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Oilers win First Overall Pick...Again

The Oilers won the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Now the question becomes, what do they do with the pick?
Take Nail Yakupov? Grigorenko? Trade the pick?

It's all discussed here!

Game Preview: Flames vs Edmonton Oilers

Whoever isn’t enjoying this latest Flames run can’t call themselves a hockey fan. Another victory last night against Phoenix gave the Flames five straight as they moved within one point of 7th and 8th place, which the Coyotes and the Colorado Avalanche currently hold with 81 points apiece. The Flames have to get right back on the horse tonight as they travel up north to duel their provincial rivals for the 6th and final time this season. The Flames have been simply dominate over the Oilers the last couple of years and other than a lackluster 6-1 loss the last time the two teams met, the Flames have won 16 of the last 18 meetings. If the Flames continue to play like they have the past five, tonight’s game shouldn’t be an issue. Saying that the Oilers have nothing but pride to play for at this point and the Flames can’t look past them. The Flames could jump to 7th place in the West with a victory tonight.

Edmonton Erases Flyers in Expletive Effort

After the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0 loss in Edmonton Thursday night, Coach Peter Laviolette had a choice word to describe the second period.

“Horses--t.”

That’s what Laviolette told reporters, and he may have been too kind in his assessment.

Looking for their first win in Edmonton in 11 years, the Flyers hit the ice with purpose. They outshot the Oilers 14-9, had two power play opportunities, and controlled play.

Without the all-important first goal, both teams headed to the locker rooms in a 0-0 tie. In the second, the horses--t began.

Quite simply, with the game up for grabs the Oilers decided they were going to take it. Philadelphia seemed to have decided they would let Edmonton have their way.

The home team outshot the Flyers 15-6 in the stanza and scored the game’s only two goals. Both came in the fallout of Philadelphia’s poor play in the defensive zone.

Sam Gagner Scores Eight Points Last Night Against The Blackhawks

The Oilers made headlines last night. Not only did they defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, 8-4, but they had one player on their roster who had roles in each one of the eight goals that the Oilers scored.

Yes, you read that correctly. Sam Gagner had eight points last night in the victory. Gagner's four goals and four assists supplied Oiler fans with their best victory since the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. Hey, with a team that is likely to not make the playoffs, a game like the one Gagner had very much worth talking about.

The lowly Edmonton Oilers from a Flames fan perspective

The Edmonton Oilers are yet again going to finish in the bottom of the NHL.

When Flames fans start to feel sorry for you, you know you have a problem.

My question is how do Kevin Lowe and Steve Tambellini still have jobs?

Read here for as honest look at the Oilers situation from the eyes of a Flames fan.

This could get messy.

Oilers Look To End Struggles In San Jose Tonight

 

The Oilers’ struggles continued Thursday night in a 4-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, being outshot 42-20. Having four days off before the game could either be a good thing or a bad thing, and for the Oilers, it was a bad thing. They couldn’t get their legs going and the Coyotes coasted past them as if they were nothing. Tonight, the Oilers (14-14-3) look to get back on the right track after two straight losses as they take on the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks (16-10-3) come into the game tonight after a 5-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche, a game in which they had to overcome a two-goal ...

2006 Stanley Cup Rematch of Sorts Tonight; Taylor Hall Returns To Ice Today

The Hurricanes visit Edmonton tonight to play against the Oilers in a 2006 Stanley Cup Rematch.  Just for one game, though.  If Hurricanes fans can think back to 2006 and put some juice into their fandom, maybe this game would matter in Carolina.

The Hurricanes come in with only eight wins on the season.  Edmonton is staying afloat and showing promise in the young season.  If I had to pick right now, I'd pick the Oilers to come out on top.  The Oilers will be looking for redemption after a loss to Calgary and the Hurricanes are in the middle of a western Canadian coast trip that usually bludgeons teams. ...

Blue Jackets Down, Battle of Alberta Next

With a convincing victory last night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Edmonton Oilers continue to clime the Western Conference standings. 

With 29 points, the Oilers are tied for the 8th spot in the conference and tied for 2nd in the division.  Despite the recent injuries, the Oilers have kept pace to compete for a playoff spot.  Breaking a mini 3 game losing streak was important, despite the opposition.

To say the Columbus Blue Jackets have had a rough season is an understatement.  The Blue Jackets have been riding a hot goalie in Curtis Sanford.  The Oilers have the best home power play and they proved why early in the game.  Jordan E...

Game Day: Edmonton Oilers @ Phoenix Coyotes

The Edmonton Oilers, winners of six in a row, are off to their best start in a quarter-decade. They'll be the visitors tonight at Jobing.com Arena as they face off against the Phoenix Coyotes, who after a five-game unbeaten streak fell victim to Pekka Rinne's 23rd shutout on Thursday.

The Coyotes, who were 3-1 against the Oilers last season, sent Andy Miele back to the AHL's Portland Pirates yesterday, as Cal O'Reilly is expected to start tonight.  Mike Smith will likely be the starting goaltender, and Martin Hanzal's status is still questionable. Out for the Oilers are Cam Barker, Ales Hemsky, Ryan Whitney and Darcy Hordichuk.