Fragile Edmonton Oilers Showing Few Signs of Life

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As the Edmonton Oilers losing streak stretched to a whopping six games following a 5-1 drubbing by the Toronto Maple Leafs, few words sprung to mind. One word that did, and actually has lingered for quite some time, is fragile. The same old fragile Edmonton Oilers. Make no mistake about it, despite the progress that […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Buyout Veteran Forward James Neal

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On Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers announced that they will be buying out veteran forward James Neal. This news comes in anticipation of a busy off-season for the Oilers after the team got swept by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2021 NHL playoffs. Oilers have put James Neal on buyout waivers. He had 2 years left […] READ MORE


Report: Mike Smith Signs Extension with the Edmonton Oilers

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Mike Smith is reported to be closing in on a two-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers. The 39-year-old netminder will reportedly earn around $2 million dollars for each year of the deal. The deal is expected to be announced tomorrow, when the restriction on new signings is lifted. Both Patrick Johnston and Chris Johnston were […] READ MORE


2021 Edmonton Oilers Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE