Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers

Will Eberle end up with the Islanders?

Oilers trying to get Hamonic deal done, Friedman says

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman talking to Oilers uber-insider Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now and dropping a few trade rumour bombshells.

Stauffer mentioned the Oilers trying to upgrade at right defence from Justin Schultz by moving for either Sami Vatanen of Anaheim or Travis Hamonic of the Islanders, as both teams can use a scoring winger.

Don’t be surprised if the Oilers move out a right shot D within a few weeks

If Oilers win draft lottery again, they should trade chance at Auston Matthews for prize defenceman Ekman-Larsson

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli will probably be on the horn to his Arizona counterpart, Don Maloney, five minutes after the televised lottery show, knowing that the Coyotes would be falling all over themselves to get the marketing jewel, Scottsdale-born Matthews, for a much-needed boost in ticket sales. Chiarelli could offer Maloney the No. 1 pick for his diamond, defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and everybody will live happily ever after. Maloney might tell Chiarelli to drop dead, between guffaws, because Ekman-Larsson is a terrific player; as talented as Erik Karlsson but not quite as offensive. But it never hurts to ask.

LeBrun: Oilers Were Not Shopping Nugent-Hopkins

“I think with Edmonton, the only thing that changed is that a couple of teams have been calling on Nugent-Hopkins. Now, I don’t think Edmonton – in fact I know – they were not shopping him. I don’t think that was a priority for them, was to trade Nugent-Hopkins. But it doesn’t prevent other teams from checking in, because he’s a young center.

Oilers made big push for Seth Jones

Multiple sources have confirmed to Sportsnet that Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli offered centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Nashville in a bid to land defenceman Seth Jones.

Chiarelli had no comment on this report, neither confirming nor issuing a denial when reached. And of course, Nashville general manager David Poile chose to deal Jones to Columbus for Ryan Johansen instead. What it tells us is that Chiarelli sees Nugent-Hopkins as the one player from the Oilers former core that can command the greatest return — yet at the same time is expendable.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/west-coast-bias-oilers-made-big-push-for-seth-jones/

Oilers should wait before making huge trades

Hockey commentator Craig Simpson says the Edmonton Oilers should be stepping up, even with key players out of the line-up. At the same time Simpson told Bob Stauffer of Oilers Now that it’s no time to make a trade, not until players like Connor McDavid and Oscar Klefbom return and the Oilers see how the team functions at that point.

Hamonic will be sent to Oilers at trade deadline, predicts NY hockey columnist

This in, some trade speculation from Dan Friedman, hockey columnist for WFAN/CBS New York, one of his ten bold predictions for 2016: “Travis Hamonic will be traded to the Edmonton Oilers on deadline day. Islanders GM Garth Snow would likely prefer to wait this out as long as he can until the best deal comes along, but if Johnny Boychuk recovers and the Oilers want to play ball, Snow will pull the trigger and put this situation behind him and his hockey team.”

Chiarelli continues rapid overhaul of Oilers

Chiarelli continues rapid overhaul of Oilers
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Should the Oilers draft RUS G Samsonov at #16?

Oilers and Sharks interested in Lehner?

The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks, it’s believed, are among several teams that have expressed interest in Lehner.

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It’ll help if Chiarelli can acquire a No. 1 goalie, preferably an established veteran.

It’ll help if Chiarelli can acquire a No. 1 goalie, preferably an established veteran.
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Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli needs to identify possible peddling partners, deal from forward depth to boost blueline

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli needs to identify possible peddling partners, deal from forward depth to boost blueline.

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