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



NHL Announces Plans for 2020, 2021 Hockey Hall of Fame Classes

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The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced how it will handle inducting the 2020 class. The five players and one non-player will be a standalone group. There will be no inclusion of 2021 as the Hall’s board wanted to give the 2020 group proper recognition. The original 2020 Induction Weekend was postponed in August due […] READ MORE



Jesse Puljujarvi is the Star the Edmonton Oilers Forgot

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The Edmonton Oilers have had a very monotonous history with winger Jesse Puljujarvi. The team drafted Puljujarvi fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft and brought him to the NHL immediately after. But despite the rush to the league, the Oilers were clearly hesitant to use him much in the 2016-17 season. He only appeared […] READ MORE