Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
BLOGS
POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.10.2014 / 1:51 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers have named the team's two alternate captains for the 2014-15 season:
  • Jordan Eberle
  • Taylor Hall
Eberle and Hall will serve as full-time alternate captains for the team.

Read more in the Oilers Press Release.
|
|
|
POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.10.2014 / 1:47 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers are practicing the power play, with the same units as Sunday with the exception of Will Acton in place of Benoit Pouliot on the first power play unit in front of the net. Skating with Acton is Nugent-Hopkins, Hall, Eberle and Schultz.

On the second unit: David Perron, Leon Draisaitl, Teddy Purcell, Nail Yakupov and Brad Hunt.

|
|
|
POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.10.2014 / 1:38 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers are on the ice for practice at Rexall Place today. On defence, Nikita Nikitin is back skating with the team and taking a regular rotation:

The forward units are coloured for power play and Benoit Pouliot is currently not on the ice. Check back for further updates.

|
|
|
POSTED ON Sunday, 05.10.2014 / 1:59 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish addressed media regarding Sunday's roster moves, which reduced the team by eight players.

You can watch the MacTavish press conference below:

Dallas Eakins will be also speaking shortly. You can watch it live on YouTube below:

|
|
|
POSTED ON Tuesday, 30.09.2014 / 8:22 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish commented on the NHL ruling Vladimir Tkachev's contract inelligible this evening.

"There's a subsection in the CBA that defines prior season. When we looked at it, it looked like Vlad fulfilled all the criteria to sign a Standard Player's Contract," MacTavish began. "He went through the draft -- 30 teams had a chance to draft him -- and he played the prior season in North America, which he did in Moncton.

"But when you go down two paragraphs further, in another subsection of article 8, it defines 'prior season' as a complete season. Vlad had played some games in the KHL and that went unnoticed."

MacTavish added that he felt bad for Tkachev, who had three points in his three NHL games, handling himself well against some tough competition.

"I feel bad for the player because he played so well and he was so excited to be offered an NHL contract," MacTavish remarked.

The unfortunate part for the Oilers was there was no way that he could have signed with Edmonton or any other NHL team, for that matter.

"We didn't miss a deadline or miss an opportunity to sign him but we thought we had the opportunity," the GM stated.

Tkachev's agent also thought that there was an opportunity for Tkachev to sign with an NHL club.

"I spoke with the agent and he read the clause and then stopped reading after it looked like he was eligible."

|
|
|
POSTED ON Tuesday, 30.09.2014 / 7:30 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers announced Tuesday afternoon that Vladimir Tkachev's contract has been ruled ineligible by the National Hockey League.

|
|
|
POSTED ON Tuesday, 30.09.2014 / 3:25 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers announced on Tuesday that they have signed forward Vladimir Tkachev to a three-year entry-level contract.
They also announced the assignment of five players, reducing their training camp roster to 38 (22 forwards, 12 defencemen, 4 goaltenders):

Travis Ewanyk (Oklahoma City - AHL)
Mitch Moroz (Oklahoma City – AHL)
Jordan Oesterle (Oklahoma City – AHL)
Dillon Simpson (Oklahoma City – AHL)

Andrew Miller has been placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the Oklahoma City Barons.
|
|
|
POSTED ON Sunday, 21.09.2014 / 11:35 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers are dressing a more seasoned lineup for the game against Calgary at Rexall Place but it's still a youthful set to kick off the pre-season.

FORWARDS

4 Hall
15 Westgarth
39 Yakimov
41 Acton
42 Roy
55 Draisaitl
57 Perron
64 Tkachev
67 Pouliot
71 Platzer
72 Chase
93 Nugent-Hopkins

DEFENCE

19 Schultz
21 Ference
22 Aulie
59 Hunt
74 Nurse
84 Klefbom

GOALTENDERS

30 Scrivens
32 Bachman

PROJECTED LINES

Hall-RNH-Chase
Pouliot-Draisaitl-Perron
Roy-Acton-Platzer
Tkachev-Yakimov-Westgarth

Nurse-Schultz
Ference-Hunt
Aulie-Klefbom

Scrivens
Bachman
|
|
|
POSTED ON Sunday, 21.09.2014 / 10:35 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers group which will be travelling to Calgary is currently at Rexall Place skating. The lines the team is going with are:

Yakupov-Arcobello-Purcell
Pakarinen-Lander-Pinizzotto
Hendricks-Gordon-Joensuu
Moroz-Khaira-Baltisberger

Nikitin-Fayne
Marincin-Simpson
Oesterle-Musil

The goaltenders on the ice are Fasth and Brossoit. A starter has not been confirmed.

UPDATE: Fasth is the first goaltender off the ice for the group, making him the likely starter.
|
|
|
POSTED ON Saturday, 20.09.2014 / 4:16 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
|
|
|
INSIDE THE OILERS BLOG