Five PHWA voters left Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid off their Hart Trophy nerds

Five PHWA voters left Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid off their Hart Trophy nerds

And one of them kept Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews off their bundle, too. NHL award voting is always a very subjective thing. A lot of it might have to do with how often they view certain players, a lot of it might have to do with your fatigue. It appears the latter struck hard … Read more

Vancouver Canucks sign Russian free agent, Edmonton Oilers target Andrei Kuzmenko

Vancouver Canucks sign Russian free agent, Edmonton Oilers target Andrei Kuzmenko

The Andrei Kuzmenko sweepstakes are over. The free-agent Russian forward has chosen to sign with the Vancouver Canucks. CanucksArmy’s David Quadrelli was first to report the news. The Oilers were believed to be in the running for the 26-year-old right-winger. Given that he has to sign an entry-level deal, the maximum salary offered could only … Read more

By the end of his entry-level contract, Ryan McLeod is already a legitimate NHL regular

By the end of his entry-level contract, Ryan McLeod is already a legitimate NHL regular

One area where the Edmonton Oilers have struggled in recent years has been finding quality players in the second round of the draft. This was something that especially plagued the Oilers during the Decade of Darkness rebuilding days. Along with their picks at the top of the first round, the Oilers also had high second-round … Read more

There will be no cap credit for Edmonton Oilers if Duncan Keith retires

There will be no cap credit for Edmonton Oilers if Duncan Keith retires

Say what you will about the NHL, but they love last-minute rule changes to things entrenched in the CBA. Rumors have been abound this week surrounding Duncan Keith’s potential retirement from the NHL. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has made mention of the Edmonton Oilers asking Keith and goaltender Mike Smith for their 2022-23 playing status ahead … Read more

With retirement in question, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Duncan Keith “really liked it in Edmonton”

With retirement in question, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Duncan Keith “really liked it in Edmonton”

Duncan Keith’s inaugural season with the Edmonton Oilers is all wrapped up. All things considered, he had a relatively good year and truly found his stride with the team once paired up with Evan Bouchard on the backend. Keith, 38, drew in for 64 games this past year with the Oilers scoring one goal and … Read more

Oilers’ goalie situation more uncertain with departure of Koskinen

Oilers’ goalie situation more uncertain with departure of Koskinen

The Edmonton Oilers’ goaltending situation became more uncertain Monday when Mikko Koskinen decided to play in Switzerland next season. Koskinen, who could have become an unrestricted free agent July 13, signed a two-year contract with HC Lugano. The 33-year-old went 27-12-4 with a 3.10 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage in 45 games (43 … Read more

Edmonton Oilers ask for clarity around retirement status of Duncan Keith, Mike Smith

Edmonton Oilers ask for clarity around retirement status of Duncan Keith, Mike Smith

The Edmonton Oilers have asked for defenseman Duncan Keith and goaltender Mike Smith to let the team know if they are retiring, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday. During the second intermission between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning, Friedman noted the Oilers asked for their status’ to be clarified around July 1. That … Read more

Goaltending Options for the Edmonton Oilers

Goaltending Options for the Edmonton Oilers

The past two summers Ken Holland looked at Jacob Markstrom and Darcy Kuemper as goaltending options. Neither panned out and both times Holland opted to sign Mike Smith. Smith played quite well, despite some only focusing on the highlight real errors. For the third consecutive summer Holland needs to figure out his plan in goal, … Read more