Oilers: Edmonton Fires GM Peter Chiarelli

To the surprise of no one, the Edmonton Oilers have hired fired general manager Peter Chiarelli. The decision came down late Tuesday after the Oilers dropped lost to the Detroit Red Wings in their last game before the All-Star break. That made it three losses in four nights on home ice. Chiarelli was hired in AprilContinue reading “Oilers: Edmonton Fires GM Peter Chiarelli”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

It’s safe to say that expectations are high for the Edmonton Oilers going into the 2017-2018 season. They came close to landing in the Western Conference Final last season and finished well in numerous statistical categories. They had the fifth best power play in the league and the eighth best goals and goals against totals.Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers”

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers

The Anaheim Ducks will take another shot at an Alberta team as the tangle with the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Edmonton defeated Anaheim last time they met in the playoffs, winning the series 4-1 in the 2006 Western Conference Final. But a lot has changed since then,Continue reading “2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

In 2015-2016, the Edmonton Oilers missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. They put up a 31-43-8 record, good for last place in the Pacific Division and second last in the NHL. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs had fewer points. Over the course of 82 regular season games, Edmonton came up with 203 goalsContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers”

Edmonton Trades Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson

In a day that already saw the Montreal Canadiens make a blockbuster deal, the Edmonton Oilers just had to get in on the fun. The Oilers sent Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenceman Adam Larsson. On the surface, this trade addresses a need for the Oilers. Larsson, the Skellefteå native, fits generalContinue reading “Edmonton Trades Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson”