Nail Yakupov Traded to St. Louis Blues

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The Edmonton Oilers continue to make moves, trading Nail Yakupov to the St. Louis Blues. The deal comes after a summer where the Oilers moved Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenceman Adam Larsson.  The Blues announced that they have sent prospect Zach Pochiro and a conditional pick to the Oilers in exchange […] READ MORE


Nail Yakupov Injured in Oilers loss to the Hurricanes

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After seeing Jordan Eberle miss time earlier in the year, and with Connor McDavid currently on the shelf with a broken collarbone, the Edmonton Oilers talented young forward core suffered another injury on Wednesday Night.  Winger Nail Yakupov was injured on a second period faceoff, when a linesman fell on his leg.  Yakupov and the […] READ MORE


What is next for Derek Roy?

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When the Washington Capitals announced their final roster cuts on Monday morning, the biggest surprise of the six names was the name of Derek Roy. The veteran center signed a professional tryout with the organization last month, hoping to impress during training camp and preseason but could not secure a roster spot. With the decision […] READ MORE


Jordan Eberle out four-to-six weeks

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Fans of the Edmonton Oilers just can’t catch a break. With Connor McDavid providing new hope to a team that has finished out of the playoff picture for nearly a decade, it was only time before the Oilers would be dealt another blow that continues the trend of dragging their fan base through the mud, even if […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Fire Four Scouts

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Picture yourself buying a Mercedes-Benz CLS. You walk into the studio, full of confidence, point to that very car and say, “That one. I’ll take it in blue and orange.” You smile, knowing you’ve made the best choice. Sure, that Ferrari 488 GTB has a lot of flash, and that Porsche 918 Spyder has tons […] READ MORE


Oilers Should Hold On To Todd Nelson

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The Edmonton Oilers have wasted no time swooshing checkmarks onto the team’s 2015 off-season to-do-list. Win the draft lottery: Check. Give more power to Bob Nicholson and less to Kevin Lowe: Check; Swoosh! Hire Peter Chiarelli as the new general manager: Check. Hire a respectable and NHL-proven head coach: Check. Any moment now the Oilers […] READ MORE


Nail Yakupov Is Bent, Not Broken

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It’s all about confidence with Nail Yakupov. As a rookie in 2013, Yakupov was confident enough to have a pretty successful first season in the National Hockey League, but a coaching change in the following offseason contributed to gradually diminishing the young forward’s confidence, until he became one of the scapegoats of a struggling Edmonton […] READ MORE


More Changes To Come For Oilers

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Wait a second. Can you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of Edmonton Oilers fans collectively releasing just a little bit of the pent up pressure that’s been building over the past few months. What a relief! Yes, Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, with some assistance from above, finally came to his senses and […] READ MORE


The Myth of Dallas Eakins

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When Dallas Eakins was hired in June of 2013, many people thought he was the perfect coach to develop the young group of talent in Edmonton and lead them towards the ultimate goal of re-creating the success the franchise saw in the 1980s. Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Justin Shultz and Nail Yakupov formed a […] READ MORE


The Edmonton Oilers 2014-15 Season Is Over

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Unless something of biblical proportions happens, the Edmonton Oilers have been officially eliminated from the NHL playoffs. They are now ten points behind, not from the Western Conference leader, but from the eighth and final playoff position – and it is not even the end of November.  They are not coming back over that mountain. […] READ MORE