Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers

Schultz and Purcell on their way out

Insider Trading: Oilers shopping Yakupov?

Are the Edmonton Oilers shopping one of their former first overall picks? What is the market like for Jets’ captain Andrew Ladd? Could the Rangers land Eric Staal? The Insiders have the latest on these and more

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/insider-trading-oilers-shopping-yakupov%7E814620

Will the Oilers look to move their first round pick?

Eight sleeps to the Feb. 29 NHL trade deadline and here’s a thought. With the Oilers now 30th, what could you get for the Oilers first round — potentially No. 1 overall — draft choice between now and the actual lottery draft?

Clock is ticking on Justin Schultz in Edmonton

Nothing imminent as far as I can tell, but the clock is ticking on Justin Schultz in Edmonton. Like Cowen with Ottawa, it is time for both the player and organization. A deal will happen, it’s just a question of when.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-whats-behind-crosbys-scoring-surge/

McKenzie Thinks Teams Talking To Oilers About Schultz

On Justin Schultz being a front-burner issue for the Oilers:

“Yep. There’s no question they would like to move him.

“But again – I’m not saying he won’t get moved, because one thing about skating defensemen in the National Hockey League is even if they perform as inconsistently, or at times as poorly, as Justin Schultz has over the course of his time in Edmonton, there’s always some team out there that says, ‘Yeah, you know what? We’ll fix this guy.’ Because people look at him and he continues to look like he’s got the tools.

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/mckenzie-thinks-teams-talking-to-oilers-about-schultz/

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.