While Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland could make another move or two before the start of the 2021-22 National Hockey League, his offseason work is largely done, following an eventful few weeks that saw a flurry of additions and subtractions. In total, there are six NHL veterans new to the Oilers; forwards Warren Foegele,
Every NHL franchise has good and bad contracts on its roster. In Edmonton, some people think the deal Darnell Nurse just signed, one that will kick in at the start of the 2022-23 season, is an example of a bad one. It’s not necessarily the actual dollar figure that makes a contract a good value,
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Darnell Nurse talks his new contract with the Edmonton Oilers. What led him to signing an eight-year deal and was it true that he originally wanted a four-year pact? Is there any further news on what the New York Islanders are doing? They’ve announced one deal, what about the others?
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Dallas Stars and defenseman John Klingberg are starting to talk contract extension. How will the recent big-ticket blue line signings affect their talks? The Edmonton Oilers are keeping an eye on the goaltending market, but when will they pull the trigger on a deal, should they feel the need?
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk the Chicago Blackhawks are officially in the running to acquire Jack Eichel. What would be going back the other way? Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes are looking to trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson again, the St. Louis Blues might be interested in Matthew Tkachuk and the Edmonton Oilers have a
As time goes by, word about what the Edmonton Oilers might do this offseason could change. As it stands, the team has between $21 and $23 million in cap space thanks to expiring contracts and dead deals coming off the books. That could go up if buyouts occur and it could go down if the
When both Sportsnet insider Chris Johnston and The Athletic’s James Mirtle said this week that it’s not likely forward Zach Hyman would return to the Toronto Maple Leafs, speculation started to swirl as to what might come next. Was it about money? Was it about term? Had he changed his mind on taking a hometown
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet believes the Toronto Maple Leafs will add someone to the roster that will surprise everyone. He dropped a few hints as to where that player would come from, but held off the rest of the buzz for a later time. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers might take
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Tuukka Rask revealed that he played the entire season injured and will undergo offseason surgery. Will he return? If so, when? Also in Boston, what is Taylor Hall’s plan when it comes to approaching free agency? What’s next for the Colorado Avalanche after a disappointing end to their season? Will
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is speculation over the next contract for defenseman Morgan Rielly. Meanwhile, rumors surfaced that Zach Hyman was offered a $5 million contract and turned it down. What did his agent have to say about the speculation? Will the Edmonton Oilers look to the Tampa Bay Lightning to find a
The Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in similar situations after a terribly disappointing playoff run that saw neither franchise make it out of the first round. Both teams feel like they should have performed better and each respective organization is wondering what the heck went wrong. The Oilers were slotted as favorites
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, media and NHL insiders took a look at the future for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Edmonton and wondered if the Oilers will hang on to the forward. Meanwhile, there is talk the Ottawa Senators might be interested. There is buzz about who the Chicago Blackhawks might be looking at in free
There’s lots to cover in when it comes to news and rumors surrounding the Edmonton Oilers today. From talk about Connor McDavid being unhappy with the team to contract extensions for pending free agents like Tyson Barrie, Adam Larsson and Mike Smith, there’s a ton of ground to cover. GM Ken Holland spoke about what’s
It’s not really a secret, but Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice may have ever-so slightly tipped his hand when it comes to the game plan of the Jets heading into Game 2 versus the Oilers. It came in the form of a simple comment that could signal his thought process throughout the rest of
Don’t expect to see much change from Edmonton Oilers’ head coach Dave Tippett when it comes to his lineups during the postseason. As the team heads into the 2020-21 NHL Playoffs on a roll, they are one of the few teams who have a number of players not playing, but could be because they’re healthy.
Don’t look now, but Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie is the leading point getter for defenseman in the NHL. With 48 points after 55 games played, he’s got one more game on Saturday to add to his lead, but he’ll finish ahead of the New York Rangers’ Adam Fox who is finished his season, along with
Facebook is an interesting place. While it has it’s obvious drawbacks, one thing it can be good for is gauging the consensus of a massive group of people about how they feel regarding any given topic. In this case, I posed a question regarding rumors that the Edmonton Oilers were working on an extension with
In today’s NHL news and rumors, the Montreal Canadiens are working with GM Marc Bergevin on a possible contract extension. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers have started working on the details of a contract extension with defenseman Adam Larsson. The Carolina Hurricanes are close to signing coach Rod Brind’Amour and a change in New York Rangers