Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers
“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.
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.
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.
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
Read the article here
Don't know who EDM will take at 16 but did have multiple other scouts suggest EDM should be looking at RUS G Samsonov, No. 19 on our list.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 5, 2015
The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks, it’s believed, are among several teams that have expressed interest in Lehner.
It’ll help if Chiarelli can acquire a No. 1 goalie, preferably an established veteran.
read the article here
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.
McLellan open to Edmonton Oilers courtship
Team Canada head coach Todd McLellan confirms meeting Oilers’ Chiarelli
Would New York Islanders winger Michael Grabner be a good fit for the Edmonton Oilers?
Read the article here
New Oilers GM talked to Todd McLellan. Headed to Scottsdale, Ariz for scouting meetings.
— Terry Jones (@sunterryjones) May 4, 2015