Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers

Should the Oilers be interested in Franson?

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes … Cody Franson of the Toronto Maples Leafs is on the block. Should the Edmonton Oilers be interested?

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Should the Oilers explore trading their 2015 first round draft choice

Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal writes … Should the Oilers explore trading their 2015 first round draft choice?

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Oilers should go after Oduya

Is Roy and better than Arcobello?

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes … Free agent centre Derek Roy is available. But is he any better than Mark Arcobello?

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Oilers should not go after Josh Bailey

Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal writes … If the Edmonton Oilers are targeting a New York Islanders forward, Josh Bailey shouldn’t be No. 1 on their list

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Oilers looking to solve their centre problem short term

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes …. Edmonton Oilers maybe looking for a “temp” to help solve their centre problem short term, team insider Stauffer says

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Oilers not likely to sign Legwand

Oilers still looking to fix holes on team

Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton writes …. GM Craig MacTavish says there are still areas he wants to shore up on team

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Are the Oilers after Olli Jokinen

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes … Edmonton Oilers are kicking the tires on Winnipeg Jets free agent Olli Jokinen, TSN’s Bob McKenzie says

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OIlers looking for another d man through trade

Oilers still have lots of work to do

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal writes … Edmonton Oilers GM still has lots of work to do to rebuild team

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Oilers aquire rights to Nikitin

Tsn.cs is reporting that the OILERS ACQUIRE NEGOTIATING RIGHTS TO DEFENCEMAN NIKITIN

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Should the Oilers make a huge deal?

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes that the Edmonton Oilers should target Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins for a David Perron-like trade

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Could the Oilers make a deal for Lecavailier?

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal reports …. Maybe the Oilers would also offer to take under-productive Vincent Lecavalier off of Philadelphia’s hands.

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Are the Oilers after Braydon Coburn?

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes – Rumour: Edmonton Oilers might trade target Philadelphia Flyers d-man Braydon Coburn

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Signings and trades in Oilers’ plans

Mark Spector of SportsNet.ca reports that Signings and trades in Oilers’ plans

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Oilers looking to upgrade their defence

Should the Oilers make a push for Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner?

David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes … “Should the Edmonton Oilers push to acquire Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?”

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Rumors and Tidbits

Ted Nolan will likely be getting a three-year contract from the Buffalo Sabres when they return from their Western Conference road swing, which earns a two-thumbs up from Drew Stafford. “He’s a great motivator; he’s extremely simple on his philosophies,” said Stafford, who has been in Buffalo for eight seasons. “He tells us, ‘Look what you get to do for a living … it’s a special opportunity, don’t take it for granted. Show up and compete for a couple of hours.”

Do the Oilers continue to develop Yakupov or consider trading former No. 1 pick?

What should the Edmonton Oilers do with Nail Yakupov?

Do they work with him and take several steps back, consider him just a project like any other draft pick — not the first name called — and hope he finds some hockey sense to go with his hockey skill? You need both.

Or do they seriously investigate trading a 20-year-old with 111 games on his NHL resume?