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Op-Ed: Edmonton Oilers lose draft lottery yet rewarded for ineptness

They did not get the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft — thank heavens for small miracles — but the ineptness that is the Edmonton Oilers franchise was still rewarded Saturday. The Oilers wound up in fourth and will get a sure-fire stud.

Op-Ed: Vancouver Canucks on a losing streak, heading for high draft pick

If there are any Vancouver Canuck fans, any hockey fans anywhere, who are of the opinion the Canucks have any chance whatever of winning the Stanley Cup this year then state your case in the comments section below. Or forever hold your peace.

Op-Ed: Canucks to trade Eddie Lack for a 2nd rounder? Won't happen!

The scuttlebutt coming out of the media, and fan base, in Vancouver is that Eddie Lack will be dealt. Mind you, there's an online petition trying to convince Jim Benning not to trade the popular and talented goalie. But do GMs listen much to fans?

Todd McLellan talking to teams in quest for new NHL coaching gig

Mike Babcock is still head coach of the Detroit Red Wings and yet he is likely the most sought-after coach on the NHL market. A close second would be Todd McLellan. McLellan is busy just now but he's still in the news and has a big decision to make.

Op-Ed: Here's hoping the Edmonton Oilers go on a 10 game win streak

Let's start here: I am not an Edmonton Oilers fan. Never have been. I do not loathe them, mind you, and being a Canadian if they were the last Canadian team in the playoffs I might even cheer for them.

Report: The 5 cities NHLers don't want to play in

A new report says that cities like Winnipeg and Edmonton are the most common places on no-trade clauses by NHL players. Canada in general fares pretty badly.

Edmonton Oilers fire coach Dallas Eakins as club's loses mount

After a 2-0 home-ice defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers last night, their 15th loss in 16 games, the Edmonton Oilers have finally pulled the plug on coach Dallas Eakins. The Oilers fired Eakins this morning, multiple reports say.

Op-Ed: Oilers MacTavish press conference — 'Little ado about something'

Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is guiding a team that has not seen the playoffs since 2006, back when Justin Bieber was 12 and Justin Trudeau had yet to begin his political career. So Oilers fans were hoping today's press conference meant something.

Oilers drop 11th straight, 3-2 (OT) in Winnipeg

Despite leading in a game for just the fourth time since Remembrance Day, the Edmonton Oilers lost again Wednesday night — a crippling 3-2 overtime defeat in Winnipeg.

Op-Ed: Memo to Edmonton Oilers: To land Connor McDavid don't fire coach

The Edmonton Oilers have not excelled on the ice for eons but have in the NHL entry draft. Now I used this space recently to say they should fire coach Dallas Eakins and improve on the ice but I've had second thoughts. They should stick with the draft

Op-Ed: Edmonton Oilers should clean house, fire coach and GM

Another losing season for the Edmonton Oilers, the dye has already been cast and we're but 21 games in. Their record is 6-13-2 and they've scored 25 fewer goals than allowed. All their numbers are trending downwards and they are last in the NHL.

Op-Ed: The 5 dumbest moves made by the old Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg - The original Winnipeg Jets had very little success. The glory days of the WHA were replaced by years of futility. The Jets had some success in the mid 80s,with Dale Hawerchuk but bad personnel decisions played a part in the move to Phoenix in 1996.

NHL’s Pacific Division features frontrunners and rebuilding teams

As the beginning of the NHL season looms, it’s time to review the teams' off-season moves as well as take a glimpse of what the 2014-15 NHL season may hold for them. Here’s a quick breakdown of how the Pacific division teams spent their summer.

NHL Scores: LA Kings top Oilers for seventh straight victory

Edmonton - The LA Kings are playing their best hockey of the year, winning for the seventh straight game with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Another shutout for Martn Jones as Kings blank Edmonton Oilers

L.A. Kings goalie Martin Jones is now 6 wins in 6 starts this season, and in his NHL career, and he recorded his third shutout in those games on Tuesday night. Jones and his teammates blanked the hapless Edmonton Oilers on home-ice, 3-0.

Hapless Oilers trade goalie Jason LaBarbera to Chicago Blackhawks

With an injury to Corey Crawford the Chicago Blackhawks needed experience to help their new number one guy, Antti Raanta. On Saturday they got it by acquiring Jason LaBarbera from the Edmonton Oilers. The return? The much-traded future considerations.

Op-Ed: Edmonton Oilers already out of playoffs, fans deserve better

It seems things in Edmonton get worse each time the Edmonton Oilers play. On Wednesday, Nov. 13 the Oil set a franchise record by being shutout on home-ice for the third consecutive game. After so many years of losing, don't Oilers fans deserve more?

NHL News and Rumors: Nail Yakupov to NY Rangers?

New York - Just six weeks into the 2013 NHL season and already two trades have been made and speculation around the league has a few more deals in the works for the coming weeks.

Op-Ed: At what point might the Edmonton Oilers fire coach Dallas Eakins?

Yes it's early in the 2013-14 NHL season, too early to talk of firing coaches (unless you're the Philadelphia Flyers). In particular new coaches, such as Edmonton Oiler coach Dallas Eakins, who signed his first NHL contract, for 4 years, in June.

Edmonton Oilers Looking to Trade Nail Yakupov to Buffalo Sabres?

Edmonton - The 2013-14 NHL season has just began, yet trade rumors are already buzzing around social media. Reports from Edmonton have the Oilers possibly looking at dealing former number one overall pick Nail Yakupov, with the Buffalo Sabres a possible destination.

NHL Scores: Washington tops Oilers 4-2

Washington - Washington finally showed how they can play on Monday as the Capitals won just their second NHL game of the season, topping Edmonton 4-2 at the Verizon Center.

Op-Ed: A disturbing quote from Oilers rookie NHL coach Dallas Eakins

If Edmonton's Dallas Eakins meant what he said about Zach Kassian and the injury he caused to Oilers center Sam Gagner then Eakins has missed what NHL hockey is all about. That seems unlikely, though it is possible. More likely?

Op-Ed: Zach Kassian hit on Oilers' Sam Gagner not intentional

On Monday Zach Kassian has a hearing with the NHL disciplinary committee for his hit on Sam Gagner on Saturday night. The hit's result is not good for Gagner or the Edmonton Oilers but that doesn't mean the Vancouver Canucks forward should be suspended.

NHL News and Rumors: Edmonton Oilers looking to add Dion Phaneuf

Toronto - Edmonton has added plenty of good young talent through the NHL Draft in recent years, but now the team is looking to add some leadership for the youngsters and the latest reports have Toronto Maple Leafs defensive star Dion Phaneuf on their radar.

Op-Ed: If Canucks deal Schneider to Oilers, could they get Eberle back?

Whether Canucks GM Mike Gillis is looking to create a better market for Roberto Luongo by floating Cory Schneider's name can't be known. But the more options he appears to have the more likely a team trying to lowball him for Luongo will raise the ante.

Oilers out: Edmonton now have longest NHL playoff drought

The Edmonton Oilers areofficially the holder of the most undesirable streak in the NHL. The Oilers lost their 20th game of this shortened season last night and in doing so were eliminated from the playoffs for the 7th straight season.

NHL: Coyotes slide continues with loss to Oilers

Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov scored his fourth goal in six games to lead his team to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

NHL: Oilers defeat Canucks in penalty shootout after 2-0 deficit

Vancouver - The Edmonton Oilers won their season opener in Vancouver in an exciting third period finish, culminating in a penalty shootout. Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky defeated Robert Luongo in the penalty shootout while Devan Dubnyk stopped both Canuck attempts.

Op-Ed: Canadian NHL playoff-bound teams in 2013 may again be just 2

Right from the get-go this 2013 NHL season will be a sprint. The absence of 34 games will naturally make the 48 games each team plays, all in some 99 days, all the more meaningful and that could lead to surprises, in standings and in individual races.

Op-Ed: Why are Canadian NHL teams struggling so much to win the cup?

It has been almost 19 years since a Canadian team last won the Stanley Cup. The Montreal Canadiens were the most recent Canadian team to bring Lord Stanley's trophy on Canadian soil. Why does this slump seem never ending?
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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Yannick Weber (6) and goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) defend against Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Jones (28) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 4-0
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