Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers

Yakupov’s agent to meet with Oilers, ‘willing to make a move’

Nail Yakupov‘s agent, Hockey Hall of Famer Igor Larionov, will reportedly head to Edmonton to discuss how his client is being used by the Oilers, according to ESPN’s Craig Custance.

What’s more, he’s also willing to explore the option of a trade if the club is unhappy with his client.

Simmonds shrugs off trade rumors

According to the rumors, the Oilers have a thing for Simmonds. They need size and grit and those two features are why Simmonds said he was born to wear orange and black when he was traded to Philly in the summer of 2011.

“We were out-battled along the walls and out-sized,” Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said after the Flyers’ 4-2 win Saturday. “We spent a little too much time in our zone. It’s hard to come out of that.”

Rumours of trading Eberle are ridiculous

Do you think that the Oilers made the right goalie move by signing Ilya Bryzgalov?

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Was it a good move for the Oilers to sign Ilya Bryzgalov

It seems that the Oilers may not be done dealing

Here’s how it looks from here: the Oilers are clearing $3.5 million off their roster which opens up room to add another position player in a trade–maybe a $4.5 million defenceman like Philadelphia Flyer Braydon Coburn, somebody they were after at the draft in June.

Maybe they go after a more aggressive forward like Philly’s Wayne Simmonds. In that case, they have Ales Hemsky to dangle in any trade because he’s an unrestricted free-agent in July.

OILERS TRADE SMID TO FLAMES, REACH AGREEMENT WITH BRYZGALOV

The Edmonton Oilers have a verbal agreement in place to sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year contract, the team announced.

Bryzgalov’s deal was contingent upon the completion of the Oilers’ trade with the Calgary Flames that cleared defenceman Ladislav Smid’s US$3.5-million cap hit off the books. It was not immediately clear what Bryzgalov’s contract was worth, but a source said recent negotiations involved talks about a pro-rated US$3-million salary.

if you’re Edmonton, why wouldn’t you pick from the FLA carcass

NHL rumours: Flyers, Oilers talk Eberle trade

After the Philadelphia Flyers were shut out Thursday night, the fit has hit the shan. Not only did Philadelphia’s players hold a lengthy meeting after their 3-0 loss to the below-average New Jersey Devils, but captain Claude Giroux — goal-free for 21 games and counting — did not address the media afterward.

NHL trade rumours: Gaborik could move

Nov. 5. Hockey Central’s insiders report that changes will be coming in Edmonton, although they might not involve former No. 1 draft pick Nail Yakupov — who carries more value than New York Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto right now. Ales Hemsky, despite his hefty $5-million cap hit, is more likely to be dealt. Hemsky will be a UFA in July.

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish refutes trade rumours surrounding Nail Yakupov

Nail Yakupov is not going to be traded.

Nail Yakupov is not going to be sent to the press box tonight in Tampa Bay to be replaced by Linus Omark.

The Edmonton Oilers are going to take all the time in the world to develop the Russian sniper.

The 20-year-old is going to be cuddled and coddled with equal measures of tough love mixed in here and there.

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