McDavid parallel Crosby from a team success standpoint, although it remains to be seen if GM Peter Chiarelli actually put the superstar in a significantly better position to succeed. Instead, […]

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Under Pressure: Leon Draisaitl
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In a fairer world, most of the pressure in Edmonton would be on Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli. After all, Chiarelli could have conceivably locked up Leon Draisaitl to a far cheaper contract extension if he was a little more proactive about it. The Oilers barely wasted a second in signing Connor McDavid to an extension […]

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John Tavares and Maple Leafs, Oilers and NHL Olympics (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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Because of how insipidly single-minded the Toronto media is, we’re going to put up with the Tavares-to-Toronto talk until Tavares signs his extension or goes elsewhere. The Flyers have been a planned goaltending destination for as long as anyone can remember. Yeah, Toronto has lusted after a high-end guy from, like, Markham or whatever, but […]

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